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New York Edge Assistant Beacon Director in Queens, New York

About Us:

New York Edge is the largest provider of after school and summer camp programs in New York City public schools. Each year, programs in academics--including STEM, the arts, sports & wellness, and college access help 40,000 students develop leadership skills and succeed in school. Working parents count on our programs to provide safe and enriching environments for their children.


Our Vision to the Beacon Program Model : To partner and collaborate in an even deeper way with schools to ensure high quality education, support and opportunities are made available to youth, families and the community.

New York Edge as the CBO Partner : New York Edge works towards building a collaborative environment with each school partner resulting in the best approach for each school community. To support this approach, New York Edge established a department that works exclusively with our schools partners to build capacity and ensure that strong outcomes are obtained for students, their families and the communities we serve.

Beacon Programs offer a holistic approach to supporting families by strong, collaborative partnerships among principals, parents, teachers, community resources, co-locators and sub-contractors. In Beacon programs, parents are real and active partners in their children’s education, the school climate is joyful and positive, and expanded learning opportunities are available to the entire family and immediate community.

Beacons are a strategy to organize resources and share leadership to integrate social services into the fabric of the schools. Beacon Programs are equipped to better serve the needs of families and the community.

An integral part of this approach is the integration and alignment of school- and community-based services and resources throughout an expanded day (such as health, mental health, counseling and academic enrichment). Critical to ensuring this alignment and coordination is a full-time staff person in the school building – the Beacon Assistant Site Director (BASD). The BASD should establish a visible presence within the school building and community assuming a strong leadership role.



Monday – Friday (Some evenings and weekends required)

This role requires you to be in-person.

Essential Job Functions:

  • The Assistant Program Director for Beacon Evening and Saturday program will be responsible for overall program development, supervision, outreach and implementation of the Beacon Teen, Young Adult and Adult Programming.

  • The Assistant Director will assist the Program Director in managing daily planning, scheduling, and operations.

  • Assist the Program Director in supervising and supporting Summer Camp

  • Works with the Program Director to integrate services and assume overall leadership of the Beacon Evening/Saturday Program in the absence of the Program Director

  • Conduct overall leadership and implementation of the Evening/Saturday Program

    Coordinate outreach efforts for all age groups

  • Develop and implement appropriate policies and procedures

  • Plan, direct and supervise the Evening/Saturday Program

  • Supervise all beacon staff if PD is absent

  • Monitor and Input attendance, complete reports and document and report all incidents

  • Work with the Police Department

  • Responsible for staff recruitment for the Evening/Saturday Program

  • Oversee client referrals to other programs as needed

  • Perform other duties as assigned

    Required Skills:

  • Ability to be credentialed as SACC license director or supervisor

  • Able to work late afternoons, evenings and weekends.

  • Knowledgeable and skilled in Academics, Sports or Arts programs and have prior experience successfully teaching and instructing youth in Academics, Sports or Arts


  • Minimum requirement of an Associate’s Degree or demonstration of actively completing an Associate’s Degree.

  • Minimum of two years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required


  • HS Diploma required with minimum of 7 years’ experience required

    To apply, please visit our website at

    The Beacon Assistant Site Director will be required to report to the school building and interact with staff, students, parents and school administration.

    At time of offer and acceptance, the job requires safety and security clearances through the Department of Education and Department of Health.

    New York Edge is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

    Disclaimer: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a perso n in this position