YMCA of Greater Seattle Accelerator YMCA Housing Programs Director in Seattle, Washington


Imagine being a part of one of the most respected non-profit organizations in the world - while at the same time improving the overall health and vitality of our community. For more than 135 years the YMCA of Greater Seattle has been transforming lives, encouraging healthy lifestyles and developing future leaders. Enabling people of all ages to achieve their potential and instilling that spirit in others - is at the core of everything we do. We have an immediate job opening for a qualified candidate whose values align with our organization: Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, and Caring.

Job Summary

The Housing Programs Director (Program Director III) is responsible for leading and managing the housing programs serving young adults for the Accelerator YMCA, which includes oversight of the Y’s housing facilities, residential night and weekend staff, landlord relationships, rental assistance payments, and case management programs. This position will report to the Director of Young Adult Services and will work closely with the other Program Directors who directly oversee our youth and young adult programs to lead and ensure the Accelerator Y’s programmatic vision, philosophy, and approach are carried out by staff and volunteers in order to meet our mission of accelerating young people’s ability to build safe, successful and happy lives . The Housing Programs Director will directly supervise, manage, and develop the programs and staff associated with our housing programs including Rapid Re-housing, Transitional, Supportive, and Permanent Housing, Housing Navigation and Diversion.


This vacancy is a great opportunity to be a part of a team involved in providing inclusive, safe and caring environments, positive role models, creative activities and opportunities to serve the needs of others - all which are the essential building blocks for strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.

You’ll be based out of our Accelerator Branch, a social-service focused branch serving opportunity youth and young adults. Accelerator provides the community with a host of programs and resources to support our client’s pathways to independence, stability, and happiness.

65% of the youth and young adults we serve are people of color. The majority are low-income or have experienced poverty.

The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We strive to achieve equal access, identify and resolve inequities and remove institutional barriers that limit of all people to develop their full potential. The YMCA of Greater Seattle is committed to ensuring equity and justice.

We understand that people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We encourage candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications below. If you believe you have the transferable skills necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this role, we encourage you to apply.


  • Directs and manages the development, operations and growth of assigned programs serving homeless and/or former foster youth and young adults for the Accelerator Y.

  • Supervises direct service staff and supervisory staff to ensure programs and staff are aligned and working together to promote the execution of organizational goals and plans.

  • Collaborates within the Accelerator YMCA Management Team on integrating programs and service delivery to youth, young adults, and families across the branch as itrelates to the strategic and programmatic direction of the organization in alignment with the strategic plan, agency vision, mission, and values.

  • Leads and cultivates a team of high performing direct service staff and supervisory staff with a strategic focus on recruitment, training, and retention strategies.

  • Comprehends and regularly monitors for contract compliance and quality assurance for contracts and agreements of assigned programs.

  • Creates a culture of learning and innovative development of programs, by providing inspiring leadership, coaching, training, and continuous improvement for staff.

  • Promotes the agency’s diversity, inclusion and equity initiatives, and develop and grow an equitable culture within Accelerator Y.

  • Provides consultation and support to direct service staff and supervisory staff during crises.

  • Develops and manages the budgets related to the position. Meets fiscal objectives. Closely monitors revenue and expense.

  • Represents the Y at formal community meetings and events related to assigned program areas.

  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations and agencies related to assigned programs.

  • Demonstrates strong communication skills and positive interaction with colleagues, participants, funders, partners, and the greater King County community at large.

  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related social services field.

  • Four years leadership experience, including program development, leadership development, contract management, and financial management.

  • Two years leadership team facilitation and a proven track record of effective communications with internal and external partners.

  • Accomplished project management expertise with proven execution of accomplishing deliverables in a timeline.

  • Broad knowledge of program areas, funders, community partners.

  • Ability to handle multiple projects/tasks and juggle priorities while meeting multiple deadlines.

  • Ability to use good judgment to make sound decisions and resolve problems.

  • Ability to maintain confidential information and use discretion.

  • Ability to gain cooperation of others, work effectively as a member of a team, and ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships in a team-oriented environment.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Or any combination of education, experience and measurable performance which demonstrates the capability to perform the duties of this position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree related to non-profit leadership (public administration, social work, business or related field).

  • Life experience with poverty, child welfare, homelessness, behavioral health, or youth violence and a desire to use that experience to improve the lives of others.

The 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.

ID 2018-7426

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Accelerator YMCA - 2100 Building

Category Young Adult Services (YAS)

Address 2100 24th Ave S