Assistant Beacon Director (Rockaway YMCA)

The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. 
Job Description

SALARY: $60,000 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 Rockaway YMCA is seeking an Assistant Beacon Director who will be responsible for maintaining the day-to-day administration and supervision of the Beacon Center in partnership with the Beacon Director, or in their absence. The Assistant Beacon Director shares responsibility with the Beacon Director for hiring, training and supervision of staff and volunteers, program, and budget development, and maintaining program quality and records.


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.

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least 2-4 years developing and implementing youth programs; staff training and development.
  • Knowledge of youth/adolescent growth and development.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to teens as a positive adult role model.
  • Experience in marketing and budgeting skills.
  • Ability to handle multitask activities.
  • CPR, First Aid, AED Training
  • Computer Skills.
  • Experience in SACC Licensing Procedures.
  • Must be available during day times, Saturdays, and evenings, as needed.
Essential Functions
  • In conjunction with the Beacon Director, hire, train, develop and directly supervise part time employees and volunteers and evaluate program staff. Provide staff orientation, professional development and conduct regular staff meetings.
  • Develop, maintain and supervise the implementation Beacon Center Programs which focus in physical, recreational and educational needs of participants including After School, Saturday Recreation Program, Teen Programs, Rowe Scholars Programs and Adult and Evening Programs.
  • Monitor purchases and inventory of program equipment/supplies.
  • Prepare and monitor program budgets, payroll and other management tasks as required by Director.
  • Participate as necessary in Beacon Program, Branch, Association and DYCD Directors meetings, such as Youth and Family Team Meetings, Middle School Leadership Meetings, Y Schools Meetings and DYCD-Beacon Advisory Board.
  • Maintain registration, attendance, surveys and questionnaires and comply with SACC, DOE, DOH and DYCD requirements.
  • Ensure timely input of data in, and AS400 system and submit reports as needed.
  • Participate Branch events including, but not limited to, Annual Support Campaign, Open Houses and Family Events through leadership roles.
  • Organize special events and serve as staff liaison with School Administration.
  • Supervise Sub-Contracted Programs, Co-located Programs, Referral Linkage and Reciprocal Agreements.
  • Assist Beacon Director in developing DYCD Beacon Advisory