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Part-Time Program Manager San Mateo County 2018


Beyond Differences
Beyond Differences is a student-led social justice movement and the only organization dedicated to ending social isolation by teaching students to become activists and change the culture of middle school. Based in Marin County (California) and founded in 2010, Beyond Difference has received a grant to expand its programs to San Mateo County. Now in its sixth year, Beyond Differences is looking for an outstanding part-time Program Manager to lead our regional expansion into San Mateo.

Program Description
Beyond Differences provides Positive Prevention Initiatives that are designed by teachers and tested over six years that will work in any school environment. The three (3) components are: National Awareness Day events, Student Leadership Training and Original Curriculum.

Consulting Position Overview
We are looking for a part-time experienced Program Manager who is familiar with the San Mateo community of schools, students and families to expand our presence in San Mateo County. With support from the San Mateo County Office of Education you will establish six middle school pilot sites and recruit and train 7th and 8th grade student leaders from each school who will implement our year-round program and lead our national awareness days. By Summer 2018 you will accept applications from rising 9th graders to form a San Mateo County Teen Board of Directors. With supervision from the Director of Student Programs and Executive Director, you will design and implement your own schedule of teachings, meetings, evening events and overnight student leadership retreats.

Services include but are not limited to the following scope of work:
Manage the local relationship between middle schools and Beyond Differences for three national awareness day events: National Know Your Classmates Day, National No One Eats Alone Day and National Call It Our Day. Work with middle school faculty to create leadership cohorts on each campus who meet regularly as Beyond Differences student leaders. Utilize Beyond Differences unit lesson plans and teaching materials at local middle schools. Recruit a Teen Board of Directors comprised of high school students from San Mateo County who can serve as mentors to middle school students and participate in national campaigns and lead middle school assemblies.


Compensation: The fee to be paid is as follows: $2000 per month for twelve months. Expectations are that the work can be accomplished in approximately 20 hours per week.

Beyond Differences is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.


Please submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected] and indicate in the subject line: San Mateo County Program Manager




4-year degree

National Programs

Know Your Classmates

Our innovative national programs have inspired a cultural and behavioral shift at middle schools and high schools across the country. Join our movement to end social isolation by bringing one or all of these programs to your school.

Know Your Classmates is designed to explore middle school youth's identity and belonging, understand traditions, and recognize stereotypes. Multi-cultural and multi-faith backgrounds are common in today's schools and Know Your Classmates is speaking honestly with children about their feelings and experiences with one another. Know Your Classmates Day is Friday, October 20, 2017!

No One Eats Alone

No One Eats Alone™ teaches everyone how to make friends at lunch, often the most difficult part of the school day. Created and organized by students, this is our most popular program where schools in all 50 United States participate! National No One Eats Alone Day is Friday, February 9, 2018.

Call It Out Day

Call It Out is a powerful engagement program for middle school youth, their teachers and families. Focused on creating inclusive communities online, particularly learning to respond to digital gossip to reduce social isolation, National Call It Out Day is April 27, 2018.

All of our programs encourage taking the pledge to never exclude others, reaching out to someone new, and spreading the word that inclusion is cool!


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