SENIOR PROGRAM DIRECTOR, ALIVE & FREE
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YMCA: YMCA of Greater Seattle

Location: Seattle, WA

Job Description:

You long for impact and purpose. We offer it daily. At our 14 branches, two overnight camps and more than 200 program sites, YMCA employees serve the people of King and south Snohomish Counties with programs and services tailored to fit the needs of those we reach. Three overarching goals drive our work: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

GENERAL FUNCTION

Oversees and directs the programs and services of the Alive & Free program, which empowers youth and young adults to prevent and recover from violence and pursue their true potential. Provides for sound fiscal management and quality control; ensures all programs meet contractual requirements, implements best practices of street outreach, youth violence prevention and intervention programming; ensures risk management and effective staff supervision; facilitates effective community collaboration.

PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES

Program Oversight

Directs and manages the development, operations and growth of Alive & Free. Ensures the Y is an effective leader and community partner in delivering high-quality program outcomes related to successful street outreach services and prevention of violence by and against youth.

Program Development

Establishes new program activities and expands programs within the community in accordance with program, branch, and organizational strategic plans and goals.

Fiscal Accountability

Develops and manages budgets for $1M+ in programs, including multiple government contracts. May delegate and oversee budget functions. Meets fiscal objectives, including a balanced or better year end net. Closely monitors revenue and expense.

Staff Supervision and Professional Development

Recruits, hires, trains, evaluates and supervises assigned staff and volunteers. Develops staff skills for day to day work, judgment and leadership. Identifies appropriate external training and builds internal staff training capacity. Champions program recruitment strategies to include broadly diverse applicants with experience in gangs and/or the criminal justice system.

Data and Evaluation

Compiles program statistics and provides data and reports as required. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in Alive & Free, including subcontractors.

Fund Development and Volunteerism

Provides leadership and support for program and branch management teams, annual fundraising campaign, and volunteer or Board committees as assigned. Raises funds for program sustainability and growth, which may include public and private grants, strategic corporate partnerships, individual giving and events.

Community Relationships

Develops and maintains collaborative strategic relationships with community organizations and agencies including schools, civic agencies, law enforcement groups, program initiative partners and more. Ensures strong communication and coordination with community partners, including law enforcement, following an incident of violence impacting youth.

Marketing

Develops, produces and distributes program information necessary to promote Alive & Free in accordance with branch marketing plans, ensure sufficient referrals, and attract funding.

Risk Management

Ensures safety procedures are followed, staff are trained in safety protocols, and all programs are in compliance with YMCA standards, relevant regulations and other applicable standards.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in social services, criminal justice or related field.
  • Five or more years of successful related experience including staff and volunteer supervision, community program development and innovation, financial management, risk management, and fund development.
  • Knowledge of best practices in youth development and violence prevention, intervention and service provision to high risk and/or gang-involved youth.
  • Experience working effectively with a range of stakeholders including clients/consumers, funders, community partners, volunteers, elected officials, law enforcement, corporations, schools, faith-based organizations.
  • Experience creating and evaluating programs in response to community needs.
  • Proven effectiveness responding to safety and emergency situations.
  • CPR and First Aid certifications required (may receive after hire).
  • Ability to visit program sites and community organizations.
  • Knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred:

  • Experience managing government grants.
  • Master's degree in related field.
  • Ability to speak any language in addition to English.

Salary: $53,621 - $71,495

Additional Compensation Details:

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package that includes a YMCA membership, health, dental, life and disability insurance; tuition assistance; and a 12% retirement fund contribution, when eligible.


HOW TO APPLY

Please upload your cover letter and resume online.

Apply Online: https://external-seattleymca.icims.com/jobs/1792/senior-program-director%2c-alive-%26-free/job

Resumes until: 10/6/2014

Contact: Beverly Kashino

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