Senior Program Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $39,894
Maximum: $46,218



Start Date


Application Deadline



440 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco
94110 CA
San Francisco

United States


Prevention Education Program/The DJ Project

Senior Program Coordinator, Full-time

Union Position

Horizons Unlimited of San Francisco, Inc., established in 1965, is a community-based organization located in the Mission District, and offers substance abuse prevention, treatment, employment, entrepreneurial, and after school services, for Latino and other youth of color, ages 12 to 26, residing in the Mission District and the city and county of San Francisco.

Position Title:          Senior Program Coordinator

Reports To:               Program Director, Employment and Prevention Programs

Program Summary: The Prevention Education Program is a comprehensive substance use prevention program comprised of multiple components, including Environmental Prevention Youth Action Groups (EPSF, Xicas EP group, Balboa EP group), Strengthening Families Program, and a plethora of outreach and information dissemination activities.

DJ Project Program: Since 2000, The DJ Project (DJP) has leveraged music and hip-hop arts as a platform for meaningful youth engagement. The program serves youth ages 14-24 and consists of 3 industry-specific, project-based components: Audio Production, DJing and Event Production. The Audio Production classes train youth in lyrical composition, beat making, sound engineering, artist relations and development, and performance. The DJ class, taught by world-renown Scratch DJ “Quest” provides cutting edge training in turntablism, scratching, stage and sound management, and lives performance. The Event Production crew serves as the conduit to the program, providing event design and execution, project management, marketing/publicity, vendor/artist cultivation, and operational/logistical leadership. 

Position Description: This position offers a dynamic array of services with a focus on The DJ Project Audio Production component and spans across 3 very engaging and effective programs. Specifically, this position with primarily focus on developing and facilitating the Audio Production program (3 days per week, 4-6pm), using industry-specific music software to train youth to create music, write lyrics, and record vocals in a professional studio. Coordinator supports artistic and aesthetic development and performance training, with compilation records as the usual final project. As part of the Prevention Education Team, the position will also lead 1 Environmental Prevention Youth Action Group (YAG) (2 days per week, 4-6pm), through the implementation of the evidenced based Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcoholism framework. Subject position will also support the Strengthening Families program (1-2 days per week, evenings) and coordinate the social media efforts of the program as a whole.

Duties and Responsibilities:

·     Create program applications and outreach materials.

·     Create program applications and outreach materials and conduct targeted outreach to recruit youth for participation in the Introductory and Advanced Audio Production classes (School Year and Summer cycles) as well as the Environmental Prevention Youth Action Group (School Year Only).

·     Schedule and conduct participant interviews for admission and enrollment.

·     Plan and provide program orientations to youth and their families.

·     Design, develop and implement The DJ Project Intro and Advanced Audio Production classes.

·     Work collaboratively with DJ and Event Production classes to enhance youth experience.

·     Help market the program via social media and coordinate community performances for youth.

·     Provide instruction for, and implement, the CMCA environmental prevention curriculum with the Youth Action Group.

·     Support the Strengthening Families program through direct co-facilitation of the youth component and/or via logistical support.

·     Maintain youth files, for all program participants, each cycle.

·     Plan and coordinate instructor monthly meetings and end of the cycle Showcases and outings.

·     Manage accounts and distribution of DJ Projects creative content.

·     Curate youth work, CD releases, press, event announcements, etc.

·     Complete and maintain daily sign in sheets to track youth attendance, successful completion, and report units of service.

·     Represent Prevention programs at community and other events.

·     Maintain an inventory of equipment and provide regular maintenance checks, upgrades, “cleanings.”

·     Attend bi-weekly Prevention Staff meetings.

·     Attend monthly Prevention Provider meetings.

·     Prepare monthly reports, funding source quarterly reports, and other required reports and documentation (internal and external).

·     Input required data into the PPSDS database.

·     Input required data into the CMS database.

·     Implement evaluations client satisfaction surveys, pre and post-tests, etc.)

·     Other duties assigned by the Program Director, Prevention and Employment.

Minimum Qualifications:

·     Bachelor’s Degree and/or 3 years of equivalent experience providing youth programming.

·     Experience working with diverse, urban populations within a youth development field.

·     Experience developing audio production curriculum and effectively facilitating youth groups.

·     Demonstrated competency in audio production including musical and lyrical composition, knowledge of current recording software (Reason, ProTools, Logic, etc), recording, sound engineering, and production.

·     Ability to support artist development, creative distribution, marketing, event production, etc.

·     Commitment to learn environmental prevention work and apply subject approaches to programming.

·     Strong written and verbal communication skills.

·     Ability to meet deadlines and juggle multiple competing deadlines/tasks in a fast paced environment.

·     Able to maintain accurate and complete records, monthly and quarterly reports, etc.

·     Familiarity with Microsoft Office, or Google Suite

·     Self-motivated and comfortable working in teams and independently.

·     Must be able to work evenings, on weekends, and before normal business hours (10:00am-6:30pm) for events, outreach, and trainings.

·     Must be able to clear a background and TB test.

·     If in recovery, must be clean and sober for a minimum of 2 years.

Preferred Qualifications:

·     Experience teaching project-based, audio production curriculum.

·     Knowledge of hip-hop culture and local Bay Area music scene.

·     Solid networking base and ability to expose youth to a variety of media and business opportunities.

·     Experience with social media content management.

·     Multi-media technical skills such as web development and maintenance, audio and video production, editing, etc.

·     Ability to use personal vehicle and adherence to agency insurance requirements.

·     Bilingual English/Spanish desirable.



Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time, permanent position after successful completion of a 6-month probation period. Eligible for benefits (medical, dental, vision plan, accidental life and AD&D insurance) on the 1st of the month following 1 full month of continuous employment. Other benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays, an ongoing opportunities for professional development. The hourly wage ranges from $19.18-$22.22.

Date Posted:

September 5, 2018   

Application Deadline:

Open until filled.


Application Process

Submit cover letter and resume, via email, to: Nancy Abdul-Shakur, Program Director: For questions, contact Nancy Abdul-Shakur: (415) 487-6714.

Horizons Unlimited of San Francisco, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, culture, age, disability, gender, or sexual orientation. Women and People Of Color Are Encouraged To Apply.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for

employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


Eligible for benefits (medical, dental, vision plan, accidental life and AD&D insurance) on the 1st of the month following 1 full month of continuous employment. Other benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays, an ongoing opportunities for professional development.

Level of Language Proficiency

·     Bilingual English/Spanish desirable.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree