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Associate Director
Japanese Community Youth Council

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Associate Director

Japanese Community Youth Council

Job Summary

Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 19 days ago
Job Role
Youth Activities Coordinator
Employer's Industry
Nonprofit, Education

Job Description

TITLE: MYEEP Associate Director

POSITION: Full-time, Exempt

Location: 2012 PINE STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94115


JCYC Youth Workforce Programs provides youth employment opportunities and experiences that enhance the lifelong employability, earning potential and development of program participants. The JCYC 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), Opportunities for All, Project Pull, and SF STEM Academy, together providing subsidized employment experiences as well as other learning activities to over 3000 San Francisco youth annually.


The Mayor’s Youth Employment and Education Program (MYEEP) is one of the largest youth employment program in San Francisco, providing over 1200 high school-aged youth annually with employment and opportunities to explore, learn and start career paths. With a neighborhood-based approach, MYEEP is a collaboration of 8 nonprofit agencies that provides workforce development to youth. Each MYEEP location includes a Coordinator and an Academic Mentor. Coordinators recruit and provide program services to youth as well as recruit over 250 employment sites. The program also includes a youth leadership strategy that supports service delivery at each agency.


Under the supervision of the JCYC Youth Workforce Programs Director, the MYEEP Associate Director (AD) will lead the implementation of the program across 10 neighborhoods. The AD will supervise a team of 3 direct reports and co-supervise 10 MYEEP Coordinators (employees of collaborating agencies) as they provide high quality services across the program. The AD will guide and support each component of the program as well as ensure compliance with grant and applicable laws. The AD will be a part of the Department and Agency leadership teams as well as lead the MYEEP Steering Committee (comprised of a senior leadership member of each collaborating).

The ideal candidate are skilled professionals with experience leading diverse teams, strong team players and embrace continuous improvement. They are highly collaborative with strong interpersonal skills, enjoys building new professional relations and able to be flexible. They are detail-orientated and able to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of working effectively with youth of color in low-income communities, strong coaching & supervisory skills and experience working in youth development.


Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Program Leadership

  • Oversee implementation and program quality (including programming, payroll and other administrative functions)
  • Evaluate, summarize and report program outcomes to JCYC Youth Workforce Director and to funders
  • Plan and facilitate partner meetings such as MYEEP Coordinator(weekly) and Steering Committee meetings (bi-monthly)
  • Ensure workshop curriculum is engaging, culturally relevant to the population served, appropriately challenging, and supports the goals of the program
  • Write and implement program policies to maintain consistent delivery of service
  • Identify growth and enhancement to the program services
  • Oversee subcontractor budget process including budget review and invoicing
  • Assist in budget development and on-going monitoring of program expenses
  • Collaborate with JCYC Workforce Data Coordinator and Office Administrator to ensure timely and accurate employment records and payment to youth
  • Attend MYEEP evening, weekend and overnight events (staff and youth retreats)

Team Development

  • Foster a MYEEP team environment that embraces collaboration, diversity, integrity and community
  • Hire, develop and supervise MYEEP Youth Development Coordinator, Communications Coordinator, and Academic Mentor Coordinator
  • Build capacity of MYEEP Coordinators through trainings and conduct onboarding
  • Provide technical assistance and development opportunities to all staff members
  • Lead the planning process for MYEEP Coordinator Retreat

External Relations

  • Identify and pursue new partnership opportunities with other organizations
  • Build professional relationships with potential and existing worksite partners and MYEEP agency staff
  • Professionally represent MYEEP and JCYC at all networking events, conferences, mixers, etc.
  • Interact with stakeholders, including parents, caregivers, community leaders, and funders to ensure that program service delivery is aligned with community needs


  • Support the Workforce Department in developing staff meetings and leading the department in strategic goals
  • Establish and maintain positive and collaborative relationships with JCYC Programs
  • Support JCYC agency activities, including efforts to foster civic engagement
  • Participate in advocacy initiatives prioritized by JCYC
  • Other duties as assigned


Essential Qualifications:

  • Passion for the development of youth
  • Degree from an accredited four-year College or University
  • Minimum of 3 years of program management experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience supervising staff
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working with diverse populations of youth
  • Demonstrated effective facilitation skills
  • Exceptional organization skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with both youth and adults
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks with competing timelines
  • Strong computer skills including high proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google G Suite
  • Knowledge of youth programs and resources in San Francisco


Desired Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with platform
  • Experience building professional relationships
  • Experience writing curriculum for High School Age Youth and Adults
  • Experiences with a collaboration of organizations

How to Apply

  • No phone calls or visits please! Email resume and cover letter to: workforce_positions AT

PLEASE NOTE: JCYC strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ and people of all abilities to apply. We 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, JCYC will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. 

Business Overview

Our Story

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.


Culture & Perks

Community Oriented
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