Education Specialist-Bilingual Spanish Required
Beyond Emancipation

Posted July 22, 2019

Employment Type Full-time

Compensation $44,000 to $47,000 annually depending on experience

Company Beyond Emancipation

Location 675 Hegenberger Road, Suite 100
Oakland, CA 94621



Beyond Emancipation (B:E) supports transition-aged youth ages 14-24 with experience in the foster care or probation systems in their transformation to lead healthy, connected, and productive lives. Since 2010, B:E has worked to develop, integrate and now disseminate an approach to services based on coaching principles and techniques. The resulting model: Creative Connected Resourceful and Whole (CCRW) ensures youth have support to build capacity, expand possibilities and achieve greater fulfillment and success while staying on track with life objectives in five core areas: housing, education, employment, permanency and wellness.


B:E’s budget for 2018-19 is approximately 4 million. Contracts with the Social Services Agency (SSA), corporate and foundation grants, and individual donors support our work. The office environment is friendly, casual, mission-focused, and fast-paced. More information is available at: 

B:E is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.
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The Education Specialist is a member of the Education Division at B:E. The goal of Education is to assist current and former foster and probation youth, including those who are disconnected from services and support, to persist and succeed in secondary and post-secondary education. The Education Specialist is a key member of the Division.  He or she will coordinate at least one supported education program and provide direct assistance to current and former foster and probation youth to support them in achieving higher levels of educational attainment and job readiness, placement and retention. The Education Specialist reports to the Education Manager.

Bilingual Spanish required (Read, write, and speak proficiently)


  • Facilitate workshops and peer support groups relevant to youth’s academic needs including study skills, college readiness and career exploration -to be held both in the office and in the field
  • Organize field trips to college campuses
  • Collaborate with community based organizations to organize a variety of classes and workshops include mentoring, tutoring, SAT preparation, computer classes, and classes that are sensitive to language barriers, developmental delays and disabilities
  • Develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with college access and college support programs throughout Alameda County and improve referral processes for current high school age foster youth needing more college support
  • With support from the Education Manager, expand and improve current process to recruit and support volunteer academic tutors and career mentors
  • Organize and lead the application and processing system for Alameda County education and employment financial incentives, including textbook funds, school fees, graduation stipends, and other types of funds
  • Provide transcript analysis, high school support, and college access support to high school age foster youth
  • Assist youth with developing a long term educational/ career plan
  • Assist youth with college enrollment and retention, financial aid applications, high school diploma/GED attainment
  • Refer clients to job readiness training and employment programs throughout Alameda County
  • Maintain and update education and employment resources, including the agency's education and employment resource guides, forms, and flyers
  • Process applications for Alameda County's financial incentives related to education and employment, including textbook funds, school fees, and graduation stipends
  • Represent B:E at community meetings and events
  • Make presentations to child welfare workers, probation officers, and caregivers on topics related to education and career development
  • Track, measure, and report client activities and client outcomes
  • Participate in external committees and networks focused on improving educational and career opportunities for underserved youth
  • Participate in organization-wide meetings and trainings
  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field required
  • 2+ years experience working directly with transition age youth, experience with college access programs and/or teaching experience in a high school setting a plus
  • Must have experience working with at-risk, underserved populations; experience with the child welfare system is a plus
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required, experience with group facilitation a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as a member of a team, and with a wide variety of stakeholders, including government agencies, educational institutions, and other community based organizations
  • Strong time management, organization, and documentation skills
  • Bilingual Spanish required (Read, write, and speak proficiently)

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vacation
  • Sick Time
  • Holidays
  • Voluntary Vision
  • Voluntary Retirement Plans