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Culinary Instructor - Buchanan Y

Buchanan YMCA
Part time
Competency level: 
Reports to: 
Senior Youth Programs Director
Salary range: 
Start date: 
Sep 14, 2022 to Jun 02, 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.

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

Under direction and supervision of the Senior Youth Programs Director, the Culinary Instructor responsible for cooking instruction for participants in the Buchanan YMCA Teen Culinary Program. Candidate is responsible for mentoring program participants, as well as planning and implementing program activities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 21 years or older
  • AA Degree in Culinary Arts or equivalent work experience
  • 1-2 years experience working with high school youth in an organized setting
  • Available weekday afternoons, 10-15 hours/week
  • CPR and First Aid certified (may certify upon hire)
  • Fingerprint background check clearance
  • Proof of COVID Vaccination is required




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