Program Leader – (Elementary Summer Program)

Position Program Leader – (Elementary Summer Program)
Salary $22-$26 per hour, DOE
Reports Site Coordinator

Temporary Part-Time, Non-Exempt:

School Year: 5/16/24 – 6/4/24 (up to 25 hours/week)

Temporary Full-Time, Non-Exempt:

Summer: 6/5/24 – 7/24/24 (Position ends on 7/24/24)


Under the supervision of the Site Coordinator, the Program Leader will work as a team to build a positive and supportive environment for transitional kindergarten thru 5th grade school aged children. The Program Leader will provide support to the After School Program/Summer Program at one of our elementary school sites. Our focus is on supporting youth in their academic, social and emotional development. We are seeking leaders who are able to guide transitional kindergarten thru fifth grade elementary school aged children in literacy, math, STEM and age appropriate recreational and enrichment curriculum activities.


  • Supervise and manage approximately 10-20 transitional kindergarten to fifth grade students in our summer programs.
  • Create and plan enrichment curriculum activities and lesson plans to support student learning incorporating social emotional learning competency skills
  • Supervise daily academic support, tutoring,  enrichment, and recreational curriculum activities and lessons
  • Provide supervision during supper/ snack and recess time 
  • Provide strong systems and structures for students to transition between each component of the program 
  • Create, follow up and be consistent with behavioral management plans for whole group and individual students
  • Support school day teachers with classroom push ins, small group cohorts/ tutoring, reading/ literacy, math and mentorship programs 
  • Develop and encourage consistent study habits/routine
  • Provide a relationship as a positive mentor/ role model to TK-5th grade school aged children in conjunction with program/agency goals
  • Create an ongoing communication with site staff, teachers and parents regarding student progress and goals
  • Support and build relationships with both parents, teachers, site staff and program participants
  • Support in creating a positive and safe environment for all program participants
  • Provide supervision during indoor and outdoor activities 
  • Assist in the supervision of any youth/ high school or adult volunteer or program intern 
  • Responsible for ongoing communication with direct supervisor, program manager, program director in a timely manner
  • Responsible for student attendance and other reports assigned by supervisor
  • Attend and participate in all required agency and program related training, and team meetings
  • Participate in restorative circles and or care team meetings if needed
  • Other duties as assigned by management


  • AA degree preferred but must have completed a minimum of 48 college units or  passed an Instructional Aide Exam. 
  • Passion to work with young people ages 5 and up from diverse backgrounds.
  • Have a sense of humor, creativity and patience. 
  • Knowledge of the youth development framework and practices and one or more years of experience planning and facilitating academic, enrichment, recreational and social emotional learning curriculum activities for school aged children
  • Experience in classroom management, conflict mediation, and restorative practices is a plus. 
  • Experience working with diverse youth and families a plus
  • Ability to develop, implement, and organize programs and special events. 
  • Possess good organizational, communication and teamwork skills. 
  • Ability to model to staff and participants: professionalism, personal responsibility, a  strong work ethic and positive character
  • Bilingual/bicultural in Arabic, Cantonese/Mandarin, Spanish, or Vietnamese is  preferred. 
  • Must be able to work Monday to Friday, in-person
  • 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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