Job Title: Project Coordinator
Department/Program Name: Leadership
Classification: Hours/Benefits: Part-time, up to 25 hours per week non-exempt Hours to be determine based on availability With sick, vacation and holiday pay
Position Starts and End: ASAP
Reports To: Executive Director
Based in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, the Vietnamese Youth Development Center (VYDC) is a multi-service agency offering services in employment and leadership training, education support and advocacy as well as individual and family counseling for immigrant and low-income youth and their families. The Center’s programs help to divert youth by providing constructive activities that impact their world increase their individual and cultural pride as well as build community spirit. Founded over 38 years ago, VYDC serves over 500 young people of all background each year.
The Project Coordinator position will be responsible for implementing the agency’s Tobacco Free community capacity building project for youth between the ages of 15-21 years old. The goal of the project is to recruit and train youth advocates to diagnose and research a tobacco control issue in their community and then design an action that addresses the issue by changing the environment. The Project Coordinator responsibilities will include recruiting, training and developing the skills of youth advocates; attending trainings and coalition meetings; work with Funder to diagnose, research and develop tobacco-related issues and policies impacting the community; and conduct presentations and education awareness to community members and policymakers.
- Assess and train youth advocates in the areas of tobacco control issues, skills necessary to implement the community capacity building process, media advocacy and policy development at the city/county organizational level. Technical training will be provided to the Project Coordinator prior to training youth participants.
- Design and implement a tobacco related issue for policy adoption with technical assistance from the grantor, their staff and youth advocates which includes a community diagnosis, city-wide research on existing data, issues and the impact to the community with possible passage of a specific tobacco policy.
- Analyze findings of the diagnosis or research and develop a menu of potential policy proposals with training and technical assistance from grantor and their staff.
- Conduct presentations to the community and policy makers on possible policy.
- Create and maintain participant records, progress reports and evaluations.
- Complete and submit program reports.
- Attend grantor monthly meeting, collaboration meetings, program trainings, quarterly
coalition meetings and professional development trainings.
- Participate and attend agency and program meetings and agency-wide events and
- Perform other duties as assign by Direct Supervisor.
KNOWLEDGE AND QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor related degree required plus minimum of 1 year work experience in a health education or advocacy area OR 3 years or more of work experience in a health related or advocacy field.
- Demonstrated experience or skills in advocacy particularly in working with policy makers or other similar body.
- Strong analytical skill and knowledge of health disparities in communities of color.
- Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills, both one-on-one and in groups.
- Self-starting, self-motivated and able to work within a team and on multiple tasks.
- Strong knowledge and or passion for working with low-income children, youth and
- A passion for VYDC mission.
- Fingerprinting and TB background check required.
TO APPLY, Please submit a cover letter, resume and 3 references via email to:firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to VYDC 166 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
DEADLINE: The deadline for this position is as soon as a qualified applicant is identified.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to embracing diversity and consider all applicants for all positions without regard to color, ethnic background, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, HIV/AIDS or veteran status.
VYDC mission is to empower underserved Asian-Pacific Islander and urban youth with the knowledge and confidence to define their future and reach their full potential. We do this by developing leadership skills, supporting academics, providing job opportunities, and strengthening relationships with family and community.