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.
To bring the love of Jesus and hope for a new life to our homeless neighbors.
To see every homeless neighbor: beloved, redeemed, and restored.
Innovative and Scrappy
FROM THE PRESIDENT
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.
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:
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.
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,
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
137,837 Nights provided for safe shelter
Counseling and case
management sessions provided
Hours of legal services
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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