Program Associate

Permanent Full-Time Position in Oakland, California

Want a job that makes a difference? Are you passionate about education and social equity?  Do you want to help thousands of families access a quality education for their children? If you do, you belong on the BASIC Fund team.  Our Program Associates are the engine that runs The BASIC Fund.  From communicating with our families and schools to maintaining the integrity of our database, our Program Associates are the reason The BASIC Fund has been able to effectively support more than 23,000 students at 400 schools over the past 20 years.  We need you!  

Key Duties & Responsibilities:  

Family and School Support

  • School and Family questions and support

  • Database entry and processing new applications and renewals

  • Phone, email, fax and mail inquiries

  • School retention and achievement data gathering

  • Excel reporting and data manipulation

  • Administrative support including mailing, filing and scanning

Office Support

  • Program and office events planning

  • Social media and website updates and support

Other responsibilities and projects may be assigned on an as-needed basis.  This job description is subject to change based on organizational priorities.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Bilingual (English / Spanish)

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent

  • 3+ years work experience in an office environment

  • Proficient in MS Office, including Word, and strong Excel and data entry skills

  • Outstanding attention to detail, communication and organizational abilities

  • Data management and reporting experience a plus

  • Experience with Salesforce a plus

  • Ability and willingness to work with a close-knit team and wear multiple hats

The BASIC Fund is a rewarding place to work with fully paid health benefits, retirement plan, and paid vacation, sick and parental leave.  We are a small, dedicated team.  We look forward to welcoming you to the family!

Salary and Benefits

The BASIC Fund offers a competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills. We offer fully-paid medical, dental and vision benefits, 401(k) and paid vacation. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome a diverse candidate pool. If you have particular salary requirements please indicate that in your application.

How to Apply

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter explaining your interest in The BASIC Fund, why you think you're a good fit for this position, and where/how you found out about this career opportunity. Email the cover letter along with your resume to Please write your name and the title for this position (“Your Name – Program Associate”) in the subject line of your email.