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Employment Coordinator

Japanese Community Youth Council

Job Description


Employment Coordinator

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

LOCATION: 2012 Pine Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

SALARY: $52,000 to $55,000 with excellent benefits upon completion of 3 month introductory period

TENTATIVE START DATE: September 15, 2023

Do you believe that a young person’s first job is more than a paycheck and is actually a significant milestone on the path toward adulthood and most importantly an opportunity to explore? If you are excited by the prospect of impacting the lives of youth through a workforce program we would like to meet you.

San Francisco YouthWorks (SFYW) is a unique high school internship program that includes both a school-year and summer strategy and is 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 opportunity is supplemented by a variety of job readiness and career exploration activities to support youth development. For more information about JCYC and SFYW, go to https://www.jcycworkhub.org/programs/youthworks.

San Francisco YouthWorks is one of several JCYC Youth Workforce programs—including MYEEP, Project Pull, and SF STEM Academy—which provides a continuum of employment opportunities and experiences to over 2000 young people annually. JCYC is a leading San Francisco nonprofit organization that cultivates the hopes, dreams, and aspirations of young people so that each can bring them to life.

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the SFYW Associate Director, the Employment Coordinator (EC) is one of five team members that manage a school-year and summer cohort of youth and their career mentors. The EC is responsible for overseeing and delivering the program experience to their cohort from start to finish and will offer ongoing support to both interns and mentors. Additionally, the EC will participate in program planning, serving as the lead person of at least one core program activity, which include but are not limited to intern recruitment, youth leadership, mentor training, communications, or curriculum development.

Ideal candidates are values driven and interested in supporting the development of youth that have barriers to employment. They are comfortable working in diverse and dynamic environments where the ability to work in teams and independently is essential. They have previous experience working with high school-aged youth, and are adept at forming productive relationships with youth and adults. They are detail-oriented and able to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. The candidate should be able to maintain a sense of humor, be flexible, and be self-aware. They also have a demonstrated history of effective and professional use of stand-alone and cloud based software.

Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Recruit and manage cohorts of high school interns and career mentors;
  • Assess and match youth participants with career mentors in city government internships;
  • Monitor and support youth and mentors throughout the internship;
  • Process biweekly payroll for youth using Automatic Data Processing (ADP);
  • Project management of lead roles, delegating as needed and working closely with other members of the SF YouthWorks team;
  • Facilitate pre-employment, career development, career exploration and goal-setting workshops for youth;
  • Lead at least one core program activity (i.e. curriculum development, event planning, social media outreach, etc.)
  • Participate in scheduled mandatory weekend and evening events (i.e. outreach / recruitment, interviewing and fundraising);
  • Support program specific civic engagement activities to ensure participants understand the importance of participating in the democratic process;
  • Participate in advocacy initiatives prioritized by JCYC.


  • BA/BS from accredited college or four years of related experience (i.e. Psychology, Child Development, Communications and Human Resources).
  • At least 1 year of experience working with diverse youth from a range of backgrounds and circumstances
  • Knowledge of San Francisco's neighborhoods (position requires travel around San Francisco)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with both youth and adults
  • Knowledge of and commitment to youth development principles and practice
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting with or without supervision
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google (G) Suite
  • Facilitation experience

How to Apply:

No phone calls or visits please! Email resume workforce_positions@jcyc.org

PLEASE NOTE: San Francisco YouthWorks, a youth workforce program of JCYC, actively seeks to hire and promote individuals, recruit volunteers and provide services to 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, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $52,000.00 - $55,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift

Work Location: In person

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