Program Coordinator – APIYFCSS

Position Program Coordinator – API Youth & Family Community Support Services (APIYFCSS)
Salary $26.00 – $30.00 per hour plus Benefits
Reports to Program Director
Status Full-Time, Non-Exempt


APIYFCSS Program adopts a MultiSystemic Therapy (MST) approach to address mental health stigma, limited access to linguistically and culturally appropriate services, and co-factors surrounding API youth and LGTBTQQ youth specific mental health issues such as violence, HIV/AIDS, and substance use. The program includes outreach, engagement activities, mental health assessment, case management and linkage to services through early identification, peer-led and parent-led support groups and activities, community education and services, community projects, and cultural identity activities for Transitional Age Youth ages 16-24. The Program Coordinator will administer the full program of outreaching, plan and coordinate community events aimed to raise awareness as well as to provide Transitional Aged Youth with case management and early identification through assessments and resources and referrals, as needed.

The Program Coordinator will also provide support and assist with our Asian Youth Prevention Services (AYPS) Program. AYPS is a partnership between community-based organizations throughout the city, with the goal to prevent, delay, and reduce the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) among Asian youth in San Francisco. To achieve this goal, the program has designed activities that enhance the skills and abilities of participants to effectively make informed decisions about ATOD and other risk behaviors. The position is committed to provide interactive life skills as well as family communication workshops to youth and families.


  • Outreach to youth, community members, and schools.
  • Build positive relationships with both parents and youth.
  • Act as liaison amongst school personnel, community agencies and CYC.
  • Provide case management for comprehensive services and linkages, advocate for clients, family access to services, and collaborate with all systems involved with the family.
  • Support with the development and implementation of our Elevate Youth California funded project aimed to reduce youth access to substances by instituting change in public policies and community practices in our city.
  • Prepare and complete required written documentation and reports.
  • Maintain close contact with teachers and school staff to monitor participants’ progress
  • Implement youth-led, community-level projects addressing media messages to reduce Mental Health stigma.
  • Facilitate workshops and presentations regarding various behavioral health topics to youth and parents/adults at various agency-wide and community-wide events.
  • Lead in planning and organizing field trips and recreational activities.
  • Provides supervision, trainings, and support to the APIYFCSS and AYPS team.
  • Make appropriate referrals to CYC programs and other agencies.
  • Participate in planning and coordinating with funders and collaborating agencies.
  • Attend community initiatives and advocacy meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.


  • B.A. preferred or 2+ years of office work experience.
  • Knowledge/experience in alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs prevention is a plus.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable discussing mental health, HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, and other sensitive topics with youth and parents.
  • Ability to work with ethnically diverse groups of low-income youth and English learners.
  • Ability to work with parents, teachers, and school administrators.
  • Ability to work some evenings, weekends, and outdoor activities.
  • Able to lift or move at least 25lbs.
  • Bilingual in English and Chinese (Cantonese and/or Mandarin) highly preferred.
  • 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.

Application Procedure:

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

Attn: Program Coordinator – APIYFCSS

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