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.
About the Job
The Community Health Ambassador will be responsible for supporting the creation and implementation of effective outreach strategies for Wellness Center Program services, activities, and events. The desired candidates will work alongside the Outreach & Engagement Coordinator and the greater CWP team in promoting and implementing programs that focus on health equity, prevention of chronic disease, and activities that support optimal physical/behavioral holistic health among San Francisco’s Black/African American community and all residents of HOPE SF sites. This program is a partnership with both the Department of Public Health and HOPE SF and will focus exclusively on working with families living in the Sunnydale public housing development. We are seeking qualified candidates that can provide integrated, culturally relevant wellness programs rooted in holistic approaches for individuals and families. Candidates will have demonstrated ability to: work toward health equity; impact health outcomes; support healthy communities using culturally responsive services; and work toward policy and systems level change.
Must reside within the Hope SF Sunnydale public housing development Community.
- Age: 18+
- Education: Possess at least a General Education Diploma (GED) achievement or currently enrolled to achieve.
- Availability: Monday – Friday Required. Must also be available to work weekends and evenings as required.
- Must reside within the Hope SF Community where the position in located.
- Ability to remain (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) HIPAA compliant.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Enroll in and successfully complete City College’s Community Health Worker Certification Program curriculum within two years of being hired.
- Knowledge of the San Francisco community and the support service network
- Experience working collaboratively in partnership with non-profits, public agencies, educational entities, parents and other stakeholders
- Experience in engaging with residents in public and subsidized housing
- Ability to function as part of a cross-disciplinary team
- Organizational skills and demonstrated follow through on tasks
- Ability to multitask and work on multiple projects
- Program development experience, and an understanding of enhancing community engagement
- Familiarity and experience working in or with DPH, Hope SF, community-based agencies and other key SF city partners.
- Proven ability to work with people from a variety of different ethnic, socioeconomic, educational, religious, sexual, and generational backgrounds
- Proven ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment
- Reflect a professional demeanor, pleasant personality, and a sense of humor
- Experience complying with confidentiality policies and procedures and mandated reporting laws
- 1-year minimum experience creating and implementing effective outreach plans preferred
- Language Skills: Fluency in English and Spanish, Cantonese, or Samoan preferred.
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.