Associated Recreation Council (ARC Seattle) Special Populations Program Lead in Seattle, Washington

The Associated Recreation Council is recruiting for a Special Populations Program Lead. The Special Populations Program Lead will be responsible for developing, coordinating, and monitoring individualized plans created to meet the specific needs of youth and adults with varying physical disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, health impairments or participants who are not disabled.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain daily contact and/or visit sites to monitor, support and facilitate changes that ensure the consistent delivery of high quality programs for youth and adults with disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders and health impairments.
  • Provide leadership to program staff through training, problem-solving, conflict resolution, policy development or quality improvement.
  • Train and coach staff on positive behavior intervention techniques and how to integrate them into their programs.
  • Develop, monitor and adjust behavior plans for typical youth ages 3-18, with the majority aged 5-12.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable federal and/or state laws, regulations, and Department of Early Learning standards and guidelines. Keep up to date on current trends and developments in regards to all applicable laws.
  • Make recommendations to the Special Populations Program Manager, Executive Director, or their representative on highly visible or sensitive issues integral to ARC program operations and/or ARC personnel.
  • Collaborate with other ARC team members and Seattle Parks and Recreation staff to assure delivery of consistently high quality programs.


  • BS/BA degree in a related field. Education may be substituted by providing evidence of ability to perform the tasks through a combination of education, training, or experience.
  • Three or more years’ experience in program and facility operations for multiple locations, including budget oversight, preschool and/or school-age care programs preferred.
  • Have completed a minimum of 45 or more college credits or combination of one-third clock hours and two-thirds college credits in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Elementary Education, Social Work, other child-related field including, but not limited to: art, music, and dance relevant to school-age children; recreation or leisure time activities, physical education, education, psychology, social services, home economics, or nutrition.
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with school-age children.
  • Documentation of current Red Cross First-Aid/CPR certification, HIV/AIDS blood-borne pathogens education and training, a valid King County food handlers permit, Washington State driver’s license, have cleared a TB test; 20 hours STARS training or documentation of exemption.
  • Knowledge of YPQI desired.
  • Successful completion of a WA state and Department of Early Learning background check.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.

This is a full-time, exempt, benefited position.

Please apply with your cover letter and resume.

This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. ARC is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer and values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. ARC encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences.

Position closes October 27, 2017 at 5:00pm. Applications are reviewed as soon as it is received.

Location: Various Community Centers

Job Code: 1763

# of openings: 1