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Regional Director, King County Children & Youth Services


REPORTS TO: YWCA, Chief Program Officer, KC SIS Division  

LOCATION:  YWCA / King County East Side


The Children and Youth Services Regional Director is responsible for the management, budgets and the programming of YWCA’s Children and Youth Programs throughout King County. 

This position has three direct reports: (1) Director – Licensed Childcare YWCA Family Village – Redmond; (2) Coordinator – After School/Summer Program YWCA Family Village – Issaquah; (3) Manager – GirlsFirst – Central District, Seattle. There is potential for up to 7 staff that this position will supervise.

YWCA King County – Specialized and Integrated Services values race equity work. This position expects that all work will be done through a race equity lens. This position has a social justice component that requires critical thinking through the lens of racism and intersections with poverty. Knowing the core principals of antiracism and grounding those principles in everyday work are required job skills and core values. As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people of color to apply.


Staff: Hire, supervise, and facilitate professional development; evaluation of staff performance through a race equity lens

  • Provides leadership for a team of racially diverse professionals that specialize in both licensed and non-licensed children and youth services, including hiring, supervision, consultation, development and evaluation of staff
  • Schedules internal/external trainings, and assures staff compliance with continuing education requirements
  • Brings expertise of new trends from a race equity perspective to the children services staff and uses a collaborative approach to apply appropriate improvements and changes to enhance outcomes of the program. Outcomes will include qualitative and quantitative measurements.
  • Helps staff adhere to all Volunteer Services protocols 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
  • Assures that clients, staff, volunteers and community partners are treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, ethnic background, gender or socioeconomic background.

Budget/Data: budget development, budget management, budget compliance, budget coordination, data driven analysis through a race equity lens

  • Seeks and secures government resources to implement new and sustain current services
  • Creates and maintains effective systems for collecting and documenting data driven statistics for all program areas through a race equity lens
  • Guarantees measurable outcomes meet the requirements of federal, state, local and agency standards and contracts
  • Maintains client and program files in compliance with federal, state, local and agency standards and contracts
  • Works with contract compliance staff of program funders to maintain open communication, clarification of requirements
  • Provides compliance information and facilitates required program audits and site visits
  • Creates, and stays in compliance with program budgets; maintains credit card expenses for each program
  • Seeks funding opportunities and assists with grant writing

Programs: licensed childcare compliance, in school/after school curriculum and programming throughout shelter/transitional/supportive housing through a race equity lens

  • Ensures compliance with mandated reporting laws and protocols
  • Partners with program staff to facilitate service integration, and collaboration with other program services
  • Responsible for coordinating program evaluation at each site, including outcomes based evaluation that is compliant with licensed childcare and YPQA
  • Secures that all staff are employing a comprehensive curriculum with social/emotional and developmental lessons through a race equity lens
  • Ensures that program staff are securing and maintaining appropriate resources for families through ongoing research, developing and maintaining strong relationships with community partners through a race equity lens
  • Participates in YWCA Program Cabinet working with other Regional Directors and agency staff to determine goals and scope of Children and Youth Programs related to agency vision and mission.
  • Actively participates in all required staff meetings
  • Functions as a YWCA leader by actively promoting the YWCA’s mission, inspiring a shared vision, modeling the YWCA’s ethics and values, supporting others to be their best, embracing innovation and ensuring equity
  • Maintains all required YWCA licensed childcare certifications, requirements and compliance
  • Responsible for managing and or expanding services throughout King County
  • Maintains availability in the event of emergencies
  • Promotes children and youth programs though public speaking when possible
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Demonstrates experience working with communities of color
  • Understands the effects of racism from a systemic perspective, and how it intersects with gender, sexual orientation and poverty
  • BA Degree in Early Childhood, Youth and Family social work, public administration, education or related field and at least three years of related experience; Master’s Degree in social sciences or education is highly desirable
  • In some cases, Youth and Family/Early Childhood long term direct service a high level of experience and skills may be substituted for the educational requirement
  • 3-5 years supervisory experience
  • Strong orientation toward the use of culturally appropriate practices, skills and knowledge in working with diverse communities
  • Demonstrated program development and project planning skills; knowledge of evaluation methods and processes
  • Grant writing experience is preferred
  • Ability to successfully and professionally market YWCA programs in a variety of community settings, particularly through public speaking engagements to local schools, businesses and community groups
  • Must relate well to youth/young adults, with a demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of youth
  • Knowledgeable about the impacts of trauma on human development
  • Ability to openly and effectively communicate with diverse groups of people
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks using strong management skills
  • Ability to build and maintain trusting relationships within the organization and the community
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Maintain strong attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of clients, directors and managers, board members, donors and the general public
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Highly organized with attention to detail; strong oral and written communication skills; social media and computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook – Access Database, Cloud, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, SnapChat, YouTube knowledge/ experience highly desirable)
  • Must have reliable ability to travel independently between multiple work sites within a day
  • Acceptable Washington State Patrol Criminal History Record
  • Core Competencies Expected: Adaptability, Achieving Measurable Results, Change Management, Collaborative Partnership, Fostering Diversity, Leading and Developing Others, Problem Solving, Initiative, Communication: Oral & Written, Interpersonal Skills, Racial Accountability, Race & Social Justice Advocacy

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS POSITION: 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:

  • This position works in a general office environment
  • Constantly performs indoor work, sitting and operating a computer
  • Occasionally lifts and carries 10 pounds or less
  • Occasionally pushes and pulls 12 pounds or less
  • Occasionally stands, travels to other sites, walks, and bends while performing duties

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


  • Salaried position DOE
  • Full-time, 40 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: Send your resume and cover letter to Please include where you found this announcement in your application.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.

YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish is an Equal Opportunity Employer