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YMCA of Greater Seattle Alive and Free Outreach Supervisor (Program Director I) in Seattle, Washington


Job Summary

The YMCA’s Alive and Free Outreach Supervisor supports the ongoing excellent performance of the Alive & Free Outreach Team by supervising Outreach Workers and providing oversight of the quality of service to youth and community partners. Provides direction to Outreach Workers on their day-to-day activities with youth clients and during response to incidents of community violence.

Outreach Workers require a high degree of supervisory oversight based on the nature of their work (field-based engagement in high-risk locations), the demographic of their clientele (youth who are likely to be victims or perpetrators of violence), and the unique qualifications of Outreach Workers (individuals who have had personal experience with gangs, violence and the criminal justice system). A successful Outreach Supervisor will have the ability to support the initial and ongoing distinctive professional development needs of their staff team given these variables.

Accelerator Y is the social services branch of YMCA of Greater Seattle. Each year, Accelerator Y provides housing, behavioral health, foster care licensing, violence prevention, education, and employment to more than 5,000 youth, young adults, and families. Every program aligns with our four strategies: 1. reducing risk factors; 2. navigating systems towards successful life transition; 3. ensuring stability, safety and wellness in times of crisis; and 4. building competencies and social capital.


  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate assigned staff.

  • Ensure Outreach Workers effectively locate, engage, assess, support and exit youth within contractually required timeframes.

  • Provide regular office and field supervision to monitor, support and coach Outreach Workers to high performance.

  • Orient new team members to the expectations of the position, including use of logic model and leveling system, showing locations of community locations where youth gather and demonstrating appropriate interaction with youth on the street.

  • Observe and track community violence, tension and conflicts. Communicate information in real time to Program Director, appropriate safety agencies, community partners, and Outreach Team.

  • Be available during non-traditional work hours when necessary to respond to incidents of community violence.

  • Provide de-escalation and mediation as required or needed.

  • In collaboration with the Program Director, assists in reviewing and revising protocols and program policies as needed to ensure best practice standards.

  • Participate on the Quality Assurance team and takes an active role in continuous process improvement activities.

  • Collaborate with other program supervisors to build and maintain a positive, collaborative team culture across the Accelerator Y; provide leadership in trainings, weekly and monthly team meetings.

  • Participate on the Accelerator Y management team, attending monthly meetings and engaging with teammates regularly.

  • Provide leadership while staffingmajor community events, including participating in all pre-planning meetings, development of event procedures and protocol, and partner with Program Director and other Outreach Supervisors to manage outreach workers during community events.

  • Maintain positive, collaborative relationships with community partners and funders.

  • Provide training and presentations for community partners about Alive & Free.

  • Carry a small caseload of youth, as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Who are you?

If you're the right candidate for the job, you excel at building relationships and enjoy working with people.You love working with staff and are excited to spend your time impacting the lives of those in our community. You pride yourself in being level headed, a strong communicator and are able to manage multiple assignments and priorities. You have the ability to build strong relationships on an individual level and cultivating relationships within a team. You have a track record of being able to develop and implement quality programming.


You should have:

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant program areaor equivalent education/experience.

  • Two years or more of related experience, with proven experience in training others.

  • One or more years of experience with staff and volunteer supervision, program development, budget management.

  • Experience and knowledge with youth behavior management and child abuse prevention.

  • Intermediate computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office suite.

  • Ability to visit sites and community organizations.

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you:

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment

  • Are very adaptable

  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic

  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet

  • Truly enjoy being of service to people

  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together

  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility. We also believe in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y membership as a benefit of employment.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities.

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 2019-8581

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Accelerator YMCA - 2100 Building

Category Young Adult Services

Address 2100 24th Ave S