Goddard Riverside Community Center

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INTRO/PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Goddard Riverside Community Center is working in collaboration with the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development to alleviate the effects of poverty and provide opportunities by operating a Beacon Community Center on the Upper Westside. Beacon Community Centers are located in public schools throughout New York City and serve youth from Kindergarten through age 21 and adults ages 22 and older, including seniors. Beacons operate year-round in non-school hours on weekdays, weekends and in the summer as a resource to the entire community by offering integrated programming tailored to local needs.


PURPOSE OF POSITION: The GRCC Beacon Program is seeking a dynamic individual who will oversee the overall development of the Beacon Program including administration and supervision of the Beacon Program. This person must be innovative, creative, and detail-oriented, with excellent organizational skills that will promote a proactive, high energy work ethic and positive work environment.

Essential Duties:

  • Oversee after school and evening program activities for elementary, middle school children, teens and adults
  • Oversee 8 week summer camp program for middle school children
  • Coordinate with school staff on all program, space use and safety issues
  • Serve as liaison with government funding agencies and related community programs
  • Develop new community partnerships that enhance Beacon programming
  • Collaborate with GRCC management and program directors and relate agency-wide information to staff
  • Facilitate quarterly advisory committee meetings with school & community partners
  • Assist in developing program budget and monitor program expenses against budget
  • Plan, implement and participate in city wide advocacy to preserve Beacon funding
  • Prepare program reports
  • Oversee program evaluations and improvement plans
  • Ensure program is in compliance with mandated requirements
  • Perform crisis intervention as needed



  • Recruit, hire, evaluate, discipline and terminate staff
  • Lead regular staff meetings to discuss program components
  • Provide training opportunities for staff
  • Arrange staff schedules and ensure adequate coverage


  • Serve on the Beacon Program Leadership Team
  • Attend Staff Meetings, Case Conferences, Supervision Meetings and Training Programs
  • Other Tasks as Required


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree plus 3-5 years supervision experience in a childcare or educational program
  • Experience with program development
  • Must be proficient on Microsoft Office Applications
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to meet government contractual requirements of multiple program elements
  • Preference for fluency in English and Spanish


  • Fluency in speaking, reading, and writing in English and Spanish preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

COMPUTER SKILLS: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have/be:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, specifically Word, Excel, Access and Outlook.


  • Frequent bending, kneeling, walking –include participating in program activities with program participants


  • Indoor/Outdoor /Public school setting

Salary Information

Days: Monday-Friday; occasional Saturdays Hours: Flexible schedule-1 pm – 9 pm
Full-time Salaried (35 hrs/wk)

To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to DCastro@Goddard.org with Beacon Director in the subject line.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of duties and responsibilities that will be required of this position and title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job related task other than those specifically presented in this description.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

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