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Director of Youth Program

The Drake House
Roswell, Georgia
Salary + health benefits, PTO and SEP
Closing date
Feb 12, 2022
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Job Details

POSITION TITLE:               Director of Youth Program                                

LOCATION:                         Roswell– Drake House HQ

SUPERVISION:                   Executive Director

JOB STATUS:                      Full-Time

Our Mission:  The Drake house provides a lifeline of supportive housing and enrichment programs for homeless mothers and their children in north metro Atlanta.

Our Vision:  The Drake House will be an integral part of the community, facilitating financial security and housing stability.


The Drake House Youth Programming helps children build resiliency, learn to make safe and positive choices, and cope with the stress and trauma that they experience. The Director will be responsible for ensuring a safe and supportive environment for children and youth to learn and grow. She/he will oversee the Youth Program including staff hiring and supervision, curriculum planning and development, budgeting and administrative tasks, and family engagement. The Director will also develop and sustain community and volunteer partnerships to enhance programming.

Our work is done with an emphasis on social-emotional learning and trauma-informed practices, and the Director ensures that these commitments are consistently developed and sustained in our program environment.  As our programming continues to grow, the Director will support strategic planning and help determine the future directions of our work with children, youth, and their families. 

Primary job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Staff Supervision

  • Provide a services assessment for all youth
  • Provide supervision to all youth program staff, ensuring the safety and quality of instruction and classroom practices.
  • Provide or coordinate safety, procedures, and curriculum training for staff.
  • Facilitate staff meetings for program teachers and Teen Leaders.
  • Provide performance reviews for staff and Teen Leaders.
  • Identify and disseminate professional development opportunities for staff.


  • Maintain all staff and student records necessary for program licensing.
  • Ensure that the program runs in accordance with licensing and regulation requirements.
  • Serve as a liaison with licensing inspectors.

Planning & Evaluation

  • Oversee the collection, recording, and dissemination of evaluation data.
  • Use evaluation findings to make improvements to the youth programs.
  • Work with the Executive Director to plan new program initiatives and expansion.
  • Assist in the identification of new partnerships and resources for programming and support.
  • Support fundraising and marketing efforts to grow the program resources.

Program Leadership

  • Supervise the youth programs ensuring quality teaching, responsive student support systems, and a safe, welcoming, and joyful environment.
  • Oversee the recruitment, registration, record keeping, and retention of youth on campus.
  • Recruit youth program staff and volunteers.
  • Develop curriculum and educational practices
  • Oversee program logistics, including supply orders, trips, and guest presenters.
  • Ensure that volunteers are oriented and have appropriate and fulfilling assignments.

Organizational Leadership:

  • Ensure a safe, friendly, and supportive environment for children and their families.
  • Establish open communication and positive relationships with parents and guardians.
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with school administrations, support staff, and teachers.
  • Represent TDH and those we serve at relevant community meetings and coalitions.


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Education, Early Childhood Education, social work, or related human services, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, is required.
  • Two or more years of work experience is required in a related field working with K-12 youth.
  • Experience with youth development programming, such as social-emotional learning, social skills training, service-learning, and/or trauma-informed practices preferred.
  • Experience with teaching and curriculum development is preferred.
  • Experience with out-of-school-time programming and managing safety and licensing procedures strongly preferred.
  • Supervision experience preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Commitment to The Drake House mission and program philosophies.
  • Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse educational, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Evidence of skills relevant to developing learning activities, such as creativity, flexibility, and an understanding of planning for different ages, interests, and abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate staff, build team cohesion, and hold others accountable to expectations.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with parents and staff.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and general computer/technology skills are required.


  • Must have current certification in CPR/First Aid for children and youth (or be willing to become certified.)
  • Criminal background checks and child abuse clearances are required. 


The Drake House provides housing programs for homeless single mothers and their children in the North Metro Atlanta area. Our educational, empowerment and mentoring programs assist families in becoming financially self-sufficient and contributing members of the community.

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10500 Clara Drive
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