Program Development Coordinator – Skid Row Learning Center

Job Description

School on Wheels is a nonprofit organization made up of hundreds of volunteers, who give their time, talents, and support to the educational needs of children experiencing homelessness. Founded in 1993, the mission of School on Wheels is the enhancement of educational opportunities for children without a home, from kindergarten through the twelfth grade. Our goal is to shrink the gaps in the education of these children and provide them with the highest quality education possible.

Since 1993 we have:

  • Provided mentoring and tutoring for more than 50,000 students – each one with a story, past, and future.
  • We reach six counties in Southern California covering some 2,500 square miles.
  • We partner with 400+ sites across our region. Those sites include shelters, school districts, and after-school programs.
  • Each year we provide some 5,000 students with the school supplies they need

Position Overview

Reporting to the Regional Manager, the Skid Row Learning Center Development Coordinator will develop programs and curriculum, instruct students, and oversee volunteers. A successful Skid Row Learning Center Coordinator will consistently support School on Wheels’ academic outcome goals, as well as build the reputation of the Center as a community resource. The Skid Row Learning Center Coordinator will be a strong advocate for our programs.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Supervise After-School Program at the center
  • Implement curriculum for students grades K-12 attending the SRLC
  • Organize and supervise art projects and field trips
  • Recruit students from The Union Rescue Mission (URM), shelters, motels, etc.
  • Recruit, train, and support volunteers – ensure success by providing the necessary resources
  • Create and cultivate a positive environment in order to retain volunteers
  • Facilitate the intake process for families – assist with school enrollments if needed
  • Distribute and collect annual student/parent surveys
  • Develop a rapport with parents and students to ensure regular and impactful communication
  • Serve as a liaison between School on Wheels and the local LAUSD homeless liaison officer
  • Network with URM, local schools, and social service agencies
  • Reporting and database management
  • Support the Executive Director and leadership team with communication to foundations and donors during site visits


  • Working knowledge of Salesforce or similar database management software.
  • Working knowledge of Google Suite, Zoom
  • At least three years in-classroom experience teaching or leading instruction
  • Able to collaborate on and design curriculum
  • Cultural sensitivity and empathy for students experiencing homelessness
  • Strong communications/presentation experience
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • At least one year of experience in managing volunteers or relevant experience
  • Educational requirement – Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Bilingual- English/Spanish required
  • Must be currently fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • Must pass a Livescan Fingerprint background check

Work Schedule:

  • Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm

Other Information:

  • Hourly rate – $21.64 DOE
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurances, 403b plan.
  • 10 days per year of paid vacation and 12 paid holidays, plus a day off for your birthday
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Professional Development stipend


  • Flexibility – flexible working environment and telecommuting providing enough freedom to spread your wings.
  • Autonomy – this position will provide you with a lot of autonomy as you will be required to take charge of projects and complete tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Ongoing coaching, training, career planning, and growth opportunities with room for vertical and horizontal mobility within the organization.
  • Skill diversification – you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of tasks to develop your skills in many areas.
  • Consistent and fair leadership – we’ll listen, share information, set clear goals, show you respect, and treat everyone fairly.
  • Culture – you will be a part of a passionate, mission-driven team where your ideas and feedback will be listened to and encouraged. You will have opportunities to be a part of team-based projects resulting in bringing change to the organization.

At School on Wheels, we believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices working together will enable us to fulfill our mission of improving students’ lives through education.

To join this dedicated team, submit your cover letter, resume and work and/or writing samples (submitted as links and/or attachments) for consideration to with the subject line containing “Program Development Coordinator – SRLC.”

Our review of your submission will be focused on your passion for and understanding of our cause, meeting our technical and educational requirements as well as the thoroughness of your response. Lived experience plays a major factor for School on Wheels and we encourage you to share those experiences in your cover letter.