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Beacon Director

  • Full Time
  • San Francisco
  • This position has been filled
Position Beacon Director
Salary $65K-$70K, plus excellent benefits
Reports to Director of Operations
Status Full-time; Non-Exempt


The Beacon Director is a key leadership position that will manage the overall operations of the CYC Aptos Beacon Center at Aptos Middle School. The Beacon Director is responsible for program development and management; staff training and supervision; program reporting and compliance; school and community partnerships; and implementation of the full Beacon Program Model.


Program Development and Management:

  • Responsible for overall development, management, marketing and quality control of the Beacon’s programs and services during school, after school, and summer.
  • Oversee and manage the day-to- day operations of programs and site activities including those of partnering agencies.
  • Provide leadership and oversight of grant implementation to ensure objectives align with school goals, funder requirements and program outcomes.
  • Develop and manage strong organizational systems to address program expectations, performance and accountability, youth safety and supervision.
  • Work with school leadership team and partnership committees to effectively link the school day to expanded learning opportunities for students, families and community.
  • Integrate effective strategies for positive youth development, which include building and addressing needs of high-risk and special needs youth.
  • Conduct evaluations and needs assessments and seek input from students, teachers, parents and community members to adapt Beacon programming to meet ongoing needs of students and families.
  • Responsible for program budget management, grant compliance, reporting and meeting multiple program outcomes.


School and Community Partnerships:

  • Cultivate and maintain close working relationships with Beacon collaborative partners, including school leadership team, community partners, beacon network, parents, funders, businesses, foundations and general community members to advance program goals.
  • Serve as point person for agencies and programs interested in partnering with the school, and help broker new partnerships to establish a continuum of services for students and families.
  • Participate in school meetings, community school team, and specialized meetings such as SSC, ILT, IEPs, etc, to enhance school day alignment and coordinate support services for youth.
  • Conduct joint planning and coordination with Parent Liaison to ensure that families have meaningful opportunities for family engagement and school/Beacon involvement.


Staff Development and Supervision:

  • Provide individual and team development through coaching and active supervision.
  • Lead and facilitate staff trainings as well as work with Management Team to plan internal and external professional development opportunities.
  • Handle human resources responsibilities, timesheets, performance evaluations, and incident reporting.


Administration and Resource Development:

  • Oversee and monitor program compliance, including but not limited to participant registration, ratios, data collection, attendance tracking, and grant reporting.
  • Prepare and manage all collaborative agreements and MOU’s.
  • Work with resource development team to write grants, support fundraising events, and solicit financial and in-kind donations.
  • Work with fiscal department on management of Beacon budgets as well as provide guidance and support to coordinators in managing program expenditures based on funder guidelines and accounting procedures.
  • Participate on management team and support agency with strategic planning to strengthen agency and beacon operations.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, public administration, social services or related field plus five or more years of staff supervision and leading teams.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience developing and implementing innovative and age appropriate youth development curriculums that address varying levels of learning needs and abilities.
  • Experience building effective partnerships with schools, community based organizations, funders and parent groups.
  • Possess strong interpersonal, organizational, conflict mediation, and leadership skills.
  • Experience developing and managing budgets and program audits; conducting data collection and analysis for data driven program decision-making; grant reporting and evaluation.
  • Capacity to multi-task, work independently, and meet strict programmatic deadlines.
  • Ability to model to staff and participants: professionalism, personal responsibility, a strong work ethic and positive character.
  • Bilingual in Cantonese, Spanish, or Tagalog is preferred.
  • Willingness to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Able to lift or move at least 25lbs.
  • Ability to pass TB health clearance and fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice and FBI.

Application Procedure:

Please submit cover letter and resume to CYC Main Office via email: [email protected]

Attn: Beacon Director

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