Position Overview:

The YCS Program Facilitator will work with middle school students in schools in the Ravenswood City School District and/or high school students in the Sequoia Unified High School District (East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City). Instruction can take place in an after-school or school day setting. Facilitators will use YCS service learning curriculum in combination with the 180 Degrees program social emotional learning curriculum.

The 180 Degrees program helps youth enhance their lives and achieve their full potential, one-degree at a time. The program integrates the best research from social emotional learning; students learn skills of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, personal accountability, responsibility, and decision-making, and overlays them with real-world applications.

The position will provide the opportunity to deepen your experience with youth development and service learning. As a YCS Program Facilitator you will work directly with students, convening and facilitating their meetings to build relationships of trust and respect and to develop strong leaders capable of addressing personal, school and community needs.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Prepare lesson plans based on 180 Degrees and YCS curriculum (training provided).
  • Work 10 to 15 hours per week per school site, including up to 6 hours of instruction for middle school and or high school aged youth.
  • Assignments may include multiple school sites, depending on schedules.
  • Implement classroom management strategies for classrooms of 15-20 youth.
  • Collaborate with school staff to obtain student records.
  • Analyze student records to guide case management, lesson plans, and program referrals.
  • Complete associated paperwork such as, daily attendance, lesson plans, monthly reports and surveys.
  • Immerse in school site culture by developing relationships with administration, staff, parents, and partners.
  • Collaborate with other YCS staff to plan special events, service projects, and field trips.
  • Work occasional night and weekends for community meetings, events and YCS service days.
  • Participate in YCS staff meetings, site meetings and professional development opportunities.

School Year Outcomes and Indicators:

Students participating in YCS programs will develop leadership skills and understanding of community assets and needs. They will experience personal growth and be able to apply their new skills and strategies in academic courses and personal situations.

Success will be measured by feedback from students, teachers, program staff, and the creation of well-documented procedures.

Desirable Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Experience working with 6-12 grade students and classroom teachers.
  • Ability to be outgoing and work with young people, both middle and high school students.
  • Passionate commitment to community service and service learning.
  • Experience working in diverse, multicultural environments.
  • Strong commitment, written and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet monthly deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member in a tight-knit, fun group environment.
  • Flexible and positive.
  • Exercise excellent judgment, diplomacy and sensitivity to all constituents.
  • Ability to handle many tasks simultaneously and manage the details.
  • Strong working knowledge of Macintosh, Microsoft Word, and Excel.
  • Spoken and written knowledge of Spanish is highly desired but not required.

Other Qualifications:

  • Facilitators must provide TB and LiveScan fingerprint clearance.
  • Facilitators must utilize own transportation for field-work (with mileage expense reimbursement).
  • Facilitators must submit a copy of their driver’s license and DMV record, and they must have a clean driving record.
  • Facilitators will be required to show proof of citizenship, permanent residency in the US or authorization to work in the US when you begin work.

Additional Information:

-Hours are 10-15 hours per week per school site.

-Duration of position August 2018- June 2019 school year, with opportunity to apply for summer program and reapply for following school year.

-Range for the hourly rate for this position is: $17.00/hr. to $20.00/hr.

-Dental, vision and health benefits for positions of 30 hours or more per week.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to:


For more information about our organization, please visit www.youthcommunityservice.org.