12/18/18 - We’re Hiring!

Youth Employment Program Manager


Beam Center’s Youth Placement Coordinator:

1. Creates relationships with local businesses, organizations, and institutions that are ready to invest in New York City youth by offering them supportive summer employment opportunities and work-based learning experiences.

2. Creates, supports, coaches, encourages, and connects young adults with resources and opportunities necessary for successful summer of employment.

3. Manages implementation, paperwork, evaluations, and planning of Beam Center’s year-round youth employment program including its work as a NYC Summer Youth Employment Provider.


  • Passionate about youth development

  • Experience nurturing young adults at, or in partnership with, CBOs and/or education settings

  • Exceptionally organized and skilled in digital communication, documentation and calendar scheduling

  • Flexible, resourceful, exceptional communication skills, independent, collaborative

  • Applicants must be curious individuals, dedicated to personal lifelong learning and sharing it with others.

  • Practiced in asset-driven, trauma-informed, healing-centered youth development practices

  • Ability to support and collaborate with individuals of diverse backgrounds, institutions, and missions

  • Familiarity with DYCD’s SYEP procedures, systems and implementation is a plus

  • Maintaining a creative practice and being willing to share it with others is a plus


Full-time, salaried. Compensation is based on experience and includes competitive health insurance benefits and PTO.


Beam Center specializes in designing and facilitating learning productions that are collaborative, culturally-responsive and provide exploratory engagement for all participants. Our Learning Productions Framework centers on skill building and positive youth development through the creation of dynamic technology-integrated projects. We empower participants, teach workforce skills, support economic empowerment by employing diverse STEM and maker skills — digital fabrication, welding, woodworking, craft, computer programming, circuitry and more — and offer learners the opportunity to contribute to a collaborative goal in a meaningful way. Beam Center uses an asset-driven, trauma-informed approach within our programs, fostering and promoting meaningful dialog and caring relationships amongst all stakeholders (staff, students, admin, etc.) to increase buy-in and retention of youth participants as well as increase positive outcomes.


Please familiarize yourself with our organization, community, creative learning process, and values by exploring our website, and social media accounts. Next, send your cover letter and resume as a single PDF to by Friday, January 18, 2019; any questions can be sent to the same address. Select applicants will be contacted via email to schedule an in-person interview at Beam Center after January 1, 2019.