Manager of Program Budgets, Youth and Family Services

Job Type

Full Time


Maximum: $60,000
Details: Annual Salary




43-31 39th Street
United States


Sunnyside Community Services is an innovative community-based, social service organization in Western Queens, 10 minutes by subway train from Grand Central.  We are currently seeking a Manager of Program Budgets to join our Youth and Family Services department. 

Sunnyside Community Service’s offers social service programming to community members throughout Queens. Our youth development continuum spans Pre-K to College, and services are offered to over 2,500 young people across eight campuses. We offer free Pre-Kindergarten, elementary/middle school after school and summer camp programs, two Beacon Community Centers, a Cornerstone program, High School afterschool and career/college enrichment, ESOL programming and SNAP benefits access.

The Manager of Program Budgets will report to the Assistant Executive Director of Youth and Family Services. The overall responsibility is to support the budget and administrative needs for the Youth and Family Services department consisting of four Units of programming including Pre-K, Elementary/Middle School Afterschool Programming, High School Programming and our Adult and Immigrant Services Unit. The position supports the needs of the 4 unit directors as well as 11 program directors that are responsible for over $5 million in youth programming. 

The Manager of Program Budgets must have a strong budgeting and administrative background and experience with youth development programs, preferably with city and state funding such as the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and 21st Century Community Center funding.


  • Work with program and fiscal staff to ensure that resources are managed to offer the highest quality of services.
  • Ensure compliance with current budget and spending policies, and propose improved policies and systems regarding spending guidelines, cost savings, cost allocation, and annual planning.
  • Play a key role in envisioning new programs. Build budgets for proposals in collaboration with program leadership.
  • Conduct monthly meetings with the Associate Executive Director for YFS, Deputy Directors, Fiscal and Program Directors to review periodic reports of actual results against the budget and develop an action plan based on those discussions. Also highlight areas of unspent funds in order to maximize expenses and fully utilized all funds.
  • Develop and monitor staffing projections as part of budget management.
  • Work with program and fiscal staff and funders to make appropriate modifications to budgets.
  • Track expenses across YFS budgets. Support purchasing process from approval through payment.
  • Prepare responses to funders, auditors and internal staff regarding budgets, inventories and records.
  • Work with the Finance team to streamline internal financial reports and reporting processes to deliver efficient, effective, and useful reports and analysis.
  • Help manage HR documentation related to hiring, promotions and compliance.
  • Work with vendors to ensure orders and services are fulfilled and needed documentation is received.
  • Timely reporting and input of data in required databases.


  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in appropriate field.
  • Minimum three years of experience working with multiple budgets. Preference for work within an education or social service environment.
  • Advanced level Excel skills are essential.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to organize, manage and evaluate multiple activities and services.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritizes tasks efficiently.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; tact, patience, diplomacy, confidentiality and integrity.
  • The ability to track and report on data in an accurate and timely manner is essential.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

How to apply: Send cover letter and resume to Sheena Sukhraj: Indicate “Manager for Program Budgets” in the subject line.           

 Sunnyside Community Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer