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YBike Program Leader

Part time
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Reports to: 
Associate YBike Director
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Careers with a Cause

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.

In order to keep staff and participants as safe and healthy as possible, all staff working on-site will be required to be vaccinated (COVID-19) prior to beginning work.

About the Job

Under the supervision of the YBike Associate Director, this position is responsible for delivering and facilitating after school bicycle clubs to elementary, middle, and/or high school youth at multiple off site locations. Along with other YBike staff, YBike Program Leaders will also support the operation of bicycle safety education programs that include in-school P.E. programs, community and city-wide bicycle events, and programs for youth and families at multiple locations. All programs should be administered in a manner consistent with YMCA goals and policies.

This position's hours may vary in accordance with the SFUSD calendar, program needs, and weekend excursions and events.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Proof of COVID Vaccination is required
  • 18 years or older
  • HS diploma or equivalent
  • Available weekdays, 2:00-6:00 pm
  • Physical ability to lead and participate in active sports and games with children, monitor behavior requiring physical separation and participate in curriculum activities
  • Ability to ride bikes
  • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in a emergency situation
  • Ability to adequately observe participants in activities, enforce safety regulations, and apply
    appropriate management techniques
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • A passion for social justice and knowledge of the challenges faced by low-income San Francisco residents, and a desire to make a difference with this population
  • Proven ability to work with people from a variety of different ethnic, socio-economic, educational, religious, sexual and generational backgrounds
  • Must be an independent worker able to multi-task, adept at working on a team, thrives in a start-up environment and maintains a flexible and positive attitude
  • Understanding of community and school-based programming based upon Youth Development Practices & Principles, the Common Core State Standards, and Restorative Practices
  • CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and YMCA Child Abuse Prevention training within 30 days of hire date
  • TB test clearance
  • Fingerprint background check clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • 21 years or older
  • Available some weekends and weekday mornings
  • Experience in risk management and emergency response
  • Experience working in youth bike education programs or similar
  • Language skills in Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, or Arabic
  • Professional bike mechanic’s certification (or a strong ability to repair bikes)
  • League Certified Instructor from the League of American Bicyclists


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