• PREPARES Program Manager - King County

    Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 2 months ago(11/19/2019 1:36 PM)
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    USD $47,697.00/Yr.
  • Overview

    Program Description: PREPARES is an initiative of the Catholic Bishops of Washington State and creates the capacity within every Catholic parish to assist pregnant women, fathers, and their families by walking with them on the journey from pregnancy to their child’s fifth birthday.


    Position Description: The PREPARES Program Manager will be responsible for the development, maintenance and ongoing support of a network consisting of Catholic parishes, volunteers, and approved partners, for the purpose of supporting pregnant and parenting women, families and their children.  The PREPARES Program Manager will be oversee the 20 counties of Western Washington and all the PREPARES ministries therein, including the supervision of 2-3 staff.  This position is 37.5 hours a week, flexibility for occasional weekend and evening obligations. 


    Parish Organizing

    • Supervise, facilitate, and coordinate the PREPARES ministry in 50-75 parishes throughout the Archdioceses.
    • Conduct outreach efforts with Catholic parish leadership and parishioners and Catholic organizations in order to develop active participation in the PREPARES program.
    • Provide presentations including small group orientation, pulpit speeches, and large group trainings.
    • Maintain relationships with parishes and partnerships throughout the Archdiocese of Seattle.
    • Advocate and education the community on the PREPARES program.


    Family Services

    • Develop partnerships with organization and additional parishes to meet the needs of families served.
    • Assist in the recruitment of families, understand their needs and develop parish based programs in collaboration with parish leadership in service of those families.
    • Assess families to determine needs and match with appropriate ministries and volunteers. Develop plans to address goals not met by volunteers. 


    Volunteer Management

    • Develop strategies necessary to retain volunteers to provide mentoring, parent support groups, urgent need drives and other services for hundreds of PREPARES program participants.
    • Oversee supervision of 100-150 volunteers from parishes throughout Western Washington.
    • Ensure that all PREPARES volunteers are appropriately screened, trained and monitored.
    • Oversee the monthly reporting of 25-40 PREPARES lead volunteers.


    Program Leadership

    • Direct supervision of PREPARES Area Coordinators (2-3 part time staff) and interns.
    • Prepare and manage to a budget of approximately $200,000 of annual funding.
    • Generate, organize and manage program documentation.
    • Deliver monthly and funding reports as well as other requested data.
    • Attend PREPARES trainings and meetings some of which located across Washington State.
    • Lead staff meetings, volunteer retreats, and other events as needed.
    • Performs related functions necessary to support the Mission of the PREPARES Program.


    Job Requirements:

    • Understanding of Catholic faith and diocesan structures including, parishes and parish organizations.
    • Ability to communicate with diverse audiences such as priest, parishioners, and families with young children. Be willing to facilitate large groups.
    • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule including weekends and evenings, as needed.
    • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
    • Willingness to learn and work within a fast pace, community environment.
    • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.
    • Criminal history background checks are required prior to employment.
    • Bachelor's degree in social services or a related field, or commensurate experience in social services.
    • One year of supervisory experience of employees or volunteers.
    • Experience working with racially and culturally diverse groups.
    • Experience with community outreach, coalitions, collaborative projects, or inter-agency models.
    • Understanding of problems people in poverty often face, including alcohol and drug abuse, mental illness, domestic violence, and homelessness.
    • Excellent written and oral communication.
    • Good office computer skills, with ability to maintain complex client records and produce flyers and informational materials.
    • Commitment to working within the mission, goals and objective of Catholic Community Services, including the sanctity of life.
    • Valid Washington State Driver’s License. Meet the conditions of the agency driving policy.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Master’s Degree in a social science, ministry, or related field.
    • Knowledge of services for families with young children.
    • Previous experience with volunteer management.
    • Previous experience with Catholic parish ministry.


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