Job Title: Program Coordinator
Component: Youth Services
Hours: Regular 40 hours per week (Afternoon & Evening Hours)
Reports To: Precita Center Director
Salary Wage: $18-$19 per hour depending on experience


Summary Description: The position is responsible for providing group and individual supportive services to teen and young adult fathers referred from the Road Map to Peace Initiative to Mission Neighborhood Centers Fatherhood Program. Supervision is received from the Precita Center Director. The Coordinator will be responsible for the facilitation of specific services at Precita Center and at offsite locations, including but not limited to designing and implementing innovative, engaging, and culturally appropriate programming. The goals of the program are to improve healthy relationships and outcomes for young fathers and their families; and to promote responsible fatherhood and positive parenting behaviors.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Supervises evaluates and provides leadership development to mentors, evening support staff, interns, youth workers, and volunteers.
  • Plans, coordinates, oversees and evaluates all aspects of program in compliance with contract regulations.
  • Develop and implement a curriculum for the Fatherhood Program in accordance to the Work Plan and Mission/Vision of the agency.
  • Plan and implement support groups, curriculum workshops, family/community events, experiential learning field trips and other activities as part of our Fatherhood curriculum.
  • Maintain a limited caseload of clients to provide individual supportive case management services. Engage with participant, family, community based agencies, SFUSD, criminal justice institutions, and other Circle of Care providers to identify and assess the needs of the young person.
  • Advocate for participant needs, providing referral information when appropriate to internal and external services based on individual participant needs. Makes referrals to MNC youth services and other community resources as needed.
  • Supports a program environment that is learner centered, promotes a sense of physical and emotional safety. Supports positive relationships between staff, mentors, program participants/families, and between participants/families and their peers or children.
  • Develop and implement outreach plan to recruit and retain program participants. Collaborates with CBO partners on community outreach efforts, outings, and crisis response/intervention (when needed).
  • Recruit in kind service providers to implement activities and serve as guest speakers, workshop presenters, and mentors within the program.
  • Maintains accurate program and client records and follows reporting procedures. Compiles, analyzes, verifies and submits data according to funding schedule and guidelines. Maintains complete intake files and completes all required data collection reporting forms (i.e. surveys, master lists, attendance, demographics, outcomes, etc.).
  • Prepare various reports for supervisors and other funding sources.
  • Monitors program budget, check requests, and invoicing.
  • Secure all materials and supplies needed for program activities.
  • Act a liaison with schools, community, public agencies, and parents/guardians of participants.
  • Attend regular staff, program, team, individual supervision meetings, case conferencing to discuss program and client issues or referrals, and monthly trainings as required.
  • Participate in the planning and production of Rites of Passages ceremonies for participants.
  • Conduct evaluation of program and ensure that they meet quality standards required by the agency.
  • Oversee and complete regular conduct and performance evaluations for mentors and staff
  • Maintain active presence in relevant community initiatives and collaborative efforts.
  • Promotes the health and safety of participants and follows safety and emergency procedures.
  • Be knowledgeable about survival strategies used by youth that have had police contact to deal with ongoing issues such as abuse, violence, assault; and utilize strategies and programming that is comprehensive, safe, empowering, community and relational focused to address these issues.
  • Must provide safe passage to participants daily and provide transportation on all outings.
  • Adheres to MNC staff code of conduct, demonstrates positive work and team ethic.
  • Actively participates in the creation and implementation of a personal staff development plan striving for self-improvement.
  • Wear agency apparel (i.e. t-shirt, polo, jacket, badge) to be identified as staff during work hours-on and offsite
  • Must be available to participate in late afternoon, evening, and some weekend activities as needed.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.


Language Skills: Must have ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos in English. Also, have the ability to write simple correspondence, present information in one-on-one and small group situations to clients and other employees of the organization. Bilingual in Spanish preferred. Excellent writing and communication skills preferred.


Mathematical Skills: Must have the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; and the ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and also be able to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Work Environment: The work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Requirements: Must possess a bachelors degree or successfully working towards a BA/BS (a current transcript must be on file) in social work, counseling, psychology, criminal justice or related field and/or minimum four years experience working with high risk youth and young adults ages 12-25; must have a valid California drivers license with good driving record and approved by MNC insurance carrier. Must be able to obtain fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice, Child Abuse Index, FBI and pass the Juvenile Probation Clearance requirement. First Aid and CPR certificate (may be obtained if employed).


This agency has the right to change duties, as business requires.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.


A copy of job description, with original signature of employee is filed in the agency administration files with other appropriate personnel records.  Duplicate copy of signed document is provided to employee.


Application Procedures:

Prospective candidates should mail or fax in their resume responding to the position.  Please include three names, addresses, and telephone numbers of persons who may be contacted for references to:

MNC Youth Services Program
Attention: Precita Center Director
534 Precita Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 206-7756
Fax (415) 285-7320

Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
People of Color Strongly Encouraged to Apply.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to encourage individuals with disabilities to apply.

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