Taking Applications now for Executive Director Position

Integral Youth Services (IYS) is on a mission “To honor God in offering Hope to youth, providing for their needs and mentoring toward positive choices and healthy relationships” in Klamath and Lake Counties of Oregon. 

Integral Youth Services (IYS) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) social service agency that has been providing services for homeless and at-risk youth since 1988. Participation in each IYS program is voluntary and all services are free to the client. Our programs focus on “integrating” with one another to meet the needs of the youth and their families through advocacy, shelter, education, intervention, youth housing, employment training, and life skills training.

IYS is looking for a servant leader with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, able to fulfill the responsibilities of an executive director. Being directly responsible to the board of directors, the executive director will oversee the strategic and operational efficiency of our programs and staff. This leader not only understands and stays abreast of the challenges of the youth we serve, but they have proven experience developing, implementing, and operating programs that effectively serve these youth. Prior experience managing and hiring staff is essential, and established relationships with local community groups is a plus. Above all, they will be comfortable in a leadership role that demands clear communication and decisiveness. The executive director will have the skills to take the current strategic plan, approved in August of 2020, and develop an executable plan to be accomplished in the next 4 years.  The executive director will create a culture within IYS that includes promoting critical thinking, allows staff to use their individual God given gifts in a way that honors God, that encourages and trains staff for advancement, and that inspires thinking outside the box.

Professional Qualifications & Skills

A successful Executive Director candidate will have various prerequisite professional qualifications and skills needed to manage their role effectively. Common skills and qualifications include: 

Able to see through both the mission lens and finance lens when making decisions.

  • Servant leadership skills, which include: Committed to serving the needs of others; Selfless and humble; Community focused; Empathetic.
  • Excellent understanding of finance-related performance standards.
  • Proven ability to develop and execute financial strategies.
  • Strong written and verbal skills for grant writing, donor relations and public communications.
  • Able to motivate staff through example.
  • Proven organization and leadership skills
  • Strategic and critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Bachelor’s degree and five years of applicable management and leadership experience or 10 years of applicable management and leadership experience; preferably in the non-profit arena.
  • Transparency and high level of personal integrity to build trust.
  • Ability to deal with difficult situations and people with tact, decisiveness, and compassion.
  • Strength in risk management analysis and strategies.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Provide leadership in writing and procuring grants, cultivating donors, and investigating new income streams.

Overall Responsibilities

1) Board Governance: Works for and with the Board to fulfill the Mission Statement.

  • Responsible for leading all IYS programs and staff in a manner that supports the Mission Statement.
  • Responsible for effectively communicating with the Board by providing timely agendas and reports for all monthly meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board.

2) Operations:

  • Oversees and implements resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate and successful.
  • Responsible for human resource management of the Operations Director, Programs Director and Managers, using Cardinal Services, IYS’ payroll and HR contractor, as HR consultant. 
  • Perform annual evaluations for the Directors and those Managers reporting directly to the Executive Director.  Hire and dismiss personnel as needed.  Evaluate personnel wages, salaries and benefit packages.
  • Provide leadership in writing and procuring grants, cultivating donors and investigating new income streams.
  • Provide timely compliance reports to grant agencies.
  • Represent IYS at community meetings, service clubs and community partners.
  • Develop and negotiate cooperative working relationships with other social service agencies.
  • Provide and secure training for Staff, Program Managers, and the Board.
  • Oversee maintenance and sub-contractors for all facilities.
  • Oversee technology base, support and future directions.

3) Financial Accountability: Ensures the financial health and stability of IYS.

  • Delegate appropriate budget authority to Operations Director, Programs Director to work within appropriations.
  • Oversee Bookkeeper’s entry summaries and reconciliations.
  • Responsible to monitor the fiscal operations, including but not limited to, monthly budget and cash flow reports with quarterly balance sheets.
  • Prepare annual budget based on financial reports from Directors.
  • Oversee financial reporting, taxes, fees, permits and legal notices.
  • Accurate inventory of all physical assets.

4) Organization Strategy: Work with the Board, Program Managers and Staff to clarify the Purposes of the Mission Statement.

  • Constantly evaluate programs, operations, and strategic planning to ensure that IYS is responding to the needs of youth in the best and most efficient way.
  • Establish and maintain Financial Policy and Procedures, Bylaws, Employee Handbook and Board Policy Manual.
  • Capitalize on all forms of communication, including the web, print advertising and social media to market and inform folks about IYS.
  • Maintain an up-to-date organizational chart.


Annual Salary $56,000-$65,000

Vacation Time

Sick Time

Health Care Benefits

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter indicating your goals and including a salvation testimony along with a current resume by 09/15/2021.

TO:  resumes@iyskfalls.org

All applications will be reviewed by the IYS Board of Directors as received.