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Youth Services Director

Company: YouthLink
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Who is YouthLink?

YouthLink is a recognized leader in the Twin Cities and beyond for our work to build pathways of opportunity for homeless youth and youth in crisis ages 16 - 24. Our model is based on providing support through outreach, handling basic needs, intervention, and aftercare. Our youth-focused team provides innovative, evidence-based services that guide youth on a holistic level toward futures of education, employment, health and wellness, housing stability and aftercare.

Why us?

YouthLink is Youth Focused organization where diversity and inclusion are valued and welcomed. Are you people centered, innovative, client focused, ethical, patient, dependable, confident, ambitious, and caring? Then you are a perfect fit at YouthLink. Here at YouthLink, we believe in work/life balance and recognize how important it is to our families. We are looking for a Director of Youth Services to join our team and help us advance our mission. The person in this position will play a key role as a member of our management team and is responsible for leading youth services including the drop-in center, Youth Opportunity Center, outreach, case management, employment, education, Career Pathways and services for sexually exploited youth.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package with a minimal waiting period which includes, but not limited to: Health insurance subsidized at 90%, dental insurance, 401(k), company paid life insurance, a holiday program (11 + 2 floating holidays), generous sick and vacation time off that begins accruing immediately upon hire, continuing education, and growth opportunities.

Job Type: Full-time
Work Schedule: Primarily Monday - Friday daytime with availability for some evening and weekend meetings
Salary Range: $75,000-$85,000

Primary Duties and Expectations:

Experience in youth serving organization, commitment to and passion for youth experiencing homelessness.
Formal training/certification in diversity, equity, inclusion, racial justice or related. (Preferred)
Formal training/certification in trauma informed care. (Preferred)
Strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Experience with and commitment to individuals experiencing homelessness.
Comfort with Microsoft Office applications as well as exhibit an ability to learn and utilize handheld applications systems and other electronic recording systems.
A high degree of professionalism and ability to work with and maintain confidential information.
Consistent ability to perform and contribute positively in a diverse, collaborative team environment.
Ability to coordinate care, delegate tasks, provide referrals and problem solve as needed
Dynamic energy, ability to multi-task and negotiate multiple demands on attention.
Demonstrate an ability to utilize continuous improvement techniques and quality research methods to optimize overall program operation and build community relationships.
Ability to work efficiently and effectively both individually and as part of a professional team.


Keywords: YouthLink, Minneapolis , Youth Services Director, Executive , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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