San Francisco and Marin

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PROGRAM:               FiftyPlus Employment Support Program

STATUS:                   Non-Exempt

SCHEDULE:              Part-time (20 hours/week) with benefits

HOURLY RATE:       $25.24 - $27.90

LOCATION:               YWCA Marin (4380 Redwood Hwy, Ste A-1, San Rafael CA)


About YWCA San Francisco & Marin

YWCA of San Francisco & Marin was founded in 1878, and is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Our association specializes in affordable housing and economic empowerment of women. We are located in both San Francisco Chinatown and Marin County (San Rafael). Annually we serve over 2000 people in our community, and our programs include HUD-subsidized apartments for seniors and disabled, employment support for mature women, San Francisco Food Bank pantry site, computer learning centers, advocacy for women and racial justice issues, and the Marin Women’s Hall of Fame.


About the FiftyPlus Program

YWCA’s FiftyPlus program is proud to be the first and only program in the San Francisco Bay Area to offer employment services specifically targeting women over 50 years of age. The program serves on average 450 mature women each year, 82% of which are low income. The program has proven successful at preparing older job seekers to find and secure stable employment at good wages, while minimizing the amount of time our clients are unemployed. Clients have access to a variety of job-readiness and technology-readiness trainings as well as one-on-one support, and the services they receive help them find good jobs: on average, clients secure a living wage of over $20/hr in their next job after FiftyPlus training.



YWCA San Francisco & Marin believes in the philosophy of self-managed teams, and as such all team members take greater responsibility for both their individual and team performance than in a traditional organizational structure. We also believe in “best in class” programmatic performance, which means that all programs should operate on a high level of efficiency, meeting measurable targets for excellence that can be benchmarked against external organizations, and ensuring that they are continuously improving. Finally, we believe in a culture of transparency and compassion, which means that in all of our interactions with each other and the people we serve, we are genuine in our desire to meet needs in all ways that are feasible, we communicate clearly and immediately about things we can and cannot do, we assume the best intentions of others and we take care of each other in our work and otherwise.


Position Overview

The Employment Trainer is responsible for the teaching and curriculum enhancement of successful employment-focused classes that leads to job readiness skill advancement and course satisfaction from class participants. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Facilitate job readiness and employment training courses (utilizing YWCA curriculum) to increase participants’ skills and abilities for finding employment and successfully participating in the workforce
  • Facilitate personal empowerment within job readiness workshops in order to motivate, inspire and propel attendees to drive their own success
  • Maintain accurate attendance records for participants, ensure completion of evaluation forms and pre/post skills assessments, and help facilitate internal information sharing and external referrals to outside partner organizations in partnership with the FiftyPlus team for the benefit of the clients served
  • Under the supervision of the COO, make upgrades to the curriculum based on market changes and client demand
  • Attend monthly FiftyPlus team meetings; on a monthly basis at the team meetings share a snapshot of course attendees with other program staff so that they can better help clients achieve their employment goals
  • Attend monthly check-ins with the Director of Programs to discuss curriculum needs, classroom performance and other program areas



  • Must demonstrate support for the mission of the YWCA to eliminate racism and empower women.
  • Skilled facilitator of groups and managing group dynamics, adept at navigating the delicate balance between supporting clients through a fragile and challenging process while pushing them forward in their empowerment journey towards employment success.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in adult education and/or instruction.
  • Experience with curriculum development and revisions to keep curriculum current with market factors and client needs.
  • Knowledge of job readiness and employment issues.
  • Knowledge of social and emotional factors for women 50 and older.
  • Computer software skills including Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
  • Capacity to work independently and respectfully in a team.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Education, Business, Social Work, Public Administration or a related field.


Reporting Relationship

This position is supervised by the COO, and collaborates with the FiftyPlus staff team to execute training operations and achieve the overall programmatic goal of placements.



YWCA of San Francisco and Marin offers a competitive benefits package in addition to market-rate salaries. The Employment Trainer will receive medical, vision and dental covered at 100% of cost, 80 hours of PTO annually (with more hours after hitting 2 and 5 year tenure marks), 11 paid holidays and generous retirement contributions after achieving a baseline number of hours of employment. Furthermore, the YWCA invests in the growth of all employees with customized professional development plans and training opportunities throughout the year, both external and through YWCA USA. Finally, all employees of the YWCA have the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to a national movement for social justice and a powerful mission of eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.


How to Apply

Please submit your resume and a thoughtful cover letter to, with the job title in your email header.




YWCA San Francisco & Marin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.