SAY San Diego: A GREAT PLACE TO WORK!

SAY San Diego has been selected as a Top Workplace Award winner for 5 years in a row, qualifying SAY as one of the best places to work in San Diego, based on employee surveys.

SAY San Diego partnerships and services address the comprehensive needs of the entire individual or family rather than focusing on one symptom or problem. SAY engages the community to work collaboratively and works with systems such as law enforcement, schools, and local government to create positive change. SAY San Diego’s holistic approach enriches youth, empowers individuals and families, and engages communities.

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Check out our SAY Benefits Sheet for a list of our comprehensive and competitive benefits.

In our list of current job openings below, links to full job descriptions are available for each position if applicable.

SAY’s Open Positions

  • Part-Time Community Organizer – Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention

    The Community Organizer is responsible for the development and ongoing support to the Elevate Youth Program efforts in City of San Diego. See complete job description and requirements.

    QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):

    • Experience in Credible Messenger program and implementing restorative circles
    • Experience in community organizing, leading meetings, and event planning
    • Experience with and respect for diverse cultures, demonstrated effectiveness in working within a collaborative environment, and experience in public speaking and presentation
    • Experience with crime prevention strategies, alcohol, tobacco and drug issues, and community development
    • Experience in working with City Government/City Departments
    • Have a driving record that complies with SAY Driving Policies

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

    • Broad knowledge of diverse cultures and sensitivity in dealing with diversity issues
    • Ability to collaborate and work in a team-oriented atmosphere
    • Ability to work independently and take significant initiative
    • Part Time
    • From: $18.00 - $19.23 per hour
    • Hours: 30 hours per week
    • Status: Non-exempt

  • Part-Time Case Manager – Real Connections/Field Healthy Start

    The Case Manager (Youth and Family Support Worker) is responsible for the development and facilitation of socio-emotional programming for Real Connections and Field Healthy Start school-based resource centers, as well as supporting parent and youth forums. The Case Manager will be experienced in direct client services, family support services, multi-disciplinary case management, community development, and supervision. This position requires independent judgment, creativity, and adaptability. See complete job description and requirements.

    QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, and Certifications):

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and/or related Social Science or Associate’s Degree in a related field and 2 years equivalent case management work experience
    • Experience working with diverse populations with varying backgrounds
    • Experience working with school systems is highly desirable
    • Experience in direct client service, particularly experience with youth and families, and community development
    • Experience facilitating groups, such as socio-emotional, youth leadership and peer support

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

    • Access to reliable transportation with current car insurance
    • Computer literate and proficiency of Microsoft Office package
    • Ability to take initiative, be self-directed, and work independently
    • Ability to manage multiple demands and prioritize when needed
    • Part Time
    • From: $19.00 per hour
    • Hours: 20 hours per week
    • Status: Non-exempt

  • Resource and Referral Manager

    The Resource and Referral Manager (R&R Manager) is responsible to develop and implement a “hub” designed to deliver responses and resources to children, adults and families with varied, diverse unmet needs, in close coordination with frontline staff at SAY San Diego. The position promotes SAY San Diego’s commitment to strengthen the whole child/person and whole family, and to tailor resources to address individual circumstances. The R&R Manager reports to the Vice President of Organizational Planning, and coordinates their efforts with Supervisors, Managers, and Directors, across the entire organization, as well as with external resource partners. The R&R Manager will facilitate the related engagement, training and support of all staff across the organization and in many roles. See complete job description and requirements.

    QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):

    • Master’s Degree from an appropriately accredited institution with at least two years of experience in human services OR a Bachelor’s Degree from an appropriately accredited institution with at least four years of experience
    • Demonstrated years of experience working effectively with a culturally diverse workforce and providing leadership in organizational change
    • Experience building and delivering informational and educational tools to increase awareness in ways that are brief and clear
    • Experience using various computer software applications, such as Office 365 (MS Office Suite, Teams, SharePoint, etc.), and software to clean and analyze data

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills; Ability to communicate and resolve issues effectively with a diverse population of SAY program participants/clients, staff and partners
    • Strong working knowledge of effective resource and referral practices, including client engagement, and how to tailor these to our environment
    • Excellent attention to detail, accuracy, and dependability
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work independently, taking responsibility for own actions
    • Affinity for working with data and performance metrics
    • Knowledge of the service provider landscape throughout San Diego County, preferred
    • Full Time
    • From: $26.44 per hour
    • Hours: 40 hours per week
    • Status: Non-exempt

  • Program Manager – Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention

    The Project Manager provides ongoing support to and facilitation of Project Safeguard. The Program Manager will supervise the Community Organizer, Prevention Specialist and subcontractors and work to reduce youth alcohol and marijuana use in the Southeast area of the city of San Diego utilizing SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention framework. See complete job description and requirements.

    QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Psychology, Public Health, Education, Social Work, Business or related field.
    • Minimum of 2 years of relevant leadership experience in an agency providing prevention services in a community setting.
    • Experience with alcohol, tobacco and drug issues, environmental prevention, Strategic Prevention Framework and community development.
    • Experience working in Southeast San Diego.

     KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

    • Respect for diverse cultures, demonstrated effectiveness in working within a collaborative environment, and experience in public speaking and presentation.
    • Proven ability to work with diverse community and neighborhood organizations and constituencies.
    • Demonstrated effectiveness in working with youth.
    • Full Time
    • From: $24.04 - $25.96 per hour
    • Hours: 40 hours per week
    • Status: Non-exempt

  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Manager

    The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Manager responsibilities include crafting fair company policies, implementing inclusion programs and applying objective hiring procedures. To be successful in this role, you should have experience in HR and knowledge of human rights legislation.

    The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Manager (EDI Manager) is responsible for cultivating a culture which provides a supportive and inclusive work environment for all of our employees by developing and delivering educational programs, as well as policy and practice changes, to promote and sustain diversity, inclusion, equity and respect throughout all aspects of SAY San Diego’s culture and programs. The EDI Manager will, on occasion report to the SAY San Diego management team and board.
    See complete job description and requirements.

    QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):

    • Bachelor’s Degree from an appropriately accredited institution with at least four years of experience leading diversity programs
    • Demonstrated years of experience working effectively with a culturally diverse workforce and provide leadership in organizational change
    • Experience in consensus building and shared ownership of change management

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    • Strong working knowledge of effective EDI practices, emerging resources and research, and how to tailor these to our environment
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
    • Full Time
    • From: $28.85 per hour
    • Hours: 40 hours per week
    • Status: Non-exempt

  • Bilingual Community Organizer – Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention

    The Community Organizer is responsible for the development and ongoing support to the City Heights Clean and Safe Coalition’s efforts in the City Heights community of the City of San Diego. Bilingual in English and Spanish required. See complete job description and requirements.

    QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):

    • In the process of completing Bachelor’s Degree and/or commensurate experience in community and economic development working with collaborative efforts and/or similar initiatives
    • Must be a City Heights resident
    • Experience in community organizing, leading meetings, and event planning
    • Experience with social media
    • Experience with and respect for diverse cultures, demonstrated effectiveness in working within a collaborative environment, and experience in public speaking and presentation
    • Experience with crime prevention strategies, alcohol, tobacco and drug issues, and community development
    • Experience in working with City Government/City Departments
    • Have access to reliable transportation and willing to use it for job related tasks

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

    • Broad knowledge of diverse cultures and sensitivity in dealing with diversity issues
    • Ability to collaborate and work in a team-oriented atmosphere
    • Ability to work independently and take significant initiative
    • Full Time
    • From: $20.00 per hour
    • Hours: 40 hours per week
    • Status: Non-exempt

  • Community Organizer – Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention

    The Community Organizer is responsible for the development and ongoing support and facilitation of the Collective, a coalition of young adults working to reduce alcohol and tobacco related disparities in the LGBTQ population. The Community Organizer will provide technical assistance and support to the Collective and the LGBTQ community to work for social change around alcohol, tobacco and other drug use in a systematic, deliberate and collaborative way. This position is funded by the California Department of Health Services Tobacco Control Program under a subcontract from Partners for Wellness – Orange County. See complete job description and requirements.

    QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Psychology, Public Health, Education, Social Work, Business or related field
    • Minimum 2 years of relevant leadership experience in providing prevention services in a community setting
    • Experience with alcohol, tobacco and drug issues, environmental prevention and community development
    • Experience in working with City Government
    • Experience in working with the LGBTQ community
    • Experience working with LGBTQ youth and young adults
    • Experience with social media
    • Experience with and respect for diverse cultures, demonstrated effectiveness in working within a collaborative environment, and experience in public speaking and presentation
    • Have access to reliable transportation and willing to use it for job related tasks, including transporting community members and youth

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

    • Proven ability to work with diverse community and neighborhood organizations and constituencies
    • Demonstrated effectiveness in working with youth
    • Full Time
    • From: $20.00 per hour
    • Hours: 40 hours per week
    • Status: Non-exempt

  • Receptionist

    A professional position responsible for the overall functioning of the main office. Two openings. See complete job description and requirements.

    QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):

    • Valid CA Driver’s License
    • Access to reliable transportation and able to use it for job-related tasks
    • Prior experience in a receptionist role
    • Experience using spreadsheets, database and word processing software
    • Have a driving record that complies with SAY Driving Policies

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    • Effective oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities
    • Strong customer service skills
    • Capable of working independently and responsibly
    • Full Time
    • From: $16.50 per hour
    • Hours: 40 hours per week
    • Status: Non-exempt

  • Bilingual Case Manager (Family Support Specialist) – First 5 First Steps

    The Case Manager I (Family Support Specialist) is responsible for providing regular, long-term, primarily in-home support with families for the First 5 First Steps Program in the Central/North Central Region. Duties include: conducting assessments, implementing in-home parent education activities, facilitating group parent meetings, and maintaining case records. Bilingual English and Spanish is required. We have two openings. See complete job description and requirements.

    QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Human Services, Social Work or related field required
    • Experience working with families with multiple needs
    • Competency and experience in working with people from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds
    • Experience working with teens, military families and/or immigrants and refugees desirable
    • Access to reliable transportation and willingness to use for job-related tasks

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    • Computer skills including MS Word, Excel, Outlook and data entry
    • Ability to establish rapport and develop trusting relationships
    • Capacity to write accurate case notes
    • Knowledge of infant and child development
    • Familiarity with community resources for infants, children and families
    • Ability to maintain boundaries between personal and professional life
    • Full Time
    • From: $19.00 per hour
    • Hours: 40 hours per week
    • Status: Non-exempt

  • Case Manager (Family Support Partner) – Community Services for Families

    The Case Manager I (Family Support Partner) provides direct and indirect services to a caseload of culturally diverse individuals and/or families, including comprehensive assessment, information and referral, case planning, education, advocacy and other supportive services. We have three openings. See the complete job description and requirements. We have three openings.

    QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field.
    • Experience working with parents and families involved in the child welfare system.
    • Valid CA Driver license.
    • Must have access to reliable transportation and be willing to use it for job-related tasks.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strong customer service skills.
    • Knowledge of relevant resources within the community.
    • Full Time
    • From: $19.00 per hour
    • Hours: 40 hours per week
    • Status: Non-exempt

  • Prevention Specialist – Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention

    The Prevention Specialist will work closely with SAY’s Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Prevention Senior Manager and all other partners in the North Central Region. The Prevention Specialist is responsible for the development and ongoing support prevention efforts of the North City Prevention Coalition (NCPC) and participation in countywide workgroup system. The Prevention Specialist will work for social change in a systematic, deliberate and democratic way by taking responsibility for the institutions that affect their lives. This position is funded by the San Diego County Alcohol and Drug Services. See complete job description and requirements.

    QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Psychology, Public Health, Education, Social Work, Business or related field
    • Minimum 2 years of relevant leadership experience in providing prevention services in a community setting
    • Experience working with City Government and at-risk youth

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

    • Knowledge of alcohol and other drug issues, environmental prevention and community development
    • Respect for diverse cultures and demonstrated effectiveness working within a collaborative environment
    • Comfortable and skilled in public speaking and giving presentations
    • Have access to reliable transportation and willing to use it for job related tasks
    • Full Time
    • From: $20.00 per hour
    • Hours: 40 hours per week
    • Status: Non-exempt