Media Arts and Social Justice Program Leader (High School)

Posted by: Bayview Hunters Point YMCA

San Francisco, CA, US

Media Arts (Radio / Music Production / Film) and Social Justice Program Leader (High School)

Hours: up to 25 hours per week per class must be available weekday afternoons
Pay: $15 – $18 per hour, depending on experience
Dates: ASAP – May 27, 2016, with the opportunity for summer work
Deadline: Position open until filled.

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.

The Bayview Hunters Point YMCA is a seeking a is seeking experienced, enthusiastic and creative individuals to lead media arts and social justice focused after-school programming for high schoolers. The ideal candidate has a deep understanding of youth development, knows his/her way around a recording study, is excited by the opportunity to work with young people in developing their own podcasts / radio shows, and is passionate about social justice.

– Work with teens in producing a monthly podcasts / radio shows that explore issues they are facing in their community.
– 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.
– Supervise the Teen Center as requested.
– Plan and lead field trips, including semi-regular college tours and visits to different places around the Bayview Hunters Point community or larger San Francisco community to conduct research and interviews.
– Participate in on-going professional development, training sessions and regular staff meetings throughout the year.
– Assist in evaluating program effectiveness.
– Maintain professional attitude and work ethic.
– Support overall program logistics through coordination of activities, parent communication, and other duties as assigned.
– Connect with school-day staff and teachers as needed.
– Comply with the Bayview YMCA’s policies and procedures, and laws pertaining to the operation of the Bayview YMCA.
– Perform other duties as required.

– Previous experience working with audio-visual production equipment.
– Previous experience producing music and developing podcasts / radio shows preferred.
– Passion for social justice and knowledge of the Bayview/Hunters Point and Portola District communities, their residents, and a desire to make a difference.
– A commitment to providing young people with the highest-quality youth development experience.
– Two or more years experience working with multi-ethnic, multi-cultural middle school youth.
– Strong understanding of the theory and practice of youth development.
– Ability to engage with teens and build meaningful relationships with them.
– Creativity and interest in planning hands-on projects for youth.
– Fingerprint and TB clearance.



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 personnel so classified.

We encourage women and people of color to apply.

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