Associate Director of Counseling & Runaway and Homeless Youth Services


This is a full- time, 12- month position with a salary range of $61,000.00- $63,000.00 per year.

The Associate Director assists the Director of Counseling & RHY Programs in the responsibilities of development, training, quality assurance, and youth voice in programming. The Associate Director will help ensure that all of the department’s activities are consistent with The Center’s mission and philosophy and will be part of the agency’s Counseling and Runaway and Homeless leadership team. Specifically, they will develop and implement onboarding and training for staff that provides ongoing professional development and ensures high-quality service delivery. They will also coordinate and support interns across RHY programs. This position assists the Director with reporting, grant writing, and overall program development. The Associate Director participates in the On-Call Manager rotation schedule and is also expected to support the Managers on-call during emergencies and vacancies when needed. The Associate Director is also responsible for implementing youth voice throughout Counseling and RHY programming. This includes identifying opportunities to partner with young people accessing services to amplify their voice in program development and service delivery and supporting the Speakers Bureau training and Youth Advisory Board.


• Develops and implements the orientation of new staff and ongoing staff professional development
• Plans, develops, and implements ongoing evaluation and assessment of RHY services
• Coordinates and supports interns across RHY programs
• Develops and implements opportunities for incorporating youth voice throughout department programming
• Oversees the implementation of the Youth Speakers Bureau and Youth Advisory Board
• Monitors program contract objectives and assists with data collection and analysis
• Provides support to the Director in the development of agency grants and response to funder requests and
• Ensures client safety and quality of care through compliance with all state, federal, and local regulations
governing the operation of RHY and Counseling programs, including certification, record keeping, reporting,
and evaluation requirements
• Actively networks and participates with other provider agencies and collaborations
• Provides other responsibilities as assigned by the Director.

Candidates must possess significant knowledge of-

  • Issues relating to runaway/homeless youth, adolescent development and behaviors, outreach and
    residential services
  • Youth-serving systems
  • Community resources
  • Partnerships and collaborations
  • Adolescent development including positive youth development, asset development, risk reduction, and
    protective factors
  • Curriculum development and methods of group work
  • Communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Program development and assessment skills, and
  • Staff supervision, staff development, and quality assurance methods

Possess the ability to-

  • Structure, organize and chair meetings and work groups
  • Research and design early intervention and prevention service initiatives and evaluation methods
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with coworkers, youth, parents, school administrators,
    faculty and other community agencies
  • Work with diverse community groups and educators to build partnerships in meeting youth and family needs
  • Be sensitive to and appreciate cultural differences
  • Manage and evaluate programs and services

The Center delivers programs and services to youth and families across Monroe County who represent
many racial, cultural and geographic groups. The Center ensures understanding and values differences in people
of diverse cultures, ethnic origins, sexual orientations, disabilities and beliefs. All staff are required to attend cultural
competency workshops and trainings and to continually enhance their own understanding of cultural diversity. The
Center’s Performance Appraisal, administered annually, provides an opportunity for staff to evaluate how they are
integrating culturally competent practices into everyday work.

Candidates must be able to be autonomously mobile in providing easy access to services for agency and
populations served.


• Master’s Degree in social work, counseling, psychology or related field and 3 years related experience or
Bachelor’s Degree in above areas and 5 years related experience.
• A minimum of 3 years of experience in staff development and supervision and quality assurance/program
• Must have access to a reliable vehicle and telephone.
• Must possess a valid Driver’s License with driving record acceptable to our agency insurance carrier.
• Must carry minimum auto insurance coverage of Bodily Injury: $100,000 per person/$300,000 per accident and
Property Damage: $50,000.

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The Center for Youth provides equal opportunities for employment.

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