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After School Program Leader

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Part time
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Program Director
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Start date: 
Aug 11, 2022 to Jun 09, 2023

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.

In order to keep staff and participants as safe and healthy as possible, all staff working on-site will be required to be vaccinated (COVID-19) prior to beginning work.

About the Job

After School Program Leaders at the Y of SF provide meaningful and enriching opportunities for youth in programs that are offered at local elementary and middle schools. Program Leaders will help students develop and strengthen academic, physical, and social skills by providing assistance, tutoring, and mentorship in the After School Program. Program Leaders will provide academic enrichment and tutoring in classroom groups of up to 20 students, as well as organize and provide outdoor recreational activities in the school yards. Individuals hired for this position will work under the supervision of the Program Site Coordinators and Directors, and will need to be flexible, willing to take initiative, be punctual, and able to make a commitment to work throughout the entire school year.

After School Program dates:

  • San Francisco ASP sites: must be able to work August 17, 2022 – June 2, 2023
  • San Mateo ASP sites: must be able to work August 11, 2022 – June 9, 2023
  • Marin ASP sites: must be able to work August 16, 2022 – June 9, 2023

Click here to view a comprehensive list of After School Program site locations and the Y of SF Branches they're affiliated to. Some sites also host Morning Care programs during hours before school.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 18 years of age for the elementary school programs, 21 for middle school programs
  • At Least 2 Years of college (48 units), AA degree, or a Pass on After School For All-Excel Qualification Exam (No Child Left Behind-NCLB)
  • Must have experience working with youth (Elementary or Middle School)
  • Must be highly motivated to provide quality program opportunities to youth
  • Must be a team player
  • Knowledge or expertise in youth development
  • Must be comfortable leading physical activities with youth
  • Must be available daily M-F during youth program hours; varies 1:00-6:00 pm
  • Must be willing to participate in bi-annual evaluations and supervision meetings as needed
  • Current YMCA approved CPR and First Aid certification (can complete upon hire)
  • Fingerprint background check clearance
  • TB Test clearance
  • Proof of COVID Vaccination is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • Bi-Lingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, or other languages strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of arts, dance, drama, or sports
  • Knowledge of Zoom and other online interaction platforms
  • Connections in the local San Francisco, Peninsula, or Marin community


For new applicants:


For current staff at the Y of SF:


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