Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship Program Manager

Full-Time (40 hours/week), Salary, Exempt.

Annual Salary: $80,000; Bilingual: $1,040

Location: 1557 Fourth St. San Rafael, CA 94901


Program/Department: Workforce Development/Economic Opportunity

Join a passionate, dynamic team dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

For over 100 years, YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley has provided programs and services that form a critical continuum of response, healing, and prevention. Our dedication to the people we serve is unparalleled. We have an exciting future, and the team to deliver on that lasting change for the people we serve. To encourage survivor self-determination, services are delivered through a strengths-based, non-judgmental, and trauma-informed lens that aligns with our mission. Be a key part of shaping this future as our new Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship Program Manager in our Economic Opportunity department.

Reporting to the Chief Program Officer, the Program Manager is responsible for the growth of the Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship programs, ensuring the ultimate success of our clients seeking economic opportunity through employment and entrepreneurship. They guide clients through coaching to the services they need, provide strategic support in their job search, ensures they are actively pursuing jobs that match their interests, or help budding entrepreneurs strengthen and grow their small businesses. They are both a coach and a taskmaster, ensuring the clients and staff feel heard and supported but also driving them towards success with constant goal-setting and active communication. As a member of the YWCA Management Team, they will participate in program planning, design, change management, staff development, goal setting, community engagement and problem solving.

We are seeking a compassionate, organized, and reliable individual with a high level of self-awareness and emotional intelligence. Essential to this role is a demonstrated ability to work with culturally and economically diverse individuals and families and ability to work with those impacted by trauma; a demonstrated ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment and to respond appropriately to unexpected situations.

Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills to work independently and as part of a team. You must have an understanding of feminism and a strong commitment to social justice. Additionally, an ideal candidate will possess knowledge of job readiness training, vocational education, career coaching, and entrepreneurship. Candidates must have sensitivity to domestic violence and sexual assault issues, trauma, gender equity, and client-centered service provision.

Candidates must have at least 2 years experience as a manager working with underrepresented and/or underserved communities. Key to success is the ability to be present in a changing work environment; the ability to work independently and as a member of a diverse team with flexibility, initiative, and a sense of humor; and the ability to prioritize effectively and model healthy boundaries with empathy and compassion. Candidates should be competent in using Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) and experience in confidential data management and record keeping.

The ideal candidate is a warm, self-starter deeply committed to providing services from a strengths-based, social justice and anti-oppression framework. Prior entrepreneurship experience is a plus. Knowledge of the employability landscape is a plus. Bilingual in Spanish, bi-cultural and bi-literate skills are a plus. Work hours are primarily days. This position will report to our San Rafael, CA office. Schedule Monday – Friday 9 am-5:30 pm. May include occasional evenings and weekends. Delivery of service may include overtime to accomplish task at hand. Work includes lifting up to 30 pounds. Susceptible to compassion fatigue and/or vicarious trauma.

Required: Cleared background check (fingerprinting), valid TB test, valid California driver’s license, reliable transportation, a clean driving record, and auto insurance. Must have completed or be willing to complete a 75-hour California State Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Counselor certification. (Training will be provided). This position requires a Covid-19 vaccination due to the in-person interfacing required, and to promote the health and safety of others in the workplace and our community.


  • A competitive benefits plan: Employer-paid plans covering employee’s premiums for health, dental, vision, and life insurance, and EAP.
  • A high deductible medical plan available including employer contributions and optional employee contributions and a limited Flexible Spending Account available
  • 15 paid holidays are made available each year: New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Women’s International Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Indigenous Peoples Day, Veteran Day, Thanksgiving, and the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • 22.5 days of annual accrued PTO to start as a Full-time employee
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Talkspace for employees and their household members
  • Immediate Employee contributed 403b, and an Employer Contributed 401a Retirement Plan with optional employee contributions after eligibility is met
  • Parental leave with supplemental pay for eligible employees for up to eight weeks
  • Infertility benefits through Kaiser
  • Chiropractic, acupuncture, and herbal benefits
  • Annual Retention Bonus
  • Employee Discounts with TicketsatWork
  • Optional employee contributed pet insurance through United Pet Care
  • Free Access to the Calm App
  • With access through Kaiser for the Ginger App and Class Pass
  • Free Access to an employee financial wellness program called FinFit offered in partnership with Paychex

TO APPLY: Submit Resume & Cover Letter to with “Workforce Development and Client Employment Manager” in subject line. Posting will continue until position is filled. The YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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