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Recreation Program Leader - Bessie Carmichael Beacon

Embarcadero YMCA
Full time
Competency level: 
Reports to: 
Site Coordinator
Salary range: 
$19.50 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 direction of the Site Coordinator, the Recreation Program Leader is responsible for the delivery of Lunchtime sports and activities at their designated school site each morning and delivering intentional afterschool programming each afternoon. In both our Lunchtime Sports and our after school programs, we are intentional about fostering Sportsmanship, Relationships and Belonging. We are dedicated to creating an environment that helps youth feel empowered and allows them to reach their true potential. We are seeking talented, professional people who are serious about providing meaningful opportunities for youth to grow, learn, and thrive through sports, physical activities and afterschool enrichments. We need people who are flexible, who will take the initiative, who are punctual and able to make a commitment to work throughout the entire school year.

Minimum Qualifications


  • At least 18 years of age for the elementary school programs
  • At Least 2 Years of college (48 units), AA degree, or a Pass an After School For All-Excel Qualification Exam (No Child Left Behind- NCLB)
  • Must have experience working with youth (Elementary School or Middle School)
  • Must be highly motivated to provide quality Lunchtime and After School opportunities to youth
  • Must be a Team Player
  • Knowledge or expertise in youth development
  • Experience leading large groups of youth in outdoor, physical activity
  • Must be comfortable leading enrichment and physical activities with youth
  • Must be available daily M-F during Lunchtime hours (approx. 9:30a-1:30) and after school program hours (approximately 2:00p-4:30p)
  • Must be willing to participate in bi-annual evaluations and supervision meetings as needed
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification, finger print and TB test clearance


  • Bi-Lingual English/Spanish, English/Cantonese, English/Tagalog, English/Arabic, speakers are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Connections in the, SoMa, Tenderloin, T.I communities or the greater San Francisco Community are a bonus.

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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