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Youth Leadership Specialist
Japanese Community Youth Council

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Youth Leadership Specialist

Japanese Community Youth Council

Job Summary

Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 12 days ago
Job Role
Youth Specialist
Employer's Industry
Education, Nonprofit

Job Description

Job Title: Youth Leadership Specialist


Location: 1840 Sutter street, San Francisco, CA 94115

Salary: DOE, 40 hours a week plus full medical benefits, some weekends and evenings

Apply: ASAP

Program & Position Description:

Japantown Youth Leaders (JYL), Asian Youth Prevention Services (AYPS),  Daly City Prevention Collaborative (DCPC) and Tomodachi are Youth  Development Programs of JCYC. JYL is designed to foster leadership  development and engage participants in activities that support personal  development.  AYPS and DCPC strive to prevent, delay and reduce the use  and abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) among youth in San  Francisco and Daly City. Tomodachi provides holiday and summer  programming for elementary and middle school aged children, as well as  youth leadership experience for high school students.  For more info, go  to

The Youth Leadership Specialist is an integral member of the Youth  Development Team in planning and implementing program curriculum and  activities and will report directly to the Director of Youth  Development.

During the school year, the Youth Leadership Specialist will assist with  the facilitation of all Youth Development programs, including but not  limited to, service learning and health curriculum and activities  including recruiting participants, conducting weekly participant  meetings, providing leadership training, plan recreational activities  and guide youth led community service projects. Training topics include  group facilitation, public speaking, conflict resolution,  decision-making skills, domestic violence prevention and postsecondary  education opportunities. During holidays and the summer, the Youth  Leadership Specialist will support JCYC’s Tomodachi Program with  childcare programming which offers children interest-based club options,  field trips, and cultural enrichment activities.

The ideal candidate will be skilled in working collaboratively with  adults and youth, developing strong, nurturing relationships with young  people and facilitating small and large group workshops. They will be  detail-orientated and able to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced and  changing environment. They must be flexible with varying schedules and  activities during the week.

Responsibilities of the Youth Leadership Specialist include, but are not limited to, the following:

Position Responsibilities:

    Assist in the recruitment and selection of participants for program participation;
    Assist in the implementation of service learning curriculum and  facilitate youth led community service projects with participants ages  12 to 18;
    Develop and conduct workshops focusing on creative personal and leadership development skills;
    Support holiday and summer camp activities including planning and leading workshops and recreational outings as required;
    Support  youth and young adult related activities in Japantown and the broader Japanese American community;
    Build relationships between JCYC and other Community Based  Organizations (CBO's), Community Leaders, and Community Resources;
    Participating in evenings and weekends are required (minimum 1 per month);
    Participate in agency events and meetings as needed;
    Perform other related duties as needed.


    Minimum of 1 or more years’ experience working with diverse youth;
    Demonstrated effectiveness in facilitating youth groups;
    Ability to work effectively in a team setting with or without supervision;
    Experience working with community organizations;
    Knowledge of youth development principles/community service learning preferred;
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills with both youth and adults;
    Experience working with diverse youth from a range of backgrounds and circumstances;
    Vehicle access preferred.


·     BA/BS from accredited college or four years of related experience.

How to Apply  

No Phone Calls Please. Applicants must submit the following: 1) cover letter and 2) résumé

Application by e-mail is highly encouraged to youthleader AT

Application by mail send to: JYL/AYPS, 1840 Sutter St., Suite 207, San Francisco, CA 94115, Fax: (415) 921-1841

PLEASE NOTE: JYL, DCPC  and AYPS  programs of JCYC actively seek 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 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.     

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.


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