Oaks Program Administrator, Full-Time
Job Details
Hope Place - Seattle, WA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$46,295.00 - $53,000.00 Salary/year
Nonprofit - Social Services

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission is currently looking for an Oaks Program Administrator to join the Women and Children's Ministries team in Seattle, WA.


Seattle's Union Gospel Mission is a private faith-based organization that helps the community to reach out with compassion to those who have lost hope. And as a community, we empower one another to build, lead and give back.


The Oaks Program Administrator oversees WCM guest programming to include addiction recovery and domestic violence programming. This will include: spiritual leadership; staff scheduling, guidance, supervision, therapeutic programming decisions and delegation of tasks where appropriate.


Our Women and Children's Ministries team is looking for its newest member and we think that could be you!


Shift Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5pm, plus occasional evenings, weekends and holidays. 


Essential Job Duties

  1. Oversee Oaks Program classes, procedures, records and schedules.
  2. Administer observed urine collections for guests.
  3. Perform welfare checks in guest residences and restrooms.
    1. Due to the sensitive nature of these essential job duties we are only able to consider females for this position.
  4. Meet with direct reports weekly to discuss program issues, guest challenges and opportunities.
  5. Provide organizational, spiritual, and administrative leadership to all direct reports, staff and volunteers, including hiring, training, development, scheduling, coaching and performance management.
  6. Conduct crisis counseling/intervention when needed and recommend appropriate action.
  7. Become an expert in the chosen Program Ministries (PM) Division addiction recovery and domestic violence curriculum and facilitate classes as needed.
  8. Oversee the implementation of quality case management, including maintenance of professional-quality case management files for assigned guests as outlined in the WCM/PM guidelines.
  9. Oversee the implementation of the grace-based program model; actively participate in the grace/choice-based programming, including participating in the self-evaluation process personally, asking questions during Community Meetings and leading others to self-evaluation.
  10. Oversee the facilitation of a positive, pleasant and Christian atmosphere at Hope Place in alignment with the principles of trauma-informed care.
  11. Record, report, and maintain required records and statistical information including monthly statistical reports and narratives.
  12. Uses independent judgment to enter/exit program participants.
  13. Work closely with Senior Director of Women and Childrens Ministries to establish and implement goals for assigned areas.
  14. Work proactively with WCM leadership team, Mission staff and ministry partners to continually develop and improve quality services provided to homeless individuals and families, staying on top of any potential problematic operational issues.
  15. Maintain a positive, pleasant, professional Christian attitude. Work with other staff to forge and model transparent and supportive Christian relationships which will serve as a leadership example for recovery program residents or emergency services guests.
  16. Work effectively with colleagues throughout the Mission's organization to achieve ministry objectives, maintaining good communication and working relationships
  17. Attend and participate in all Mission, Division and Department meetings and trainings, as required.
  18. Any other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. The successful candidate will have an active church/prayer life and demonstrate a strong desire to serve the Mission by ministering to those whom it serves.
  2. Must agree with Seattles Union Gospel Mission Statement of Faith, Mission and Vision Statements and have a personal ethos and work ethic that reflects the Missions Core Values.
  3. Sensitivity to cultural diversity is required.
  4. Seattles Union Gospel Mission accepts and encourages the involvement of volunteers at all levels in the organization. All Mission employees are expected to assist in the creation of meaningful and productive roles in which volunteers might serve in the organization, and to interact positively and cooperatively with our volunteers.
  5. Ability to successfully pass pre-employment drug and criminal background screenings.
  6. Agreement with the purpose of Mission programs and the grace-based team approach to ministry.
  7. Concerned, caring heart for needy individuals and families and a willingness to confront behavior consistently and respectfully.
  8. Strong leadership skills.
  9. Ability to work in cooperation with other Mission staff.
  10. Strong love for the Lord and for people.

Physical Requirements

  1. Ability to stand, walk or sit for extended periods of time; bend, stoop or reach.
  2. Regularly lift and/or carry up to 25 pounds.
  3. Talk on telephone and use computer extensively.


Bachelors degree required. Masters degree preferred.



2 years of supervisory experience required. 

1 year experience working in an addiction recovery program required.

1 year of ministry leadership experience required.

Prior work experience in rescue mission context and/or guest treatment environment highly preferred. Demonstrated ability to effectively lead a team required.



Statement of Faith

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.
  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.

Mission Statement

To serve, rescue and transform those in greatest need, through the grace of Jesus Christ.



Vision Statement

To forcefully impact poverty and brokenness, affecting such significant change that our communities point to God!



Core Values

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