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Healthy Eating & Physical Activity (HEPA) Coordinator

Shih Yu-Lang Central YMCA
Part time
Competency level: 
Reports to: 
Director of Youth Programs
Salary range: 
$17.00 per hour

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You can make a lasting impact every day by working with the YMCA of San Francisco. In communities across the Bay Area, 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

Under the direction of the Youth Program Director, the Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Coordinator ensures the development, implementation and management of program goals and operations of the Shih Yu-Lang Central YMCA’s Youth Department around nutrition, healthy food habits and other areas of youth development. The Coordinator’s program focus will be to inspire Tenderloin youth members to incorporate healthy decision making around food choices to achieve overall health and happiness, and to ensure they receive a healthy meal every day at program.

Time Commitment: Part-time, 20 hours/week Monday-Friday 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., extra training days as directed

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED required. AA or BA strongly preferred. Food handler’s certificate required. Nutrition licenses/certifications strongly preferred.
  • Two years’ experience with food preparation and/or instruction required.
  • Ability to create and lead physical recreation activities for youth
  • Two or more years’ experience working with multi-ethnic, multi-cultural youth and families
  • Knowledge of a variety of classroom and behavior management techniques, including restorative practices
  • Strong understanding of the theory and practice of youth development
  • Ability to engage with youth and build meaningful relationships with them
  • Creativity and interest in planning hands-on projects for youth
  • CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse prevention training within 30 days of hire date


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