Tri-Town, Executive Director


Tri-Town Youth Services Bureau
56 High Street; P.O. Box 897
Deep River, CT 06417


Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people?

If so, we are looking for you to join our team as the Executive Director of Tri-Town Youth Services. In this role, you will be responsible for leading our organization's mission to provide quality programs and services to young people in need. You will also be responsible for developing and implementing our strategic plan, overseeing our budget, and managing our staff.

We are looking for a candidate with a strong track record of success in the youth services field. This candidate will have a deep understanding of the needs of young people and a passion for helping them succeed. They will also be a strong leader with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply today. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please see the attached job description. 


Job Description: Executive Director

I. Basic Functions of the Executive Director

  • A. Develop and administer all program activities of the Bureau in accordance with the stated purpose of its bylaws and policies of the Board of Directors. Ensure the Administrative Core Functions as established by State Legislation are carried out by the agency.
  • B. Coordinate coalition/committee efforts for assessing and analyzing root causes of behavioral health problems in the community, use Strategic Prevention Framework to formulate goals and objectives, develop comprehensive strategies, and assist in the implementation and evaluation of identified solutions.
  • C. On an ongoing basis, assess community needs regarding youth and provide the Board of Directors Municipalities and Stakeholders with the results, as evidenced by biannual performance measures.
  • D. Recommend to the Board of Directors interventions to address the identified and prioritized behavioral health needs of tri-town youth (social, emotional, and physical health) and oversee their implementation.
  • F. Keep abreast of professional and community resources, evidence-based practices and attend professional meetings, trainings and seminars.
  • G. Oversee, with Board assistance, a comprehensive fundraising strategy which includes direct mail appeals, online fundraising campaigns, grant writing (government, corporate and private foundations) and special events.

II. Responsibilities of the Director

  • A. Maintain accountability to the Board of Directors, the Department of Children and Families, the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Region 2 Behavioral Health Action Organization, and the Towns of Chester, Deep River and Essex.
  • B. Expand and enhance community and sector participation on coalitions/committees. Maintain interagency collaboration, i.e., schools, libraries, health departments, etc.
  • C. Provide oversight of all grant operations, including fiscal and personnel management. Prepare and submit grant applications and reports.
  • D. Direct and coordinate the work of all paid staff including Clinical Director, Director of Positive Youth Development, Case Managers, Administrative Assistant, Bookkeeper, as well as clinical interns and unpaid volunteers.
  • E. Conduct Annual Staff Performance Reviews. Hire and release staff in consultation with the Personnel Committee of the Board.
  • F. Collaborate with staff to maintain engaged public relations through web-based content, enewsletters, mailings, print newsletters, annual reports, press releases, as well as public presentations.
  • G. Attend meetings of the Board and its committees in accordance with the bylaws, collaborate on agenda setting, and assemble materials requested by the Board (with staff assistance).
  • H. Work within the budget established by the Finance Committee of the Board and make budget proposals for the upcoming year.

IV. Minimum requirements

  • A. Master’s degree in education, social work, administration, counseling, or equivalent experience.
  • B. Experience in nonprofit administration and fund development.
  • C. Background in prevention. Knowledge of SAMHSA substance use prevention grants, a plus.
  • D. CT driver’s license and car.

V. Terms and benefits

  • A. Position is salaried within the $60,000-$75,000 range, with benefit package.

Please submit a letter of interest and resume to:
For inquiries contact:
Gail Stanton at 860-392-8057 or Sarah Waterhouse at 860-460-1072
Interviews will begin on June 1st


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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