Program Coordinator – Job Readiness for English Language Learners (JRELL) Program

Position Program Coordinator – JRELL
Salary $26 – $30 per hour plus benefits
Reports to Program Manager
Status Full-time (1.0 FTE); Non-Exempt


CYC’s Job Readiness for English Language Learners (JRELL) Program focuses on uplifting and motivating youth ages 14-24 with limited English language skills. Under the supervision Program Manager, the JRELL Program Coordinator will be responsible for comprehensive vocational training and employment services, including job readiness skills training, job/career/educational goal identification, individualized job search support, job development, on-the-job coaching and on-going work-based vocational assessment.


  • Oversee the development and implementation of the Job Readiness for English Language Learners (JRELL) Program.
  • Target city-wide outreach and recruitment focusing on English Language Learners between ages of 14-24.
  • Develop curriculum and facilitate vocational training workshops including resume writing, job interview skill-building, and strength/talent identification to meet program learning objectives.
  • Recruit worksites to host program participants for subsidized internships and provide support to volunteer worksite supervisors.
  • Provide personal and vocational guidance for youth using vocational and interest assessments, and develop individualized vocational goals and plans with participants.
  • Providing case management and referral service to high-need youth and young adults, assisting with job placement and milestone verification
  • Counseling participants in resolving personal issues that may affect work/school performance
  • Hire, train, and supervise program staff, including providing ongoing coaching and professional development.
  • Develop and manage program budgets, including monitoring expenses.
  • Maintain up-to-date list of available jobs that are appropriate for youth
  • Cultivate relationships with employers, developing jobs for youth and young adults
  • Complete all required written documentation and reports
  • Refer youth to appropriate services within CYC or other agencies
  • Supporting program-wide events
  • Other duties as assigned by management
  • Prepare program participants for subsidized employment at nonprofit, public, and private sector placement.
  • Attend mandatory meetings and trainings for the benefit of the program and staff.
  • Act as a liaison and collaborate with other service providers


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year College or University or minimum 2+ years’ experience delivering workforce development programs.
  • Bilingual in English AND Cantonese/Mandarin.
  • Experience facilitating workshops for high school and TAY aged youth.
  • Ability to work with ethnically diverse groups of low-income youth as well as English Language Learners to support their social and emotional needs during transition.
  • Experience working with San Francisco’s diverse communities and neighborhoods.
  • Experience working with community-based service providers and private sector partners.
  • Ability to work as part of a team to prioritize and handle multiple tasks, and to work.
  • Experience in conducting interviews and assessments with youth and parents.
  • Experience working with community-based service providers and private sector partners.
  • Ability to work as part of a team to prioritize and handle multiple tasks, and to work independently in a high-pressure environment.
  • Familiarity with job-seeking and job coaching skills
  • Demonstrated effective organization and facilitation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Competency with PC-based software including Microsoft Office
  • Excellent technology skills such as Google Suite and Zoom, etc.
  • Ability to model to staff and participants: professionalism, personal responsibility, a strong work ethic and positive character.
  • Strong organizational and collaboration skills.
  • Able to lift or move at least 25lbs.
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends and at outdoor activities.
  • Commitment to taking regular Covid-19 health tests as required by program health and safety plan and guidelines.

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, resume, and sample lesson plan/workshop to CYC Main Office via email:

Attn: JRELL Program Coordinator

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