YMCA of Greater Seattle

  • Program Director II, Social Services

    Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/27/2018 7:54 PM)
    Regular Full-Time
    # of Openings
    Accelerator YMCA
    909 4th Avenue
  • Overview

    This vacancy is a great opportunity to be a part of a team involved in providing inclusive, safe and caring environments, positive role models, creative activities and opportunities to serve the needs of others - all which are the essential building blocks for strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.

    You’ll be based out of our Accelerator Branch, a social-service focused branch serving opportunity youth and young adults. Accelerator provides the community with a host of programs and resources to support our client’s pathways to independence, stability, and happiness.

    65% of the youth and young adults we serve are people of color. The majority are low-income or have experienced poverty.


    Our Commitment to Equity

    The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We strive to achieve equal access, identify and resolve inequities and remove institutional barriers that limit of all people to develop their full potential. The YMCA of Greater Seattle is committed to ensuring equity and justice.


    We understand that people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We encourage candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications below. If you believe you have the transferable skills necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this role, we encourage you to apply.


    The Young Adult Services Transitional Housing Director is responsible for leading and managing Accelerator YMCA’s Transitional Housing program. This position will report to the Housing Programs Director at Accelerator Y and work closely with the Directors and Supervisors within our Independent Living, Employment and Education, Anti-Violence and other Housing Programs ensuring the Accelerator Y’s programmatic vision, philosophy, and approach are carried out by staff and volunteers in order to meet our mission of accelerating young people’s ability to build safe, successful and happy lives. The Transitional Housing Director will be a leader in the continuous improvement of service delivery to our young adults housed through the Accelerator Y as well as our partner agencies and funders in King County.


    1. Directs and manages the Young Adults in Transitions (YAIT) program for the Accelerator Y.
    2. Directs the Supportive Housing Program at Shoreline for the Accelerator Y.
    3. Directs and manages the Shared Homes program for the Accelerator Y.
    4. Oversight of programming and safety for 7 housing sites.
    5. Supervises Case Managers and Case Manager Leads associated with the housing program and ensures programs and staff are aligned and working together.
    6. Provides after hours, Swing, Overnight and Weekend Shift, supervision and support as/when needed.
    7. Collaborates with Accelerator Y’s Young Adult Leadership Team on integrating programs and service delivery to youth, young adults, and families across the branch as it relates to the strategic and programmatic direction of the organization in alignment with the strategic plan, agency vision, mission, and values.
    8. Lead and promote the growth of the Transtional Housing Program
    9. Actively participates in the branch’s leadership team.
    10. Thoroughly comprehends and regularly monitors for contract compliance and quality assurance for all contracts and agreements for designated programs
    11. Creates a culture of learning, providing inspiring leadership, coaching and continuous improvement throughout the program areas.
    12. Promotes regular and ongoing opportunities for staff and young people to give feedback on program and services.
    13. Promotes the agency’s diversity, inclusion and equity initiatives, and develop and grow an equitable culture within Accelerator Y.
    14. Leads and cultivates a team of high performing direct service staff with a strategic focus on recruitment, training, and retention strategies.
    15. Ensures that all program activities operate within the Y’s bounds of fiscal stewardship and consistent operation within the Y’s values.
    16. Demonstrates strong communication skills and positive interaction with colleagues, participants, funders, partners, and the greater King County community at large.
    17. Performs all other duties as assigned.


    1. Bachelor’s Degree in related social services field.
    2. Four years leadership experience, including program development, leadership development, contract management, and financial management.
    3. Two years leadership team facilitation and a proven track record of effective communications with internal and external partners.
    4. Accomplished project management expertise with proven execution of accomplishing deliverables in a timeline.
    5. Broad knowledge of program areas, funders, community partners.
    6. Ability to handle multiple projects/tasks and juggle priorities while meeting multiple deadlines.
    7. Ability to use good judgment to make sound decisions and resolve problems.
    8. Ability to maintain confidential information and use discretion.
    9. Ability to gain cooperation of others, work effectively as a member of a team, and ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships in a team-oriented environment.
    10. Ability to work independently.
    11. Or any combination of education, experience and measurable performance which demonstrates the capability to perform the duties of this position.


    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s degree related to non-profit leadership (public administration, social work, business or related field).
    • Life experience with poverty, child welfare, homelessness, behavioral health, or youth violence and a desire to use that experience to improve the lives of others.


    Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. Competitive pay range and excellent benefit package includes YMCA membership, health, dental, life and disability insurance; tuition assistance; 12% retirement contribution, as eligible.


    The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.


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