Northwest Youth Services is recruiting for an Executive
Director! We are searching for a dynamic leader to provide
visionary and strategic servant leadership in furtherance of
Northwest Youth Services’ mission.
Come join our team of dedicated professionals, who are committed
to meeting youth where they are, with open minds and hearts to
foster their self-reliance throughout our diverse communities in
the Pacific Northwest.
About Northwest Youth Services:
Northwest Youth Services is the only non-profit organization
dedicated to serving young people ages 13-24 who are
experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness in
Whatcom, Skagit, and Island Counties. We support youth in
identifying goals and building the skills necessary to reach their
own sense of stability. Northwest Youth Services offers shelter,
housing, community outreach, help finding a job or enrolling in
school, connection to mental health services, support for LGBTQ
youth, restorative justice for juvenile offenders, and referrals to
other services in the community.
Annually, we serve more than 1,250 youth between the ages of
13-24. What sets us apart is how we do what we do. At the core of
our work is heart and relationships. Known for our strengths-based
and trauma-informed approach, including a commitment to harm
reduction, we meet youth where they are, with open minds and open
hearts. As much an advocate for social justice as a direct service
provider, we have a strong track record of serving LGBTQ youth and
youth of color. Rather than dictate what youth should or must do to
access services and remain in our programs, we offer options and a
safety net to support them in achieving their own goals. We want
what’s best for each individual and see the best in them.
Job Mission: This position contributes to Northwest Youth
Services’ success by providing visionary and strategic servant
leadership in furtherance of the organization’s mission.
This position contributes to Northwest Youth Services’ success
by effectively communicating with all community stakeholders,
staff, volunteers, clients, and donors, to understand, support and
become engaged in achieving the mission and vision of Northwest
Youth Services through collaborative teamwork and decision
Bachelor's degree in related field preferred; or relevant
experience may be considered as determined by the Board of
Demonstrated experience in a broad range of human services
leadership such as: Managing staff and organizational
Supervising staff responsible for direct provision of human
Fundraising experience and demonstrated ability to secure public
and private grants and major gifts;
Working directly with young people in crisis;
Understanding of the applicable regulatory environment and
Developing, implementing and managing multiple programs
simultaneously, including budget management experience;
Building collaborative relationships with diverse community
stakeholders and serving as an organizational spokesperson to
funders, government, media, and the public; and
Advancing equity and multiculturalism.
Proficient with Word, Excel, and general office machines;
21 years of age or older;
Proof of driver's license, driving record, and auto insurance;
Must pass background checks.
Required within first 30 days of employment:
Negative TB test; and
Full understanding of the CPS reporting requirements.
Master's degree in relevant field;
Previous Executive Director experience;
Demonstrated ability to work with the Board in planning and
executing the strategic direction and fund development
Seven years of progressively responsible professional experience
in non-profit or government administration;
Demonstrated success securing major individual donor gifts;
Experience supervising staff in a collaborative model;
Previous training in de-escalation, Positive Youth Development,
CSEC, Domestic Violence, Youth Mental Health First Aid, or other
related trainings; and
Knowledge of Housing First, Harm Reduction, and Trauma-informed
Salary Range: $90,000 - $120,000 per year, dependent upon
relevant qualifications, experience, and education.
Earn 22 hours of Paid Time Off per month, increased after the
first year of employment.
Health benefits begin first of the month following two full
months of employment.
Simple IRA retirement plan, with employer match up to 3% of
employee contributions, per pay period, after the first year of
Northwest Youth Services is located in the beautiful Pacific
Northwest, with offices in Skagit and Whatcom Counties.
Northwest Youth Services is an Equal Opportunity employer.
Employment is based upon individual qualifications without regard
to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, citizenship, age,
marital status, veteran status, disabilities, political ideology,
sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Alumni
of foster care and those who have experienced youth homelessness
are encouraged to apply.
Job ID: 54465904
Bellingham, Washington, United States
Position Title: Executive Director
Company Name: Northwest Youth Services
Job Function: Executive/Management
Job Type: Full-Time
Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
Min Experience: 2-3 Years
Required Travel: 10-25%
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