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Associate Director

Japanese Community Youth Council San Francisco, CA
  • Posted: 22 days ago
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TITLE: Associate Director

POSITION: Full-Time (40 hours per week), Exempt

COMPENSATION: DOE; excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 403(b), paid vacation and holidays

LOCATION: 2012 Pine St., San Francisco


JCYC Youth Workforce Programs provides youth employment opportunities and experiences that enhance the lifelong employability, earning potential and development of program participants. The JCYC Youth Workforce Programs consist of the largest youth employment programs in San Francisco, and includes The Mayor’s Youth Employment & Education Program (MYEEP), San Francisco YouthWorks (SFYW), Opportunites for All, (OFA) Project Pull, and SF STEM Academy together providing subsidized employment experiences as well as other learning activities to over nearly 3,000 San Francisco youth annually. For more information about JCYC, visit


San Francisco YouthWorks is a unique high school internship program designed to develop youth job readiness and build awareness of careers in public service. Youth participants are placed in paid internships under the supervision of a career mentor from one of over 30 San Francisco city government departments. This work experience is supplemented by a variety of job readiness and career exploration activities to support youth development. For more information about SFYW, go to


Under the supervision of the JCYC Youth Workforce Programs Director, the SFYW Associate Director (AD) will lead the 5 member team which provides internship and development opportunities to over 400 youth annually. The AD will manage day-to-day operations, lead program planning, and represent the program with community stakeholders as well the City Departments that fund the program.

The ideal candidate for this position is a values driven optimist who is a skilled professional with experience leading diverse teams, is a strong team player, and embraces continuous improvement. The candidate must be detail-orientated, an avid user of technology, an effective multi-tasker in a time intense environment, and motivated to develop and coach staff. The AD is expected to provide good customer service, relish the challenge of problem-solving, and enjoy developing new competencies.


Program Implementation

  • Oversee the implementation of all program activities, meetings, events, and trainings;
  • Manage day-to-day operations of program and ensure successful completion of annual work plan activities;
  • Manage program planning and implementation of activities to recruit, train, and maintain volunteer mentor;
  • Plan and facilitate staff meetings;
  • Work with JCYC Workforce Payroll Coordinator to ensure timely and accurate payment to youth employee;
  • Assist with the evaluation of the program as needed and propose process and content improvements to continually increase the quality and efficiency of services provided to program

Program Management

  • Assist with managing the program budgets including budget development and on-going monitoring of program expenses;
  • Complete program and financial reporting as required by funders;
  • Assist with program advocacy and public relations efforts including serving as a liaison to the community and key stakeholders;
  • Assist with the creation of grant proposals and other attempts to secure additional or expanded funding;
  • Work directly with JCYC management team to resolve program, fiscal and personnel issues;
  • Attend monthly JCYC management team meeting and provide solutions in addressing program and agency issues and implementing JCYC initiatives;
  • Establish and maintain positive and collaborative relationships with JCYC Programs;
  • Support program specific civic engagement activities to ensure participants understand the importance of participating in the democratic process;
  • Participate in advocacy initiatives prioritized by


  • Supervise the SFYW team;
  • Oversee the professional development of Employment Coordinators, including ongoing coaching and training;
  • Prepare annual performance reviews and provide coaching and guidance to develop staff;
  • Foster a work environment of cooperation, compassion, integrity, diversity, community and vision.

Desired Qualifications:

  • BA/BS from accredited college or four years of related experience
  • At least 2 years of experience working with diverse youth from a range of backgrounds and circumstances
  • At least 2-5 years of experience supervising staff
  • At least 2-5 years of program management experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with both youth and adults
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of and commitment to youth development principles and practice
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting with or without supervision
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google G Suite
  • Salesforce database experience preferred


Please email cover letter & resume to: workforce_positions AT

JCYC strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ and people of all abilities to apply. We actively seek to hire and promote individuals without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religious creed, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or presence of non- job related conditions or disabilities. All employees of the JCYC participate in a criminal background investigation. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, SFYW and JCYC will consider for employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

JCYC’s mission is to cultivate and enrich the lives of children and youth from diverse, multi-cultural communities throughout San Francisco and beyond. Through a continuum of services, JCYC programs can support children and youth from the time they start pre-school until they are ready to move onto college. In addition to providing direct services, JCYC has also organized and continues to lead some of the largest and most successful youth collaborations in San Francisco.

Japanese Community Youth Council


San Francisco, CA
94115 USA

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