STEM Summer Academy Director


Under the supervision of the Community Programs Director and the Western Addition Beacon Director, the STEM Summer Academy Director facilitates an eight-week curriculum focusing on STEM programming and projects. The Director is responsible for engagement of youth and the overall program design and implementation. This role is also responsible for providing curriculum-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Math classes for middle school-aged youth. Working closely with the Community Programs Director and the Western Addition Beacon Director, responsibilities will include onsite availability, building relationships with youth, and executing efforts in program outreach, recruitment, retention and engagement. The goal of our program is to educate our youth in skills and professional aspects of STEM subjects. The STEM Summer Academy provides direct leadership, instruction and motivation for students coming to the WA Beacon Center programs. Lastly, this position requires someone with strong administrative skills, and the ability to have difficult conversations with youth, staff, and parents.


Age: Must be at least 24 years of age.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree or (5) years in comparable field.

Availability: Availability of hours during programming and more.

Related Experience: 2 or more years of experience in classroom and STEM related experience

Language Skills: Spanish Speaking applicant preferred

Specialized Skills: Youth Development and Customer Service Skills


Definition: A description of the work environment and the physical requirements to execute the job in that environment.

Instructions: Please add any specifics required to do the job.

  • You must have the physical, visual, and auditory ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • All employees working with the YMCA are considered to have supervisory or disciplinary action relationship over minors. Fingerprints will be taken upon commencement of employment and will be submitted to the Association Office human resources department prior to beginning the first day of work.
  • Position may require sitting, bending, and standing, leaning and kneeling on an occasional basis. Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds in order to perform essential functions.


Definition: The role to be reviewed & evaluated.

Instructions: Add to functions 1 ; 5.

  1. Attend staff meetings and trainings as required.
  2. All other duties as assigned by your supervisor.
  3. Uphold YMCA policies for safety, supervision, mandated reporting and risk management.
  4. Demonstrate the Character Counts values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility in all dealings with members, guests, volunteers and fellow staff.
  5. Demonstrate competencies in and willingness to develop in the Cause Driven Leadership areas of mission advancement, collaboration, operational effectiveness and personal growth.


Mission Advancement: Reinforce the Y’s values within the organization and the community. Effectively communicate the benefits and impact of the Y’s efforts for all stakeholders. Implement effective systems to develop volunteers at program, fundraising, and policy leadership levels. Secure resources and support for all philanthropic endeavors.

Collaboration: Develop strategies to ensure staff and volunteers reflect the community. Build and nurture strategic relationships to enhance support for the Y. Serve as a community leader building collaborations based on trust and credibility to advance the Y’s mission and goals. Communicate for influence to attain buy-in and support of goals. Provide tools and resources for the development of others.

Operational Effectiveness: Integrate multiple thinking processes to make decisions. Involve members and community in the development of programs and activities. Ensure execution of plans. Institute sound accounting procedures, investment policies, and financial controls. Assign clear accountability and ensures continuous improvement.

Personal Growth: Foster a learning environment embracing diverse abilities and approaches. Create a sense of urgency and positive tension to support change. Anticipate challenges that can sidetrack or derail growth and personal learning. Have the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; use best practices and demonstrate up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.


This position has a significant impact on the quality and effectiveness of the Youth and Teen Department. This position provides services and information to members of the Buchanan YMCA and the WA Beacon community.

How to apply

Please email resume and cover letter to Jeff Lincoln, Community Programs Director,

San Francisco, California
Buchanan YMCA
Jeff Lincoln

1530 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA, 94115, US