Jan 21, 2021

Senior Director of Women and Children's Ministries

  • Infuse Executive Search
  • 3802 South Othello Street, Seattle, WA 98118, USA
Full time Management Mission Jobs Nonprofit Social Work

Job Description



Senior Director of  Women & Children’s  Ministries



Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission 

Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission (the Mission) is seeking a  Senior Director of Women and Children’s Ministries to serve  the guests of the Mission, lead a gifted team of staff and  volunteers, and oversee all related programs and facilities.

From the time that it was established in 1932 to the present  day, the Mission has taken a leading position in breaking  the cycle of homelessness and addiction. This person will  continue to advance the vision and mission of Seattle’s  Union Gospel Mission, building upon the rich history and  ministry of the Mission.

The new Senior Director will have the opportunity to lead  and empower 30+ staff who are dedicated to lasting change  for women dealing with homelessness, unemployment,  addiction, domestic violence, and related issues. With  this team, the Senior Director will maximize and fulfill the  potential of Hope Place, a modern, 99-room residential  facility, and each of the ministry’s transitional living programs.  Underlying it all is the privilege and responsibility to model  Christ-like behavior and the deep desire for people to know  His love.

Are you ready to search, listen, walk alongside, and offer  hope? If so, we invite you to thoughtfully consider this unique  opportunity.

We offer hope.”

We search. We listen. 

We walk alongside.

Our Mission

To bring the love of Jesus and hope for a new life to  our homeless neighbors.

Our Vision

To see every homeless neighbor: beloved,  redeemed, and restored.

Core Values

  • Sacred Relationships
  • Passionate Urgency
  • Strategic Effectiveness
  • Courageous Belief
  • Innovative and Scrappy


I am honored and humbled to lead the Mission at  this crucial time. To serve with so many selfless,  loving people is truly amazing. Every day and night,  our staff reaches out to build personal relationships  with our homeless and addicted neighbors. They  learn their stories, pray, love, and care for them with  the hope of helping them back to a thriving life. 

Our recovery programs’ success stems in part to  a compassionate and dedicated staff, but more so  because of the redeeming love of Christ. We want  everyone to know they are loved and cared for, by  us, and by God, no matter their circumstance.

—Scott Chin


The Senior Director oversees all programs for 

Women and Children’s Ministries (WCM), providing  leadership and supervision for a department  consisting of approximately 35 staff members and an  increasing number of volunteers. The Senior Director  also develops partnerships with churches and other  organizations to serve our homeless neighbors,  providing expertise and consultation support.  Ministries include:

Hope Place

A 99-room facility located in South Seattle and  designed specifically for programs to help the  transformational process of women dealing with  homelessness, domestic violence, addiction, and  related issues.


A transitional program operated in partnership with  West Seattle churches.

Re:Novo II

Post Graduate transitional apartments for women  with children.

by us and by God.”

We want everyone to know,  no matter their circumstances,  they are loved and cared for, 


ideal candidate

The next Senior Director of Women and Children’s Ministries at Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission (the Mission) is a mature  Christian who is an astute administrator with a high EQ and  strong cultural competency. Reporting directly to the Chief  Program Officer, you are a key member of the leadership  team.

As the new Senior Director, you’re the maximizer, developer,  and conductor of your team. As a collaborative leader, you’re  not just open to other ideas, but you seek them out. You  value feedback and engage in courageous conversations.  You offer grace because you’ve experienced it.

You’re experienced and comfortable with diverse and complex  cultures. You are easy-going: a mature relationship-builder  who maintains perspective and balance. You empower those  that work for you to be the best they can be; you delight in  their success and coach them in their failures.

There may be days when you don’t get to your email until the  sun has set and you’ve put out multiple “fires.” But when you  go home, you’ll know you made the necessary decisions,  and executed the strategy in a manner that honors those in  your care and points them to Jesus. Well done.

background & qualifications

The preferred candidates will match many of these descriptors:

An active church/prayer life and demonstration of a

strong desire to serve the Mission by ministering to 

those whom it serves.

Must agree with Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission 

Statement of Faith, Mission and Vision Statements and 

have a personal ethos and work ethic that reflects 

the Mission’s Core Values.

Successful experience working and leading in a

culturally diverse environment

Program management experience is a must; Project 

management experience is an asset

BA/BS is required; Master’s degree is preferred

Formal education in theology, social services, or 

related fields is a plus

5+ years of management experience in social services 

or faith-based environment

Experience leading teams of 20+ people

Familiarity with counseling, case management, and 

addiction recovery

annual report

137,837 Nights provided for safe shelter 


Meals served 


Counseling and case 

management sessions provided


Hours of legal services


Hot showers


Hours of free dental care

After reading this profile and reviewing the Mission 

website, if you are interested in exploring this opportunity, and if you believe there is a foundational  fit between you and Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, we  invite you to engage in the discovery process with us.  Please know that all information and conversations are handled confidentially.

To initiate an inquiry, please submit a current resume and statement of interest to: UGM@infusesearch.com

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