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
The Bayview Hunters Point YMCA (Bayview Y) seeks a collaborative Senior Director of Youth & Teen Services with expertise in strategic organizational leadership, developing and improving vision-driven and evidence-based programming, supporting and strengthening skilled youth workers, ensuring a high level of adherence to policies and procedures around program participant safety and child abuse prevention, and upholding the highest level of expectations around operational and accounting standard operating procedures. They should be adept at working in a fast-paced environment with students of color and thinking fast on their feet.
Under the direction of the Senior Executive Director, the Senior Director of Youth and Teen Services is responsible for the supervision of all Bayview Y youth and teen programs. These programs include: Summer Day Camp, KIPP Bayview Elementary After School Program, MLK Beacon Center at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Middle School, P.A.C.E. (Pumas’ Academics, College/Career and Enrichments) at Phillip & Sala Burton Academic High School, the Teen Center at the Bayview YMCA (including Studio Lab) and the Bayview Y basketball programs.
- Bachelor’s degree plus 5 or more years OR Master’s degree in education, administration, social services or a related field plus a minimum of 3 years of program administration.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with the best practices in youth development program planning, curriculum development, methods of teaching, and evaluation.
- A minimum of 5 years of experience managing staff.
- A minimum of 3 years of experience managing program budgets.
- Successful fund development experience, including grant writing and implementation of other fund development strategies.
- Proven ability to work with people from diverse ethnic, socioeconomic, educational, religious, sexual orientation backgrounds.
- Experience working in communities of color with low-income populations.
- Familiarity and experience working in or with schools and with community based organizations.
- Understanding of community- and school-based programming based upon Youth Development, the Learning In Afterschool & Summer Principles, the Common Core State Standards, and the Five Protective Factors.
- Able to effectively communicate to individuals and groups, both orally and in writing.
- Experience in providing broad-based services to diverse populations.
- Knowledge of community and community building systems.
- Courteous, professional, and able to reason logically.
- Detail-oriented and well organized.
- Able to establish and meet deadlines.
- Passionate about developing and sustaining quality services for youth and families, and a desire to learn and understand the needs of YMCA’s / school partners’ / institutional partner’s constituents, staff, and partners.
- Able to transport self to different sites as needed; sometimes traveling across multiple sites per day
- Meets all state required conditions of employment as set forth by Community Care Licensing for a Licensed Community Care facility; i.e. Fingerprint and Child Abuse Index clearance, TB/Health Physical, valid CDL and clean driving record.
- CPR/1st Aid certified is preferred.
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