Beacon Director

Employment Type
Job Category
Youth & Teen Programs
Staten Island
South Shore YMCA
Salary: $66,000 - $68,000 Annually

The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

To help fulfill our mission, we cultivate a culture of learning, leading, and collaboration to enhance community impact. Through our talented staff and “LEAP” career framework (Leadership, Empowerment, Accountability, Personal Growth), we are committed to a people-first approach that fosters trust, inclusion, growth, and development for all.
The Staten Island - South Shore YMCA is seeking a Beacon Director who, under the supervision of the Youth & Family Director, will be responsible for management of the Beacon program at I.S. 49, which includes the overall development, administration, supervision, and evaluation of the Beacon Program. The Beacon Director will focus on maintaining a quality program while raising additional funds to expand the program to meet the needs of the community. 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Fiscal, government contract, foundation, and corporate grant management.

  • Responsible to assist with grant writing as needed.

  • Meet or exceed all contract requirements.

  • Plan and create new and innovative Youth & Family programs that meet the needs of the community in keeping with the branch priority, objectives, and strategic plan.

  • Work collaboratively with the branch staff to develop new programs.

  • Recruit, select, develop, train, and supervise staff.

  • Develop and grow community partnerships and create and track a resource referral system for youth and families.

  • Represents the branch at necessary program cabinets (i.e., Y Afterschool and Teen).

  • Successfully maintain and continue to improve the quality of all Youth & Family programs.

  • Become a certified trainer in at least 1 youth area and lead training events.

Desired Skills & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.

  • Minimum of one (1) to two (2) years of experience supervising community-based youth programs and developing prevention program.

  • Experience with case management and youth counseling in a mental health setting.

  • Bi-lingual Spanish is a plus.

The YMCA of Greater New York offers a variety of benefits to its staff members including retirement benefits, medical, paid time off, free YMCA membership, and more! Benefit eligibility is determined by an individual’s employment status (i.e., full-time or part-time), tenure and/or the number of hours scheduled to work. Click here for more information.
How to Apply:
If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please complete our online application and submit your résumé and a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in the role and our organization.
If you are a current YMCA employee, please submit your application through the Internal Career Site in Cornerstone. 
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