Beacon Director @ JHS 194 (Flushing YMCA)

YMCA of Greater New York


Flushing YMCA
154-60 17th Avenue
Whitestone , NY, 11357



Job Type:



Full Time



Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree

Job Description:



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 Flushing YMCA is seeking a Beacon Director who will be responsible for management of the Beacon program at J.H.S. 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 raising additional funds to expand the program to meet the needs of the community. 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage fiscal and government contracts, as well as foundation and corporate grants.
  • Write grants.
  • 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 Branch objectives.
  • Work collaboratively with Branch staff to develop new programs.
  • Develop and grow community partnerships while creating and tracking a resource referral system for youth and families.
  • Recruit, hire, develop, train and supervise staff.
  • Represent the Branch at necessary program cabinets.
  • Successfully maintain and continue to improve the quality of all Youth & Family programs.
  • Become a certified trainer in at least 3 youth area and lead training events.
  • Actively participate in all training sessions, designated meetings and special events.
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Must be able to work and/or be on call Saturdays and evenings.
  • Bi-lingual Spanish is 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.

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.
** New Requirement**
All potential YMCA of Greater New York employees are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Please use the “Additional Attachment” section on the online application to upload your proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

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


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How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to the attention of Web:
154-60 17th Avenue
Whitestone, NY, 11357
United States

To the Attention of:

Hiring Manager