Youth Programs Coordinator


Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

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Francis L Taroc

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San Francisco, CA
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Want to work with Bay Area youth in the outdoors? Apply to be a Youth Programs Manager at the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy! Based at the Crissy Field Center in San Francisco, the Youth Programs Manager position focuses on developing and delivering education and youth leadership programs for youth from communities who experience barriers to outdoor experiencess and careers in the environment. Work takes place in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and other public lands, in schools, and in youths' home communities. Applicants with the capacity to work with middle school aged youth and who speak Spanish are highly encouraged to apply.


This is a permanent, full-time position. 

The Youth Programs Manager oversees the development and delivery of education and youth leadership programs throughout the year. In the school year (September-May), this position focuses on partnership programs with schools and community groups or on long-term out of school time leadership programs for middle and high school aged youth. Youth from San Francisco, Marin, and San Mateo Counties are the primary audience for these programs. Partnership programs include Migratory Story, a migration-themed program aimed at elementary school students; high school environmental science and service-learning programs; programming at and about the park’s plant nurseries; and programs for middle school students. Leadership programs include the Inspiring Young Emerging Leaders (IYEL) program, a program that focuses on leadership development, community engagement, and outdoor experiences for high school aged youth. All programs are primarily delivered in-person and utilize park resources to support students’ classroom learning. During the summer, (June-August), this position focuses on one of the department’s Youth Leadership programs. These include the Urban Trail Blazers program (UTB), a 6-week leadership, service learning, and environmental education program for middle school-aged youth; and Linking Individuals to their Natural Communities program (LINC), a 6-week leadership, service learning, and environmental education for high school aged youth. The Youth Programs Manager also develops and supports programming for additional schools, community groups, and youth as directed by department leadership.  

The Youth Programs Manager establishes and maintains partnerships with teachers and organizations, and co-designs curriculum and lessons with teachers that explore environmental justice, multicultural environmental education, and social justice. The Youth Programs Manager coordinates outreach and recruitment for programs, manages transportation support for schools, supervises children, youth, interns, facilitates programs, tracks and reports on participant and program data. This position also supports the oversight of classroom spaces and their resources at the Youth Campus. Past youth program participants and early career staff are strongly encouraged to apply.  

During the school year, the Youth Programs Manager typically works a Monday-Friday or Tuesday– Saturday, 8:30am-5pm schedule. During the summer, the Youth Programs Manager typically works a Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm schedule. There are occasional shifts in daily and weekly schedules to include some evening and weekend programs. The Youth Programs Manager is expected to coordinate and facilitate 3 or more overnight camping trips each year.  

This Youth Programs Manager works primarily in-person and is based at the Crissy Field Center in the Presidio. Any work from home or other remote work will be limited and will require supervisor approval. 

Compensation Information

The annual salary for this position is $72,500. For current Parks Conservancy staff, additional consideration regarding salary may be given to reflect prior relevant experience or to ensure salary consistency within the organization. Comprehensive benefits package includes paid vacation/personal/sick days, health plans (medical/dental/vision), 403(B), Employee Assistance Program, Commuter Program, employee discounts, etc.