Executive Director, YMCA Youth and Government




OverviewJOB SUMMARYThe Executive Director, YMCA Youth & Government is responsible for leading the Washington Youth & Government program to successfully deliver civic education and youth development opportunities for students across the state of Washington. Responsible for maintaining and expanding the YMCA Youth & Government program to establish it as the premier non-profit civic education organization in Washington State.ResponsibilitiesWork with the Youth & Government volunteers, staff, and senior leadership of the YMCA to clarify program objectives; develop multi-year strategic plans with clear performance metrics to maintain and enhance the program's success; identify financial and staffing resources necessary for their successful execution. Lead the development and delivery of civic education and youth development programs, including annual youth legislature conference(s), mock trial competitions, council on national affairs, civility workshops and other programs. Serve as the primary ambassador of the Youth & Government program, interacting with state and local elected officials, the judicial system, appointed staff, educational leaders, the media, and other stakeholders to further to goals and objectives of the program. Maintain and enhance relationships with program participants, their families, volunteers, alumni, current and prospective funders and others. Plan and execute ongoing fundraising and development, media relations, strategic communications, and community engagement efforts to support the program. Identify and apply for alternative funding sources. Identify, recruit, train and lead an appropriate team of employees and volunteers to ensure all program offerings operate smoothly and participants receive maximum benefit from their engagement in the program. Participate in local, state, national, and international matters relating to Youth & Government programs; identify and develop best-practices. Create and manage annual program budget approximately $1 million. Provide day-to-day fiscal oversight and controls for the financial resources of the program. Facilitate recruitment and development of a diverse and well-functioning Board of Directors and advisory board.Qualifications* Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience* 5 years' experience working with youth development programs including: program planning and execution, volunteer recruitment and motivation, and fundraising and donor cultivation* Experience leading diversity and inclusion initiatives* Direct experience working in collaboration with a community-based advisory Board of Directors, government officials, schools, and other non-profit organizations* 5 years' experience leading a team of 5 to 20 staff and volunteers; team leadership to both staff and volunteers that resulted in significant increase in the reach and impact of the organization's services and/or program* Experience creating and managing approximately $1 million budgets, inclusive of vision development* Basic understanding of Washington state government and government relations* Demonstrated success in working with statewide elected and appointed officialsThe 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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