Social Work Manager

Full-time opportunity starts ASAP in San Francisco

Our story

Every college grad deserves a fair shot at a meaningful, upwardly mobile career. That’s the promise of higher education in America, but the payoff depends on who you know, not just what you learned.

COOP Careers closes the social capital gap by recruiting and investing deeply in diverse, low-income, and first-generation grads from the City University of New York, San Francisco State, and other urban public colleges.

Our flagship program is the Digital Apprenticeship. Peer cohorts of 16 motivated, underemployed grads meet nightly for 16 weeks (200 hours) to learn technical skills, build community, and jumpstart careers in digital marketing and data analytics.

Each cohort is led by a team of four captains, “near-peer” COOP alumni who serve as coaches, mentors, and guides on top of busy day jobs at local ad agencies and tech companies. In parallel, COOP helps these same employers meet, interview, and hire more and more diverse candidates.

Since 2014, COOP has run 50 cohorts with over 700 alumni, on our way to 10,000 by 2025. Four-in-five alumni work full-time, earning an average of $45,000 after 12 months (3x pre-program average) and almost $70,000 after three years (2x peer baseline).

Long-term, COOP aims to double lifetime income of alumni—fueling upward mobility and fulfilling our collective promise of higher education.


COOP Careers is seeking a dynamic passion for working with young adults entering the workplace.  This person is energetic, hardworking and dedicated to the personal and professional well being of the COOP student and alumni body.

Reporting to the Senior Director of Social Work, The Social Work Manager will have primary regional oversight over all clinical-related activities. The Social Work Manager position is a full-time position overseeing clinical and group services to students throughout the program at COOP’s SF location.  This will include providing 1:1 treatment sessions, curriculum-based workshops as well as providing supervision and support to incoming social work interns.

The Social Work Manager will keep their “finger on the pulse” of salient issues that may need addressing and develop/adjust the curriculum with the support of the Senior Director of Social Work. Services offered will extend beyond the clinical to support the holistic wellbeing of COOPers.  This will include a variety of life skills support and training for current students as well as alumni.

The position will be located at COOP’s SF Bay Area office (Financial District).


Student Wellbeing

  • Through 1:1 treatment sessions, support students to identify and manage various life stressors impeding their personal and professional development.   

  • Conduct intakes on all students as they enter the program, identifying ‘red flags’

  • Perform monthly check-ins with students

  • Facilitate workshops included in the 200-hour curriculum 

  • Provide case management when necessary

  • Run periodic needs assessments to inform future support

  • Thoroughly assess and manage crisis situations. Utilizing modalities of treatment including but not limited to CBT, mindfulness, client-centered, strengths-based, biopsychosocial approach 

  • Create and implement  treatment plans for every client seen individually 

  • Complete progress notes and all chart documentation 

  • Consistently communicate all clinical issues and concerns to supervisor 


  • Attend weekly staff meetings

  • Work closely with program and alumni manager and other staff members to gauge and support well-being of student body

  • Supervise Social Work intern (complete SIFI training if necessary) and assign cases as needed


  • Maintain a vibrant, collaborative relationship with schools of Social Work in SF, ensuring the most qualified interns apply to COOP  

  • Maintain living referral system and resource guide to provide tailored interventions based on our COOPer’s needs

  • Adhere to the NASW code of ethics 


  • Strong commitment to COOP’s mission and vision; thrives in a fast-paced environment; enjoys teamwork and collaboration

  • Masters degree in Social Work required

  • Minimum of 2 years of clinical experience

  • Experience in group facilitation 

  • Ability to treat anxiety, depression, OCD, self-esteem and relationship issues, PTSD, substance abuse and sexual and physical abuse

  • Strong engagement, assessment, and diagnostic skills 

  • Extensive knowledge of DSM 5 

  • Demonstrated experience with comprehensive risk and suicide assessment, crisis intervention, and safety planning 

  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills (written and oral) and ability to represent COOP externally to a range of stakeholders

  • Close attention to detail; organized; strategic

  • Willingness to adapt and contribute to COOP’s feedback-driven culture

  • Ability to work extended hours, including weekends


This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated professional to assume a pivotal role in the evolution of a fast-growing, highly respected organization. We are seeking an individual of outstanding quality with a respected track record. COOP Careers is prepared to offer a very attractive compensation package, including a competitive base salary as well as health, 401(k), and vacation benefits.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

COOP provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. We seek to build a diverse staff representative of the communities we serve. All qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Apply today!

Please send your resume and a simple cover letter to COOP Careers ( We are hoping to fill this role as soon as possible and will begin interviewing qualified candidates right away. Please don’t hesitate to apply! Thank you for your time and interest in our mission.

COOP provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race; religious creed; color; alienage or national origin; ancestry; citizenship status; age; physical or mental disability; medical condition; genetic information; sex, including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions; marital status; military or veteran status; sexual orientation; gender, gender identity or expression; arrest record; or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We seek to build a diverse staff representative of the communities we serve. All qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.