OMI/Excelsior Beacon Director

Job Type

Full Time




1426 Fillmore Street, Suite 204
San Francisco
United States


Careers with a Cause You can make a lasting impact every day by working with the YMCA of San Francisco. In communities across the Bay Area, our staff—of all ages and from diverse backgrounds and life experiences—are transforming lives through YMCA programs for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. When you work for the Y, you’ll be supported with training, mentoring and career development opportunities. Plus, we offer great benefits to help you grow stronger in spirit, mind and body, even as you’re helping others.

About the Job

Urban Services YMCA is the social services branch of the YMCA of San Francisco. Our mission is to provide holistic and comprehensive programs that support health, wellness and self-efficacy in youth, families and communities. Urban Services YMCA's programs recognize and re-affirm individual’s strengths and encourage meaningful and collaborative participation in program creation and delivery. We are currently hiring for a dynamic Director for our OMI/Excelsior Beacon Center which serves youth and families living in the Oceanview, Merced, Ingleside and Excelsior neighborhoods. The OMI/E Excelsior Beacon center is part of the San Francisco Beacon Initiative and is a school based center that seeks to enrich the lives of participants through creating opportunities for youth and families to share and grow in a safe and diverse place.

The San Francisco Beacon Initiative (SFBI) is a citywide partnership launched by the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF), the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), private funders led by the Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Fund, and local community-based organizations (CBOs) in 1994. Each Beacon is developed by partnerships of existing community organizations (schools, service agencies, youth, parents and other community stakeholders) and managed by a lead agency, in collaboration with the school site. Representatives of SFBI’s governing body, the Beacon Steering Committee which includes representatives from DCYF, SFUSD, private funders, lead agencies and program alumni, provides oversight and guidance to the overall partnership. The mission of the San Francisco Beacon Initiative is to transform public schools into youth, family and community centers. Drawing on the existing strengths of our students, schools and communities, Beacon Centers are committed to a cohesive, comprehensive and collaborative approach that creates pathways to lifelong learning.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Demonstrated success in fostering collaborative and inclusive relationships with community stakeholders including principals, funders and community members.
  • A Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 5 years experience in administration and/or project management in a nonprofit setting.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience supervising and developing staff.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience administering transformative school based youth development programming.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience managing multiple contract and program budgets.
  • Successful fund development experience, including grant writing and implementation of other fund development strategies.
  • Understanding of community- and school-based programming based upon Youth Development, the Learning In Afterschool & Summer Principles, the Common Core State Standards, and the Five Protective Factors.
  • Able to effectively communicate to individuals and groups, both orally and in writing.
  • Experience in providing broad-based services to diverse populations.
  • Knowledge of community building systems.
  • Courteous, professional, and able to reason logically.
  • Detail-oriented and well organized.
  • Able to establish and meet deadlines.
  • Has a passion for developing and sustaining quality services for youth and families, and a desire to learn and understand needs of constituents, staff, and partners.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build and Maintain positive, collaborative and inclusive relationships with school site principals and staff as well as parents and youth, OMIE community members, community agencies, funding partners and all other stakeholders.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of Beacon programming and school based services. Manage initiatives to identify school site and community needs, establish program priorities, and execute the strategic plans to address these needs and priorities.
  • Lead and supervise financial systems, including budgeting, grant implementation, and fund development. Ensure that financial targets are set and met on an annual basis.
  • Ensure that structures are in place for timely program data collection, regular reporting to funders, and punctual submission of invoices. Regularly monitor Beacon Center achievement of program goals.
  • Identify Beacon Center's funding and resource needs, as well as strategies for filling these needs. Lead fund development and resource acquisition strategies, including vetting and pursuing public grant funds, private funding opportunities, and cultivating individual donors.
  • Provide leadership to all Beacon staff, including developing systems and structures for effective team communication, initiating opportunities for collaboration, and providing direct supervision to key staff positions.
  • Develop staff learning and professional growth by providing opportunities for professional development, evolving roles, and the exploration of best practices in youth and family services.

Apply To apply for this position, please reply to this posting and submit a cover letter, resume and references to: Suzanne Medina,

IMPORTANT NOTE : Due to the high volume of responses, we will not respond to applications that do not include a cover letter and resume, or do not indicate having met entry requirements.

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  • 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

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To apply for this position, please reply to this posting and submit a cover letter, resume and references to: Suzanne Medina,

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the high volume of responses, we will not respond to applications that do not include a cover letter and resume, or do not indicate having met entry requirements.