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Beacon Director (Flushing YMCA)

YMCA of Greater New York
Date Posted: 10/27/2022
Location: Flushing, New York
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The Flushing YMCA is seeking a Beacon Director who under the supervision of the Youth & Family Director, the Beacon Director is responsible for management of the Beacon program at JHS 189 which includes the overall development, administration, supervision and evaluation of the Beacon Program.   The Beacon Director will focus on maintaining a quality program and while looking for ways to expand the program to meet the needs of the community.  


  • Manage fiscal and government contracts, as well as foundation and corporate grants.
  • 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 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 one 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.


  • 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.

Application Instructions:

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.
If you are a current YMCA employee, please submit your application through the Internal Career Site in Cornerstone. 
** 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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