Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator will collaborate with the YWFC Team on the development and operational management of programming and services, to meet the needs of justice-involved cis and trans women and girls, trans men and boys, and gender-expansive youth in Santa Clara County. The Program Coordinator plays a key role in developing relationships with engaging youth program participants, specifically young mothers, and ensuring the successful delivery of all community-based programs and fulfillment of annual, collaborative, and programmatic goals.

This position requires:

  • Strong communication, strong listening, and verbal/ written communication skills, including but not limited to sending clear and prompt emails, and leading conference calls and meetings.
  • Participation and commitment to all work activities including personal/ professional development workshops, scheduled leadership training, reoccurring staff meetings, partnership meetings, etc.
  • Flexibility and ability to work on some nights and weekends, as well as travel.
  • Openness to learn and grow in a fast-paced environment, self-directed, and committed to playing a role in a dynamic and growing team.

Essential Duties: When Young Mothers Thrive (WYMT)

  • Develop a work plan in accordance with project goals, objectives, and funding limitations to implement When Young Mothers Thrive to further support the leadership of young mothers, including facilitation of trainings, workshops, seminars, meetings, and/ or conferences; ensure learning objectives and program outcomes are clear and measurable; coordinate logistics, scheduling, and staff and participant communication. 
  • Track project data and develop funder reports as needed, or as requested, including management of data collection and evaluation, and support coordination of research outcomes with the Director of Research and Lead Organizer.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day supervision of WYMT Youth Fellows including overseeing their work plans and projects and conducting weekly supervisions to review leadership development plans and projects.
  • Develop and maintain strong partnerships, and serve as the primary point of contact between all partners and outside facilitators for all youth program-related questions and concerns.

Reporting and Evaluation

  • Oversee all reporting requirements and data systems for reporting for program participants in YWFC SCC programs including completion of appropriate forms, approval of timesheets, stipend tracking and management, data tracking and monitoring, and grant reporting. 
  • Ensure programs are evaluated and updated on an ongoing basis and ensure evaluation findings are utilized to develop, revise, and update programs and activities.
  • Ensure programs are set up and running based on building leadership pathways for system-impacted and formerly incarcerated youth and young mothers.
  • Provide monthly program summaries to the Site Director including quantitative and qualitative data of all programmatic activities, i.e WYMT Youth Fellows, WYMT Research and Advocacy outcomes, Life Coaching Documentation, Stipend Tracking, and more.
  • Work in conjunction with the Site Director and Deputy Director, and any other appropriate staff members and or consultants to develop and implement evaluative tracking systems for all YWFC programs and initiatives.
  • Ensure program forms, overviews, flyers, curriculums, and any other significant program data is updated and stored appropriately, in accordance with YWFC’s filing and storage procedures.
  • Assist with any duties as needed or as requested by the Site Director to reach YWFC goals and objectives.

General Duties

  • Work in collaboration with staff to develop annual goals and execute various projects, and provide training and direction to youth staff ensuring they have the tools and resources to meet the expectations of their positions.
  • Support the leadership, resilience, and self-sufficiency of youth through facilitation of healing and culture circles, life coaching for youth, and collaborate with Self-Determination Life Coaches on youth-serving programs, campaigns, and research, including youth-driven community projects, special events, and other outings. 
  • Build authentic, deeply supportive relationships with young women participating in programs and ensure staff working with youth are maintaining YWFC standards of conduct, exemplifying YWFC values, and utilizing YWFC methodologies and frameworks.


  • At least 1 year of youth program coordination/ management experience.
  • Exceptional organizational, attention to detail, and administrative skills (Proficiency with Google Suites, calendaring, confirming facilitators, youth  have adequate transportation, etc.)
  • Clear, direct, and diplomatic communication skills, and the ability to empower and communicate with youth and adults from a variety of backgrounds, in person, over the phone, and via email.
  • Familiarity with the Juvenile Justice System,  criminal justice system, and the foster care system.

We’d Love It If You:

  • Are familiar with the Santa Clara County socio-political landscape and youth service providers.
  • Are passionate about youth, community development, the leadership of cis and trans women and girls, trans men and boys, and gender-expansive youth.
  • Have experience designing and teaching curricula.
  • Have practiced conflict resolution and/ or restorative justice with youth.
  • Have experience or desire to engage commissions and task force.

Apply Now!

Please send a cover letter and resume/CV to with “Program Coordinator SCC_(LastName)” in the subject line.

Deadline: July 2, 2021

We strongly encourage candidates who hold marginalized identities and nontraditional professional backgrounds to apply. Young Women’s Freedom Center does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we’re not able to respond personally to every candidate. We do review every submission carefully and we will contact those who we’d like to interview.

Position Title: Program Coordinator 

Program: Site-Based Operational and Programmatic Leadership 

Work location: San Jose (some travel to surrounding counties)

Reports to: Site Director SCC

Classification: Full-time (1 FTE), 40 hours/week, permanent, Non-Exempt

Compensation: $24.03-$25.00/hour (commensurate with experience)

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