Vice President of People Services
Job Details
Administration - Seattle, WA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$110,000.00 - $140,000.00 Salary/year
Human Resources

About us

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission (“The Mission) is a nonprofit ministry that loves and cares for our homeless neighbors throughout greater Seattle. 

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

Our vision is to see every homeless neighbor — beloved, redeemed, restored. 

We address root causes and break the cycle of homelessness by meeting urgent physical needs, building relationships, and offering long-term recovery programs. Our efforts work to restore dignity and help move people to healthy, thriving lives. 

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


About the role

As part of the senior leadership team, this position is responsible for providing human resources leadership and crafting all people-related strategies.  In this role you will:


  1. Provide human resources (HR) leadership and management in alignment with the Mission’s mission statement, vision statement, and core values.
  2. Lead, mentor, and engage a diverse team of HR professionals.
  3. Own all People Team functions, including Talent Management, Total Rewards, Employee Relations, and Talent Acquisition, while empowering your team to execute key parts of these areas.
  4. Create and implement strategies to improve our organization’s culture including regularly assessing our cultural health by commissioning employee surveys and providing leadership for the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Panel.
  5. Participate as an active member of the senior team and department heads to ensure that Mission’s People Team priorities are aligned with overall organizational direction.

About you

  1. You are an experienced HR practitioner (having spent at least ten years in the field), have led a dynamic HR team before (five years), and have served as a senior leader (two years).
  2. You have a Bachelor’s degree and a SPHR or SHRM-CP designation.
  3. You have a commitment to maintaining and growing your knowledge of employment law and human resources best practices.
  4. You are a trusted and strategic advisor who knows how to balance operational and programmatic needs with people initiatives that maximize organizational health.
  5. You 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.
  6. You have the ability to stand, walk, or sit for an extended period of time; bend stoop, or reach; regularly lift and/or carry up to 20 pounds, and use the telephone and computer extensively with or without reasonable accommodation.




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


Vision Statement

Every homeless neighbor beloved, redeemed, restored.


Core Values

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