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Outdoor Program Instructor

Presidio Community YMCA
Part time
Competency level: 
Reports to: 
ESC Coordinator
Salary range: 
$16.00 - $17.00 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

Under the supervision of the ESC Coordinator, the Outdoor Programs Instructor is responsible for maintaining and operating Earth Service Corps (ESC), an outdoor education and service learning program for elementary and middle school youth at multiple school sites. The Outdoor Programs Instructor will also assist with outreach and culminating program events, such as overnight camping trips. Ideal candidates
will support the Director and Coordinator in other departmental out of school time programs, including school vacation break camps. All programs should be administered in a manner consistent with YMCA goals and policies. ESC’s mission is to empower youth to become effective, responsible global citizens by providing opportunities for leadership development, environmental education & action and cross-cultural awareness.

The Presidio Community YMCA has been providing youth with outdoor education and leadership programming since 2004. We serve elementary and middle school aged youth, and over 60% of our youth qualify for free or reduced lunch. ESC works to get urban youth outdoors, setting the foundations for building tomorrow's environmental activists, and build bridges of understanding among youth from different San Francisco neighborhoods. This position is 20 hrs/wk. Must be available to work at least 3 consistent days per week during after school times (usually 2:30-6:30 p.m) throughout the entire course of a school year. Hours may vary slightly in accordance with the SFUSD calendar, program needs, and the needs of Camp & Outdoor Programs Director and Coordinator. Opportunity to obtain Class B license may be  available.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 18 years of age required.
  • High school graduation or equivalent required.
  • Must be flexible to accommodate varied schedule for programs
  • Excellent verbal, visual, and written communication skills.
  • At least one year previous experience running enrichment activities with groups of youth, and knowledge of a variety of behavior management techniques is preferred.
  • Ability to organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities.
  • Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds.
  • CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse prevention training within 30 days of hire date.​

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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