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Job Title: Senior Project Manager
Department: Community Investment Team
Reports to: Senior Director of Community Investment
Classification: Temporary, Full-time (37.5 hrs /week), Professional
Period: April 16, 2012- October 12, 2012
Wage: $35-38/hour, DOE
MatchBridge, a program of the United Way of the Bay Area (UWBA), is a San Francisco based
organization focused on placing young people in jobs and internships that enable work-based
learning. Our mission is to create pathways for young people to gain early work experiences so
they will become financially secure as adults. The program coaches youth throughout the job
search process, helping them gain exposure to careers and a positive future. Not only does this
help them build professional skills, confidence and a stronger work ethic, it also builds
motivation to complete high school and go on to college or other types of education. Since
2005, MatchBridge has connected more than 1,300 young people, ages 16-24, to work
experiences in a variety of business settings.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is challenging the private sector to provide 1000 jobs for youth this
summer. He has designated MatchBridge as the key partner in connecting youth and workforce
development CBOs to these jobs. This position is a six month position to help MatchBridge run
We are seeking a seasoned professional with a background in youth employment, workforce
development, project management and/or job placement. Ideal candidate will help coordinate
multiple partners, including City departments and CBOs in a citywide summer jobs program for
youth in San Francisco.
This is a full- time temporary position reporting to the Senior Director of Community Investment.
The responsibilities will include:
Overall coordination of key partners including the Mayor’s Office, Office of Economic and
Workforce Development, Department of Children Youth and their Families, San Francisco
Unified School District / Career and Technical Education department, key CBOs and UWBA
(marketing, development, Executive team, MatchBridge program, etc.)
o Calling meetings (regular check-ins)
o hold partners accountable for their roles
o Determine how/when to use leverage relationships among partners to get results
Event planning – Summer Youth Resource Fair - securing space, inviting and confirming
CBOs, City depts., technology, employers, etc.
Secure relationships with large volume employer partners – figure out exact jobs, input them
Problem solving with employers, CBO partners, etc
Ensure key CBO partners are supporting youth in system, regular follow-up with CBO
Participate in training and technical assistance for screening and support among CBOs
o Provide technical assistance as necessary
o Resolve conflicts and issues as they come up
o Track CBO screening and entering into aftercollege.com
o Support in applications and hiring process
Following up with Employers about promised jobs
Working with MatchBridge team to identify MatchBridge members and/or other youth in
citywide system to refer to open positions.
Refer youth to employers, set up interviews, follow-up on referrals
Follow-up on recruitment event interviews/referrals
Work with partner CBOs on youth referrals and support in the hiring process for summer
Help meet goals for placements as part of citywide summer jobs program
Back-end administration of aftercollege.com site managing summer jobs
Other tasks and projects as assigned by Director to support MatchBridge staff
The ideal candidate will possess the following experience and skills sets:
5+ years experience in Project Management
Background, skills and interest in workforce/employment services and designing complex
Experience working with disadvantaged populations, ideally youth between 16 and 24
Excellent customer service skills, a professional demeanor and exceptional interpersonal
Possesses established relationships in San Francisco city government and workforce
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Strong organizational skills, thoroughness and accuracy in inputting data.
Strong computer skills, to include Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Energetic and positive attitude- willingness to learn and step out of comfort zone.
Valid California driver's license, a satisfactory driving record, and access to own
transportation are mandatory conditions of initial and continued employment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use
hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision
abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Submit a resume and cover letter, referencing the position title, to one the following:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred method)
Mail: HRD: 221 Main Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94105