Program Director - SONYC (Rockaway YMCA)

YMCA of Greater New York


Rockaway YMCA
1045 Nameoke Street
Far Rockaway, NY, 11691



Job Type:



Full Time



Minimum Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Job Description:

SALARY:   $58,500

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 Rockaway YMCA is seeking a Program Director who, under the supervision of the Youth & Family Director, will be responsible for management of the DYCD-Funded COMPASS/SONYC program at the Village Academy School. This includes the overall development, administration, supervision and evaluation of the Village Academy After-School Program. The Program Director will focus on maintaining a quality program while raising additional funds to expand the program to meet the needs of the community. 


  • Responsible for fiscal, SONYC government contract, foundation and corporate grant management.
  • Meet or exceed all DYCD SONYC contract requirements including all data and work scope entries.
  • 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.
  • Ensure compliance with existing funding source as well as ensure compliance with potential funding sources.
  • Work collaboratively with the branch staff to develop new programs.
  • Recruit, select, develop, train and supervise staff.
  • Develop and grow community partnerships within NYC priority sectors and create and track a resource referral system for youth and families.
  • Grow program offerings (onsite & offsite), stay abreast of best practices in the field, and position the Program Director as a premier youth serving organization in our community.
  • Represents the Branch at necessary program cabinets (i.e YAS, Teen).
  • Successfully maintain and continue to improve the quality of all Youth and Family programs.
  • Become a certified trainer in at least 1 youth area and lead training events.
  • Ensure the implementation of the Branch and association’s Mission & Vision.
  • Promote an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful environment that embraces the diversity of all participants.
  • Actively participate in training sessions, designated meetings, and special events.
  • Adhere to all Department of Health, YMCA of Greater New York, and funder standards, expectations, and regulations. 


  • Bachelor’s degree, required. Masters in social work, education or related field, preferred
  • One to two years of experience supervising community based youth programs and experience developing programs.
  • Knowledge of: Development and administration of youth programs, Supervision, Contract management.
  • Knowledge of: AS400, Budgeting, Public Policy, Grant Writing, DYCD a plus.
  • Current CPR/First Aid certifications preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Strong hospitality skills.

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. If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please forward your cover letter and resume with subject line Program Director” to or to:


Rockaway YMCA
Attn.:   Brittney Parks
207 Beach 73rd Street
Arverne, NY 11692


How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to the attention of Email:
207 Beach 73rd Street
Arverne, , NY, 11692
United States

To the Attention of:

Brittney Parks