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Family Engagement Coordinator

Buchanan YMCA
Full time
Competency level: 
Reports to: 
Site Director
Salary range: 
$18.00 to $19.00 per hour

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. When you work for the Y, you’ll be supported with training, mentoring and career development opportunities. Plus, we offer great benefits to help you grow stronger in spirit, mind and body, even as you’re helping others.

About the Job

The Buchanan YMCA, Dr. William Cobb Elementary School (Cobb), and the San Francisco Beacon Initiative seek a creative, adaptable individual who is comfortable being part of a new program. Under the supervision of the Cobb Beacon Director, the Family Engagement Coordinator will support the Beacon’s family engagement and capacity-building activities at Dr. Cobb Elementary School. He/She will assist in the assessment of student and family/caregiver needs and the creation and implementation of programs designed to meet those needs. Programs may include, but are not limited to, parent/caregiver informational and interactive workshops, educational classes (e.g. GED and ESL classes), health and fitness classes, technology classes, and family-centered, culturally-relevant events. The Family Engagement Coordinator will collaborate with the school’s Family Liaison and Social Worker to support with parent/caregiver relationships and communications to ensure program coordination and to develop strategies to connect families to programs with Cobb Beacon Center.

Additionally, the Family Engagement Coordinator will work directly with Cobb’s students during the Afterschool Program by providing academic support and academically linked activities, recreation, and skill-building enrichment programs. He/She will assist in the assessment of student needs and the creation and implementation of programs designed to meet those needs. Programs may include, but are not limited to, youth leadership opportunities, project-based learning opportunities, STEAM projects/activities, school readiness, social and emotional learning, basic numeracy and math and literacy phonemic awareness, college and career exploration, and civic engagement activities.

The Family Engagement Coordinator must be available Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week, with a somewhat flexible daily start time. The exact schedule will be determined with supervisor upon hire, in which hours may vary slightly in accordance with the SFUSD calendar and program needs, including some evenings and weekends. The Family Engagement Coordinator is not scheduled to work during the SFUSD holidays during the 2019-2020 school year, including Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks, except for mandatory YMCA trainings as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • At Least 21 years of age 
  • BA/BS Degree in education, psychology, social services or a related field preferred. May be substituted for at least four years of related work experience.
  • 1-2 years experience working with youth.
  • 1-2 years experience working with parents and caregivers.
  • Familiarity with the Western Addition community (preferred).
  • Demonstrated experience recruiting, engaging, and serving parents, caregivers, and youth.
  • Strong computer literacy and tech savvy (knowledgeable of Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel).
  • Understanding of community and school-based programming based upon Youth Development Practices & Principles, the Common Core State Standards, and Restorative Practices.
  • Experience working in communities of color with low-income populations.
  • Able to effectively communicate to individuals and groups, both orally and in writing.
  • Courteous, professional, and able to reason logically.
  • Detail-oriented and well-organized.
  • Able to establish and meet deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work with people from diverse ethnic, socioeconomic, educational,religious, sexual orientation backgrounds.
  • Passion for developing and sustaining quality services for youth and families, and a desire to learn and understand needs of YMCA/Cobb/SFBI's constituents, staff, and partners.
  • CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and YMCA Child Abuse Prevention training within 30 days of hire date.
  • TB test results must be provided upon commencement of employment.

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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