Graduate Program Specialist
Job Details
Hope Place - Seattle, WA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Nonprofit - Social Services

Position Summary

This position supports the Women and Childrens Ministries Program by providing high quality Biblical teaching, spiritual leadership, ministry/job training placement, supervision, records management, and development and oversight for women in the WCM Graduate Programs.



Essential Job Duties

  1. Oversee a 4 quarter Biblical Studies curriculum and program for women in the WCM Graduate Internship Program, intentionally creating an atmosphere of spiritual growth and accountability.
  2. Oversee a 6-12-month program for women in the Career/Education Program that will serve to support recovery program graduates in GED completion and long term employment goals.
  3. Recruit and supervise high impact volunteers for all graduate program classes and training events
  4. Plan annual spiritual retreats and events centered around spiritual formation and discipleship
  5. Serve as a liaison with mission departments, churches and organizations in the development and supervision of internship and job training opportunities for graduate program women.
  6. Meet weekly with the assigned graduate program women for supervision, case management, mentoring, professional and spiritual development.
  7. Facilitate support groups and conduct regular Bible studies
  8. Conduct intake interviews with prospective applicants for the graduate program.
  9. Develop and maintain professional-quality case-management files for assigned graduate program women as outlined in the WCM guidelines.
  10. Oversee the maintenance of graduate program communal space based on program and building guidelines
  11. Meets weekly with Graduate Support Administrator to discuss guess status and program information.
  12. Record, report, and maintain required records and statistical information for all graduate programs
  13. Maintain an atmosphere within the graduate program that will be grace based, conducive to safety, dignity, and program success.
  14. Consult with Graduate Support Administrator regarding program resident discipline, including exiting based on program guidelines and management policies.
  15. Perform periodic drug screening of graduate program women as necessary.
  16. Maintain a positive, pleasant, professional Christian attitude
  17. Work with co-workers to forge and model transparent and supportive Christian relationships which will serve as a leadership example for recovery program women.
  18. Assist in the creation of meaningful and productive roles in which volunteers might serve in the organization; interact positively and cooperatively with our volunteers
  19. Attend and participate in all Mission, Division and Department meetings and trainings, as required.
  20. 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. 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. Access to reliable transportation (non-Mission) for work-related purposes required.
  8. Ability to break-down and teach theology, doctrine and Biblical Studies.
  9. Knowledge and understanding of case management standards and practices.
  10. Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  11. Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook and Word.
  12. Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive information.



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 40 pounds.
  3. Talk on telephone and use computer extensively.




4-year Bachelors degree required. Masters in Divinity in theology, counseling or related field from an

accredited college or university preferred.




Prior experience in ministry and/or addiction recovery field required.

One year of case management and/or discipleship experience required.

Prior experience with a rescue mission philosophy, 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 whos 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.



Core Values