WRP Pathway Navigator

Job Type

Full Time




225 Bush Street
Suite 400
San Francisco
United States


WRP Pathway Navigator


Summary of Position

Program:           Work Resource Program (WRP)

Mission:              To partner with San Francisco Unified School District, Special Education Services to provide career and work readiness activities that support students’ current and future educational and employment success.


Principal Relationships:

·        Reports to:  Director of High School and Bridge Programs

·        Collaborates with: JVS HSB staff, SFUSD school site staff, educational and employer partners

·        Supervises:  N/A



·        Outreach to and enroll students into JVS’s Work Resources Program

·        Lead career industry, employment and college readiness classes at SFUSD school sites

·        Support high school students to apply to internships and Work-based Learning (WBL) opportunities

·        Collaborate with SFUSD school-site staff and JVS’s Pathway Navigators across multiple school sites to promote job application labs and other JVS programs

·        Lead summer pre-employment trainings and support summer success and retention activities

·        Lead career pathways exploration with students using Virtual Job Shadow to identify career values and interests in context of specific career options

·        Support students completing JVS’s career portfolio for youth


Qualifications and competencies

Minimum Competencies 

·        Communicates Effectively: Excellent written communication skills

·        Provides Quality Customer Service and Cultivates Relationships: Excellent customer service and relationship management skills

·        Thinks Critically: Strong decision making and problem solving skills

·        Practices Inclusion: Able to work in a multi-cultural environment with diverse staff, partners and clientele

·        Drives to Outcomes: Strong organizational skills, able to manage priorities, meet deliverables and deadlines

·        Demonstrates Flexibility: Able to work independently and as part of a team

·        Strong computer proficiency: MS Office Suite, Adaptable to new Technology


o       Commits to Professional Growth: Willing to participate in appropriate training and stay abreast of changes, trends in the Youth Sector


Preferred Competencies

·        Familiarity coaching and supporting students while using youth development practices

·        Familiar with Google drive, Dropbox and Salesforce

·        Familiar with SF Unified School District and internship programing 


Minimum Qualifications 

·        Experience working with youth and maintaining appropriate boundaries

·        Experience chaperoning youth on outings, encouraging engagement and ensuring safety of youth

·        Experience facilitating engaging youth workshops

·        Experience assessing activities/outings and providing feedback


Preferred Qualifications  

·        Experience coordinating career activities with youth between of ages of 14 to 24

·        Experience organizing events and large scale activities with multiple partners

·        Experience leading career and employment trainings

·        Experience working with students with disabilities  





Client Support

·        Through one-on-one and group coaching/training, support participants in:

o  Inspire realistic career goals, and coaching towards success

o  Actively engaging with SFUSD site staff to promote JVS programs

o  Connect what students learn in the classroom to careers and bring much needed relevance to everyday learning

o  Connecting internship experiences back to school day activities and themes

·        Identify participant supply needs and work with manager to secure resources


Program Support

·        As appropriate, participate in planning for, and coordinate school year career activities

·        Identify and provide feedback on ways to increase student support, internship support and overall program outcomes

·        Support development of collaborative vision while maintaining alignment to agency, department and program goals

·        Develop and maintain career curriculum and related training materials



·        This position will be working in a typical office and/or school setting, with no extremes in temperature or lighting

·        Able to travel and present at offsite locations in the Bay Area

·        Able to transport/carry program materials to school sites

·        Applicants should be able to work with equipment typically found in an office and should be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without accommodation. Possible accommodations needed should be discussed prior to the onset of employment and/or the interview process.




Department/program:                 HSB/Work Resource Program

Classification:                                  Full-time, regular, non-exempt

Benefits:                                             Eligible for all benefits offered to regular employees

Date written/revised:                   2/6/18


This position is contingent on funding and will be evaluated annually.



The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of the employees assigned to this job.


JVS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnic background, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin or disabilities. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities; please let us know if you need accommodations for the interview process.


This is a full-time, non-exempt position eligible for benefits, which include, but are not limited to: medical, dental, vision, 403B, four weeks of vacation, sick leave, most federal and Jewish holidays. 

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply


Want to Apply? Please email a cover letter and resume to recruit@jvs.org; Please use WRP Pathway Navigator in the subject line. Principals only, no phone calls, please.