PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY: The primary role of the Associate Director is to oversee the development, implementation, and evaluation of assigned programs/sites. The Associate Director works closely with Program Managers to insure effective and coordinated service for young people served in each assigned program.   SUPERVISES:           Program Managers and Assistant Managers   EXEMPT STATUS:   Exempt   UNION STATUS:      Non-Union ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide leadership and oversight to assigned Larkin Street programs
  • Hire, train, and supervise Program Managers
  • Provide leadership and coordination of services throughout agency
  • Oversee the actualization of goals and objectives for programs in line with the mission of the agency
  • Oversee program development and design, implementation of enhancements
  • Participate in the larger homeless youth community (i.e. MOCD, WSYSN, HAS, DCFY, CPS, CE, etc.); represent agency in community
  • Ensure appropriate data collection and tracking; ensure adherence to internal agency policies and procedures
  • Facilitate consistent standards for client centered care and position outcomes for youth within Larkin Street programs
  • In coordination with the Program Managers, oversee budgets, data collection and tracking, contract requirements and program outcomes for all assigned programs

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •  Participate in strategic planning for the ongoing development of services
  • Provide leadership and advocacy in relations with local state and federal public entities and community-based organizations to educate the community about needs for homeless youth
  • Identify the training and professional development needs of program staff
  • Hold On-Call responsibilities as assigned and scheduled in rotation.
  • Actively participate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work within the agency; along with managing programs with a lens on DEI
  • Other duties as assigned

  PHYSICAL & LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Maintain professional standards of performance, demeanor and appearance at all times.
  • Perform tasks and responsibilities in a complete and timely manner, complying with agency policies and standards and conforming to scheduling requirements of this job description and program.
  • Maintain a creative, team-building, cooperative approach to job performance and seek to bring a constructive, problem-solving orientation to all tasks.
  • Maintain an awareness of the agency’s mission and work to promote the positive individual and social change goals it embodies.
  • Exercise discretion and professional judgment at all times keeping with the responsibilities carried personally and by the agency for the care and welfare of the youth we serve.
  • Actively strive to upgrade professional skills through engaging in appropriate professional training and experience.
  • Ability to work with a diverse staff and excel in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Requires ability to lift, transfer, push/pull, maneuver, and reposition 25 lbs.
  • Ability to reach, bend and walk.
  • Finger manipulation.
  • Ability to comprehend complex materials.
  • Ability to speak and write English clearly and accurately.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, or related field strongly preferred
  • 1 -2 years of management and supervisory experience.
  • Experience in supervising residential and/or housing programs for youth, preferably with a focus on serving homeless, runaway and dually diagnosed youth.
  • Previous experience overseeing program design and development, implementation and operations, project integration and management across multiple agency sites, staff supervision and training and budget management.
  • Must also have ability to work with high-risk youth and with diverse staff, clients, and volunteers.

 BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE:

  •  Exceptional organizational skills with reliability and consistency in work performance.
  • Flexibility with a team player mentality.
  • Ability to work with minimal to moderate supervision.
  • Focus on good judgment with a proactive approach to problem-solving.
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor with great interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task with the capability to learn quickly and integrate efficiently.
  • Maintain an awareness of the agency’s mission and work to promote the positive individual and social change goals it embodies.
  • Exercise discretion and professional judgment at all times keep with the responsibilities carried personally and by the agency for the care and welfare of staff and to the youth in which we service.
  • Actively strive to upgrade professional skills through engaging in appropriate professional training and experience.
  • Maintaining the strictest of confidentiality.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, including public speaking

Larkin Street Youth Services reserves the right to revise job descriptions or work hours as required to meet the needs of the agency

Larkin Street is an Equal Opportunity Employer