Vice President of Program Ministries (Women's Programs and Outreach), Full-Time
Job Details
Administration - Seattle, WA
Full Time
4 Year Degree

Position Summary

We believe in transforming relationships. We have a team that is participating in life transformation in some of the most desperate and forgotten corners of our city. God is doing something significant, right now at the Mission. Do you want to be a part of it?


For 88 years, Seattle's Union Gospel Mission take our calling to love our homeless neighbors very seriously. Our efforts help move people to healthy, thriving lives. We start by learning their names, their stories, and providing first for urgent physical needs, building relationships, and then offering long-term recovery programs. Currently, we have 11,199 homeless neighbors living in the greater Seattle vicinity. More than 1/3 of those who are homeless are struggling with mental illness. 32% of King County's homeless wrestle with addiction. You can be a part of the solution and join the team.


The Vice President of Program Ministries is a critical member of the Executive Team. This individual is responsible for casting vision, crafting strategy, and multiplying impact through the oversight of several key Program Ministries (PM) departments: our Women's Emergency Shelters, Women's Recovery Program, and Outreach Ministries. This position will also help develop the Mission regionalization plan and will support the Development Team in their efforts to connect key donors with our ongoing ministries.


Essential Job Duties

  1. Collaborates with the Executive Team in creating the overall strategy and mission for the organization.
  2. Responsible for overall direction, development and vision of assigned PM departments.
  3. Supervise and coach the PM department directors; help the PM staff teams to be well-trained, supported, and unified.
  4. Ensure that all division programs and activities operate consistently with the Missions mission statement, enterprise goals, and core values.
  5. Create annual PM division goals in alignment with annual Mission goals and direction.
  6. Be accountable for PM division budget expenditures, making sure to keep PM departments within yearly budgets.
  7. Establishes measurable goals, objectives, and metrics for driving continuous improvement and ongoing assessment of programmatic effectiveness.
  8. Oversee and provide input to the PMs staff management, including activities related to recruitment and retention, performance management, and employee relations.
  9. Oversee the safety and cleanliness of the PM facilities. Encourage a positive, pleasant and safe Christian environment at all PM facilities and programs.
  10. Consistently apply all Mission policies and procedures.
  11. Represent the Mission to the community, being available for speaking on behalf of the Mission.
  12. Provide direction in creating and implementing meaningful and productive roles in which volunteers may serve within all PM departments.
  13. Any other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor.
  14. Attend and participate in all Mission, Division and Department meetings and trainings, as required.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Expertise in rescue mission programs and/or related Social Services programs
  2. Leads with integrity, humility, and an executive presence
  3. Adaptable and flexible
  4. Results-oriented (has a reputation for getting things done)
  5. Demonstrates business acumen in the way decisions are approached
  6. Ability to coach others to see what they haven't yet seen
  7. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  8. Effectively balances relational ministry management with administrative responsibilities
  9. Adept at partnering cross-functionally with key stakeholders
  10. Sensitivity to cultural diversity and high level of cultural intelligence
  11. In-depth knowledge of Mission values, strategies, and key programmatic areas, as well as the ability to articulate them to internal/external audiences


Other requirements for this position:

  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 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.
  3. Seattle's 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.
  4. Ability to successfully pass pre-employment drug and criminal background screenings.
  5. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs required.
  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


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. Wear a mask for the duration of the shift.



BA/BS required, with a focus in theology/Biblical Studies, business or social work preferred.

SUDP license strongly preferred.



  • Minimum of five years of management experience in a Social Services or Faith-based environment required.
  • Previous experience leading 4 Direct Reports, with total staff oversight of at least 50 team members required.
  • Familiarity with Counseling, Case Management, and Addiction Recovery required.
  • Christian ministry/rescue experience preferred.


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

To see every homeless neighbor beloved, redeemed, restored.


Core Values

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