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Beacon Director - Dr. William Cobb Elementary

Buchanan YMCA
Full time
Competency level: 
Team Leader
Reports to: 
Senior Beacon Director
Salary range: 
$62,400 - $68,000
Start date: 
Sep 20, 2022

Careers with a Cause

Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively influences the lives of people and communities. As the nation's leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA of San Francisco offers more than just a job--we offer you a career with a future and the chance to make a lasting difference in your community. At the Y, you can discover your passion and a lifelong career helping to solve some of the nation's most pressing social issues.

In order to keep staff and participants as safe and healthy as possible, all staff working on-site will be required to be vaccinated (COVID-19) prior to beginning work.

About the Job

The Beacon Director is a manager who is highly skilled at relationship building, program management, process and performance coordination, communication, and both staff and youth development. The Beacon Director will ensure that the Beacon Center programs are well designed, fully developed and implemented in accordance with its mission.  The Director will hire and supervise the core staff as well as lead the staff in developing programs in coordination with agencies, organizations and the school community.  The Director will ensure the community’s needs are documented so that the program will provide as wide a range of services as possible. The Beacon Director will coordinate development of a facility that is welcoming, safe and is a healthy environment for community program development.  The Beacon Director will co-lead the community school effort with the principal, using the SFUSD Community School Framework and the Beacon Model.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Proof of COVID Vaccination is Required
  • 21+ Years old
  • Bachelor’s degree plus 3 years or more of related work experience
  • Must be available before, during and after school day.  Some evenings and weekends required
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with the best practices in youth development program planning, curriculum development, methods of teaching, and evaluation
  • Previous experience with budgets, contracts and MOUs
  • Have strong understanding of the nature of the achievement gap in San Francisco
  • Proven ability to work with people from diverse ethnic, socioeconomic, educational, religious, sexual orientation backgrounds
  • Familiarity and experience working in or with schools and with community-based organizations
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working in communities of color with low-income populations
  • Fingerprint background check clearance
  • TB test clearance mandatory prior to hire
  • YMCA approved CPR/AED/First Aid Certification

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in education, administration, social services or related field plus a minimum of 1 year of program administration.
  • Bilingual skills in Spanish or Chinese
  • Knowledge/implementation of community school framework






All employees working with the YMCA are considered to have supervisory or disciplinary action relationship over minors.  Job offers are conditional and contingent upon background clearance. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and CA Fair Chance Act, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records

Everything you need to know about us

We offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health benefits - medical and dental plans for full time employees
  • Retirement benefits – 12% employer contribution after completion of eligibility requirements
  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees
  • Commuter Benefits via pre-tax payroll deductions
  • Flexible Spending Account – Medical and Dependent Care on a pre-tax basis  
  • Use of YMCA of San Francisco Fitness facilities
  • Paid time off benefits for part time and full time employees upon completion of eligibility requirements
  • Training and staff development for all employees