Youth Program Manager

The Youth Program Manager is responsible for providing a range of services and programs to teens. The goal of our programming is to provide young people with the knowledge, skills, experience and community resources they require to overcome challenges, as well as build skills that will help them realize their full potential as they approach adulthood. The Youth Program Manager is responsible for planning and implementing designated program components in accordance with current best practices in the area of positive youth development. They are also responsive to changing needs of our community and in the environment, and adapts programs.

The Youth Program Manager by provides guidance and facilitates collaboration throughout the cycle of program activity, as well as by facilitating a team approach. The Youth Program Manager plays a key role in representing the youth-serving arm of Jewish Family and Children’s Services in the community, managing a broad range of significant relationships with various stakeholders, not limited to parents, community partners, schools, and synagogues.

Who Are We?

As a problem-solving center for residents of San Francisco, Marin, and Sonoma, Santa Clara, and San Mateo counties, Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) is a lifeline for children, families and older adults facing personal crises and challenges. We have over 40 programs, including home care for seniors, therapy for children, youth volunteer programs, services for people with disabilities, and so much more.

JFCS serves people of all faiths and backgrounds with our comprehensive system of care. Our professional teams bring years of experience to every client who walks through the door. As a national leader in developing innovative human services, JFCS incorporates the latest research and best practices to ensure everyone gets the highest quality services and care.

Founded in 1850, JFCS is one of the oldest and largest human service non-profit agencies in the United States. We are guided by the Jewish traditions of advancing human dignity for everyone, community responsibility, inter-generational ties, and repairing the world.

Who Are You?

  • Minimum of five years’ experience working with youth, in volunteer management or a related field of work is required
  • Previous experience in effectively running all programming in a virtual environment, including creatively interfacing with digital platforms and utilizing digital tools to engage teens in meaningful experiences
  • Experience facilitating large groups, both in person and in virtual settings, and ability to inspire volunteers through group presentations
  • Verifiable working knowledge of positive youth development programming and principles is required
  • Ability to effectively engage with teens via social media tools is required
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Jewish values, traditions, holidays, and customs; knowledge of Jewish organizations in the area is preferred
  • Excellent networking and outreach skills and ability to clearly present program goals and to work collaboratively with diverse staff
  • Possesses advanced technical and computer skills including Word and Excel and ability to effectively use the Internet is required
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings, as assigned
  • Must be able to reliably travel to programmatic locations, schools and facilities within the region. If operating a vehicle, a current Driver’s License and proof of motor vehicle liability insurance is required
  • Can work onsite at JFCS’s San Francisco or San Mateo offices
  • Have the COVID-19 Vaccination card by date of hire (JFCS will provide reasonable accommodations to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated for COVID-19 consistent with federal, state, and local law)

What Will You Do?

  • Contributes to development of strategies for outreach to local schools and Jewish Youth-Serving Organizations (YSOs) to identify potential youth who could benefit from participation
  • As a highly visible “connector” across Jewish teen settings in their region, collaborates with JSOs to deliver high quality Jewish programming, with a focus on service-learning projects rooted in Jewish values
  • Represents JFCS in the community to inspire support and involvement of funders, volunteers and collaborating organizations in related program areas within the agency
  • Maintains regional database and disseminates information to prospective participants, parents, and community partners
  • Supervises Interns and Fellows
  • Works closely with the Marketing Team to create outreach materials/social media content for YouthFirst programs
  • Participates in community networks relevant to the programs
  • Implements a range of relevant and meaningful programmatic opportunities that build teens’ connections to each other and the wider community. These include:
    • Internships
    • Leadership development
    • Service learning and advocacy projects
    • Career exploration
  • In collaboration with team members, works to develop and deliver program content in accordance with program standards
  • Organizes and coordinates all aspects of programs, including planning activities, working with teen leaders as appropriate, managing program logistics, and following up to ensure smooth operations
  • Integrates social media strategies into program planning, promotion, and implementation
  • Effectively integrates Jewish values, teachings, and traditions into programs to increase Jewish identification and involvement of YouthFirst participants
  • Complies with JFCS Strategic Plan, Annual Work Plan and Budgets
  • Works to ensure successful volunteer involvement in JFCS
  • Contributes to reports to organizations and foundations supporting YouthFirst
  • Links teens/families to appropriate services throughout JFCS and the broader community as part of JFCS system of integrated care
  • Complies with the Jewish Family and Children’s Services Policy and Procedures Manual, as well as agency health and safety standards for clients, employees, and JFCS facilities
  • Represents the YouthFirst Program to the community
  • Understands the mission and goals of the Agency and works within the Agency’s resources to accomplish goals and objectives
  • Carries out program responsibilities in compliance with Agency and Funders’ expectations and standards

Why Work at JFCS?

  • Be part of a financially stable nonprofit with a long and rich history
  • Make positive differences in the lives of thousands of individuals and families we serve each year
  • Great Perks and Benefits:
    • Competitive compensation
    • 15 holidays total (Includes 9 federal holidays & up to 6 Jewish holidays each year)
    • Employer 403(b) retirement Match and Additional Employer Contribution (Subject to eligibility requirements)
    • 3 weeks’ vacation time per year
    • 2 weeks’ sick time per year
  • Benefits: medical, dental, vision, life insurances, Employee Assistance Program, and commuter benefits
  • Educational Leave
  • Access to JFCS services

Excited to Apply?

To be considered for this position, you must meet the requirements and competencies listed above. Application materials will be reviewed as they are received, and well-qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Equal Opportunity Employer

JFCS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans, and disabled individuals. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees so classified.