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Assistant After School Program Leader - Chinatown Y

Start date: 
Aug 03, 2021

Careers with a Cause

The YMCA of San Francisco was named as one of the Bay Area's Best Places to Work by its employees as well as one of the Healthiest Employers.   Join our team and make a lasting impact every day in communities across San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties.  Every day, our staff—of all ages and from diverse backgrounds and life experiences—are transforming lives through YMCA programs for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. 

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

YMCA After School Assistant Program Leader works alongside other After School Program staff to provide meaningful and enriching opportunities for youth in YMCA programs that are offered at local elementary and middle schools. Assistant Program Leaders will help students develop and strengthen academic, physical, and social skills by providing assistance, tutoring, and mentorship in the After School Program. Assistant Program Leaders will provide academic enrichment and tutoring in classroom settings, 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.

Chinatown YMCA After School Programs are located at the following schools:

  • Ed and Anita Lee Newcomer School
  • Gordon J. Lau Elementary
  • Jean Parker Elementary
  • John Yehall Chin Elementary
  • Spring Valley Elementary
  • Yick Wo Elementary

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 be highly motivated to provide quality After School opportunities to youth
  • Must be a team player
  • Must be comfortable leading physical activities with youth
  • Must be available daily M-F during youth program hours; varies 1:00-6:00 pm
  • Current YMCA approved CPR and 1st Aid certification - can complete upon hiring 
  • Fingerprint and TB Test clearances
  • Must be willing to participate in bi-annual evaluations and supervision meetings as needed

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with youth (Middle School or Elementary School)
  • Knowledge or expertise in youth development
  • Associate's or Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • Bi-Lingual skills in English/Spanish, English/Cantonese, English/Mandarin strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of Arts, Dance, Drama, or Sports
  • Knowledge of Zoom and other online interaction platforms
  • Connections in the local San Francisco community

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