Youth Program Supervisor
Job Details
Hope Place - Seattle, WA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$39,293.00 - $54,226.00 Salary/year
Nonprofit - Social Services

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission is currently looking for a Youth Program Supervisor 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 Youth Program Supervisor will work with a team of staff to help create a safe, healing environment for women and children coming out of homelessness and trauma, in a Christian residential program. Develop and oversee programming for children, providing opportunities for spiritual, academic and social/emotional growth.


SHIFT SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm; occasional evening, weekend and holiday shifts.


Essential Job Duties

  1. Oversee and direct all Hope Place staff and volunteers assigned to assist in the Elementary and Youth Programs; supervise one part-time Youth Program Coordinator.
  2. Manage, support, facilitate and review the work of volunteers by equipping, encouraging and empowering them in their areas of responsibility. This includes working closely with the Volunteer Coordinator to recruit and train volunteers in their areas of service.
  3. Build and maintain relationships with youth for the purpose of evangelism and discipleship
  4. Establish and maintain good communication and relationships with Hope Place Staff, mothers and youth residing at Hope Place.
  5. Lead in the planning and implementation of transformational elementary programs including; 1) regular contact and outreach with youth and families, 2) on-going discipleship, 3), weekly bible study meetings 4) educational assistance four days per week, 5) camps for school breaks, etc.
  6. Lead in the planning and implementation of middle and high school clubs including: 1) regular contact and outreach with youth and families, 2) on-going discipleship, 3) weekly opportunities to gather, 4) monthly bible study meetings, etc.
  7. Lead in the planning and implementation of quarterly family events for the Hope Place community.
  8. Oversee the preparation and implementation of childcare on the nights of Hope Place graduations.
  9. Maintain appropriate records and documentation concerning staff, volunteers, and program guests, including monthly reports to supervisor and case notes on children and families.
  10. Communicate effectively with supervisor and other staff regarding program plans and details.
  11. Develop and manage positive and productive relationships with local schools, churches, and youth outreach organizations.
  12. Meet regularly with direct-reports in order to provide training, coaching, supervision and support.
  13. Communicate with all staff through the Clarity system and Outlook.
  14. Ensure that department programs and activities operate consistently in alignment with the Missions corporate goals, core values and mission statement.
  15. Help coordinate and facilitate groups, classes and Bible studies as needed.
  16. Help in maintaining the safety and cleanliness of HP facility.
  17. Address unhealthy patterns and program compliance issues consistently and respectfully.
  18. Actively participate in the grace/choice-based programming, including participating in the self-evaluation process personally, asking questions during Community Life Skills meetings, and leading others to self-evaluation.
  19. Lead by working with coworkers to forge and model transparent and supportive Christian relationships which will serve as a leadership example for guests/program participants.
  20. Assist with periodic coverage of holiday, evening and/or weekend shifts.
  21. Assist with meal service as needed.
  22. Drive guests to appointments as needed.
  23. Assist with driving to and coordination of recreational activities as needed..
  24. Attend and participate in all Mission, Division and Department meetings and training, as required.
  25. Any other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor or WCM Leadership.




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. Possess a valid Washington State Drivers License and be able to meet the standards of the Mission driver criteria required, including but not limited to:
    1. Clean driving record
    2. No current suspensions or revocations
    3. At least 21 years of age
  7. Strong desire to come alongside and support women as they pursue recovery.
  8. Strong leadership skills.
  9. Ability to share the gospel relationally and respectfully.
  10. Agreement with the purpose of the missions programs and the grace-based team approach to ministry.
  11. Demonstrated ability to align with the principles of trauma-informed care.
  12. Knowledge of de-escalation and redirection skills.
  13. Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive information.
  14. Ability to communicate effectively with people experiencing a variety of crises.
  15. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  16. Demonstrated ability to lead others through the conflict resolution process.


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 20 pounds.
  3. Talk on telephone and use computer extensively.
  4. Ability to wear a mask during the entirety of the shift



Bachelors Degree Required





Previous experience in elementary and teen youth work preferred, including experience in an academically supportive and spiritually nurturing environment



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