Vice President of Programs & Services - 2019-283

5465 W Irving St, Boise

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Position Description

Come join this incredible team, make life-changing contributions to our youth, and live and work in one of the most vibrant and growing areas of the nation. The Idaho Youth Ranch has been helping youth and families since 1953, and the mission seems to be more relevant with each passing year. Headquartered in the Treasure Valley of Idaho, we offer extensive outpatient services in multiple parts of the state, equine therapy operations at two stables, adoptions services, short-term shelter care for youth, workforce development, and other programs. Our residential program is in the design phase for our 265-acre Hands of Promise Campus, where we expect to open a Best in Class residential treatment facility along with other programs and multiple partners. To manage our current operations and accomplish the goal of opening the new facility, we are seeking a dynamic leader who is passionate about our youth and excited about shaping our organization’s impact for decades to come.

As Vice President of Programs and Services, you will provide the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that IYR programs meet our mission and that the organization has the proper people systems, operational controls, administration, and reporting procedures for efficient and impactful programs. You will grow the organization’s programs effectively and ensure financial strength and efficient operations. You will also serve as a member of the Executive Leadership Team for the organization.

• Accountable for the vision, overall strategies, and management of IYR clinical programs
• Creates department annual capital and operating budgets and manages performance to budget
• Ensures the department culture is consistent with IYR values and serves as a leader in culture development for the organization
• Leads, directs, and mentors the clinical team responsible for management and execution of all clinical programs (residential and outpatient); provides clinical supervision to those seeking clinical licensure
• Builds and maintains a network of contacts and database of information on the US mental health industry. Uses the information to anticipate and understand changes to the structure of the industry and develop appropriate responses
• Works to develop new business opportunities in both existing contracts and potential new business contracts. Responds to contract solicitations and negotiates contracts
• Collaborates with community leaders, educational professionals, donors and public officials to further develop IYRs clinical and social services
• Defines and monitors program outcome measures, performance improvement, and utilization review and management; adjusts as needed
• Defines and implements service level standards including operational processes and system requirements
• Manages Quality Assurance program
• Oversees the development and implementation of policies and procedures and assures compliance with organizationally based documentation
• Maintains formal and informal channels of upward communications; encourages the expression of new ideas, suggestions, and complaints; reviews them for appropriateness and further action
• Ensures that all Standards and Procedures (SAP’s) are current, match the needs of programs and services and that they are followed. Assists with updating/revising procedures as needed
• Develops and maintains a “team” dynamic amongst Managers/Supervisors and staff in assigned area, creating an extensive support system
• Serves as a representative of the Idaho Youth Ranch to both staff and members of the community

Must Haves
• Team player with excellent interpersonal skills and high standards professional ethics
• Master’s degree (or higher) in a direct clinical practice human services field (e.g., MSW, Ph.D. degree in social work, psychology, or marriage and family therapy)
• Clinical professional license in conjunction with degree (e.g. LCSW, LCPC)
• Six or more years working with at-risk children and families
• Ten or more years of providing successful program management and staff supervision
• Multi-site leadership experience
• Experience working in a residential setting preferred
• Knowledge of child welfare, children’s mental health and juvenile justice systems
• Ability to develop good working relationships and maintain contacts with community and contract agencies
• Demonstrated skill at verbal and written communications to a variety of audiences
• Knowledge of financial management skills and familiarity with business principles and practices
• Strong leadership and organizational skills
• Must hold current certifications in first aid, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), physical/non-physical crisis intervention or complete the requirements for certification within ninety (90) days of hire date.
• Must have a valid Idaho’s driver’s license or obtain one within 15 days of hire, as a condition of continued employment

Physical Requirements
• Work schedule is primarily built around the needs of the direct reports and the department treatment programs. Will need to spend some time at work during evenings and weekends to provide supervision and reinforce program-wide treatment standards
• May be required to attend an organizational meeting or training sessions that requires overnight travel and that may last for several days

The Idaho Youth Ranch is one of the oldest non-profit agencies in the state of Idaho. We nurture hope and healing, empowering and preparing kids for promising futures.

The Idaho Youth Ranch has a competitive Total Compensation Package including: medical plan, dental, vision, retirement plan and other optional benefits. Additionally, all employees receive a 25% off discount on merchandise in the thrift store locations.

The Idaho Youth Ranch is an equal opportunity employer.

As a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, the Idaho Youth Ranch is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PLSF) program. The PLSF offers student loan forgiveness on qualifying loans under specific conditions. Speak with your loan provider for more information. If you want to make a difference in a child’s life, apply today

For more information regarding this position and our benefits visit our website at:

Type: Full-time
Pay: $109,000.00 to $140,000.00 per YEAR
Expires: 07/28/2019