Employment Opportunities

Youthnet is a private not-for-profit organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination and unlawful harassment. Employment decisions are based on merit, agency mission and operational needs, and not on race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, and any other factor as protected by law. All employees must pass a background check and be at least 18 years of age [some positions require age 21]. Dependent upon position, an employee may be required to provide an abstract of their driving record. In addition, employees are required to complete a TB test. Youthnet is a drug free workplace.

Current Openings -

  • Position Title: Education Services Administrator/Principal of Emerson High School
    Reports To: Youthnet Executive Director
    Supervises: Emerson High School Personnel
    Classification: Exempt; Full-Time – 200 days/academic year
    Date Last Revised: May 2019

    GENERAL INFORMATION: Youthnet is an organization that provides a support network for our at-risk youth and families. Our mission is to provide caring and supportive educational and social services to youth and families in our community to help them attain a productive and successful life.

    Youthnet administers and oversees Emerson High School which is a small, unique alternative high school in the city of Mount Vernon, a community of 35,000 located 60 miles north of Seattle. It is an independent non-profit school with approximately 100+ students in grades 9 – 12. Emerson provides services by contract to the Mount Vernon School District and also has a collaborative relationship with other local school districts. The school is well known for its solid curriculum and one-on-one student and teacher relationships.

    The Administrator/Principal of Emerson High School is responsible for developing, planning, implementing and administering the Emerson High School program. This person should be an innovator and collaborator able to build partnerships in the community to raise awareness of the agency; and with the students, their parents and the faculty. This visionary leader will lead Youthnet into a financially secure future and promote our positive image in the community. The successful candidate will have the following experience/skills:
    • Knowledge of alternative education models
    • Solid budgeting experience
    • Positive awareness of diverse populations and cultures
    • Effective and meaningful discipline methods and behavior management
    • Team player
    • Grant writing
    • Ability to delegate

    • Master’s Degree in Education, Program Administration or related field.
    • Principal certification preferred
    • Successful teaching experience and knowledge of current Washington State education requirements, Common Core Standards and state testing requirements.
    • Administrative experience preferred; particularly in an alternative educational setting.
    • Visionary leader with demonstrated strengths in student discipline, scheduling, staff development, supervision, curriculum development, parent/community relations and involvement.
    • Working knowledge of Federal and State laws as they relate to school directives and operation of non-profit organizations.
    • Experience in financial management, human resources management, child development and child psychology, and public relations.
    • Maintain confidentiality of students, staff and agency related issues.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, parents, guardians, school district staff and administrators, community service providers and the general public.
    • Bilingual Spanish a plus


    • Provides direct supervision of school professional and support staff.
    • Oversees professional development training for staff in the areas of effective instructional strategies, behavior management, curriculum development, evaluation and monitoring of student outcomes, Federal and State regulations and general program development.
    • Maintains ongoing communication with appropriate school district personnel, parents/guardians and community agencies to develop, implement and maintain education programming.
    • Provides outreach to participating partner School Districts and to the educational community.
    • Performs short and long term strategic planning, and fiscal administration including but not limited to overseeing District billings, developing and monitoring designated program budget revenues and expenditures, authorizing purchase orders in accordance with Youthnet policies and procedures, obtaining competitive estimates and bids, and maintaining program petty cash fund.
    • Performs program administration including but not limited to developing the school calendar, developing protocols for office operations, developing systems for attendance monitoring, oversight of site vehicles (if applicable), procuring and coordinating the utilization of equipment and information systems, food service coordination and overseeing the maintenance of required records.
    • Performs facility administration including but not limited to communicating with fire inspectors, contractors, lessors, safety inspectors, neighboring tenants and other parties necessary to maintain the building and keep it supplied with necessary materials to ensure that the school runs safely and smoothly.
    • Shares in the overall responsibility for the health and safety of the school environment.
    • Recruits staff and facilitates staff meetings.
    • Assists the Executive Director in fund-raising efforts and other reasonable administrative duties. Administers a multi-faceted approach to the development and management of funds, goods, services and other resources to meet agency needs.
    • Maintain consistent communication with the Board of Directors.
    • Consistently represent the agency in the community, promoting its positive image and that of its programs.

    • Current First Aid and CPR certified, or willingness to seek training;
    • Background check

    Annual Salary - $60,000-$70,000 DOQ

    Work is typically performed in and around a student learning environment; may be exposed to childhood diseases; may be required to sit for prolonged periods of time; may be required to sit; may experience a multitude or demands and changing priorities.

    The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions of this position, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalized peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload. Changes to the position description may be made at the discretion of the employer.

    It is the policy of Youthnet to not discriminate against any person with regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, age, national origin, marital status or physical or mental disability.

  • Therapeutic Foster Care Case Aide

    The case aide position offers the opportunity to work with foster youth in our therapeutic foster care program as a positive support person engaged in their lives on an as-needed basis. You will provide case-related services to foster youth and families by assisting with transportation to appointments, participating in community-based activities and recreation, providing supervision and other service plan related duties as directed to address goals, youth needs and safety.

    Flexibility in scheduling is required and evening/weekend availability is preferred. Must be 21 years of age and possess a valid Washington State driver's license. Must Pass a Washington State background check. Associates degree in Human Services or related field preferred, but must have a high school diploma or GED and 1 year of experience working with youth and families.

    Job Type: Part-time

    Salary: $12.50 /hour

  • Student Engagement Specialist

    Department: Youthnet-Emerson High School
    Reports To: Education Services Administrator
    Supervises: N/A
    Classification: Non-certificated
    FLSA: Non-Exempt
    SUMMARY: The Student Engagement Specialist will assist students in the acquisition of attitudes, behaviors and skills to engage and succeed in school, and to develop skills to overcome personal challenges and develop competence to support their transition to independent adult living. The Student Engagement Specialist will provide multi-faceted services. The primary aim is to increase individual academic & student engagement, create a school culture of success, and to develop competencies related to independent living, post high school transitions and planning, and overall well-being. The Student Engagement Specialist will address and remediate school disengagement by (a) creating a safe & relationship-based school culture, (b) promoting individual self-efficacy & resiliency, (c) providing relevant and achievable instruction, and (d) addressing barriers to success. This will be achieve by utilizing a variety of individual, small group, and large group interventions with a primary focus on academic monitoring and tutoring, mentoring, independent living skills, school success workshops, and post-secondary planning.
    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The primary role of the Student Engagement Specialist is to facilitate the overall functioning of the Student Engagement & Support program by providing specific interventions designed to increase school engagement, academic progress, and the development of post-high school skills and plans. Specific tasks include:
    •Individual relationship building and academic monitoring;
    •Implementing student academic support services such as credit retrieval strategies & tutorial facilitation;
    •Provide tailored post-secondary planning such as FAFSA assistance & college readiness;
    •Provide independent living skill development related to work readiness, interpersonal skills, and financial literacy;
    •Facilitate workshops focused on goal-setting & future orientation;
    •Organize & facilitate service-learning and enrichment opportunities;
    •Assist with outdoor education & recreational outings;
    •Maintain detailed records of surveys & programmatic data.

    QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree, 1-2 years of experience working with youth, preferably in a school setting.

NEEDED: Foster Parents willing to commit to care for children on a short-term or long-term basis. Youthnet desires to find parents interested in temporary respite care (weekends), short term shelter care (up to 30 days), foster care (assisting a reunification with biological families) and foster/adoption. For information contact: Carla Arnold at (360) 336-1610 ext. 201.

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