Make a difference in the lives of others! Be a part of the Youth Shelters & Family Services team!
We offer the following to our full-time employees (32-40 hours per week employees):
- SUPERIORMedical Benefits from Blue Cross Blue Shield
- EXCELLENTDental Benefits from United Concordia
- GENEROUS Paid Time Off, full-time employees working 40 hours per week earn 20 days/year upon your first year of employment; 25 days/year upon third year of employment; 30 days/year upon 5th year of employment
- OUTSTANDINGprofessional development training to include CPR/First Aid Certification, Positive Youth Development, Mental Health First Aid Certification, Workplace Training, Safety Training, and other on-the-job training opportunities.
YSFS is an EOE, Drug Free workplace and complies with the ADA.
Current Job Openings
Relief Direct Care Staff
Program Director: Transitional Living Program
Executive Director Youth Shelters and Family Services- Santa Fe, New Mexico
To apply for this position: Please submit a resume along with three references and cover letter stating your interest in position and salary requirements.
Resumes submitted without cover letter will not be reviewed.
Closing Date : Open until filled.
Youth Shelters and Family Services delivers life-changing solutions for homeless, runaway and in-crisis youth by providing shelter and addressing health, safety, education, and workforce opportunities so they can achieve life-long success. The agency’s primary programs include Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing and Rapid Rehousing, Street Outreach, Education and Job Training, and Outpatient Counseling Services.
The Executive Director reports and works collaboratively with the Board of Directors in leading the organization. Specifically, the Executive Director will ensure that Youth Shelters and Family Service’s fiscal, operations, fundraising, marketing, human resources, technology, and programmatic strategies are effectively implemented across all segments of the organization.
In addition, the Executive Director directs and coordinates operations of Youth Shelters and Family Services in a culturally relevant, respectful, safe, and supportive environment with a culturally diverse, underserved, and low income client population. Daily operations include administration, financial management, fund development, program oversight and community relations. The Executive Director is responsible for fund and program development as well as maintaining the financial viability and integrity of the organization within the community. Additionally responsible for meeting contractual obligations and requirements. The Executive Director has a significant role in grant writing and donor relations, making it imperative that candidates for this position have a track record of success in this area.
Board Governance:Works with the Board in order to fulfil the organization’s mission.
Collaborate with the Board to refine and implement the strategic plan while ensuring that the budget, staff, and priorities are aligned with Youth Shelters and Family Service’s core mission;
Responsible for leading Youth Shelters and Family Services in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board;
Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions;
Work in partnership with the Board to develop and implement strategies to increase fund raising revenue.
Strategic Leadership: Works with the Board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.
Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that Youth Shelters and Family Services can successfully fulfill its mission into the future;
Responsible for the enhancement of Youth Shelters and Family Service’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, governmental and private organizations;
Represent the Agency and act as a liaison to local, state, and federal government agencies and community organizations;
Conducts an annual analysis of the agency’s Performance Management System to ensure agency practices are effective, efficient, accessible, and to the satisfaction of our staff, clients, and other stakeholders.
Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.
Responsible for the fiscal integrity of Youth Shelters and Family Services, including submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization;
Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position;
Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support Youth Shelters and Family Service’s mission;
Cultivates a strong and transparent working relationship with the Board of Directors;
Ensures open communication about the measurement of financial, programmatic, and impact performance against stated milestones and goals;
Assists with the continual growth of the agency through new contracts and funding sources.
Organization Operations: Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.
Responsible for the effective administration of Youth Shelters and Family Services operations;
Responsible for the hiring, training, and retention of competent, qualified staff;
Responsible for signing the vast majority of agreements and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization;
Provide positive inspirational leadership and direction to the agency’s management team and ensure the continued development and management of a professional and efficient organization; establishes effective decision-making processes that will enable Youth Shelters and Family Services to achieve its long- and short-term goals and objectives;
Directly supervises the Clinical/ Program Services Director, Director of Fund Development, Director of Fiscal Operations, and Human Resources Director. Additionally, has considerable operational oversight of various Program Directors;
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and procedures;
Responsible for planning, assigning, and directing staff work;
Responsible for completing performance appraisals, rewarding employees, and correcting performance in employees;
Responsible for addressing and resolving grievances and complaints;
Master’s Degree with extensive non-profit executive management experience required.
Understanding and knowledge of government and non-profit youth sector and issues affecting young people and youth services;
Significant board development, fundraising, marketing/branding and fiscal management experience;
Fundraising experience that includes writing government, foundation and corporate grants; major gift solicitation; developing and maintaining donor relations; and working with Board to expand fundraising opportunities;
Skilled in delegation and investing in people and systems;
Excellent coalition building skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders; a persuasive negotiator able to achieve consensus amongst differing opinions; committed to win-win solutions;
Outstanding presentation and communication skills and the experience and proclivity to be an effective spokesperson, relationship builder, and fundraiser;
Strong written and oral communication skills;
Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting;
Strong commitment to the professional development of staff; successful track record of recruiting and retaining a diverse team;
Skills to collaborate with and motivate Board members and other volunteers;
Handles detailed, complex concepts and problems, balances multiple tasks simultaneously, and makes rapid decisions regarding administrative and program issues;
Develops and implements new programs;
Establishes strong and appropriate relationships with the Board of Directors, committees, volunteers, staff, donors, funders, and clients;
Plans and meets deadlines. Maintains a flexible work schedule to meet the demands of the job. Hours may be long and irregular;
Demonstrates commitment to continued professional growth and development;
Strong computer software skills;
Valid Driver’s License, insurable under Youth Shelters and Family Services automobile policy;
Background check including criminal records check clearance.
Competitive salary based on experience.
Comprehensive benefits package.
To apply for this position:
Please submit a resume along with three references and cover letter stating your interest in the position and salary requirements.
Resumes submitted without cover letter will not be reviewed.
Perfect for college students - help fill in scheduling gaps for this part-time position! The more hours you are available, the more hours you can receive. $13.00 with professional development opportunities and paid training
If you are majoring in human services, public administration, sociology, psychology, or social work - this would be a great position to gain experience in the field!
Relief workers needed for programs serving in crisis, runaway and homeless youth. We need relief workers who can work any of the following: days, afternoons, evenings, weekends and some overnights on a come as needed basis.
Will provide direct care and supervision, outings, activities and life skills for youth in 24/7 residential youth programs and street outreach and drop-in services for a street outreach program.
Requirements: High school diploma and two years relevant work experience with youth OR some college and one year with 1 year of relevant work experience with youth OR Bachelor's degree in a human service field. Must undergo fingerprinting, criminal records and background check and monthly driving record check. Current CPR and First Aid certificates (will train), driver's license and current auto insurance required. Must be at least 22 years of age to be insurable under agency auto policy to transport clients.
YSFS is an EOE, drug free workplace and complies with the ADA. EEO/AA
Maintain familiarity with all aspects of Youth Shelters and Family Services (YSFS) philosophies, integrating and applying philosophies into everyday interactions and practice
Maintain familiarity with and abide by all aspects of YSFS internal policies and procedures
Participate as a member of agency and program teams
AGENCY OPERATIONAL DUTIES
A. Maintain dynamic interaction with the Operations Director and Clinical Director concerning legal issues and program functioning
B. Work closely with YSFS senior management in the periodic review and refinement of vision, mission and goals and cross program collaboration
PROGRAM OPERATIONAL DUTIES
Ensure the successful delivery of Transitional Living Program operations, including case load management, client facilitation and interaction
Oversee and monitor contract compliance including data collection and file audits and completion of program reporting requirements
Manage external relations with individuals, institutions and agencies, funding and referral sources and other community groups
Develop, implement and execute, review and revise Transitional Living Program operating policies and procedures in conjunction with the Operations Director and Clinical Director, as appropriate
Oversee the development and implementation of annual operating plans and budgets
Provide leadership in the development and writing of funding proposals, as assigned
Provide direct client care and other daily program functions, as needed
Perform other duties, as assigned by supervisor
PROGRAM SUPERVISORY DUTIES
A. Participate in the hire, training and supervision of Transitional Living Program staff, ensuring clear understanding of job requirements and obligations
B. Set solid, attainable goals and hold performance reviews against these goals; encouraging learning and educational opportunities, both professionally and personally
C. Participate in the emergency on-call system
Bachelor’s Degree in counseling, social work, psychology or related field and two to four years relevant experience or equivalent, including experience with in-crisis, runaway and homeless youth and experience preparing youth to transition into independence
Understanding and knowledge of government and non-profit youth sector and issues affecting young people and youth services
Strong project management and planning and budgeting skills
Ability to work in and lead a dynamic team, as well as an ability to effectively manage tasks independently
Excellent time management and organizational skills with the ability to work under pressure and adjust to changing priorities and deadlines
Must be able to work non-traditional work hours including evening, some weekend and overnight hours to meet the needs of a residential program
Computer software skills including Windows, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word