Job Opening

Program Specialist

October 4, 2017

Position:                  Program Specialist

Department:          Wellness Services – Friday Night Live (FNL)/Club Live (CL)

Reports to:             FNL Program Coordinator

Job Location:        Story Road, San Jose

Work Hours:         Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) which was founded in 1973 has an amazing opportunity for the above position in the non-profit sector. AACI’s mission is to improve the health, mental health, and well-being of individuals, families and the Asian community. We do this by providing an array of high quality health and human services, sharing expertise about the Asian community’s needs and best services delivery practices, and providing Asian leadership in advocating on key health and human services issues. AACI has over 170 employees and an annual budget of over $16M. 

Program Summary:

Friday Night Live is a youth development program that can be found in 50 counties across California. Developed in 1984 to address the number of deaths and injuries caused by teen motorists driving under the influence for alcohol and other drugs, FNL continues to address the issue of underage substance use and abuse today. Santa Clara County FNL currently has nine chapters in high schools and middle schools. This year, we are opening four more. Familiarity with Friday Night Live/Club Live is not required, but please review the FNL standards of operation, operating principles, and core components on their website before applying. You can find them here:

Position Summary:

The Program Specialist will function as the on-site coordinator of five of our school-based chapters. This is a fast-paced position that requires someone with a passion and drive for youth development/leadership, community involvement, and health promotion. Experience with workshop and/or process facilitation is necessary to be successful in this position. This position is essential in ensuring our youth partners are provided a safe environment and opportunities to build healthy relationships with their peers and adults, as well as the skills to become community leaders.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain positive working partnerships with school site contacts and faculty
  • Conduct outreach and recruitment activities
  • Facilitate engaging workshops and activities for FNL/CL school-based chapters
  • Guide youth partners in creating substance use prevention events
  • Maintain weekly client-level data collection and entry

Other duties as assigned


  • BA/BS in Health Science, Child Development, Psychology, Social Work or other similarly related fields preferred
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, writing, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interest in youth development/leadership, arts/digital media, and health/wellness promotion
  • Proficiency in common office computer programs such as Microsoft Office, as well as common internet browsers such as Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox
  • Minor experience with workshop facilitation
  • Minor experience with logistical and administrative support
  • Ability to multitask under time constraints in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work productively in a team
  • Vehicle and CA Driver License required
  • Fluent in Vietnamese preferred

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

To apply for this job, please use this link:

AACI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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