Youth N' Action Program Manager - Washington State University in State of Washington

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Washington State University

State of, Washington

United States

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Detailed Job Description

This position has responsibility for planning, organizing and managing, resources for Youth N’ Action for the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) Peer Initiative Programs, a division of the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). Youth N’ Action is a statewide youth advocacy program for youth-at-risk ages 14-24 who are transitioning among programs in the service of care network.

The position provides leadership for Youth N’ Action through: youth leadership development, advocacy, peer support, and outreach. The YNA Program Manager will assess YNA needs and develop work plans and outcome measures to carry out YNA activities.

This position manages the day-to-day program operations and provides supervision to youth leaders and outside entities regarding functions of the program. Works in collaboration with the Office of Consumer Partnerships the System of Care (SOC),and DBHR and other family/youth outreach programs.

Will exercise independent judgment and discretion in work directly related to policy and business operations, interpreting, reviewing and applying program specific policies, procedures, and practices.

The YNA Program Manager is responsible for being organized and fiscally responsible. Budgeting and projecting costs of projects, as well as operating within those budgets is a key component of this position.

This position involves significant travel, anywhere from 50% to 75% of the time. The YNA Program Manager will model ethical leadership while on travel representing WSU and YNA.

The YNA Program Manager is responsible for controlling program operations, allocating resources when needed, and program results. Must exercise independent judgment and discretion in work directly related to policy and business operations. At times the YNA Program Manager will have delegated authority to make commitments that affect department operations.

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Required Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in a field related to the functional managerial area which has included at least one (1) year of supervisory experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

WA Certified Peer Counselor.

Demonstrated experience in promoting the success and achievement of students from diverse cultural, ethnic, and social backgrounds.

Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of people, including peers, university and school administrators, faculty, and staff, students and parents, and the general public.

Knowledge of community, educational and social service resources in the community of Washington State.

Monthly Salary

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Manager
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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