Beacon Director (Flushing YMCA)

The Beacon Director will focus on maintaining a quality program while looking for ways to expand the program to meet community needs.  
Job Description
Salary: $66,000 - $69,000 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 Flushing 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 JHS 194, which includes the overall development, administration, supervision, and evaluation of the Beacon Program.  The Beacon Director will focus on maintaining a quality program while looking for ways to expand the program to meet the needs of the community.  
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 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.
  • Knowledge of development and administration of youth programs, supervision, contract management, and grant writing.
  • Bi-lingual Spanish is a plus.
Essential Functions
  • Fiscal, government contract, foundation and corporate grant management.
  • Responsible for grant writing.
  • Meet or exceed all contract requirements.
  • Plan and create new and innovative youth and 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., Middle School Leadership Team, etc.).
  • To successfully maintain and continue to improve the quality of all Youth and Family programs.
  • Become a certified trainer in at least one youth area and lead training events.
  • Work collaboratively with the Community Schools Director to ensure programs are not duplicated and all student/families' needs are met between both programs when possible.
  • Supervise and work with the Outreach Coordinator to ensure program marketing is broad and outreach is done to the local community to ensure enrollment goals are met.