Queens Community House

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Job Description

QUEENS COMMUNITY HOUSE (QCH) is a multi-site, multi-service settlement house that serves the diverse population of Queens through a broad network of programs and services for Children and Youth, Adults and Families, and Older Adults. Our mission is to provide individuals and families with the tools to enrich their lives and build healthy, inclusive communities. We are a modern interpretation of the traditional settlement house, bringing to our work current best practices, cost-effective management, innovative leadership, and a passion for social and economic justice. We welcome amazing individuals who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission, and are highly motivated to change lives.

We are seeking a passionate, flexible and qualified Beacon Director with a strong commitment to youth development to join our Beacon Program at JHS 210. The Director will be responsible for the development growth and success of the program operation, its students and staff.


  • Drive recruitment, enrollment and retention of participants and families to the program that meets and exceeds contractual requirements.
  • Ensure continuous quality programming; implement performance measurements and feedback systems.
  • Prepare and monitor program budgets, petty cash, inventory, payment requests, payroll and other fiscal tasks.
  • Maintain all aspects of program in regulatory compliance with QCH, Department of Education (DOE), Department of Health (NYC DOH & NYS OCFS) and Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD).
  • Ensure input of data in all agency and funder databases and submit reports in a timely manner.
  • Lead in developing DYCD Beacon Advisory Board.
  • Supervise sub-contracted programs, co-located programs, referral linkages and reciprocal agreements.
  • Maintain registration, attendance, staff files, student files, surveys, documentation and all data to meet requirements of QCH, Department of Education (DOE), Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD).
  • Ensure positive DYCD program assessments via EMS.
  • Maintain regular communication with supervisor pertaining to all agency, program, funder and school related matters. Regularly check and respond to email requests, phone calls and inquiries with a quick turnaround time for time sensitive materials.
  • Meet with direct reports for weekly supervision.
  • Ensure up to date, accurate and professional standards of all written documents, outreach and registration materials, data, and flyers that is in line with agency and funder requirements.
  • Timely and accurately submit all agency, program, funder and regulatory required documents.
  • Ensure fiscal and budgeting practices that are adherent to agency and funder regulations.
  • Organize special community events, including but not limited to three parent expos a year, an annual Community Health Fair and incentive based, culturally enriching field trips that meet contract driven outcomes.
  • Represent QCH in the community through outreach and attendance at meetings.
  • Complete other duties and lead special projects as assigned.
  • BA/BS Degree in Social Services, Social Work, School / Public Health, Education or related field required. Master’s Degree in related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of supervisory and management experience developing and implementing youth and community development programs, staff training and evaluation; or at least 3 years of supervisory and management experience in health, education, and/or social services in an urban community. Previous experience in school settings and working with a number of age groups preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability in program outreach and recruitment, budgeting, performance based contracting and compliance with SACC licensing procedures.
  • Demonstrated exceptional organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to clearly articulate ideas in writing and make effective public presentations.
  • Strong collaborative skills as evidenced by ability to work as part of a team with a strong initiative to drive forward project goals.
  • Proficiency with various computer programs (Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office 365 Outlook E-mail and Calendar and Video Editing software) and willingness to learn new ones.
  • Must obtain appropriate clearances and meet NYC OCFS SACC Program Director requirements.
  • Fluently bilingual (English/Spanish) with proficient written and oral communication skills.
  • Current CPR & First Aid certifications preferred.
  • Excellent judgement, decision making and follow-through on tasks.
This position is available immediately.  Queens Community House offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package.  The benefits package varies by position and may include medical/dental/vision offerings, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, generous time off and a 403b plan. We value health and wellness too and as such Staff can earn annual leave days, sick days and enjoy most federal holidays. Staff can also take advantage of an array of professional development opportunities, including trainings and learning bits.

Salary Information

STATUS: Full-Time, Exempt
SALARY: Upper 50’s to Lower 60’s; Commensurate with Experience; Comprehensive Benefits Package.
SCHEDULE: Mon- Fri 1:30-9:30PM, potentially Saturdays 7:45A – 4:15P, (availability in the mornings for prep, meeting and training time). School Holidays, School Recess and Summer 7:30A–3:30P, 9A–5P or 10A-6P

To Apply

We are a passion-led, mission-driven organization – one that looks to continually enrich the lives of our diverse member community. If you would like to join our team, please forward your cover letter and resume, with subject line “Beacon Director” to Oswald Araujo: oaraujo@qchnyc.org.

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