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SCYC Director


Do you love supporting youth in our community? Do you want to see young people thrive as they transition into adulthood? Work for a values-driven team at School Community Youth Collaborative (SCYC). As the Director, you will have the opportunity to lead a team that supports outside of school time and prevention activities in Montezuma County. The Director will work closely with community partners, other non-profits, and coalitions within Montezuma County. A desire to build relationships and work collaboratively with community partners, schools, staff, and SCYC is a must.
SCYC has been serving the youth of Montezuma County since 1999. Our mission is to support youth on their path to healthy adulthood, and our vision is that all youth are valued and thriving members of our community. We live our shared SCYC values of passion, integrity, teamwork, community, flexibility, creativity, fun, open-mindedness, education, self-care, and youth voice. 

Job Duties:

  • Act as a representative of SCYC programs and promote prosocial opportunities for youth in Montezuma County

  • Provide leadership and an active mission, vision, and values for the organization and its employees.

  • Supervise program staff.

  • Provide professional development and empowerment opportunities. 

  • Cultivate a culture focused on integrity, passion, teamwork, and the youth voice. 

  • Write grants and maintain positive relationships with granting organizations.

  • With the assistance of the Assistant Director, manage grant deliverables, collect data from program staff, and write reports as requested by grantors.

  • Work with the Board President to assess board strengths and gaps and evaluate its effectiveness annually.

  • Oversee program delivery for in-house programming. Ensure fidelity if evidence-based and overall program quality if not evidence-based. 

  • Keep the Board of Directors informed of any emerging issues. Recommend and implement policy changes as needed. 

  • Review and update strategic plan; create an action plan to pursue strategic goals.  

  • Build organizational capacity by continuing to develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan.

  • Evaluate programmatic and organizational performance. Develop and implement continuous quality improvement processes. 

  • Hold bi-weekly staff meetings; keep employees informed of relevant information. 

  • Assist Board in fundraising events as needed.

  • Include a youth voice in organizational decisions when appropriate.

  • Keep abreast of current literature on youth development.

  • Communicate with the Board President regularly for oversight and partnership. 

  • Lead the organization in celebration to acknowledge successes and hard work.


  • Research, implement and update pending liability issues, insurance policies, and other standard operating procedures associated with organizational integrity. 

  • Ensure grant deliverables are met within grant deadlines


  • Act as an organizational representative and liaison to outside organizations.

  • Build positive community relationships through participation on relevant steering committees and action teams.


Fiscal Responsibility

  • Prepare an annual budget with the help of the Treasurer of the Board and the Assistant Director.

  • Perform budget revisions as needed.

  • With the assistance of Onward!, the Assistant Director, and the Treasurer of the Board, monitor program budgets, payroll, monthly financial reports, invoices and receipts, and petty cash & credit card ledgers for accuracy and completeness.

  • Present to auditors if necessary.

  • Use SCYC credit card or petty cash to purchase program supplies.

  • Record expenses as directed by SCYC policies.

  • Return receipts in a thorough and timely manner.

  • Maintain organizational and personal integrity surrounding money use and budgeting.



  • Proficiency in Google Workspace, Excel, social media (Facebook, Instagram at a minimum), and Zoom

  • Experience with managing large teams

  • Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with others

  • Ability to work independently once trained

  • Experience with grant writing or willingness to learn

  • Creative thinking and problem-solving skills



  • 36-40 hours/week. $30.00-$33.13/hour.

  • Hybrid work schedule, with the flexibility to work from home and the office.

  • Simple IRA available through Onward! A Legacy Foundation

  • 120 hours of vacation/year (capped at 80 hours) and sick time accrued at 8 hours/month.


Please submit one PDF document containing a resume with relevant job experience and skills, a cover letter detailing your why, and two references to

Preference is given to those that apply by Monday, May 2, 2022 at 5 pm.