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GirlsFirst Program Manager II


REPORTS TO: King County Director of Children and Youth Services

LOCATION: Alvirita Little Center, Central Seattle



This position has a social justice component that will require critical thinking around how the external systems impact the work that we are doing through the lens of racism and intersections with poverty. Knowing the core principals of antiracism work and grounding those principles in everyday work, as well as working well in non-white environments and championing anti-racism policy, are required job skills and core values. As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people of color to apply.

YWCA’s GirlsFirst program is designed to support girls of Color as they transition from middle school to high school.  Components of the program emphasize Leadership development, Education growth, and Community engagement.  GF program accomplishes this in a variety of ways including art expression, social justice issues and academic tracking and career preparation. 

This 35 hour a week position will work to develop funding, expand, supervise and support staff to achieve the objectives mentioned above. This position is responsible for facilitating an environment that promotes an equitable voice for young women of color facing high levels of institutional barriers as they engage in their high school experience.



  • Supervise, hire and evaluate all GirlsFirst staff
  • Maintain all Human Resources requirements around Safety, Q/I, and any other compliance work
  • Responsible for all reporting and data, including government reporting and required YWCA reports and data.
  • Coordinates, data and billing with the East Cherry Data and Reports Department.
  • Represents YWCA with government and private funders as required.
  • Seeks resources for program through coordination with Children’s Youth Director, and YWCA Development Team.
  • Manages budget and maintains service level and compliance.
  • Works with YWCA Accounting to maintain all credit card billing, and checks
  • Helps staff streamline teaching curriculum into written lesson plans that include weekly group work, Community Based School Projects  and any other extra-curricular activities with each lesson plan wrapping around  advocacy, racially equitable academic and career development, with an emphasis on STEM learning,  antiracist social and emotional development and culturally competent fine arts and fitness education, as well as three camps Winter (STEM CAMP), Spring (Fine Arts/Fitness CAMP) and Summer Camp
  • Attend all required YPQA Meetings, and supervise the staff review/evaluation for YPQA as well as the external review from SOWA (Schools Out Washington) for YPQA to maintain compliance with United Way and HSD Contracts
  • Runs weekly staff meetings with case management review, curriculum review, project review and updates for grant required youth participation
  • Provide support for staff to maintain strong relationships with schools that serve girls of color facing multiple barriers, and parents that have children attending those schools to keep a feeder line into our high school wrap around supportive programming year round.
  • Work with Seattle Public Schools to maintain Memorandum of Understanding and Data Sharing Agreements, along with all compliance necessary to maintain those contracts
  • Works with all partner schools to maintain classroom compliance for For Credit classes, including CBO Provider Meetings, Maintenance of the database required for grades of each student, and collaboration meetings with Earthseed, We.App and other CBO providers
  • Secure 10 internships for girls to compete for at the end of their 10th grade year and work to maintain 10-15 9th grade youth in the Jr. Mechanics Program.
  • Develops and helps staff maintain Advisory Committee that includes parents, students, employers and others who are looking for volunteer opportunities to support the program.
  • Implement all work by incorporating the YWCA’s Social Justice Initiative by understanding how racism, sexism, classism and other oppressions intersect and are embedded in all institutions and systems. Recognize that solving racism is the root of how we understand and heal from these –isms.
  • Show demonstrated ability to interact with people of different cultures.
  • Continue search for understanding of racial, gender and class equity.
  • Adhere to all Volunteer Services protocol relative to volunteer usage, recognition and monitoring. Work alongside volunteers, where applicable. Understand where internalized oppressions (superiority and inferiority) play a role in volunteer and client interaction and know ways to address these oppressions from a solutions-based perspective.
  • Assure that volunteers are treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, ethnic background, gender or socioeconomic background. Understand how racism has played a role in defining what respect and dignity is and use racial equity and multiracial perspectives when teaming with volunteers.


  • BA in related field, however a combination of experience and education can be substituted.
  • Automobile and valid insurance  required
  • Experience working with communities of color
  • Demonstrated understanding of the intersection of racism and poverty
  • Core Competencies Expected: Fostering Diversity, Social Justice Advocacy, Leadership Competencies, Setting Direction/Planning, Organizational Development, Leading and Developing Others


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  In performing this position, the employee: Occasionally under 20% time

  • Continuously uses speech and hearing abilities in exchanging information with clients, agency staff, employers, representatives of community organizations and other individuals in the community 
  • Frequently sits for extended periods while performing desktop activities
  • Frequently stands and walks in performing duties in the office or community
  • Repetitively uses hands and wrists, fingering, handling, grasping, and reaching in using telephones, computers, fax machines and other office equipment and supplies
  • Frequently bends in obtaining files in drawers
  • Occasionally pushes and pulls up to ten pounds

*Continuously = Over 80% of the time * Frequently = 20-80% * Occasionally = Under 20%


  • Rate competitive
  • Full time, 35 hours per week
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Classification: Exempt
  • Excellent benefits package including medical insurance, retirement plan, plus generous vacation, holiday and sick leave plans
  • At the time of hire, employees may choose to voluntarily enroll in the Fidelity 403b Plan.  Typically after two years of employment, employees are eligible to participate in the YWCA Retirement Fund. 

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume and cover letter to and

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish is an Equal Opportunity Employer