Education and Career Services Manager , Full-Time (Riverton Place)
Job Details
Riverton Place - Burien, WA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Nonprofit - Social Services

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission is currently looking for a Education and Career Services Manager to join the Men's Recovery Program team at Riverton Place located in Burien, 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 Education and Career Services Manager is responsible for managing the Career Pathway and Education Programs of the Men’s Recovery Program (MRP) at Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission. This position will establish employment partnerships with local industry, non-governmental organizations (NGO’s), colleges and labor unions based upon a certified internal training and educational programs within the Men’s Recovery Program to train and equip residents for careers beyond programming.

Our Men's Recovery Team is looking for its newest member and we think that could be you!


Essential Job Duties

  1. Manage the operations, programs and assets of the Men’s Education Center and Career Pathways Program.
  2. Develop and manage worker certification process that includes training, in partnership with local industry, NGO’s, community colleges, and labor unions.
  3. In collaboration with other Mission departments, create, implement and maintain inter-organizational work therapy and internship opportunities which meet both the Men’s Recovery Program objectives and the Mission departments’ people resource needs.
  4. In collaboration with Men’s Recovery Program (MRP) staff, create and implement a training, resource and employment plan for each resident, tailored to varied employment and resource barriers and needs.
  5. Create and teach employment readiness and life skills courses to the Men’s Recovery Program residents in conjunction with the Career and Education component of the program to equip men for workplace success.
  6. Create an atmosphere of accountability and support for graduates looking for future employment.   
  7. Maintain accurate, up-to-date and complete Education and Career records of students of student activity and outcomes to include a roll-up of monthly statistical data to MRP Director.
  8. Make effective use of volunteers to augment and enhance the Education Center and Career Pathways process, in collaboration with the Volunteer Engagement Department,to include scheduling and training of interns, volunteers and program residents in work therapy certification process as appropriate.
  9. Conduct interviews with MRP residents three months before graduation to complete transitional plan of action.
  10. Work in effective partnership with MRP case managers by regularly reporting on resident progress and behavior, participating in case manager meetings, participating in work assignment process as necessary.
  11. Work effectively with colleagues throughout the Mission's organization to achieve ministry objectives, maintaining good communication and working relationships
  12. Represent the Mission in the civic community in regards to assigned areas of ministry, furthering the Mission's ability to be regarded as Seattle's first choice to address homelessness and the problems facing those in greatest need.
  13. 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 men.
  14. Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission accepts and encourages the involvement of volunteers at all levels in the organization. All staff are encouraged to assist in the creation of meaningful and productive roles in which volunteers might serve in the organization. All employees are expected to interact positively and cooperatively with our volunteers.
  15. Attend and participate in all Mission, Division and Department meetings and training, as required.
  16. 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 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. Sensitivity to cultural diversity is required.
  4. 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.
  5. Ability to successfully pass pre-employment drug and criminal background screenings.
  6. Possess a valid Washington State Driver’s 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. A mature, genuine love for God, and a love for and a passion to serve the homeless and needy.
  8. A gifted leader and communicator, with a passion for evangelism.
  9. Able to create and facilitate multi-organizational cooperation and partnership.
  10. Excellent understanding of employment training and systems.
  11. Excellent communication, management and organizational skills required.



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.




Bachelor’s degree required. Degree in Education, Biblical Studies, Social Services or related field preferred. Master’s Degree preferred.




Minimum of two years of experience working with disadvantaged populations required, specifically in the areas of chronic homelessness, substance addiction, criminal history, inconsistent or negative work history and/or long-term dependency on public assistance programs.  Experience strongly preferred in the following areas: adult education, volunteer management, partnership creation, training and development, recruitment, employment and education preparation.



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