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.
About the Job
Under the direction of the Pathways & Partnerships Coordinator, the Pathways & Partnerships Specialist is responsible for supporting the implementation of job readiness training and work-based learning experiences through Burton’s Pathway Program. The Pathways & Partnerships Specialist will work side-by-side with the Pathways & Partnerships Coordinator and Burton staff to provide job readiness training, develop work-based learning opportunities, including job shadows, internships, and work-placements, and recruit, train and support employers. Highly collaborative, the Pathways and Partnerships Specialist builds and maintains strong and productive relationships with and among youth, families, Bayview YMCA staff, partner organizations and community members of the Bayview. They should be adept at working in a fast-paced environment with students of color and thinking fast on their feet.
- Minimum 23 years old
- Bachelor’s degree required
- 3 years or more working with youth in an organized setting and 2 years of proven staff development, supervision and training
- Experience working with middle school and high school students in an urban area
- Passion for social justice and knowledge of the Bayview Hunters Point and Portola communities, their residents, and a desire to make a difference
- A commitment to providing young people with the highest-quality youth development experience
- Must be knowledgeable about youth development program design and planning, administration and evaluation, child abuse reporting laws, and workforce development and job readiness best practices
- Must be a talented multi-tasker and an independent worker who is adept at working on a team, thrives in a start-up environment and maintains a flexible and positive attitude
- 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.
- Must know how to grow, motivate and maintain a strong new team.
- Excellent organizational skills and multi-project/multi-task oriented, including experience scheduling and coordinating multiple fun and education-focused activities for youth.
- Team player with proven ability to work with people from a variety of different ethnic, socio economic, educational, religious, sexual and generational backgrounds.
- Bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese, Tagalog preferred.
- Background/Fingerprint/TB Clearance.
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