Children's Activities Coordinator: 1321 Mission Street

Reports To

Program Manager, 1321 Mission


$25 - $27 hourly


Monday - Friday, 11:30 am - 8 pm


Non-exempt, full time

Organizational Core Competencies

Accountable  I  Adaptable  I  Client-centered  I  Collaborative  I  Committed to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging  I  Resourceful 


11321 Mission is a beautiful new permanent supportive housing program that will house 160 previously homeless households, including 40 families with children. The program will be getting off the ground in early April 2022, with three partner organizations - DISH (property management), Citywide (support services for single adults) and Compass Family Services (support services and children’s programming families), working in collaboration with the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, to build a healthy and thriving community, with a range of support services for all of the building’s residents.


This is a great opportunity to help launch an exciting new program. The Children's Activities Coordinator will be part of a small team dedicated to providing support services to the families residing at 1321 Mission Street, as well as the larger site team, composed of staff from DISH (property manager), Citywide Case Management (support services for the single residents) and Compass. The Child Advocate will design and provide afterschool/weekend programming for resident children, including on-site and off site programming and opportunities. The Child Advocate will also provide limited informal
counseling and support, as well as resource & referral and advocacy for resident children.

• Design and implement an afterschool/weekend enrichment program for children living at 1321 Mission Street. On-site activities include games, arts and-crafts, celebrations and movie night. Off-site activities include field trips, cultural and recreational experiences.
• Generate a monthly calendar of children’s programming and distribute to resident families and site staff.
• Provide informal counseling and emotional support to resident children and youth.
• Make collateral contacts with and referrals to schools, community resources and other outside agencies for the purposes of supporting resident children and
families; connect children and families with relevant internal Compass resources and services.
• Make timely and relevant referrals for children to Compass Behavioral Health Services.
• Recruit and supervise volunteers and interns for child and family programming.
• In conjunction with Compass Behavioral Health Services, conduct child assessments; meet with parents to develop intervention plans as needed.
• Coordinate tutors and tutoring services for resident children.
• Responsible for timely data entry related to client participation in CoDa, Compass’ Salesforce database and providing information for grant reports and requests.


• Experience working with at-risk children, including experience planning structured activities for groups of kids
• Strong knowledge of child development
• Patient and nurturing while able to set appropriate limits
• Understanding of trauma informed care and ability to implement trauma informed practices
• Understanding of issues facing homeless families
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging work
• Competence in basic computer programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, internet)
• Bilingual in Spanish a plus
• Must be able to lift a child of 30 lbs.
• TB and fingerprint clearance (Department of Justice, FBI, Child Abuse Index)

Compass Family Services offers a competitive wage and benefits package that includes employer-paid medical, dental and vision coverage, long term disability insurance, life insurance, financial counseling and employer contributions to a retirement plan after one year of service. Employees receive approximately 4 weeks of paid vacation their first year, increasing to approximately 5 weeks in each year after, as well as generous paid sick leave, paid holidays, and paid time off to pursue further education.

Location & Covid Considerations

The Coordinator will work primarily on site at 1321 Mission Street. Compass requires proof of COVID vaccination, as well as COVID booster when eligible.

To Apply

Please apply by clicking the button below and filling out our online application. A cover letter is NOT required for this role, though you are welcome to include one, particularly if there is information that you would like us to know that is not covered in other parts of the online application. No phone calls, please.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. We are an equal opportunity employer and actively seek to recruit a diverse workforce. Employees must embrace the idea that Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging contribute to the success of our underserved communities, and therefore to shared prosperity in our city and region. Compass Family Services is committed to the continuous work of implementing specific actions that will disrupt systemic prejudice and improve equity across programs and departments, to become an example to partners who also believe in a culture of inclusion that leverages diversity.