Program Coordinator – Work-Based Learning

Position Program Coordinator – Work-Based Learning (S.F. International High School)
Salary $25-$27/hour, Plus Excellent benefits
Reports to Site Coordinator (Education)
Status Full Time; Non-Exempt


Under the supervision of the Site Coordinator, the Program Coordinator is responsible for the overall development, implementation, coordination, and management of the youth workforce development program at San Francisco International High School. The Project Coordinator will work closely with students, faculty and the community to integrate school day learning outcomes and establish partnerships to create real world experiences for students.


  • Develop, implement, and manage a comprehensive career exploration curriculum and internship program targeting high school students.
  • Outreach and recruit internships placements for 80-100 students by researching and developing employer contacts in private and public sectors that match student interests and employer needs.
  • Build and foster strong relationships with business, community, college and civic partners to support college, career and internship opportunities for students.
  • Organize career days, guest speakers, company field visits, college tours, etc. to expose students to different industries and careers.
  • Collaborate with faculty to facilitate student connections to career/college specific professional preparation opportunities and services.
  • Design and prepare informational materials, written communications, reports, and multimedia materials for web and print distribution.
  • Develop and manage MOUs agreements between CYC and internship partner agencies and companies.
  • Facilitate presentations and orientations for both students and partner to review program learning outcomes and expectations.
  • Conduct assessments to assist students in exploring and identifying their educational, vocational or career goals to ensure internships match student interests and goals.
  • Create individual service plans that address student goals and provide barrier removal services as needed.
  • Provide support and monitor participant progress and employer satisfaction through regular one-on-one check-in meetings and field visits.
  • Compile and maintain program notes and records for both students and hosting sites to track progress and program impact.
  • 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.
  • Participate in school team meetings and coordinate with relevant administrators, faculty, student groups, and CBO partners to promote program visibility and coordinate service delivery.
  • Develop curriculum and facilitate job readiness, college and career exploration workshops as needed.
  • Maintain accurate documentation and data collection of services in required databases and produce monthly reports for granting agencies.
  • Assist students with pre-employment activities: resume writing, interviewing skills, job searches, job coaching, applicant presentation (proper interview attire and demeanor) and retention practices as needed.
  • Collaborate with other CYC Workforce Development Programs to implement events, activities, and other projects to further the goals of the youth workforce development department.
  • Support the SFI After School Program by providing academic support and WBL activities as directed.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor and management team.


  • Bachelor’s degree in counseling, education, or other related fields plus minimum of 2 years’ youth development experience.
  • Experience in areas of career and educational planning, counseling, or advising a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, organize, and implement programs.
  • Experience building effective partnerships with schools, community based organizations, funders and employer partners.
  • Experience supervising staff and managing program budgets is a plus.
  • 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 multitask, 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

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.

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