BACR’s Youth Policy Leaders Project facilitates community-based public health policy advocacy in San Francisco city and county. Campaigns include increasing awareness and educating decision-makers on policies to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, reduce youth access to tobacco, and counter pro-tobacco messages in advertising and the media. A particular emphasis of the work is developing grassroots capacity and empowerment in low-income and immigrant communities to advocate for policies to improve health and quality of life.

The Program/Project Director is responsible for all aspects of management, supervision, and growth of the Youth Policy Leaders Project and its programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and manage program operations, monitor achievement of outcome goals and objectives. Define and implement Youth Policy Leaders Project’s long term strategy and scope of work.
  • Oversee and maintain fiscal accountability for $150,000-250,000 budget.
  • Supervise or implement policy campaigns and work with partners to develop campaign strategies.
  • Support youth and community members in building capacity as policy advocates and health educators. Coordinate and/or provide training in Community Action Model (CAM), local and global tobacco control issues, understanding environmental strategies and public health policy strategies, etc.
  • Hire, train and supervise staff. Ensure quality of staff performance. Create an environment among staff consistent with BACR Best Practices that includes team building and celebration.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with all stakeholders, including other service providers, community leaders, client groups, government and civic organizations and coalitions.
  • Actively seek funding to expand and meet programming needs, monitor industry trends and opportunities.
  • Collect relevant data, write and process all required documentation and reports, support evaluation and monitoring of all Youth Policy Leaders Project programs.
  • Participation in agency committees, agency planning and other agency-sponsored activities.

CAM Project Coordinator Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and Implement an outreach plan to recruit youth
  • Work with youth to develop an Individual Development Plan (IDP) including goals that will support youth in their future
  • Develop and manage a schedule to complete Phase I, II, and III trainings to increase youth advocates’ specific skills for implementation of CAM Project Work Plan and for achieving their goals in their IDP
  • Implement all activities in the Work Plan including Conducting Community diagnosis, analyzing findings, choosing an action and developing and implementing an action plan; and maintaining the action plan.
  • Conduct quarterly evaluations of youth to determine if they are meeting their personal goals as well as goals in the Work Plan
  • Provide support to youth to achieve goals in Individual Development Plan
  • Supervise and support youth who may be undocumented
  • Participate in county coalition meetings and other stakeholder meetings
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with all stakeholders, including other service providers, community leaders, client groups, government and civic organizations and coalitions.