Afterschool Program Instructor, Marina Beacon Center

Job Type

Part Time



Start Date



3500 Fillmore Street
San Francisco

United States


Reports To: Marina Afterschool Site Coordinator

Status: Non-Exempt

Job Grade: Grade II

Status: Part time Seasonal

Salary Range: $16-$18.40/hr for 2018-19 school year

Competency Level: Leader

Start Date: Mid-August

THE Y VISION for 2020

The healthiest children in America will live in the Bay Area, building skills and habits for a healthy life, enabling them to reach their highest potential through the strength of the communities we serve, and make a valuable contribution to society.


The Afterschool Program Instructor leads a group of up to 20 youth in grades 6th through 8th at Marina Middle School in the Marina neighborhood. The Program Instructor is responsible creating a positive, challenging, and safe afterschool environment for the students enrolled in the Marina ExCEL Afterschool Program. The top priority of the program is to teach the participants viable skills through using a youth development philosophy in recreational, academic, and enrichment activities taking place after school. Since all employees working at a facility where minors are present are considered to have a supervisory or disciplinary relationship over minors, the Program Instructor will strive to be a positive role model to youth within the philosophy of YMCA standards and expectations. Must be available to work Monday – Friday from 3:00-6:30 p.m. (program starts at 3:25 and ends at 6:25) for 21 hours per week, which includes planning time and a weekly staff meeting on a day to be determined. Hours may vary slightly in accordance with the SFUSD calendar and program needs.

The School: Presidio YMCA has been serving youth at Marina Middle School (MMS) for over fifteen years. As a brand new Beacon Community School site, Marina presents a unique opportunity for committed, passionate, and creative educators and youth developers to fully manifest their talents to engage and serve youth and their families. With an extended school day and year, MMS, is designed to optimize the learning time of students by providing more preparation and instruction time for teachers. In Fall 2018, we will enthusiastically welcome our pioneering cohort of youth, families, and partners.

San Francisco Unified School District’s Vision 2025 places access and equity, student achievement, and accountability at the forefront of every child’s education. The ideas and actions in the plan focus on one central idea: every child has the right to be well-educated. SFUSD hires teachers and other credentialed professionals who are committed to delivering rigorous instruction to all students, continuous learning and improvement, creating a culturally responsive classroom environment, and building meaningful connections with families and the community.

The Beacon: San Francisco Beacon Initiative (SFBI) is a citywide partnership launched by the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF), the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), private funders led by the Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Fund, and local community-based organizations (CBOs) in 1994. Each Beacon is developed by partnerships of existing community organizations (schools, service agencies, youth, parents and other community stakeholders) and managed by a lead agency, in collaboration with the school site. Representatives of SFBI’s governing body, the Beacon Steering Committee which includes representatives from DCYF, SFUSD, private funders, lead agencies and program alumni, provides oversight and guidance to the overall partnership. The mission of the San Francisco Beacon Initiative is to transform public schools into youth, family and community centers. Drawing on the existing strengths of our students, schools and communities, Beacon Centers are committed to a cohesive, comprehensive and collaborative approach that creates pathways to lifelong learning. In the last few years the SFUSD has worked to adopt a community schools approach: developing and implementing a coherent, school-based strategy to organize District and community resources around student success. The key characteristics of the district’s community schools approach are aligned with the fundamental goals and aims of the Beacon initiative since its inception:

• Comprehensiveness – identifying the structures and processes needed to support a whole-child approach to student success

• Collaboration and Coherence – embracing a shared vision and goals, in addition to integrating partners into school and program planning, decision-making and governance

• Commitment –fostering the sustainability of relationships and effective practices through clear accountability for program quality and student outcomes.


● Minimum 18 years old

● An AA degree or higher or Official transcripts reflecting 48 college units and a high school diploma/equivalent or Completion of CBEST and a high school diploma/equivalent or Completion of CODESP and a high school diploma/equivalent.

● Previous experience running recreational, enrichment, or academic activities with groups of youth, and knowledge of a variety of classroom and behavior management techniques.

● Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities.

● Previous experience with diverse populations. Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds.

● CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse prevention training within 30 days of hire date


● You must have the physical, visual, and auditory ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

● All employees working with the YMCA are considered to have supervisory or disciplinary action relationship over minors. All employees in SFUSD sites/contracted sites must be fingerprinted through DOJ and FBI AND be cleared before they can start work at the site.

● TB test results must be provided upon commencement of employment.


● Lead and implement an engaging afterschool “club” which involves:

○ Facilitating group and individual homework help each day

○ Planning and leading 8-week-long or 16-week-long clubs for up to 20 students; activities may include arts, science, sports, recreation, cooking, language and math skills development, etc.

● Participate actively in all daily programming and with all youth

● Vigilantly observe participants’ activities and enforce safety policies

● Monitor behavior that may require physical separation or conflict mediation

● Respond to critical incidents and act swiftly in an emergency situation

● Supervise participants at all times, including during program, snack time, and transition times

● Maintain a clean and orderly site by cleaning up after themselves and their group and returning all materials to their proper places at the end of each day

● Arrive prepared and on time for program and participants

● Check the message board above staff mailboxes each day before program

● Plan and implement clubs and Freestyle Friday activities by following the Youth Development model

● Submit any reports and updates (official or informal) as soon as possible on the same day of an incident

● Search for materials in the Youth Center before submitting requests for materials to be purchased

● Follow and maintain MEAP guidelines, objectives and goals

● Present self in a manner consistent with YMCA standards and goals

● Attend weekly on-site staff meetings

● Attend all mandatory department, branch and association meetings, training, events and conferences

● Attend staff development trainings

● Complying with all SFUSD, YMCA of San Francisco, Marina Middle School, and MEAP policies and procedures


Mission Advancement: Accept and demonstrate the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Support fundraising.

Collaboration: Work effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Build rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view and remains calm in challenging situations. Listen for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Take initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Make sound judgments, and transfer learning from one situation to another. Embrace new approaches and discover ideas to create a better member experience. Establish goals, clarifies tasks, plans work, and actively participate in meetings. Follow budgeting policies and procedures, and report all financial irregularities immediately. Strive to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for youth and their families.

Personal Growth: Pursue self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrate an openness to change, and seek opportunities in the change process. Accurately assess personal feelings, strengths, and limitations and how they impact relationships. Have the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; use best practices and demonstrate up-to- date knowledge and skills in technology.

While all competencies are significant the following are critical to success in this position:

● Accept and demonstrate the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs.

● Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them.

● Work effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions.

● Establish goals, clarifies tasks, plans work, and actively participate in meetings

● Have the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; use best practices and demonstrate up-to- date knowledge and skills in technology


● Curriculum meets established guidelines.

● Youth, classroom and activities are well supervised.

● Observations and evaluation of each child is ongoing and systematic.

● Establishes and maintains positive relationships and effective communications with parents.

● Program materials, records and site are well maintained.

● Participates in family nights, program activities, staff meetings and trainings.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply


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