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Academic Coordinator - Marina Beacon

Presidio Community YMCA
Full time
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Reports to: 
Beacon Director
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Start date: 
Sep 09, 2021

Careers with a Cause

Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively influences the lives of people and communities. As the nation's leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA of San Francisco offers more than just a job--we offer you a career with a future and the chance to make a lasting difference in your community. At the Y, you can discover your passion and a lifelong career helping to solve some of the nation's most pressing social issues.

About the Job

Under the supervision of the Marina Beacon Director, the Academic Coordinator will aid in the development and implementation of academic-infused program components for after school, daytime, and summer programs. Additionally, the Academic Coordinator will aid in the design and implementation of grade transition programming for incoming 6th graders. The Academic Coordinator will lead groups of students during the afterschool program, support alignment between school day and out of school time by incorporating themes and topics from school day classes into afterschool enrichment and recreational activities, as well as by creating opportunities for targeted academic support according to participants' specific academic needs. The Academic Coordinator will collaborate with Beacon staff, school day counselors, teachers, and other learning support professionals to identify and accommodate student needs in order to best support closing academic achievement gaps.

Marina Middle School Beacon program is located at 3500 Fillmore St, San Francisco, 94123.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 21+ Years old
  • Associate's degree and/or Bachelor's degree in-progress.
  • Must be available Monday-Friday, 11:00 am-7:00 pm
  • Knowledge of middle-school appropriate curriculum development, pedagogy, and classroom management strategies.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A passion for social justice and knowledge of the challenges faced by low-income San Francisco residents, and a desire to make a difference with this population.
  • Proven ability to work with people from a variety of different ethnic, socio-economic, educational, religious, sexual and generational backgrounds.
  • Must be an independent worker able to multi-task, adept at working on a team, thrives in a start-up environment and maintains a flexible and positive attitude
  • Must have the ability to develop positive relationships with youth, adults, parents, staff, teachers, administration, and community members.
  • Understanding of community and school-based programming based upon Youth Development Practices & Principles, the Common Core State Standards, and Restorative Practices.
  • Familiarity with various office computer programs, including Microsoft Suite and Google products.
  • Excellent organizational skills and multi-project/multi-task oriented, including experience scheduling and coordinating multiple fun and education-focused activities for youth.
  • CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and YMCA Child Abuse Prevention training within 30 days of hire date.
  • TB test clearance required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree

All employees working with the YMCA are considered to have supervisory or disciplinary action relationship over minors.  Job offers are conditional and contingent upon background clearance. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and CA Fair Chance Act, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records


Everything you need to know about us

We offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health benefits - medical and dental plans for full time employees
  • Retirement benefits – 12% employer contribution after completion of eligibility requirements
  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees
  • Commuter Benefits via pre-tax payroll deductions
  • Flexible Spending Account – Medical and Dependent Care on a pre-tax basis  
  • Use of YMCA of San Francisco Fitness facilities
  • Paid time off benefits for part time and full time employees upon completion of eligibility requirements
  • Training and staff development for all employees