Site Location: Willie Brown Middle School
Reports To: Director Youth Services
Pay Classification: Regular Full-Time, Exempt
Compensation: Competitive DOE + Benefits (Medical, Dental, 401k Plan with employer annual contribution, PTO)
Work Schedule: 40 hours per week
Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2018
Good Samaritan is an innovative multi-service non-profit agency located in San Francisco’s Mission and Bayview Hunters Point Districts. Our mission is to help immigrant families access needed services, develop self-sufficiency, and participate fully as members of the community. Our staff is a diverse and talented team to provide evidence-based and culturally-tailored approaches to help children, youth and families thrive and succeed.
Reporting to the Directory of Youth Services the Beacon Director provides vision, strategic leadership, development and management of the Willie Brown Middle School Beacon Program to ensure quality youth development, academic and enrichment programming, family partnership services, school transition programming and behavior health and wellness coordination.
Responsibilities to Program Implementation and Evaluation
- Develops and holds the programmatic vision and budget that is in accordance with GSFRC Mission and changing participant needs.
- Works with program managers to ensure Beacon programming meets DCYF and ExCEL requirements in regards to attendance, snack reporting, registration and daily operations.
- Serves as the key collaborator on projects between GSFRC and Beacon, including communication with Principal, Administration and community partners.
- Works with managers, coordinators and youth specialist to ensure Beacon programming is being implemented and evaluated as planned, including but not limited to DCYF & ExCEL surveys, ExCEL Quality Action Plan and Youth Program Quality Assessment tool.
- Assists youth specialist to coordinate the Parent Engagement Team by supporting and assisting with meetings and schedule of workshops, and attending Family Resource Nights.
- Manages Beacon partnerships by: writing or editing Service Agreements, negotiating budgets and working with GSFRC Administration Team to make sure payment and invoicing are done in a timely manner.
- Works with Director of Youth Services and Site Coordinators on implementing the GSFRC strategic planning efforts for Beacon program.
- Communicates with staff in a timely manner regarding new programs or program ideas.
- Serves as point person for effectively collaborating with GSFRC greater agency.
Fiscal and Budget Responsibilities
- Works with the Director Youth Services, Executive Director and Leadership Team to create the vision for the program Beacon site budget.
- Serves as GSFRC’s key contact for ExCEL and DCYF contracts for Beacon site.
- Understands and adheres to grant funding guidelines.
- Oversees Site budget development and monitoring process in close collaboration and communication with Site Coordinator, and GSFRC Director Youth Services on key issues such as spending timelines, re-assigning costs that are over budgeted amount, and submits budget modifications to funders.
- Pre-approves any Beacon expenditures over $500 and signs-off on check requests.
- Reviews financial reports on a monthly basis; meets with Manager and Director Youth Services with Controller on a quarterly basis to discuss financial reports and any fiscal issues.
- Secures information on deadlines for grant spending and communicates to GSFRC Director Youth Services and Development Director.
Fundraising and Grant Writing / Reporting Responsibilities
- Works with Development Director on grant fundraising for Beacon programs – including writing draft answers for grant questions, preparing budgets, evaluation plans, and other documentation.
- Facilitates funder visits to Beacon including planning for visit, preparing staff, participating in visit to help translate experience for funder and offer information.
- Prepares reports to foundation funders and to the Beacon Initiative.
- Prepares or ensures the preparation and completion of monthly narrative invoices by the 10th of each month for DCYF, SFUSD, and contractors with the help of Program Managers.
- Provides employment life cycle – hires, trains, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines staff.
- Coaches Site Coordinator in effective supervision of direct service staff.
- Meets with supervisees on a weekly basis, in “Circle,” to check in on progress, assist with problem-solving and planning, provide input on performance & coaching.
- Reviews goals with each staff member & objectives twice a year.
- Provides oral and written performance appraisal on annual basis.
- Ensures that all employee paperwork is completed in a timely manner.
- Develop staff learning and professional growth by providing opportunities for professional development, evolving roles, and the exploration of best practices in youth services.
External Relations for GSFRC Beacon
- Represents GSFRC Beacon in various venues relevant to GSFRC’s Beacon program including but not limited to meetings with the Board of Supervisor officials, ExCEL, DCYF, other SFUSD networks, as identified by the Director Youth Services and/or Executive Director.
- Attends Beacon Director meetings and Steering Committee meetings (as needed).
- Manage staff participation in Beacon Network Committees and activities
- Makes outreach to potential community partners with support of the Sr. Director and/or Executive Director.
- Keeps the mission of GSFRC and the agency as a whole at the forefront of all programmatic decisions.
- Participates in scheduled Leadership Team meetings.
- Participates in all GSFRC Fundraising events and most GSFRC Events.
- Represents the mission and vision of GSFRC (not just their programs) at city-wide
cohorts, meetings and committees.
- Serves as positive, solution-oriented leader of GSFRC Beacon MS Site.
- Attends and participates in regular staff and supervision meetings as needed.
- Produces all HR (personnel) documents and reviews and approves bi-weekly timesheets, accurately, legibly and timely.
- Assumes additional responsibilities as assigned by the Director Youth Services.
- Masters degree in education, administration, social services or related field plus a minimum of 3 years of program administrations; or a Bachelor’s degree plus 5 or more years of related work experience.
- Experience in successful supervision of full time staff.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with the best practices in youth development program planning, curriculum development, methods of teaching, and evaluation.
- 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.
- CPR/First Aid certified is preferred.
- Fingerprint and TB test clearance mandatory prior to hire.
- Experience working in communities of color with low-income populations.
Frequently required to see, talk, hear, sit, walk, stand, bend, stoop or crouch, kneel, lift or climb, reach with hands and arms, pull or push, or carry. Occasionally required to lift less than 25 pounds. Finger dexterity and hand coordination required.
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Good Samaritan Family Resource Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer
We conform to all the laws, statues, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Employment is contingent upon meeting the above minimum qualifications.