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Program Director - Beacon Program

Brooklyn Community Services


The position of Beacon Director is a critical, visible position requiring exceptional leadership, strong management experience and a successful track record of working with government contracts and nonprofit organizations providing social services. The Director should be highly flexible in dealing with the challenges of developing new programs and working to meet the needs of the community. The Director should have experience with community-based services for youth, children and families, including working with participants in school based programs.

The Director should have proven ability to manage a professional staff and interact with the community. S/he must be a hands-on strategic thinker, a planner and problem solver, prepared to lead and direct staff through change and program development. Excellent communication skills are critical. The Director must be comfortable communicating with the people who receive services and their families, and equally comfortable in training staff, presenting before elected officials, public agency administrators and members of the community.


  • Bachelor’s Degree with strong management and youth development experience (5 years or more) required; MSW, or equivalent Master’s Degree preferred
  • Must be eligible for SACC certification
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office; Google Docs; Spreadsheets; and Calendar Development
  • Excellent leadership, communication, supervisory and team-building skills, including the ability to motivate, align staff efforts to changing priorities and approaches, set goals, delegate responsibilities, and manage staff performance so as to ensure effective service delivery in accordance with organizational goals and program contracts


  • Oversees the day-to-day activities/events of the After School site;
  • Develop educational and recreational summer and school year programming in accordance with DYCD and DOH/SACC guidelines; 
  • Ensure programs are effective and designed to achieve measurable goals Facilitate positive partnership and collaboration with DOE Principal and Staff;
  • Direct contact and reporting to DYCD Program Manager, oversight responsibility of DYCD Site/Audit visits, and attendance at DYCD Director meetings;
  • Oversee and monitor DYCD Connect Database to ensure contract compliance reporting, enrollment numbers and rates of participation;
  • Engage and monitor all Co-locator and Sub-contractor relationships for After School site;
  • Plan, implement and support all recruitment, enrollment, retention and referral efforts of Beacon participants to ensure contractual requirements are met.


How to Apply

All applicants must apply through careers site, complete application and upload current resume.  Cover letter is preferred.
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