About the Organization
YouthCare works to end youth homelessness and to ensure that young people are valued for who they are and empowered to achieve their potential. YouthCare envisions a community where no young person experiences homelessness, all young people have the opportunity to thrive, and the systems that oppress them are dismantled. Through a combination of individualized services and a trusting relationship with a caring adult, YouthCare ensures that young people experiencing homelessness achieve long-term stability.
The Chief Operating Officer (COO) will have the distinct opportunity to join an organization at the forefront of ending youth homelessness as it undertakes the significant transformational work of a recently launched community capital campaign, the inauguration of a partnership with NHL Seattle Kraken/Climate Pledge Arena and the implementation of program innovations that will improve outcomes for youth.
The addition of a Chief Operating Officer to the executive team is part of a leadership restructuring that will position the CEO to prioritize capital campaign fundraising, external relations and advocacy while centralizing responsibility for all internal business operations with the COO. Reporting to the CEO and serving as her trusted advisor, the COO will manage the leaders of Human Resources, Finance, and Facilities/IT and serve on the Executive Leadership Team. They will lead collaboratively across departments and functions to ensure the systems, processes, people and resources are in place to optimize efficiency and operations of a multifaceted organization comprised of 250 employees, 1,500 clients, 14 facilities and a budget of $17M.
Ideal Candidate and Qualifications
YouthCare seeks a seasoned Chief Operating Officer who feels a visceral connection to the organization’s mission and the youth they serve. The ideal candidate works with ease in a highly complex, human services environment bringing strengths as both a strategic decision-maker and an operations whiz. As both a positional and situational leader in the organization, it is essential that the officer has the ability to collaborate, listen, learn from others, and lead with humility.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10 or more years of progressively responsible hands-on executive leadership roles. Experience managing organizational change and growth is required as is a track record overseeing human resources, finance or facilities. Knowledge of nonprofit financial management is important.
Please visit the position profile on GoodCitizen’s website to learn more and apply: https://www.goodcitizen.com/executive-search/chief-operating-officer/