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Make a difference in the lives of children and families in East King County by joining the committed, dynamic staff of Youth Eastside Services. To apply for any of the positions listed below, email a cover letter and resume to (attachments must be in *.doc or *.txt format) or fax to 425-274-0728. All positions remain open until filled, and are full-time unless otherwise noted. YES is committed to diversity; LGBTQ+ individuals and people of color are encouraged to apply. YES is an equal opportunity employer.


Internships are one of the many ways in which YES is helping to build the next generation of mental health service providers. YES relies on ongoing relationships with mental health counseling, social work, and marriage and family programs in the area to fill around a dozen Clinical Internship positions each year. The commitment for internships at YES is a minimum of 12 months. Even though internships are unpaid, interns get course credits to qualify for graduation requirements (specific to each program) along with weekly supervision, ongoing training opportunities, and diverse experience in the field.

For more information visit our internship page.


Position Overview:

The Chief Program Officer (CPO) will serve as a critical member of the executive management team in partnership with the CEO, overseeing implementation of the strategic operational plan. To achieve this, the CPO will provide inspirational and tactical guidance/leadership to the agency’s Operations/Clinical Supervisor teams, ensuring maximum impact of agency services/advocacy on both a micro and macro level. A key focus of the CPO will be the internal integration and alignment of programs services assuring these are implemented with the most current best practices (evidence-based practices) and keeping diversity, equity and inclusion at the center. Specific programs of oversight include: 1) agency-based behavioral health services; 2) school-based behavioral health services; and 3) community-based services and inclusion. The CPO will serve as a key agency representative in an external role and engage in fundraising activities as assigned by the CEO. Ideally, the CPO will serve as the functional successor to the CEO.


Leadership, Staff Management and Organizational Strategy

  • In coordination with the Chief Executive Officer and executive team, play a key role in the overall development, strategic planning, service delivery, and management of the organization across multiple sites and departments.
  • Directly supervise four program directors, working closely with these senior program staff to build their skills to mentor, encourage, and motivate all staff.
    • Provide assistance and guidance on how to troubleshoot program and staff performance challenges.
    • Mentor directors on how to proactively engage in planning to improve program management.
  • Work with program supervisory team to balance workload and effort, and provide regular feedback so that key staff can continuously improve their supervision and mentoring skills.
  • Support a high performing mission driven culture in programs based on YES values and professionalism.
  • Support a team-based environment to motivate and inspire staff to work collaboratively toward vision and goal by clearly communicating agency vision, implementing yearly staff development plans and mentoring.
  • Establish annual program, departmental and staff goals and objectives and track results against these goals as well as accountability protocols.
  • Participate in the budget development process and maintain a high level of fiscal responsibility ensuring resources are deployed efficiently and effectively toward organizational goals
  • Support fund development efforts as assigned by the CEO
  • Engage with the Board of Directors as assigned by the CEO
  • Serve as liaison to community partners such as school districts, cities etc. as assigned by the CEO


  • Passion and an advocacy orientation for child and youth issues, specifically for behavioral health and other service strategies.
  • A minimum of eight-years’ leadership experience in a not-for-profit, overseeing multiple programs and contracts.
  • Extensive expertise in child/youth behavioral health including training in and experience with the implementation of evidence-based practices.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Dually credentialed (Master’s degree in behavioral health fully licensed and SUDP credential required).
  • Ability to successfully navigate in a fast-paced, outcomes-driven environment.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication with the ability to represent the organization externally across a wide range of stakeholders and constituencies.
  • Direct and transparent communicator.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and compile complex data for planning, reporting and program evaluation reporting purposes.
  • Demonstrated experience managing a high-performing team in a multi-site structure to include professional development and mentorship.
  • Strong relationship builder with the ability find common ground, build consensus and strengthen collaboration among diverse stakeholders.
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of program planning, organizational structure, budgeting, administrative operations.

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