Program Director- Beacon Programs at PS 1 and PS 503/506

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Competitive




Sunset Park
New York
United States



 Center for Family Life, a nationally-recognized social service program in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, seeks a Program Director to join our agency leadership team and to lead a staff of professional artists and youth workers in an after-school and summer camp program. Our ideal candidate has knowledge and experience in social group work and will bring a passion for neighborhood-based work to enrich the lives of youth, families, and community.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: To provide additional program oversight for expanded hours in the summer Beacon programs


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • ●    Be an active member of the leadership team of social workers, artists and youth development professionals overseeing Center for Family Life’s Beacon program components.

  • ●    Supervise daily afterschool program, which includes a full menu of learning enrichment, arts, sports and leadership development activities, homework assistance, and supper program.
  • ●    Develop and lead a variety of groups and activities that foster interpersonal and leadership development of children, youth and adults

  • ●    Design and implement staff training, conduct individual supervision of key staff, and lead group departmental meetings
  • ●    In collaboration with colleagues, plan and implement program-wide workshops, celebrations and other family engagement events
  • ●    Provide crisis intervention with onsite participants and make referrals, as necessary
  • ●    Manage program budget and multiple public and private contracts/funding streams
  • ●    Track, review and analyze enrollment, attendance and outcome data
  • ●    Some evening and weekend hours required throughout the year





  • ●    Master’s in Social Work or related field
  • ●    Interest and commitment to learning and working within a social group work model
  • ●    Highly organized and able to manage time efficiently
  • ●    Experience with and passion for facilitation of groups with young adults
  • ●    Ability to be a genuine and positive member of a team, be flexible
  • ●    Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • ●    SIFI certified/able to supervise graduate social work students a plus.




Primary Location

: New York-Brooklyn-Sunset Park



Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree