Careers with a Cause
You can make a lasting impact every day by working with the YMCA of San Francisco. In communities across the Bay Area, 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
Urban Services YMCA (USY) Teen Programs creates opportunities that empower San Francisco’s young people to be citywide change-makers and celebrates their outstanding leadership. USY Teen Programs offers resources and support to San Francisco youth by providing direct access to funding, learning via trial and error, celebrate success through projects that come to life and opportunities for community collaboration to achieve its goals to activate youth-led change, amplify youth voice, support youth leadership and strengthen our communities.
The Teen Programs Director is a full-time position that is directly responsible for overseeing the full implementation of 1) Youth Empowerment Fund's mini-grants and youth leadership programs including the supervision of staff, Community Funders and contractors, grantee community partners, budget management, funding contract compliance, evaluation, communications and marketing, and coordination with DCYF and community partners. 2) Creation Station, including STEAM programming that will utilize the Design Thinking Framework and provide daily challenge activities for innovation and creativity. Activities will be project based and experiential, focusing on technology, science, arts and math. Youth will learn and practice informed decision making, creative thinking, problem solving and innovation while also working in groups to foster positive cooperation and team building with peers.
It is a mission critical leadership position that will provide the organization expertise in Youth Development, evidence-based program development; hold programs/staff accountable for high quality results; staff development, training and supervision; program evaluation and continuous program/staff improvement, budget management and funding contract compliance. The Teen Programs Director will represent Youth Leadership and Empowerment within the Y of San Francisco by: serving as a leader on the Urban Services Y leadership team; actively participating within branch & AO committees/cohorts; supporting branch training needs; supporting and leading events and branch fundraisers; and more as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Education, Political Science, other related fields or equivalent experience.
- 5 years’ experience in youth development, community organizing, public policy, and/or advocacy work.
- 3 years of direct project management and/or staff supervision.
- Must exhibit leadership ability, have excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to work with representatives of government agencies, community-based organizations and the business community.
- Knowledge about diverse cultures and ability to provide competency in working with youth and communities of racial, cultural, ethnic and sexual differences.
- Knowledge of computer software, particularly MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Ability to work independently and as an active team member.
- Knowledge of and familiarity with social service resources available for youth in San Francisco.
- Access to a vehicle, valid California State driver’s license, and clean driving record.
- Ability to pass a criminal background check.
- Successful fund development experience, including grant writing and implementation of other fund development strategies.
- Understanding of community- and school-based programming based upon Youth Development.
- 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.
- Has a passion for developing and sustaining quality services for youth and families, and a desire to learn and understand needs of YMCA constituents, staff, and partners.
- Familiarity with San Francisco neighborhoods and communities;
- Knowledge of grant-making processes, including monitoring and compliance;
- Experience with program development and evaluation.
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, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records