Education and Career Services Coordinator - MRP
Job Details
Riverton Place - Burien, WA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Nonprofit - Social Services

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As a Education and Career Services Coordinator you will be  responsible for coordinating the Career Pathway and Education Programs of the Men’s Recovery Program (MRP) at Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission.




  • Manage, support, facilitate and review the work of Clerks and Intern (s) by equipping, encouraging and empowering in their specific areas of responsibilities, which includes regular one-one meetings, developing, implementing and maintaining career development plans and timely annual performance reviews.
  • Manage the operations, programs and assets of the Men’s Education Center and Career Pathways Program.
  • Develop and manage worker certification process that includes training, in partnership with local industry, NGO’s, community colleges, and labor unions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Create an atmosphere of accountability and support for graduates looking for future employment.   
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Conduct interviews with MRP residents three months before graduation to complete transitional plan of action.
  • 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.
  • Work effectively with colleagues throughout the Mission's organization to achieve ministry objectives, maintaining good communication and working relationships
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Attend and participate in all Mission, Division and Department meetings and training, as required.
  • Any other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor.


Qualifications & Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Degree in Education, Biblical Studies, Social Services or related field 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.
  • 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:
    • Clean driving record
    • No current suspensions or revocations
    • At least 21 years of age.


Work Environment


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for long periods of time in a temperature-controlled environment.  Requires frequent use of computers, keyboarding and talking on the telephone.  Occasionally will stand, balance, twist, bend, stoop, kneel and reach with hands/arms.  Regularly lifts up to 20 pounds and walks, use stairways to climb to multiple floors within the facility.  Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, color vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.




This position is subject to pre-employment background check and drug screen.


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!


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.



Core Values


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