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Program Leader

Buchanan YMCA
Part time
Competency level: 
Reports to: 
Site Coordinator
Salary range: 
$16.50 to $19.00

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 (SFBI) seek a creative, adaptable individual who is comfortable being part of a new program. Under the supervision of the Site Coordinator, the Program Leader works directly with Cobb’s students before and during school by providing academic support and academically linked activities, recreation, and skill-building enrichment programs.  Additionally, they will assist in the assessment of student needs and the creation and implementation of programs designed to meet those needs and support with the Beacon’s Expanded Learning opportunities (specifically school-day hours).  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 Program Leader must be available Monday – Friday, 25 hours per week and will be managing school day services.  He/She will be also be responsible for lunch time clubs and supporting with specialized projects during the school day that may include assisting in the classroom with student academics.  Exact schedule to be determined with supervisor upon hire; hours may vary slightly in accordance with the SFUSD calendar and program needs.  The Program Leader is not scheduled to work during the SFUSD holidays during the 2019-2020 SFUSD school year, including Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks, however may need to work during certain days for specialized YMCA trainings.

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least 2 years of college (48 units), AA degree, or a Pass on After School For All-Excel Qualification Exam (No Child Left Behind-NCLB)
  • Minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Must have 15 units in any combination of the following:  Child Development OR Education, psychology, recreation, art, dance, music, sociology, social welfare, human development, counseling, nursing, home economics, physical education or other related field.
  • Must have 1-2 years experience working with youth (Elementary School preferred).
  • Experience working with parents/caregivers.
  • Experience working in communities of color with low-income populations.
  • Demonstrated experience utilizing curriculum and familiarity with lesson plans and measuring student learning levels.
  • Computer literacy and tech savvy (knowledgeable of Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.)
  • Must be comfortable leading physical activities with youth.
  • Must be available during early morning hours Monday - Friday.
  • 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.
  • 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