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Community Engagement Specialist/Peer Leader - Bayview Hunters Point Y

Bayview Hunters Point YMCA
Full time
Competency level: 
Reports to: 
Senior Director
Salary range: 
$24.00 to $28.00 per hour
Start date: 
May 01, 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.

About the Job

The Community Engagement Specialist (CES)/Peer Leader will support the Community Health and Wellness (CHW) African American Holistic Wellness Program (AAHW). CHW’s mission is to reduce health disparities, increase physical and behavioral wellness, decrease social isolation and improve the overall wellbeing of African Americans throughout San Francisco using holistic approaches toward chronic disease prevention, health and wellness, social engagement events, and mental health promotions. The Bayview Hunters Point YMCA has a pivotal role in addressing some of the major challenges faced by San Franciscans, including chronic disease prevention, substance abuse, elderly isolation, weak educational achievement, and productive after school activities for kids.

Under the direction and supervision of the Senior Director, the CES serves as the liaison for the AAHW Programming; educate and encourage residents toward physical and social health and wellness; outreach and engage residents on CHW programming, events, and services using culturally responsive approach in the community; serve as AAHW liaison for cultural and educational events; facilitate intermittent peer support groups; and have a demonstrated ability to work toward health equity. Candidate must be available some evenings and weekends.

Salary range: $24.00 to $28.00 per hour

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 21 years old
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be familiar with activities and resources relevant for African American residents in San Francisco.
  • Two or more years of related experience working within the African American Community
  • Two+ years community engagement low-income, high-risk populations
  • Diversity and inclusion experience.
  • De-escalation experience.
  • Microsoft software knowledge.
  • Social Media marketing technology knowledge.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated follow-through on tasks.
  • Ability to make sound judgement and work with integrity, discretion, and a professional approach.







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