Program Coordinator (Career Awareness & Family Engagement Programs)

Position Program Coordinator (Career Awareness & Family Engagement Programs)
Salary $22.00-$25.00 per hour, plus Benefits
Reports to Beacon Director
Status Full-Time, Exempt


The Program Coordinator is responsible for the overall development, implementation, coordination, and management of the CYC Aptos Beacon Center’s Career Awareness and Family Engagement Programs. Duties include curriculum development, program facilitation, recruitment and retention of program participants. In addition, the Program Coordinator will organize and oversee activities that promote greater involvement of parents/guardians in their children’s education and to build a strong sense of community within the school.


Career Awareness and Exploration Program:

  • Develop, implement, and manage a comprehensive career awareness and exploration curriculum targeting middle school students.
  • Support, train and supervise the CAP Program Specialist to ensure program goals and outcomes are met as stated in work plan.
  • Recruit participants and implement strategies to ensure retention of youth for successful program completion.
  • Conduct assessments to assist students in identifying and exploring their educational, vocational and career goals.
  • Coach students and create Individual College and Career Plans (ICCP) that address student pathways to college and career planning.
  • Engage student in college preparatory activities to build a college-going culture (i.e. academic planning, guidance on financial aid and college application process, preparing for personal statements, )
  • Build a strong network of employer contacts to recruit as guest speakers for curriculum delivery.
  • Coordinate fieldtrips to high schools, college campuses, businesses, and vocational programs to increase youth knowledge of secondary and post-secondary education, business pathways, and career options.
  • Conduct basic pre-employment and job readiness activities to prepare youth for internships and jobs (i.e. resume writing, interviewing skills, conducting internship/job search, job application completion, professionalism and workplace expectations, etc.)
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and information about job markets, career fields, industry trends, and regional demands to provide guidance and support to students in pursuing their educational and career goals.
  • Organize College/Career Fairs and culminating events/showcases to engage parents and to celebrate student achievements.
  • Manage accurate program and client data collection and produce programmatic reports in a timely and consistent basis.
  • Administer and collect evaluation data as required by funders and for continuous program improvement.
  • Adhere to all agency procedures, incident reporting and protocols as required.

Family Engagement and Partnerships:

  • Develop and implement family engagement activities and programs that encourages high levels of family involvement and connection to
  • Work with Beacon Team to build and implement effective family engagement strategies and activities to empower students and their families to bolster student achievement and social emotional learning.
  • Work collaboratively with the school team to conduct outreach activities and promote family events, participation in school committees, meetings, volunteerism, and other shared school wide initiatives.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by the supervisor and management team.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field plus minimum of 2 years youth development experience. Experience in areas of career and educational planning, counseling, or advising a plus.
  • Experience with staff development and supervision is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, organize, facilitate and implement programs.
  • Experience building effective partnerships with schools, community based organizations, funders and employer partners.
  • Possess strong interpersonal, organizational, conflict mediation, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work with ethnically diverse groups of low-income youth as well as English language learners to support their social and emotional learning and development.
  • Excellent technology skills (familiar with Google docs & sheets, Excel, etc.)
  • Capacity to multi-task, work independently, and meet strict programmatic deadlines.
  • Ability to model to staff and participants: professionalism, personal responsibility, a strong work ethic and positive character.
  • Bilingual in Cantonese, Spanish, or Tagalog is preferred.
  • Willingness to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Able to lift or move at least 25lbs.
  • Commitment to taking regular Covid-19 health tests as required by program health and safety guidelines and/or current health directives.
  • Ability to complete Covid-19 vaccination requirement unless the individual qualifies for an exemption due to a disability or religious reason. (Exemptions must be approved by H.R.)

CYC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, age, religion, gender, marital status, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other basis recognized by federal, state or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Application Procedure:

Please submit cover letter and resume to CYC Main Office via email:

Attn: Program Coordinator (CAP & FEC)

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