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 the direction of the Beacon Director, the Director of Academic Alignment is responsible for assisting in the supervision, operation, development, and implementation of MLK Beacon’s Academic Support Programs and strengthening the Beacon’s connection with students, school day staff, and surrounding community. Being highly collaborative, the Academic Support Specialist builds and maintains strong and productive relationships with and among students, school staff, parents, the YMCA, and community members of the Bayview and Portola communities. The Director of Academic Alignment is in charge of overseeing Beacon’s academic support strategies, including managing academic support collaborative partners, and provides targeted academic supports to students. They will also assist in academic alignment, intervention, and support strategies of the KIPP Bayview Academy Elementary program. They should be adept at working in a fast paced environment with students of color and thinking fast on their feet. The Bayview YMCA’s school day programs include an academic support program intended to serve the needs of our schools lowest performing students and English Learners by providing academic interventions during the school day and support them in making significant gains in reading, writing, and math throughout the year. Additionally, we aim to support these students during the afterschool hours. During afterschool hours, the Director of Academic Alignment is responsible for coaching and developing the asp staff at all Beacon and Excel sites to ensure high quality expanded learning environments and activities. They will also facilitate small group interventions with Tier 3 ASP participants. The Director of Academic Alignment works in consult with the instructional leadership of the school to achieve these goals both in classrooms during the school day and afterschool.
- Must be at least 23 years of age
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Previous experience in OST programs/settings
- 2 or more years of academic instruction in a classroom setting or tutoring experience
- Previous supervisory experience
- Experience with IEPs, SSTs, 504s and all other interventions and accommodation plans.
- Knowledge of San Francisco Unified School district math, reading and writing assessments and curriculum
- Passion for social justice and knowledge of the Bayview Hunters Point community, its residents, and a desire to make a difference
- Must be adept at working on a team, thrives in a start-up environment and maintains a flexible and positive attitude
- Excellent organizational skills and multi-project/multi-task oriented, including experience scheduling and coordinating multiple fun and education-focused activities for youth.
- Strong leadership, interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills.
- Must have the ability to develop positive relationships with youth, adults, parents, staff, teachers, administration, the Y and community members.
- Must be able to work independently, have consistent follow through and demonstrate good judgment.
- Familiarity with various office computer programs, include Microsoft Suite and Google products.
- Experience working with middle school students in an urban area
- CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and YMCA Child Abuse Prevention training within 30 days of hire date
- TB test Clearance
- Proof of COVID Vaccination is required
- 5 years or more working with youth in an organized setting and 3 or more years of proven staff development, supervision and training
- Master’s Degree in Education or teaching credential or passing score on NCLB exam
- Bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese, Tagalog preferred.
- Understanding and experience with Trauma-Informed Systems in a school setting
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.