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AT YOUTHCARE: YouthCare envisions a community where no young person experiences homelessness, all young people have the opportunity to thrive, and the systems that oppress them are dismantled. YouthCare serves young people of many racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and religious beliefs, and we seek a workforce that reflects that diversity.
ABOUT YOUTHCARE: YouthCare works to end youth homelessness and to ensure that young people are valued for who they are and empowered to achieve their potential. Founded in 1974, YouthCare was one of the first programs to serve runaway and homeless youth on the West Coast. The goal was to help young people find safety today, and build a future for tomorrow. Over four decades, we’ve defined best practices and developed programs that are a national standard for excellence. Using a youth-centered approach, we ensure that young people experiencing homelessness ages 12-24 have the hope, skills, and confidence to gain long-term stability.
POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Director of Employment and Education Services, the Education Program Manager is the lead YouthCare staff responsible for educational engagement, GED or High School Diploma completion, and entrance into post-secondary opportunities for all YouthCare clients. They provide direct oversite of the Orion Center GED & Education Classroom and the U-District Education navigation with clients served in YouthCare housing. The Manager will also be responsible for assessing the needs and current quality of educational support in YouthCare’s housing, shelter, and prevention programming, eventually implementing new trainings and programming for those areas. In addition, the Manager will work on the educational elements of the YouthCare Academy to include program design and partnership development.
The Education Program Manager is primarily responsible for the successful execution of each of these programs, maintaining and developing the external partnerships for each program, and providing expertise on employment and engagement tactics and strategies that will resonate with the highest-need young people. The programs include:
- 3 or more years of experience teaching successfully in a secondary school and/or adult basic education setting, tutoring, or leading youth development/training programs.
- 3 or more years in curriculum development and design.
- Knowledge of and direct experience working with young people experiencing homelessness and runaway young people.
- Strong communication skills including writing and public speaking
- Experience facilitating multi-disciplinary teams, groups, and meetings
- BA in Social Work, Education, Youth Development, or related field. An equivalent combination of experience and education will be considered in lieu of formal education.
- Experience and credentials must comply with program contract requirements
- Master’s Degree in Social Work, Education, Youth Development or related field.
- Experience hiring and training staff, developing and implementing policies, managing budgets, working with volunteers, and managing contracts
- A working knowledge of educational institutions in King County including Seattle Public Schools, Seattle Colleges, 1418 education programs, etc.
- 4 or more years in a supervisory position in an educational setting.
- Experience in implementing either social justice curriculum.
- Secondary teaching credentials or experience
- Experience and understanding with performance-based contracts.
- Excellent organizational, clinical, interpersonal, supervisory, writing, and management skills.
- Must be a self-starter and team player with the ability to work with other staff members, participants, vendors, and the public.