Program Supervisor - Becoming a Man (BAM)

Southwest Youth and Family Services (SWYFS) is searching for a Program Supervisor - Becoming a Man (BAM) to provide direct supervision to BAM Youth Specialists in the delivery of program objectives. BAM Youth Specialists are responsible for guiding young men in grades 7 - 12 to Learn, internalize, practice social skills, make responsible decisions for their future and become positive members of their school and community.

The ideal candidate is a dynamic leader, gets involved with youth by attending and supporting activities, and demonstrates strong mentorship skills. This position is full time at 36 hours a week, compensation range is $60,000 - $65,000 annually, provides a full benefits package and is located in Seattle.

Job Overview:

Southwest Youth and Family Services is a proud partner of Youth Guidance and is bringing BAM to four Highline district schools. Youth Guidance is a Chicago based organization that develops and implements the Becoming a Man (BAM) program, which is a school-based program that guides young men to learn, internalize and practice social cognitive skills, make responsible decisions for their future and become positive members of their school and community.

Key Responsibilities of the BAM Program Supervisor:

Program Supervision:

  • Oversees planning, development. coordination. implementation. and evaluation of all program activities, staff and the outcomes sought
  • Administers the program by assessing needs, making assignments, and managing programs at multiple sites where the program operates
  • Accountable for developing and meeting specific contract outcomes for all contracts related to program area provides supervision of program staff
  • Assumes major responsible for ongoing communication with school personnel, social service agencies, community groups and public officials regarding program goals and objectives
  • Maintains focus on the achievement of key program outcomes including goals for student performance, retention, and satisfaction. Ensuring all programs are on-track for desired metrics


  • Uphold and demonstrate Southwest Youth and Family Services values, particularly in the areas of social and racial equity, and inter-program and staff communication
  • Maintain positive communication with all agency staff and volunteers
  • Inform and educate the community about Southwest Youth and Family Services and programs and activities
  • Attend all agency wide staff meetings, Open Space discussions and social equity discussion meetings whenever possible
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

What the successful BAM Program Supervisor will have:

  • Bachelor's Degree in social work, human services or related to area from an accredited university program Master's Degree preferred
  • Require a minimum of five years of work experience in the education, human service, youth development or social service field
  • Minimum of two years supervisory experience
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to commit to working in/with diverse communities and populations
  • Ability to commit to the continuous improvement of service quality and the organization's mission
  • Requires effective communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate interpersonal skills that excel in cultural sensitivity and respect for differences
  • Willingness to occasionally participate in youth sports activities
  • Ability to work as a team and independently
  • Excellent follow-up skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Must pass a Washington State Patrol Criminal Background Check
  • Valid WA State Driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Clear driving record with no more than two moving violations in the last three years

SWYFS has outstanding benefits including:

  • Employer paid Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term & Long Term Disability, Life Insurance
  • Generous sick and vacation time including 10 paid holidays
  • Costco membership

Want to learn more about SWYFS?

For nearly 40 years Southwest Youth and Family Services (SWYFS) has been providing critical services in significantly under-resourced communities of Southwest King County, including Southwest Seattle, White Center, South Park, Burien, and SeaTac. As systemic racial and economic inequities continue to create significant barriers to communities of color across the nation, SWYFS remains committed to seeing our diverse community of South King County thrive. Participants in SWYFS programs are 61% children and youth, 92% people of color, 95% low-income (89% very low-income), and over 50% refugees and immigrants.

Our vision is that all residents of Southwest King County flourish and actively participate in the success of the community. We believe when we all commit to equity and expanding knowledge, we can build a community of acceptance, belonging and hope, where all families thrive. Please visit to learn more!

SWYFS has partnered with All Things HR, an external HR Consulting Company, to assist with their hiring process. If you would like to be a part of this dynamic company, submit your cover letter and resume.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Salary Description
$60,000 - $65,000