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Careers at First Graduate

First Graduate, a non-profit organization located in San Francisco, helps young people finish high school and become the first in their families to graduate from college. Through a combination of academic support and instruction, high school and college counseling, individual mentoring, and career exploration, First Graduate engages young people in a 10-year comprehensive program designed to increase knowledge, improve skills, and build confidence.

Current Openings

Executive Director

As First Graduate enters this exciting next chapter, the Executive Director will provide strategic leadership to fulfill the organization’s vision for growth. The Executive Director will focus on fundraising, operational
effectiveness and core mission delivery. Working with the Board and staff, the Executive Director will build a clear plan for growth, acknowledging the long-term commitment First Graduate makes to students in the
program.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, with primary oversight by the Executive Committee, the Executive Director directly manages the five members of the Leadership Team: Director of Development, Director of Operations and the Directors of the Middle School, High School and College Success Programs.

The Executive Director, in partnership with the Leadership team, will have operational responsibility for First Graduate’s staff and programs. S/he will ensure First Graduate’s staff of twenty are working effectively to support and advance the mission. The Executive Director will embody First Graduate’s strong internal culture and will work tirelessly to promote the organization throughout the community, accelerating its impact and brand recognition. S/he will attract talent to the organization and ensure the First Graduate team is continually motivated by the work.

The Executive Director will be instrumental in helping First Graduate achieve its potential to continue to serve more students.

Read the detailed job description for more information.


Summer English Teacher

First Graduate is hiring an English Teacher for our middle school summer program. Duties include:

  • Develop a 9-day English Language Arts curriculum for our 7th or 8th grade students
    • Students will be divided into four groups, with 15-18 students in each group
    • Two cohorts will receive instruction in ELA on Mon/Wed and two cohorts will receive the same instruction on Tue/Thur
  • Develop a 9-day elective course curriculum with a final project in mind
    • Elective class sizes will range from 15-25 students
    • One cohort will receive instruction on Mon/Wed and a different cohort will receive the same instruction on Tue/Thur
  • Participate in Friday activities and field trips(Volunteer day, Olympics, College Day, Career Day, Expo Day)
  • Attend a weekly grade-level meeting
  • Attend a weekly all-staff meeting
  • Track student attendance and academic performance
  • Help build a sense of First Graduate community among students and other summer staff

Read the detailed job description for more information.


Summer Math Teacher

First Graduate is hiring a Math Teacher for our middle school summer program. Duties include:

  • Develop a 9-day Math curriculum for our 7th or 8th grade students
    • Students will be divided into four groups, with 15-18 students in each group
    • Two cohorts will receive instruction in math on Mon/Wed and two cohorts will receive the same instruction on Tue/Thur
  • Develop a 9-day elective course curriculum with a final project in mind
    • Elective class sizes will range from 15-25 students
    • One cohort will receive instruction on Mon/Wed and a different cohort will receive the same instruction on Tue/Thur
  • Participate in Friday activities and field trips(Volunteer day, Olympics, College Day, Career Day, Expo Day)
  • Attend a weekly grade-level meeting
  • Attend a weekly all-staff meeting
  • Track student attendance and academic performance
  • Help build a sense of First Graduate community among students and other summer staff

Read the detailed job description for more information.


Summer STEM Teacher

First Graduate is hiring a STEM Teacher for our middle school summer program. Duties include:

  • Develop a 9-day STEM curriculum for our 7th or 8th grade students
    • Students will be divided into four groups, with 15-18 students in each group
    • Two cohorts will receive instruction in STEM on Mon/Wed and two cohorts will receive the same instruction on Tue/Thur
  • Develop a 9-day elective course curriculum with a final project in mind
    • Elective class sizes will range from 15-25 students
    • One cohort will receive instruction on Mon/Wed and a different cohort will receive the same instruction on Tue/Thur
  • Participate in Friday activities and field trips(Volunteer day, Olympics, College Day, Career Day, Expo Day)
  • Attend a weekly grade-level meeting
  • Attend a weekly all-staff meeting
  • Track student attendance and academic performance
  • Help build a sense of First Graduate community among students and other summer staff

Read the detailed job description for more information.



First Graduate is an equal opportunity employer.
No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.