Program Leader (George Washington Carver Elementary School)

    • Job Tracking ID: 512291-626181
    • Job Location: San Francisco, CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: 2 year degree
    • Job Type: Part-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: June 22, 2018
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: July 31, 2018
    • Club House Name: George Washington Carver Elementary School
    • Job Status: Part Time
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Job Description:

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF) will be launching an on-site after-school Beacon for George Washington Carver Elementary School (Carver) for the 2018-19 academic school year.  Through this partnership, BGCSF will provide a comprehensive program to approximately 145 students from Kindergarten to fifth grade that consists of a balance of academic and enrichment activities. The position has a full-time schedule or part-time schedule. 


Carver ES is located in the vibrant Bayview-Hunters Point (BHP) neighborhood.  BHP is a historically African-American neighborhood that is currently undergoing a lot of transition.  Rapid development and gentrification are issues that residents face on a daily basis.  Although schools in BHP have a reputation for low performance, those numbers do not capture the potential of the students that show up every day. Carver benefits from strong leadership and a staff dedicated to seeing youth succeed in school.  The Beacon Director is a person who understands the challenges the students and community face and is dedicated to creating a positive environment of success.


Key Responsibilities & Primary Duties

Program Leadership & Safety

  • Work directly with Carver ES students Monday – Friday for 4-6 hours daily.  The Beacon program will be staffed between 8:00am – 6:00pm.  There are several Program Leader positions and schedules will vary within that timeframe.
  • Always maintain a safe and enriching learning environment for the students and families at Carver ES and ensure that students are always properly supervised.
  • Plan and implement creative and engaging programs and activities in areas including arts, recreation, literacy and STEM.
  • Ensure that students are accounted for in program data and that youth are signed into and out of programs daily.
  • With the Beacon Director and staff, create program goals, objectives and outcomes.
  • Operate with a youth development perspective and provide a safe environment for students to participate and learn.
  • Maintain and support youth with a positive approach to behavior health that aligns with the Beacon policies and procedures and
  • Assist in and/or provide crisis intervention and follow-up, including mandated reporting when necessary.
  • Implement and support all BGCSF and Carver ES policies and procedures.
  • Support and maintain the BGCSF Health and Nutrition policies.
  • Attend all meetings, conferences and trainings as required.

Collaboration with Carver ES community

  • Maintain positive communication with the Carver ES administration, teachers and staff to support youth academics and social-emotional learning.
  • Build relationships with Carver families to ensure that communication about Beacon programs and activities are shared.

Professional Conduct

  • At all times maintain a professional appearance and manner reflective of the nigh standards of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco.
  • Be on-time and ready for work every day.
  • Communicate issues and challenges with the Beacon Director and/or Assistant Director with a positive perspective and respond to emails and other communication in a timely manner.

Experience and Skills:

Required Qualifications

  • AA degree or some credits earned from an accredited college or university or equivalent youth development experience.
  • Experience working with elementary-aged students in a youth development setting.
  • The ability to create and maintain strong, positive relationship with youth and families.
  • Strong positive approach to discipline with youth.
  • Ability to be a role model and leader for youth and manage a classroom or group of youth.
  • Ability to use a PC computer, including the ability to accurately enter data and use Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to create and follow systems and procedures.
  • Current Red Cross First Aid/CPR certification (within 90 days of employment)
  • Ability to pass a background check and fingerprint clearance.
  • Familiar with working with youth with social, emotional, academic and behavioral challenges.


Preferred Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent youth development experience in grades K – 5th.
  • Experience working with diverse elementary-aged students and families in a youth development setting.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English
  • Clean DMV record and ability to drive a 10-passenger van.


Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Must be able to be actively engaged with youth for several hours a day – including being mobile  within the classroom, play area, transitioning youth from one room to another and in other school settings.



The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification.  It is not designed to contain, not to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this role.