The YWCA Passage Point is a program designed to address one of the sources of homelessness in King County – discharge into the community of persons who have been incarcerated and who, upon release, are without decent, safe housing. All residents must be committed to working toward housing stability and reunification. The unique aspects of Passage Point include its program goals: to reduce recidivism, end homelessness and reunite children with their parents. For that reason, Passage Point is much more than a place providing affordable housing – it is an opportunity to start life in the community with support and encouragement and directed by the specific needs of the residents.
This position provides inspired leadership and responsive management for Passage Point, a re-entry and reunification program. Primary functions will be: internal and external communication about the project; financial management, staff supervision and networking with key partners such as King County Housing Authority, King County Housing and Community Development, Issaquah School District, and other community organizations in the Issaquah/Maple Valley area. The Passage Point Director is responsible for implementing Social Justice Principles within the management and operations of the Passage Point Housing and Services.
This position has a social justice component that will require critical thinking around how external systems impact the work that we are doing through the lens of racism and intersections with poverty. Knowing the core principals of antiracism and grounding those principles in everyday work, as well as working well in non-white environments and championing anti-racism policy, are required job skills and core values. As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people of color to apply.
To view the full job description, and to apply, visit https://careers.ywcaworks.org/Careers/careers.aspx?rf=IDEALIST&req=18-06006
• Hourly rate: $DOE.
• Hours per week: 40
• FLSA Classification: Exempt.
• Excellent benefits package including medical insurance, retirement plan, plus generous vacation, holiday and sick leave plans
• At the time of hire, employees may choose to voluntarily enroll in the Fidelity 403b Plan. Typically after two years of employment, employees are eligible to participate in the YWCA Retirement Fund.
Minimum Education Required