ROOTS Young Adult Shelter
Position Announcement

JOB TITLE:             ROOTS Executive Director
REPORTS TO:         Board of Directors
JOB STATUS:          Full-time-Exempt


Applications submitted by June 15, 2019, at 5:00 PM (PST) will be given full consideration. Interviewing will begin in late June.

ROOTS Young Adult Shelter is seeking its next leader who will launch the agency into the next twenty years of success. The Vision of ROOTS is that everyone has a place to call home and the Board of Directors is looking for a leader who can realize this vision in new and creative ways. Through community building and important services, ROOTS confronts homelessness daily. ROOTS is the largest young adult shelter in Washington State and the largest low barrier, emergency shelter in the region for young people between the ages of 18-25. ROOTS is in the Historic University District, home to the oldest coffee shop in the city and the University of Washington Main Campus is across the street.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for direct service and understand the complexity of homelessness as a symptom of social and cultural issues. Seattle is a hotbed of homelessness research and learning as the city manages a homelessness crisis that is historically unprecedented. Our ideal candidate is invigorated by the challenge, creative risk-taking in a dynamic social service environment, and who has a penchant for collaboration and partnership. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in one of the greatest social and cultural challenges in American history. Click here to Download the Final ED Job Description.