Beacon Outreach Coordinator

Employment Type
Job Category
Youth & Teen Programs
Chinatown YMCA

SALARY: $18.04 - $25.26 P/H


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.

The Chinatown YMCA is seeking a Beacon Outreach Coordinator who will play a critical role in the successful operation of  Beacon Programs at MS 131. The Outreach Coordinator is responsible for providing leadership, oversight, and support, to outreach and community inclusion efforts that will lead to program enrollment and participation. The Outreach Coordinator will have the skills and personality needed to forge relationships with youth who are chronically absent or have dropped out of school and encourage them to engage in Beacon programming.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Promote an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful environment that embraces the diversity of all staff and participants; and promotes a positive program spirit. 
  • Facilitate effective outreach to hard-to-reach youth and young adults who do not participate in afterschool or community center programs. 
  • Effectively forge relationships with youth who are chronically absent or have dropped out of school and persuade them to engage in Beacon programming and in school. 
  • Act as “credible messenger”, maintain strong community connections, build, and maintain trust, and address conflicts that have potential to undermine community cohesion and trigger violent confrontations. 
  • Assist in the marketing and distribution of program information and recruitment in communities that might otherwise attend beacon programming.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships and partnerships with community stakeholders, parents, and guardians through regular communication.
  • Serve as a community support model by  deescalate potential conflicts and situations within the program.
  • Ensure the health, safety and well-being of participants by understanding, maintaining, and ensuring that staff and participants follow Risk Management and safety procedures. 
  • Report all incidents in accordance with the Y policies and procedures. 
  • Work with Counselors and the Beacon Director to plan and implement meaningful and relevant programming, and special events. 
  • Support the development and facilitation of required pre-program trainings. Actively participate in training sessions, designated meetings, and special events.
  • Adhere to all DOH, DOE, and DYCD, YMCA of Greater New York, and funder standards, expectations, and regulations. 
  • Other activities and duties as needed that address the ongoing health and well-being of our staff and members.
  • Follow and maintain sanitary habits in accordance with CDC guidelines. 

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum two (2) years of higher education in a program area related to working with youth and/or communities.
  • Minimum one (1) year experience working with youth, family, and community development including, social and emotional learning and skill-building; youth leadership; community development ; trauma-informed approaches; provision of services for individuals with disabilities; and cultural competence, including sensitivity to LGBTQ issues.
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Bilingual a plus.

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with a culture committed to serving all members of our community. As a leading not-for-profit, community service organization, our Association relies heavily on fundraising to support the wide range of programs we proudly provide the communities we serve. Our expectation is that all staff promotes participation of their branch fundraising efforts in some capacity. 


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 (ie. 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 Center in Cornerstone. 

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities

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