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Community Liaison

Chinatown YMCA
Part time
Competency level: 
Reports to: 
Director of Environmental Education & Climate Justice
Salary range: 
$20.40 to $24.00 per hour
Start date: 
Feb 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

Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Environmental Education & Climate Justice and the Chinatown YMCA team, and working in conjunction with the Program Specialist, the Community Liaison is responsible for maintaining the physical and emotional safety of students and campers while exploring themes of environment, history, community, climate justice, and wellness. The Community Liaison provides cultural contexts, facilitates community partnerships, and helps with translation for environmentally based curriculum that emphasizes environmental and cooperative outdoor activities for students in grades K-12, from a variety of socio-economic, cultural, geographic, and educational backgrounds (lessons will be primarily prepared by the Program Specialist, with consultation by Community Liaison).

The Community Liaison will leverage their experience and background to work alongside the Program Specialist with program directors, youth, and their families in the communities we serve. This includes, but is not limited to, outreach to teachers and families, principals, and parents; preparation and organization of lesson plans and materials; leading programs; maintenance of community gardens; maintaining accurate records for grant reporting purposes; curriculum creation and review; and mentoring of site-specific, YSF youth development staff.

The schedule is determined by program needs, including some nights and weekends.

Salary range: $20.40 to $24.00 per hour

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 21 years old
  • Interest and willingness to learn in at least some of the following areas: general ecological concepts, natural and cultural history, geology, team building, storytelling, social and environmental health.
  • Experience working with youth, teens, and adults.
  • Experience using effective teaching techniques with students in grades K-12
  • First Aid, CPR, and AED certificates required within 30 days of hire.
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of computers and MS Office
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people and to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Ability to remain calm in challenging situations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Baccalaureate degree or equivalent
  • Prior curriculum development experience
  • Bilingual Mandarin and/or Cantonese language skills







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