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Program Specialist

  • Part Time
  • Seattle, WA
  • $28 - $33/hr, dependent on experience USD / Year
  • Salary: $28 - $33/hr, dependent on experience
  • Must be authorized to work in the US. Must reside in Seattle-area. Must have valid references and no criminal history associated with abuse of an adult or child.

Website the Service Board

Youth-development nonprofit serving Seattle area for 28 years.

As a youth-led organization, the Service Board (tSB) builds community through the power of youth.  For over 28 years, tSB continues to develop and implement culturally relevant programming for high school-aged youth from traditionally marginalized communities (BIPOC, LGBTQI2S+, low-income, immigrants, refugees, houseless youth, and or those in foster care) in King County.

We are looking for a Program Specialist to join our team in November 2023! This direct service position is vital to the successful delivery of our program and will:

  • Oversee execution of program calendar activities
  • Develop lesson plans and facilitate curriculum for programming days throughout the year
  • Supervise and conduct evaluation of activities and engagement of program stakeholders
  • Lead opening retreats, closing retreats and graduations with support of the team


Required Qualifications & Desired Skills

  • Must be available to work, collaborate and/or facilitate Tuesdays and Wednesdays 12:30pm – 8:30pm (Oct -May) and at six (6) weekend retreats as required annually (Oct – May and July – Aug)
  • Must be available to hold office hours Thursdays 10am – 6pm year round
  • Strong group facilitation, conflict management and public speaking skills
  • Highly organized, strategic and creative collaborator
  • Insightful understanding of complex and intersecting social justice issues with a strong equity lens
  • At least one year of youth development experience, preferably within diverse communities
  • An enthusiastic demeanor that embraces the challenge of managing a diverse group of program participants
  • Investment in the growth of Seattle area youth and their incredible potential for leadership
  • Passion for the mission and values of tSB – mentoring, service, social justice and outdoor adventure
  • Strong administrative, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience collaborating in a diverse and dynamic team environment
  • Relevant education and/or work experience in the non-profit sector is preferred
  • Must have valid driver’s license, clean driving record and ability (or willingness to learn) to drive a 12 Passenger Van


Primary Roles/Responsibilities

Program Facilitation

  • Responsible for planning, facilitation, and execution of successful Core Program curriculum– four month, twice weekly programming (Wednesdays and Saturdays), Peer Leader meetings (Tuesdays)
  • Responsible for planning, facilitation, and execution of successful Summer Leadership Impact Program (SLIP) curriculum– 6 week, twice weekly programming (Wednesdays and Fridays)
  • Set the tone for all program activities; introduce the organization, build the connection to program curriculum, provide opportunities for reflection and attend to evolving group dynamics
  • Ensure all program activities are framed within larger societal terms, social justice issues and impact
  • Encourage leadership from all participants (especially youth), by identifying and exploring leadership opportunities in program through delegating tasks, capitalizing on participant skills, utilizing Mentor support etc.
  • Honor and develop gifts and capacities of PLs, Mentors, and youth  participants
  • Build and maintain relationships with program participants
  • Respond to participant crises and facilitate restorative practices when necessary
    Model leadership at all times by participating fully (when not directly leading), pushing your growing edge and having fun!
  • Track attendance for PLs, Mentors and Prophets (first year youth) during retreats, workshops and events.
  • Communicate with program staff to ensure coordination of healthy meals at each program
    Incorporate community and program partners whenever possible
  • Collaborate with programs team to conduct and document evaluation of programs and support outcome reporting  processes


Peer Leader Program Management

  • Trains PLs in group leadership, group facilitation, logistics and relevant life skills
  • Lead, or train PLs to lead, weekly planning meetings / design meetings to encourage youth leadership
    Ensure planned activities utilize Program Quality methods – small groups, provocative questions, engaging activities
  • Collaborate with Outdoor Coordinator and Outreach & Engagement Coorinator to assist PLs in implementing a service-learning curriculum that allows youth to identify issues that are important to them
  • Assist PLs in leading, shining, and facilitating as much of program as possible
  • Conduct 1:1 check-ins quarterly-or as needed, and generally stay informed about PL’s personal lives
    Manage timely communication of meetings, program related information (location, changes to agendas, etc), leadership opportunities and other relevant information to PLs
  • Hold PLs accountable to the program’s commitment while also providing support and resources
    Bond with your PLs – They are potentially your biggest support structure and have infinite potential for leadership!


Other Duties

  • Meet weekly with team members to build community and ensure effective collaboration
  • Build opportunities for tSB alumni and greater community to be involved meaningfully in  programs
  • Collaborate with Program Team to implement retention strategy
  • Complete incident and accident reports as needed
  • Keep yourself apprised of all mandated reporting incidents and make CPS reports when needed



  • $28 – $33/hour dependent on experience
  • 18 – 30 hours/week
  • Flexible schedule with paid sick leave and vacation time
  • Opportunities for mentorship and advancement within the organization
  • Annual Membership to Outdoor Prolink and other industry discounts
  • Season Pass/Lift Tickets to Stevens Pass and/or the Summit at Snoqualmie when available



Please submit a resume and cover letter, including your name and “Program Specialist” in the subject line to Application will remain open until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. tSB is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces equity, and in compliance with applicable laws, tSB does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or marital status. Persons of color and those familiar with our programs are strongly encouraged to apply.

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