Fields: youth, job training, community development, immigrants, low income
Location: San Francisco, California
About the Organization: Based in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, the Vietnamese Youth Development Center (VYDC) is a multi-service agency offering services in employment and leadership training, education support and advocacy as well as individual and family counseling for immigrant and low-income youth and their families. The Center’s programs help to divert youth by providing constructive activities that impact their world increase their individual and cultural pride as well as build community spirit. Founded over 40 years ago, VYDC serves over 500 young people of all background each year.
About the Position: The Program Coordinator is responsible for supporting youth between the ages of 14 to 17 years old to successfully complete paid work placements during the school year and summer. The Mayor’s Youth Employment and Education Program (MYEEP) at VYDC provide subsidized (paid) employment opportunities to over 100 high school aged youth each year. The goal of the program is to support the positive development of youth by engaging them in meaningful employment, career, leadership, and community involvement opportunities. Ongoing services include employment readiness workshops, employment placement and referrals and support to resources and other programs.
• Minimum of two-year-college or bachelor degree in related field.
• Experience and familiarity with youth employment or workforce development area.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both one-on-one and in groups.
• Knowledge of services and programs for children, youth and families in San Francisco.
• Strong passion for working with low-income children, youth and families.
• Preferred: 1-year experience in community or youth programs.
Estimated Salary: $21 – $25/hour, 37.5 hours per week with employer paid health and dental benefits, vacation and sick hours
Deadline: Not given/Until filled
Vietnamese Youth Development Center