Beacon After School Program Site Director



Samuel Field Y is a non-profit, multi-service agency with flagship sites in Little Neck, Bayside, Forest Hills, and 33 additional sites throughout the community, providing a diverse array of programs and services to over 35,000 people annually. Our mission is to sustain and enhance the quality of family and individual life for all members of our community, regardless of religion, ethnic or cultural background, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual preference, age, or disability, within a pervasive and inclusive environment that facilitates individual growth, meets individual needs, and builds community. We accomplish this mission through a broad range of social, educational, and recreational services that reach community members of all ages and backgrounds.

Program Overview:

The Beacon Program Site Director will manage school-based program.  In this visible role, the incumbent will demonstrate exceptional leadership, strong management experience and a successful track record of working with government contracts and nonprofit organizations providing social services. 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.


  • Full time position, some nights and weekends included

  • Hire, screen, train and supervise after school program staff, including but not limited to DOE personnel, college/high school students and volunteers.
  • Observe and communicate with staff to provide consistent, ongoing supervision and guidance to ensure that staff upholds the policies set forth by the Samuel Field Y (SFY), the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD).
  • Ensure that all SFY personnel files are current, including but not limited to fingerprints, medicals, state clearance forms and credentials or licenses.
  • Conduct ongoing (at least monthly) professional staff development, scheduling site-based trainings as well as staff meetings, with agendas and attendance sheets.
  • Collaborate with school Principal and day school staff, including but not limited to teachers, members of the school-based support team, school nurse, custodial staff, kitchen staff, school leadership team and PTA.
  • Collaborate with site Outreach Coordinator and Education/Resource Coordinator on a daily or weekly basis to ensure program standards are held high.
  • Develop innovative program in alignment to support school day learning, as well as provide enhancements and enrichment components to support all students as individuals.  Program should include academic assistance and age-appropriate recreational and social activities.
  • Coordinate evening and weekend programming and parent engagement programs as needed, as well as outreach to community partners.  Plan and implement community events.
  • Establish community service opportunities for youth to enhance community awareness.
  • Provide students and their families with feedback regarding their development in the program and help them to receive appropriate academic, emotional and social resources.
  • Complete and track required training hours for self and staff as outlined under DOH guidelines.
  • Attend agency “Youth Staff” meetings, and other agency meetings, including but not limited to Program Directors meetings, safety meetings, CPR/First Aid trainings, Dignity of Children trainings etc...
  • Attend agency committee meetings and occasional Sunday or evening functions, including but not limited to Fall Carnival, Winter Festival, Spring Carnival and Intergenerational Programs.
  • Monitor expenditures (personnel, supplies, OTPS, petty cash) to stay within budget set forth by the Director, Contracts Manager and Chief Financial Officer.  Obtain Supervisory approval before making program purchases.
  • Working with the education coordinator, perform long range strategic planning to develop new and innovative programs to maintain flexibility with changing funding streams and guidelines.
  • Form connections with other Youth Directors within the agency to gather support and information.
  • Coordinate Summer Camp component, including but not limited to staff hiring, orientation, program development, scheduling, parent contact, staff evaluation and maintaining DOH compliance.
  • Report directly to the Director & Assistant Director of Youth Education Programs.
  • Take on other assignments as per the changing needs of the Samuel Field Y.
  • Qualifications:
  • Applicant must possess a relevant Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Must have at least three years of successful supervisory experience providing services to elementary and/or middle school students

Please submit resume and cover letter, with the subject line Beacon Program Site Director to or you may contact her at 718-225-6750 x216

Samuel Field YM & YWHA, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Samuel Field Y
58-20 Little Neck Pkwy
Little Neck, NY 11362
(718) 225-6750

Bay Terrace Center of the Samuel Field Y
212-00 23rd Ave
Bayside, NY 11360
(718) 423-6111


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