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Associate Teacher - Mission Preschool

Mission YMCA
Full time
Competency level: 
Reports to: 
Preschool Director
Salary range: 
$29 to $29.50 per hour

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

Mission YMCA is seeking an Associate Teacher for the Mission Preschool program: 4080 Mission St, San Francisco, 94122

The Preschool Associate Teacher is part of a team which provides a safe, nurturing, and educational environment for all children enrolled in our program. The Associate Teacher supports teachers and maintains positive relationships with families being served at the YMCA Preschool. The Associate Teacher must have a positive attitude and model appropriate behavior when dealing with children and must obey and follow all regulations set forth by Community Care Licensing as well as instructions given by the Lead Teacher and Site Director.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 18 years or older
  • Associate Teacher Permit qualified or higher; must have 12+ ECE units, plus 16 GE
  • Must be available Monday – Friday during program hours; 8 hours/day, 40 hours/week (ECE is a year-round program)
  • 350+ days of experience in a childcare setting, 3+ hours per day within 4 years
  • Available Monday-Friday during program hours
  • Related experience: 350+ days of 3+ hours per day within 4 years in a childcare site
  • YMCA approved CPR/First Aid certification (may complete upon hire)
  • Physical health screening and TB Test clearance prior to hire and every 2 years thereafter
  • Proof of immunizations for influenza, pertussis, and measles
  • Fingerprint background check clearance through Community Care Licensing

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual Spanish, Mandarin, or Cantonese
  • AA Degree or higher in ECE
  • Knowledge of DRDP, NAEYC, PITC, Anti-Bias Curriculum, Emergent Curriculum, and Reggio Emilia







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