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Spanish-Speaking Assistant Prog. Mgr 18 Reasons

  • Date Posted August 04, 2021
  • Location San Francisco, CA
  • Category Nonprofit
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description

18 Reasons is a nonprofit community cooking school based in the Mission District of San Francisco. Our mission is to empower our community with the confidence and creativity needed to buy, cook, and eat good food every day. We are a tight-knit team and love to cook, eat, and work hard together. Our service area includes San Francisco County, Alameda County, and Contra Costa County in California, and our staff are based in all three counties. We will be transitioning back from virtual to in-person programming this fall.

Job description

The 18 Reasons Assistant Program Manager is a caring and creative solution-oriented person that leads workshops and manages program logistics for our Nourishing Pregnancy Project. Nourishing Pregnancy is a new initiative that pairs free cooking and nutrition classes with weekly grocery deliveries throughout pregnancy and the early postpartum period. 

We are looking for an individual who will work with our team to design and implement a year-long support program for pregnant and newly post-partum Latinx Families. This person cares deeply about serving the community, works collaboratively, and is committed to high-quality work. You are passionate about working with community members to improve health and birth outcomes for low-income Latinx parents.

We take special care to create a working team of positive, flexible, and driven people who are committed to caring for the community. A career at 18 Reasons is an opportunity to learn new skills and play a valuable role in serving the community.

As an Assistant Program Manager, you do not need to be an expert in cooking or nutrition before you start, but you must be organized, motivated, and eager to learn. You are meant for this role if you are a lifelong learner with a passion for community service.

We are looking for someone who is fluent in Spanish, has experience working in monolingual Spanish-speaking environments, has a talent for teaching, a passion for food, cooking, and community service, and who is whole-heartedly enthusiastic about growing with our business. If this is you, we are excited to meet you!


  • Manage and teach cooking and nutrition classes
  • Assist with focus groups
  • Lead peer support groups
  • Shop for and manage weekly grocery deliveries
  • Collect and prepare materials for classes, including food, cooking equipment, and course paperwork
  • Complete program reporting for grant purposes


  • Experience facilitating, leading, or mentoring
  • Basic knowledge of nutrition and food education
  • Experience working with Latinx communities and or organizations
  • A passionate advocate for Latinx parents’ health, and commitment to bringing partners together to improve the health of Latinx parents, families, and communities
  • Experience and knowledge of the Bay Area's racially diverse communities and the institutional and structural racism faced throughout the city’s history, including, but not limited to, anti-Blackness and anti-immigrant sentiments.
  • Knowledge & fluency in racial equity principles and practices, and have a strong ability to speak to the intersectional impacts of racism
  • A car and valid driver’s license


  • Passionate about food
  • Fluent in written and spoken Spanish
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, including the ability to speak in front of a class
  • Ability to work individually in a self-directed manner
  • Excellent organizational skills, proven ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks, and to meet deadlines
  • Willingness and ability to work with people from a variety of racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds, with various lifestyles, sexual orientations, and of all ages, including professional chefs, social service providers, volunteers, and low-income participants
  • Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends for the purposes of conducting classes and attending community meetings

Physical requirements

This position requires being on your feet 65% of the time, driving 15% of the time, and working in an office setting 20% of the time. While in the field, frequent lifting, moving, or carrying supplies up to 50 pounds, including use of stairs, is required. General office duties include: computer work, filing, phone communication, copying. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable any qualified person to perform the essential job duties. 

Classification & Compensation

This is a full time, salaried position
$55,000-$60,000 DOE

Benefits include health, vision, and dental insurance, IRA matching, 15 holidays, 4 weeks PTO, and a 20% discount at Bi-Rite Market.


This position is supervised by a Program Manager.

We operate programming in San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties. We ask all staff to be present in our San Francisco office for weekly meetings, but most staff work primarily in the county where the live.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, 18 Reasons is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion. 


Compensation this position is : salaried, varies DOE, $55,000.00 - $60,000.00 Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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