Empower youth and Impact Communities



Through powerful partnerships with local organizations, the schools, and community,  Bayview Beacon provides the resources and support to help our youth and families cultivate successful life skills.

By becoming a Beacon you join a team of experienced and passionate community leaders and directly impact the lives of our students and families.

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Jann Ramirez, Assistant Site Coordinator

Jann Ramirez, Assistant Site Coordinator

" Honestly, I spent some time in other work environments before I got here. The difference between a "normal" job and the Beacon is definitely the energy. Every work place has its ups and downs but you know its something special when the staff, as individuals, have a coinciding mission. Whatever differences we may have the purpose is clear. We work for the good of the team, students and community.  "
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Elementary After School and Summer Program Coordinator

Site: George Washington Carver Elementary School / YMCA of San Francisco

Title: Elementary After School and Summer Program Coordinator

Salary: DOE + full benefits and YMCA Membership

Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., occasional Saturdays and evenings;



Under the direction of the Sr. Director of Beacon and Youth Services, the Carver After School Program Coordinator and Summer Day Camp Director is responsible for the supervision, operation, development and implementation of a dynamic set of programs at George Washington Carver Elementary School, including the ExCEL extended learning program, family and community empowerment programs and the YMCA’s Summer Day Camp. Being highly collaborative, the Program Coordinator builds and maintains strong and productive relationships with and among students, school staff, parents, the Y and community members of Carver ES and its surrounding neighborhoods. S/he should be adept at working in a fast paced environment with stakeholders at multiple levels and thinking fast on her/his feet.

Essentials Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees the development and implementation of the after school program at Carver ES, summer and family programming, and the YMCA’s Summer Day Camp. Works to identify community needs, establish program priorities, and execute the strategic plans to address these needs and priorities.

    • Develops and implements an annual action plan identifying program activities and deadlines for deliverables; meets the goals and deadlines identified in the action plan.

    • Implements revised program design and fresh strategies as needed in order to better meet needs of middle school-aged school youth and their families.

  • Works tirelessly towards the goal of providing the highest quality academic, enrichment and recreational programs for Carver ES students and their families rooted in evidence-based youth development practices.

    • Develops an academic support plan focused on increasing the quantity and quality of intentional literacy activities; trains and supports staff on consistently implementing this plan so that program staff are able to weave academically rooted activities into their lessons to reinforce school day learning and support literacy development.

  • Provide leadership to all after school, summer and family programming staff, including developing systems and structures for effective team communication, initiating opportunities for collaboration, and providing direct supervision.

  • Develop staff learning and professional growth by providing opportunities for professional development, evolving roles, and the exploration of best practices in youth and family services.

    • Provides on-going training and support for all staff, including:

      • Holding regular staff meetings and planning and implementing staff trainings;

      • Being present during extended learning activities to observe program and identify areas of strength and improvement;

      • Providing ongoing feedback and staff development; and

      • Performing annual written evaluations in compliance with agency policies and procedures.

  • Supports in the development and management of the program budget and fund development, and ensures compliance with funders.

  • Develops strong partnerships with school day staff, including school administration, counselors, Academic Liaison, and other community-based organizations that provide additional opportunities to participants.

    • Meets regularly with Sr. Director of Beacon and Youth Services and attends pertinent school day meetings as requested.

    • Acts as liaison between the Bayview YMCA and community partners.

  • Delegates and performs administrative tasks, including but not limited to, database entry timecard reviews, attendance logs, and budget management.

  • Assumes other duties as assigned.


  • S/he must be at least 23 years of age

  • Bachelor degree required; Master’s Degree preferred

  • A minimum of 3 years experience in administration and/or project management in a nonprofit setting.

  • A minimum of 5 years or more working with children in an organized setting.

  • A minimum of 3 years of proven staff development, supervision and training.

  • Understanding of community- and school-based programming based upon Youth Development, the Learning In Afterschool & Summer Principles, the Common Core State Standards, and the Five Protective Factors.

  • Must be knowledgeable about program planning, administration and evaluation, child abuse reporting laws, After School standards, as well as knowledge and awareness of a wide variety of out of school activities.

  • Able to effectively communicate to individuals and groups, both orally and in writing, and have the ability to develop positive relationships with children, adults, parents, staff, teachers, administration, the Y and community members.

  • Must be a talented multi-tasker and an independent worker who is adept at working on a team, thrives in a start up environment and maintains a flexible and positive attitude

  • Team player with proven ability to work with people from a variety of different ethnic, socio economic, educational, religious, sexual and generational backgrounds.

  • Must know how to onboard, grow, motivate and maintain a strong new team.

  • Courteous, professional, and able to reason logically.

  • Detail-oriented and well organized.

  • Must be able to work independently, have consistent follow through and demonstrate good judgment, and able to establish and meet deadlines.

  • Has a passion for developing and sustaining quality services for youth and families, and a desire to learn and understand needs of the YMCA of San Francisco, MLK MS and the San Francisco Beacon Initiative constituents, staff, and partners.

  • Meets all state required conditions of employment as set forth by Community Care Licensing for a Licensed Community Care facility; i.e. Fingerprint and child Abuse Index clearance, TB/Health Physical, valid CDL and clean driving record.

  • Bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese, or Vietnamese a plus but not required.


Safety & Support/Program Leader

Hours: 20 hours per week  // must be available weekday afternoons

Pay: $16 / hour

Dates: ASAP

Deadline:  Position open until filled.

The Bayview Beacon Center, a program of the Bayview YMCA, is located at the best high school in San Francisco, Phillip & Sala Burton High!  Together, we are implementing the community schools model to ensure that every student graduates college ready.  The Beacon gives youth the tools to thrive, while also strengthening the legs that support them: parents, family and community.  All Beacon programs and services are free and are open to everyone — especially students, parents and residents of Bayview Hunters Point, the Portola District and Visitacion Valley.


The Bayview Beacon is seeking a Safety & Support/Program Leader who is an exceptional youth worker who is committed to the safety and development of all Beacon program participants. Safety & Support/Program Leader Staff will  lead youth-development focused programs, monitor the school grounds including the courtyard, restrooms, interior of school building and surrounding school grounds and support Beacon staff and the Site Coordinator as requested, especially in the areas of behavior management and conflict mediation. The ideal candidate has experience leading high school-aged youth in a specialized content areas, such as art, dance, sports, STEM, or leadership.


  • Plan a project-oriented curriculum to support youth’s social-emotional, academic, and physical success by:

    • Incorporating the five supports and opportunities of Youth Development Theory and Practice:  safety, youth participation, skill building, community involvement, and relationship building;

    • Developing and leading a comprehensive curriculum that embeds high quality skill-building through activities that are sequenced, active, focused, and explicit; and

    • Planning regular, creative literacy-based activities that allow youth to build listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and leadership abilities through the class content.

  • Prepare and organize teaching materials, including daily lesson plans.

  • Plan and lead field trips and activities during early release days.

  • Keeping the school site safe

  • Supervise the Teen Center and Study Hall as requested.

  • Assist in evaluating program effectiveness.

  • Participate in training sessions throughout the year and regular staff meetings.

  • Support overall program logistics through coordination of activities, parent communication, and other duties as assigned.

  • Connect with school-day staff and teachers as needed.

  • Participate in ongoing professional development throughout the year.

  • Comply with the Bayview YMCA’s policies and procedures, and laws pertaining to the operation of the Bayview YMCA.

  • Maintain professional attitude and work ethic.

  • Perform other duties as required.



  • A commitment to providing young people with the highest-quality youth development experience.

  • Two or more years experience working with multi-ethnic, multi-cultural high school youth.

  • Strong understanding of the theory and practice of youth development.

  • Security Guard Registration (preferred)

  • Ability to engage with high school youth and build meaningful relationships with them.

  • Creativity and interest in planning hands-on projects for youth.

  • Fingerprint and TB clearance.

  • Provide documentation that meets SFUSD Instructional Aid requirement or take equivalency exam.


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Volunteer and Intern Opportunities

High School & Middle School

Academic Support Volunteers

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.



Volunteers are needed one time a week for multiple weeks during the following times Monday - Thursday from 3:00 - 5:00pm. Under the direction of the Site Coordinator of their site, the Volunteer supports youth during after school hours during academic support program time.  The Volunteer provides academic support for multiple subjects including, but not limited to mathematics, science, english, and writing. The Volunteer will work 1 on 1 with students based on their need for support.



  • Provide academic support to individual students

  • Encourage students to provide their best and most consistent work

  • Communicate directly with staff about student progress and day to day happenings



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 members.


Personal Growth: Pursue self-development that enhances intern 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.