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STEAM & Enrichment Specialist - New Traditions Elementary

Buchanan YMCA
Full time
Competency level: 
Reports to: 
Site Coordinator
Salary range: 
$20.40-$25 per hour
Start date: 
Jan 11, 2024 to Jun 04, 2024

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Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively influences the lives of people and communities. As the nation's leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA of San Francisco offers more than just a job--we offer you a career with a future and the chance to make a lasting difference in your community. At the Y, you can discover your passion and a lifelong career helping to solve some of the nation's most pressing social issues.

About the Job

Buchanan YMCA is seeking a STEAM and Enrichment Specialist for the afterschol programs at New Traditions Elementary School - 2049 Grove St, San Francisco, 94117.

The STEAM/Enrichment Specialist position is responsible for creating, supervising, and leading one-hour enrichment classes for up to 2 times per week in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) activities at their program site. A large part of this position requires attendance at the program training dates facilitated by YSF’s STEAM Academy and engagement in ongoing monthly coaching with a STEAM Coach. In addition to facilitating and leading the site’s STEAM curriculum, this position will support the Site Coordinator in the procurement of and logistics related to the site’s enrichment program. Programming must be intentional, follow YMCA curriculum guidelines, and be based in Youth Development Principles.

STEAM/Enrichment Specialists will be responsible for maintaining attendance, identifying STEAM students during the YMCA Core Survey cycle, participating in pre/post assessments as a STEAM Specialist, and co-hosting a STEAM event that invites families and communities at their after-school program site.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 18 years or older
  • High School Diploma or equivalent, 48 units of college credit, or have successfully passed the SFUSD Instructional Aid exam
  • Must have at least one year experience working with youthin learning environments
  • Must be highly motivated to provide quality after school opportunities to youth
  • Must have at least one year experience facilitating lessons and managing classrooms
  • Must have knowledge or expertise in youth development and particularly in the STEAM field
  • Must be comfortable leading physical activities with youth
  • Must be available for 1.25 hours per day between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday with some morning hours for coaching & development
  • Current YMCA approved CPR and First Aid certification (training available upon hire)
  • Fingerprint background check clearance
  • TB Test clearance

Preferred Skills & Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree in STEAM related field of study
  • Bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, or other languages strongly 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

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