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Youth Empowerment Fund (YEF) Coordinator

Urban Services YMCA
Full time
Competency level: 
Reports to: 
Teen Program Director
Salary range: 
$26.00 to $28.00 per hour

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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 is the social services branch of the YMCA of San Francisco. Our mission is to provide holistic and comprehensive community based programs that support health, wellness and self-efficacy in youth, families and communities.

Under the supervision of the Teen Programs Director, the Program Manager of the Youth Empowerment Fund (YEF) will be responsible for overall program operations including (1) supervising part-time adult and youth staff  (2) Planning, coordination and implementation of all activities of the Youth Empowerment Fund program (3) The general administration of YEF Mini-Grants, which distribute $100,000 annually to short-term initiative, youth-led projects that make positive impacts on the community. (4) Ensuring high program quality of the Community Funder youth program and Mini-Grants program (5) Overall grant administration and compliance for YEF funding streams. The position requires a dynamic, communicative and passionate leader who can work, empower and engage adults, high school and transitional aged youth while building out YEF programs to achieve its goals to activate youth-led change, amplify youth voice, support youth leadership and strengthen our communities.

Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Education, Political Science, other related fields or equivalent experience.
  • 2-4 years experience in youth development, community organizing, public policy, and/or advocacy work.
  • Must exhibit leadership ability, have excellent written, and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge about diverse cultures and ability to provide competency in working with youth and communities of racial, cultural, ethnic and sexuality differences
  • Knowledge of computer software, particularly MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to work independently and as an active team member
  • Access to a vehicle, valid California State driver’s license, decent driving record and carry $100k/$300k liability insurance coverage
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check


  • Knowledge of and familiarity with social service resources available for youth in San Francisco
  • 2-4 years experience supervising staff
  • Knowledge of institutional philanthropy practices and experience with grant giving institutions (example: private or community foundations)

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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, 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