Director of Youth Programs

Youth Services, Inc.
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Location: Windham County,
About the Job

Are you ready for an amazing opportunity to join an innovative agency and make positive change in your community?


Position Title:  Director of Youth Programs


Who is Youth Services?

Youth Services has been a highly-respected part of the Windham County of Vermont community since 1972. Our mission: working together to build resilience and be a catalyst for change. Youth Services is a supportive, creative, dynamic workplace.


How will I make a difference?

The Director of Youth Programs plays a key role in Youth Services’ mission to support youth and families to thrive in their communities by:

  • Providing, in collaboration with the Associate Director, department oversight regarding an array of programs that relate to support youth and young adults in Windham County.
  • Implements, in collaboration with the Associate Director, best practices to achieve targeted outcomes as required by the department funders.
  • Envisions and oversees the expansion of youth-serving services to the broader community outside the focus of our specific funders.
  • Serving as a member of the leadership team at Youth Services and to work collaboratively to further the agency’s mission, vision, and core values.


Can I see myself here?

We have found that our staff at Youth Services succeed when they:

  • Think systemically
  • Value feedback
  • Are highly organized
  • Are passionate about justice and believe that everyone deserves to have their needs met
  • Value collaboration that comes from working on a team
  • Are tenacious problem-solvers
  • Have a sense of humor and find creative ways to implement ideas
  • Can change priorities quickly
  • Are looking for more than just a job


Additional Information

Applicants should ideally have the following skills:

  • Demonstrated leadership ability, characterized by collaborative and inclusive approaches to problem-solving and decision making.
  • Builds strong, effective productive partnerships with colleagues and community partners
  • Understanding funder outcomes and being able to translate them into meaningful practices.
  • Advanced understanding of marginalization, privilege, systems of power and oppression and ability to translate this into supportive, strengths-based program development that empowers client voices.
  • Highly organized, detail oriented
  • Models effective self-care, boundary-setting and stress management


How can I be considered for the position?

You can be considered for this position if you meet the following qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Social Work or related field preferred with at least 3 years direct experience or a Bachelor’s Degree in related field with at least 8 years direct service experience providing intensive case management to youth.
  • Experience working with youth and families, including crisis situations.
  • Experience managing and training staff in a professional work environment.
  • Experience providing trauma-informed supervision
  • Experience facilitating group meetings and processes.
  • Must have excellent and demonstrated organizational, observation and communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Advanced computer and analysis skills including experience with web based applications and databases, Microsoft access, excel, word and Google Apps.


To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to by October 7th. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

Compensation: $55,000-$60,000 a year and comprehensive benefits

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Since 1972 we have been dedicated to helping families thrive. Our mission is to build resilience and be a catalyst for change in Windham County communities. At Youth Services we believe in helping people learn how to grow, both as individuals and as a family, so they can solve their own problems.

Each year, with the help of hundreds of volunteers and partially funded through individual and foundation donations, this private, nonprofit works with an average of 1500 children, young people and adults. We strive to ensure all clients receive services, regardless of their ability to pay.

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-Parenting skills
-School success & healthy choices
-Homeless or runaway youth supports
-Job readiness
-Counseling for teens & emerging adults
-Alternatives to the court process
-Referrals & information

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