Organizational Overview:

For 25 years, The Young Women’s Freedom Center (YWFC) has been investing in the leadership of formerly incarcerated and system involved young women in the state of California to transform their lives and communities. YWFC provides leadership, economic, and transformative opportunities for young women and works with them overtime to find their voice and build personal and collective power to transform the policies and systems that criminalize poor young women of color through advocacy, organizing, systems change, and policy work.

Position Title:        Program Manager

Program:        Youth Detention/Reentry

Work location:        San Francisco with some travel to surrounding counties

Classification:        Full-time (1 FTE), permanent, Exempt

Reports to:        Program Director Youth Detention & Reentry

The Position:

The Program Manager for Youth Detention & Reentry is responsible for guiding Detention Programs in reaching their programmatic goals by supporting incarcerated women and girls with systems navigation.  This position is responsible for ensuring that program plans and activities are in line with the organization's mission, vision, values and fulfill annual goals. The Program Manager is a part of the San Francisco team and works closely with other Program Managers,  Self-Determination Coaches, and the Program Director to represent the organization on a local and national level.


  • Maintain and develop relationships with Probation Officers, Judges, the District Attorney, Deputies, and other key personnel overseeing facilities and or judicial services that directly impact the lives of the young women we work with.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with organizations,  service providers,  stakeholders, etc.  that work with and or support young women in Detention Programs programs and ensure all Detention Programs staff are aware of program partners.
  • Attend key meetings hosted by facilities staff and other collaborating agencies to ensure case coordination, advocacy plans for young women, and coordinated services.
  • Facilitate and or ensure weekly workshops and 1-1 reentry services for young women in detention primarily in San Francisco,  with some travel to Alameda County, Santa Clara County, and other parts of the State based on need and organizational priority.

What we are looking for:

  • The ideal candidate has strong ties to the San Francisco Community and a deep understanding of the issues facing young system involved women and girls.
  • Deep commitment to the mission and vision  of the Young Women’s Freedom Center and has a commitment to the leadership of young women and girls
  • Innovative, thoughtful, and action oriented
  • Understands  the criminal, juvenile justice systems and the current landscape of services, advocacy, and systems change work in California and the United States.
  • Experienced in program and curriculum development and over site, project and people management, and working in a start-up environment
  • Proficient in keeping and maintaining detailed documentation, meet deadlines for submitting reports, and communicate effectively with a team to gather data .
  • At least two years of youth program coordination/management experience

This is a Full-time, permanent position  

Salary/ Benefits:  $52,000 to $58,000 + health benefits (based on experience)

To Apply:

Please send your resume and a thoughtful, one-page cover letter to, using the subject line “Detention and Re-entry Program Manager San Francisco”.

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.

TaMeicka "Ifasina" Clear


Also known as Tha Hood Alkemist, I am a fat, Black, genderqueer-femme from the South, living in East Oakland - Pronouns: femme/they/them. I began organizing work around LGBTQ issues as a homeless queer youth, which led to working with and for the liberation of Black folks. I am an aspiring stage actor, performance artist, dancer and spiritual teacher. As Leadership Director, I bring the teachings of my elders in the Ifa tradition, the energy of the elders and community of Black folks that raised me with my own vision and experience of personal transformation and healing through meaningful work. I believe that connection to culture and community combined with the cultivation of skills innately within us forges leaders that are accountable and dedicated to their community.

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