MISSSEY, Inc. (Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting & Serving Sexually Exploited Youth) is a community-based organization founded in 2007 to respond to the epidemic of sexual exploitation in Alameda County, CA. Our mission is to provide services to commercially sexually exploited youth and to work for systemic change with the youth we serve. Our service model is focused on healing through trauma-informed, survivor-centered, and youth-focused approaches. We recognize the crucial voices of survivors in facilitating healing in victims of sexual violence and commercial sexual exploitation and the value of young people empowering other young people. Our work with youth is a partnership, helping them transition from victim to survivor to the leader, encouraging their long-term stability and success in whatever path they choose. MISSSEY believes that with the right opportunities and supports, youth can overcome the circumstances of their exploitation and thrive.
MISSSEY is thrilled to be expanding our senior staff team and recruiting for a Deputy Director. This is an opportunity for a highly-skilled senior-level leader to help shape the next phase of the impact of a dynamic organization whose budget and staff has grown in recent years, and whose programs continue to grow in complexity, scale, and reach.
In close partnership with MISSSEY’s Executive Director and senior management team, our Deputy Director will lead MISSSEY in building out the strategy, infrastructure, and systems to accommodate recent and anticipated expansion. This includes providing the guidance and resources needed for us to achieve impact at the highest level internally and externally; creating opportunities to continue contributing innovative solutions to the movement to end sexual violence and the commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) of young people; identifying and implementing best practices related to compliance, meeting deliverables and accountability, creating the climate and structure needed to ensure communication, integration, and alignment across teams, and initiatives; and ensuring that more robust program development and implementation systems and practices are in place to support us as we move forward.
The ideal candidate for this position would:
- Be highly skilled in youth development
- Have the ability to organize and motivate staff and co-create a reflective, highly productive caring, supportive, and loving culture
- Be a continual learner deeply invested in women and girls
- Have solid experience working with Black and other youth of color that have experienced homelessness, sexual violence, trafficking, and abuse
- Have experience building relationships with community partners and coordinating activities that engage youth and support them to thrive
- Be able to be forward-thinking; conduct program assessment and evaluation; have knowledge of and Implement programming that is proven to improve outcomes for vulnerable youth
Duties and Responsibilities:
Program Strategy, Development, Coordination, and Oversight (45%)
- Maintain consistent standards for healing and client-centered care and position outcomes for youth within all MISSSEY programs;
- Ensure appropriate data collection and tracking; ensure adherence to internal agency policies and procedures;
- In coordination with the program managers and leads, oversee program budgets, data collection and tracking, contract requirements, and program outcomes for all direct service programs. • Ensure that all program delivery and reporting are in compliance with donor expectations; • Ensure a strategic coordinated approach to implementing MISSSEY’s mission, vision, and values making sure that all work is aligned with MISSSEY’s Theory of Change;
- Hire, coach, train, and supervise program managers and program leads;
- Provide leadership and coordination of services throughout the agency;
- Oversee program development, design, and implementation of enhancements.
Organizational Leadership and Representation (45%)
- Create a supportive environment that fosters personal responsibility and commitment to MISSSEY goals and values.
- Work with MISSSEY managers to lead senior, direct service, and staff team meetings, ensuring strong communication lines and practices, and cross-team planning and collaboration
- Serve as a strategic thought partner and advisor to the Executive Director, inform and advise on overall strategy, troubleshoot challenges, and step in as needed during major staff transitions;
- Represent MISSSEY at key meetings with allies and funders;
- Attend conferences and conventions; and develop compelling materials, reports, and presentations about MISSSEY’s work and impact;
- Build processes that help MISSSEY adapt nimbly to growth and change and enable MISSSEY to evaluate program opportunities and requests against alignment with vision, values, and resources.
- Guide and participate in collaborative processes to improve all work at MISSSEY
Other Duties and Responsibilities (10%):
- Participate in strategic planning for the ongoing development of services
- Provide leadership and advocacy in relations with local state and federal public entities and community-based organizations to educate the community about needs for youth who have experienced sexual violence, trafficking and other forms of sexual exploitation
- Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors and prospects at levels typically less than $25,000, including government contracts, corporations, and/or foundations through visits and other forms of direct personal contact in accordance with performance targets set forth in the MISSSEY Development Plan.
- Identify the training and professional development needs of program staff
- Hold On-Call responsibilities as assigned and scheduled in rotation.
- Ensure staff coverage of on-site programs.
- Ensure a high level of leadership skill development and ensure adherence to MISSSEY’s leadership approach.
- Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, or related field strongly preferred
- No less than 3 years of senior-level management and supervisory experience.
- Experience in supervising trauma-informed healing centered youth development programs for youth, preferably with a focus on serving sexually victimized, CSE, homeless, runaway, and dually diagnosed youth.
- Previous experience overseeing program design and development, implementation and operations, project integration, staff supervision and training, and budget management.
- Must also have the ability to work with vulnerable youth and with diverse staff, clients, and volunteers.
- Experience working with African American cis, trans, and non-binary women and girls.
- Passion for mentoring young people, promoting youth development practices, and working towards social change.
Required Licenses and Certificates: The position requires a valid California driver's license and a reliable vehicle.
Position Title: Deputy Director
Classification: Full-time, exempt, salaried
Compensation: $95,000- $105,000 annually depending on qualifications
Benefits: Full Time Premium Medical/Dental/and Optometry
Generous Holiday Calendar: Including 3- weeks starting vacation and accrued sick days
For more information about MISSSEY, please visit our website www.MISSSEY.org
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, attention Human Resources. Enter the job title in the subject line.
NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY: MISSSEY DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE IN ANY PROGRAM, ACTIVITY OR IN EMPLOYMENT ON THE BASIS OF AGE, CREED, SEX, RACE, ETHNIC BACKGROUND, MARITAL OR VETERAN STATUS, NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION OR RELIGION SURVIVORS AND WOMEN OF COLOR (trans inclusive) ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
MISSSEY reserves the right to revise job descriptions or work hours as required to meet the needs of the agency.
Due to the volume of candidates, we will be unable to contact each candidate individually. If you are being considered for the position, you will be contacted. We are unable to accept phone calls or walk-ins. MISSSEY is an equal opportunity employer.