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Fellow, San Francisco

10,000 Degrees is a leading college success nonprofit organization in California that helps low-income and first generation students get to and through college. Founded in 1981, the organization provides a comprehensive wrap-around program that includes college prep, mentoring, college and financial counseling, scholarships and financial aid management. 10,000 Degrees has helped thousands of students get to and successfully graduate from college. Over 80% of 10,000 Degrees students starting at 4 year college graduate, far exceeding national averages, and our students starting at community college transfer and graduate with their baccalaureate at three times the national average. 10,000 Degrees is a top-rated organization that has received numerous awards and recognition for effectiveness and efficiency, including the top rating from Charity Navigator.

Position Summary

The 10,000 Degrees Fellowship is an integral part of the 10,000 Degrees mission to support college graduates who change the world. The 10,000 Degrees Fellow assists with students accessing and succeeding in college and the workforce, applying for financial aid, facilitating a variety of workshops for students and families, and supporting the development team at fundraising events. During their first year, all Fellows will complete an original Capstone project of their own design on a topic relevant to their work. This is a 3-year commitment. This position will serve within the San Francisco Unified School District and will support our programming at a select high school site/s.


  • Deliver curriculum, support, and training to students participating in 10,000 Degrees programs
  • Directly manage an assigned caseload of students
  • Participate in weekly supervision meetings with staff
  • Attend regular training seminars
  • Maintain excellent relationships with school personnel, community partners, and program participants, as well as families via meetings, workshops, and social media
  • Provide guidance and assistance to students and their families regarding career planning, college planning, and financial aid
  • Maintain up-to-date, accurate files and data; generate program reports for analysis
  • Travel within assigned regions
  • Create an original Capstone research project during the first year
  • Support 10,000 Degrees Development team at fundraising events
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Commitment to 10,000 Degrees’ mission, values, and goals
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • First-generation college graduates from low-income backgrounds preferred
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred
  • High level of professionalism: promptness, preparedness, professional appearance
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, Google applications, and Instagram
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and initiative and the ability to work independently
  • Willing to learn and be self-reflective
  • History of working effectively as part of a team

Compensation Package:

  • This is a full-time position: $21.55/hour, 40 hours /week, 52 weeks /year
  • The Fellowship is a 3-year position commitment
  • Excellent benefits: Health, dental, vision, life, disability insurance, 15 days paid vacation plus holidays, paid sick leave, 401(k), plus professional development conferences, seminars, webinars, and training included


For immediate consideration please apply to jobs@10000degrees.org by sending a cover letter and resume.