Based in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, the Vietnamese Youth Development Center (VYDC) is a multi-service agency offering services in employment and leadership training, education support and advocacy as well as individual and family counseling for immigrant and low-income youth and their families. The Center’s programs help to divert youth by providing constructive activities that impact their world increase their individual and cultural pride as well as build community spirit. Founded over 41 years ago, VYDC serves over 500 young people and their families of all background each year.
The Project Coordinator position will be responsible for implementing the agency’s Tobacco Free community capacity building project for youth between the ages of 14-21 years old. The goal of the project is to recruit and train youth advocates to diagnose and research a tobacco control issue in their community, analyze and present findings to the community and then lead a policy campaign that addresses the issue. The Project Coordinator responsibilities will include recruiting, training and developing the skills of youth advocates; attending training and coalition meetings; work with public health officials and community partners to diagnose, research and develop tobacco-related issues and policies impacting the community; and conduct presentations and education awareness to community members and policymakers.
Assess and train youth advocates in the areas of tobacco control issues, the skills necessary to implement the community capacity building process, media advocacy and policy development at the city/county organizational level. Technical training will be provided to the Project Coordinator prior to training youth participants.
Manage and lead a public health policy system environmental change campaign focused on tobacco control issues
Develop and design curriculum to meet grant deliverables and also support the development of advocacy skills, political engagement and leadership within youth advocates
Design and implement a tobacco-related issue for policy adoption with technical assistance from the grantor, their staff and youth advocates which include a community diagnosis, city-wide research on existing data, issues and the impact to the community with possible passage of a specific tobacco policy.
Analyze the findings of the diagnosis or research and develop a menu of potential policy proposals with training and technical assistance from grantor and their staff.
Conduct presentations to the community and policymakers on possible policy.
Create and maintain participant records, progress reports, and evaluations.
Complete and submit program reports on Salesforce and other reporting systems.
Attend the grantor monthly meeting, collaboration meetings, program training, quarterly coalition meetings, and professional development training.
Participate and attend agency and program meetings and agency-wide events and activities.
Perform other duties as assigned by Direct Supervisor.
Bachelor-related degree required plus a minimum of 1-year work experience in a health education or advocacy area OR 2 years or more of work experience in a health-related or advocacy field.
Demonstrated experience or skills in advocacy particularly in working with policymakers or another similar body.
Strong analytical skill and knowledge of health disparities in communities of color.
Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills, both one-on-one and in groups.
Self-starting, self-motivated and able to work within a team and on multiple tasks.
Task-oriented, attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
Strong knowledge and or passion for working with low-income children, youth and families.
A passion for VYDC mission.
Fingerprinting and TB background check required.
TO APPLY, please submit a cover letter, resume and 3 references via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to VYDC 166 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
DEADLINE: The position will start on December 1st, 2018
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to embracing diversity and consider all applicants for all positions without regard to color, ethnic background, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, HIV/AIDS or veteran status.
VYDC mission is to empower underserved Asian-Pacific Islander and urban youth with the knowledge and confidence to define their future and reach their full potential. We do this by developing leadership skills, supporting academics, providing job opportunities, and strengthening relationships with family and community.