Education and Career Development Specialist - WCM
Job Details
Hope Place - Seattle, WA
Full Time

Are you looking for a way to use your gift to help others? Do you have a heart to come alongside others who are trying to improve their lives? Do you want to work for a company that's made it on the Best Christian Workplaces 2 years in a row? If so, we want to talk with you.


As the Education and Career Development Specialist you will be responsible for developing people and educational programs. This leader will empower recovery program women to reach new educational and career goals on the path towards healing and self-sufficiency by helping them develop personalized education plans and overseeing formative curriculum and software. The individual will also build a team of high capacity tutors who will assist in this process and effectively network within the community to form employment placement options and resources for graduates.  



  • Assess students’ skills and assist with goal setting and individualized program plans.
  • Test and evaluate student’s performance.
  • Oversee Career Development and Exploring God’s Calling classes, and the program internship.
  • Motivate students to perform to the best of their abilities, discover their strengths, inspire them to dream, and envision a future of meaningful work and opportunity.
  • Assist students in becoming job-ready and securing job placements.
  • Network with businesses and organizations to find internship and job placement opportunities.
  • Assist with the job search process, resume writing and interviewing skills.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers to tutor and mentor students.
  • Hold students accountable to meeting goals, leading students to self-evaluations when needed.
  • Attend and participate in all Mission, Division and Department meetings and trainings, as required.
  • Any other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications & Experience


  • BA/BS Required.
  • Experience in adult education or job training required.
  • 2+ years of high impact volunteer management experience strongly preferred.


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.  Frequently uses good judgement to make decisions.  Occasionally will stand, balance, twist, stoop, kneel and reach with hands/arms.  Occasionally lifts up to 20 pounds and walks, use stairways to climb to multiple floors within the company.  Specific vision abilities required by 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.


COVID – 19 Protocol


Per King County, we require that everyone wear and mask while at any Mission facility (unless eating or drinking), practice social distancing and temperature checks are required prior to entering any facility.

Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.1, employees at Seattle Union Gospel Mission for the following locations: KentHope, Hope Place, and Dental must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or be approved for a medical or religious exemption prior to being allowed to work.