Program Specialist – YCE

Position Program Specialist – YCE
Salary $22.00 – $26.00 per hour plus Benefits 
Reports to Program Manager
Status Full Time (40 hours/week); Non-Exempt (Position Ends: 6/30/23)


The Youth for Community Engagement Program (YCE) recruits and trains youth and adult volunteers in the community to help adults and seniors cope with, prepare for, and prevent emergencies. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the program seeks to provide a sense of purpose and human dignity for both the youth and the elderly. Through integrated activities such as sharing mutual experiences and educating each other, young people maximize their potential and become responsible contributors in society. The Program Specialist will support us in the operation of youth for community engagement program, training youth leaders to be part of the Seismic Safety Outreach Program presenter. The program’s outcome objectives will be to ensure populations are provided with increased education and awareness of the need to prepare for a seismic event, and that a high number of stakeholders actively attend and/or participate in earthquake safety trainings, workshops, and/or events within their respective service area and be provided with informational materials that will prepare them for a seismic or natural disaster and an understanding of what to do in the immediate aftermath. The Program Specialist will support the planning and implementation of advocacy efforts for and by a team of young multicultural peer leaders, develops intensive leadership development training and service learning projects, produces educational materials in different languages, outreaches to youth and parents through educational workshops, builds working partnership with other community based organizations and city departments, and develops solution driven recommendations to create safer communities.


  • Coordinate leadership development training and develop curriculum as necessary
  • Work with youth to develop and implement action plans
  • Oversee development of educational presentations and materials
  • Outreach to community organizations to set up presentations
  • Attend community initiatives, collaborative and advocacy meetings
  • Attend appropriate conferences and events along with participants
  • Prepare program documentation and reports
  • Other duties as assigned by management
  • Assist in recruitment, selection, assessment, placement and evaluation of youth participants in accordance with Program(s)/Agency goals
  • Facilitate educational workshops and trainings for youth
  • Facilitate Community Preparedness workshops 
  • Engage in planning and development of educational curriculum and presentations, as well as multicultural events for District residents
  • Outreach and provide referral and linkages to residents, community organizations, schools and merchants
  • Support the leadership development of youth leaders
  • Attend community fairs/activities, community initiatives, collaborative meetings related to community engagement and seismic safety
  • Provide a relationship as a positive mentor/role model to youth in conjunction with Program(s)/Agency goals
  • Visit senior buildings to monitor progress of Program(s) participants
  • Plan and implement special events for Program(s) participants
  • Assist/Support in creating a positive and safe environment for all youth 
  • Provide supervision during outdoor activities/events associated with workshop trainings and support special projects
  • Attend and support retreat 
  • Maintain participants’ files and record
  • Other duties as assigned by management


  • B.A. preferred or 2+ years of office work experience.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in interacting with people in a positive manner. 
  • Good knowledge of Google Drive and Microsoft Office Applications, such as MS Word and Excel.
  • Excellent project management skills with a results-oriented focus, and ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • Good level of personal organization, attention to detail and follow through with a strong ability to keep cool in stressful and high-energy environments.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion and diplomacy.
  • Must be dependable and have ability to multitask and prioritize work while also being flexible to support staff needs.
  • Possess professional demeanor, integrity, good judgment, and great sense of humor.
  • 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.
  • 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 Specialist – YCE

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