AURA Program Specialist

Position Program Specialist (Advocating for Unity Resilience and Acceptance)(1.0 FTE)
Salary $20.00-$23.00 per hour plus benefits
Reports to Program Coordinator
Status Full Time; Non-Exempt


Advocating for Unity Resilience and Acceptance (AURA) is a middle school girls’ mentorship program committed to develop strong young women leaders, particularly in challenging stereotypes and building self-esteem to assist in achieving both personal and community goals. Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator, a team of young Asian middle school aged women peer leaders and youth participants (ages 11-14) will participate in training, produce female empowerment projects, outreach and educate schools and communities. Along with facilitation of leadership development training, the Program Coordinator recruit, train, and match mentees with mentors.


  • Assist in recruit and supervise diverse team of middle school aged Asian women as peer leaders and youth participants
  • Target, identify, recruit and assist to match team of mentors with youth participants as mentees
  • Assist in planning orientation, training and curriculum as necessary for mentors
  • Develop curriculum that integrate media literacy and on topics on API representation and female empowerment
  • Support youth-led projects that include critical analysis, planning, design and reflection to empower the community through the social media campaign
  • Support the development of peer leaders’ skills
  • Attend community initiatives, collaborative and advocacy meetings related to female empowerment
  • Attend appropriate conferences and events along with peer leaders and youth participants
  • Prepare program documentation and reports
  • Other duties as assigned by management 


  • Ability to work in partnership with young women and to support their leadership
  • Commitment to youth and leadership development practices and to encourage mentors to help participants develop their leadership potential
  • Excellent organizational and presentation skills
  • Bilingual/biliterate in English and an Asian language, preferably Chinese 
  • Knowledge of San Francisco’s Asian and Pacific Islander communities and resources for young women
  • Bachelor’s degree in related fields
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends
  • The Community Youth Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Application Procedure:

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter, resume, and sample workshop/lesson plan in PDF (.pdf) format or Word Doc (.doc) format to to CYC via email: [email protected]

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