Workforce and Youth Program Coordinator

Company Overview


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Founded in 2010, SFMade is a groundbreaking non-profit organization focused on building San Francisco’s economic base by developing the urban manufacturing sector. The only organization of its kind, SFMade helps to retain and grow companies producing locally made products, encourages entrepreneurship and innovation and creates employment opportunities for a diverse local workforce. SFMade currently supports more than 600 San Francisco-based manufacturers employing more than 4,000 people. SFMade is viewed as a national model and has created a sister organization, PlaceMade,, which will complete its first permanently affordable building for manufacturers in 2018. SFMade will also begin to deliver youth and workforce services in San Jose during 2018.


Manufacture : San Jose is an initiative of SFMade that launched in April of 2018, in partnership with the City of San Jose, with a mission to drive much needed knowledge, resources, and visibility to the city’s more than 1200 manufacturers and the more than 50,000 men and women they employ. In addition, MFG:SJ also connects job seekers and workforce development services to open positions among our manufacturing partners and, through our YouthMade program, MFG:SJ provides career exposure programs for under resourced youth in San Jose.


The Hiring Made Better Program connects local job seekers to open positions at manufacturing businesses, with a special focus on connecting people who have overcome barriers to employment to entry level jobs with potential for growth and advancement. Our primary tool is the SFMade Job Board, along with our partnership with local workforce and training organizations. We also provide manufacturing businesses with HR technical assistance, resource referrals, and educational events. Our youth programs are designed to engage young people in the local manufacturing sector through career exposure and paid internships.

SFMade is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, women, gender non-conforming people, persons with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ people, veterans, and adults of all ages are strongly encouraged to apply. In accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

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    Job Duties

    SFMade is seeking an energetic, highly organized, motivated person to support a suite of innovative, high performing youth and workforce programs with close ties to local businesses. The Workforce and Youth Program Coordinator will execute and manage programs and handle logistics for workforce and youth programs in San Francisco and San Jose.


    You work best with a high level of autonomy and responsibility as well as the opportunity to form relationships with a large variety of organizations and people. You thrive in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment and can stay on top of many moving parts using organizational systems.


    The Workforce and Youth Programs Coordinator reports to the Workforce and Youth Program Manager. Tasks and projects will include (but not be limited to) the following areas:

    Job Board

    - Engage businesses to use the job board
    - Manage the Job Board—post openings, send candidates, and track positions
    - Communicate with workforce partners about candidates and positions

    Workforce Partner Outreach

    - Create and maintain relationships with workforce partners
    - Attend job fairs, workforce program graduations, Job Huddle meetings, and other community events on behalf of SFMade and MFG:SJ
    - Give workforce partner staff presentations
    - Next Generation Manufacturing Training Program
    - Work to place training participants by engaging businesses and partnering with our technical training partner, Humanmade


    - Execute logistics for YouthMade programs including business recruitment and scheduling.
    - Attend in-person or virtual events and introduce participating students and businesses.
    - Reporting and Data
    - Enter workforce and youth program data into Salesforce
    - Assist with collecting and preparing workforce data


    - Coordinate Hiring Made Better event logistics
    - Story development: Gather and write success stories and content for social media and marketing collateral

    Job Requirements


    - A minimum of 1-2 years’ experience in one or more of the following areas: working independently on projects, with small businesses, in the workforce
    or youth field, and/or marketing and outreach.
    - Post-secondary degree is preferred but will consider any educational or work experience in the fields of public administration, public policy, social
    work, business, human resources, or related fields.
    - Outstanding organizational and project management skills: problem-solving, attention to detail, accuracy, and ability to meet deadlines and
    - Excellent written and oral communications skills.
    - Ability to effectively communicate with a diverse set of business owners and stakeholders
    - Public speaking skills for group presentations
    - Computer proficiency in MS Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), Google Suite, or similar programs, proficiency in Salesforce or related database,
    and Internet research abilities.
    - Flexibility, ability to work independently as well as part of a team, and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment.
    - Passion for the SFMade and MFG:SJ mission.
    - Willingness to travel across the Bay Area, including San Jose, for meetings
    - English proficiency required, other languages such as Spanish or Chinese are a plus.

    Skills/Experience Preferred




    SFMade offers a competitive benefits package including 100% employer paid healthcare and retirement savings matching, and a free membership to Humanmade (


    Full Time

    Resume Required


    Cover letter Required


    Other Application Requirements

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject line “SFMade Workforce and Youth Program Coordinator”