If you’re interested in any of these positions, please email a resume and cover letter to Jim Dean.

No phone calls accepted.

Only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Executive Director

Join our team! You could play an important role at Interfaith Family Shelter.

We empower families, and communities to break the cycle of homelessness through outreach, housing and prevention. Through our programs, we serve families in Snohomish County. To learn more, please visit our website at http://www.interfaithwa.org.

HOURS: Full-Time, flexible schedule (choose your own hours)

SALARY: $89,000 – $100,000 per year

REPORTS TO: Board of Directors

BENEFITS: 401(k), Dental insurance, Flexible schedule, Life insurance, Vision insurance

FLSA CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

OVERVIEW:

The Interfaith Association of NW Washington is proud to be partnering with our community to find our next “Executive Director” for our Homeless Family Shelter.

Located just north of Seattle, in Snohomish County, Washington, Interfaith Homeless Family Shelter is looking for a full-time, experienced leader with a passion for working with the homeless population, a team of approximately 16 staff, and an active Board of Directors.

Our Mission is “United in Service to Families, with Children, facing Homelessness”. We are very proud our track record that 80% of our clients successfully transition from homelessness into permanent housing within 90 days, and 94% of them are still housed one year later.

The Executive Director (ED) will lead a team of skilled professionals and volunteers. Reporting to a ten-member Board of Directors, the ED is fully responsible for the day-to-day programs and financial operations under the policy guidance of the Board of Directors and the Board committees. The ED is the face of the Shelter in the local community and will be the key internal leader for managing a $1.8 million 2024 Budget.

The ideal candidate will be a confident, innovative, compassionate individual that leads in a collaborative and inclusive manner. This goal-oriented, experienced leader will embrace and implement our mission throughout all duties performed. The qualified candidate will serve as the leader of the management team, staff, and volunteers, helping to evaluate and prioritize projects and opportunities. They will be a strong leader who can navigate calmly in a dynamic, fast-paced, and rapidly evolving environment.

This is an exciting opportunity for a creative visionary to lead us to the next level of development and success. In close partnership with the Board of Directors, this person will promote the implementation of our recent strategic plan to promote and augment revenue growth and operating efficiency to further its mission and articulate its vision as a strong and valuable community resource for generations to come, as needed and if needed.

The ED will leverage their passion and skills to lead the development of a shared vision and strategic plans that excite and enlist the staff and Board, partners, donors, and supporters. With a strong commitment and understanding of the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion, the ED ensures that the Board, staff, and committees reflect the makeup of the community and oversees programming, outreach, intake, and prevention.

This established position, in a growing yet stable agency, will be responsible for finances, programming, development/fundraising, a newly purchased facility, grant writing and ancillary programs.

Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Everett, Washington, we maintain the focus and mission of providing a 90-day shelter with local support services to resident children and their parents or caregivers, regardless of gender or ethnicity.

Interfaith has a strong place in the local community with multiple partnerships and a 30-year history of working with families with children. The ED will both maintain these partnerships and be active in the creation of new networking opportunities.

Responsibilities:

  • Has the skills to lead the agency by inspiring others to achieve shared goals through effective leadership, communication, and grant funding.
  • Set and implement strategic direction, engage in private and public fundraising, coordinate activities between internal staff, partner agencies, and the Board of Directors, and be able to make decisions that maintain the agency’s status as an essential program serving homeless families.
  • Have a deep understanding of homeless issues, and their impacts, and be willing to be innovative in program development.
  • Provide leadership, nurture collaborations across multiple disciplines, and be a key player in Snohomish County.
  • Manage the existing intricacies of our internal budget management, funding streams, and audit while both soliciting and receiving new grant funding.
  • Partner with various stakeholders including faith-based organizations, local government, businesses, and non-profits.
  • Work to recruit new committee and board members while increasing our volunteer capacity.

Qualifications include:

  • The applicant is fully able to promote stakeholder engagement and increase county, state, and private funding.
  • BA/MA in a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in an area tied to the mission of housing the unsheltered.
  • Demonstrated experience related to daily administration, operations, and activities including budget management, project coordination, and establishing/maintaining business and community relationships.
  • Fundraising.
  • Excellent oral, written and listening communication skills.
  • Experience with budgets, audits, and finances
  • Ability to strategize and prioritize tasks at hand
  • Demonstrated commitment to both social and economic justice and affordable housing.
  • Ability to interact with persons from diverse ethnic and cultural background.
  • Strong project management capabilities including internal program evaluations.
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience in marketing, public relations, and community education

Working conditions: In person.

The Interfaith Family Shelter is strongly committed to removing barriers and supporting inclusion and diversity in all its forms. We strive to create a safe and open atmosphere for families, individuals, staff, board members, community partners and funders. We learn from the diverse individuals we work with and embrace their unique attributes to ensure we fulfill our agency mission and core values. Interfaith Family Shelter is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek to provide equal opportunity for all persons without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected under the law.

People of color and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply. We are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic workforce, committed to working in a multicultural environment and we strongly encourage applications from veterans, and marginalized populations; including people of color, women and those in the LGBTQ community. We encourage those with personal experience with homelessness to apply.

Serious candidates can send a cover letter and resume to Rachael Watson, or contact her for further questions at rwatson@interfaithwa.org, call 425.252.6672, or mail: Interfaith Family Shelter. PO Box12824. Everett, WA 98206.

The policy and intent of The Interfaith Association of Northwest Washington is to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, veteran status, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, sex, age, status in regard to public assistance, or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law.

Evening Shelter Monitor

Join our team! You could play an important role at Interfaith Family Shelter.

We empower families, and communities to break the cycle of homelessness through outreach, housing and prevention. Through our programs, we serve families in Snohomish County.

HOURS: Full-time: Evenings 4:30 pm – 12:30 am, Tuesday – Saturday

SALARY: $38,480 – $41,600 per year, depending on education and experience

REPORTS TO: Interfaith Family Shelter Executive Director

BENEFITS: Employer supported Medical and Dental Benefits available after 60 days

FLSA CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt

OVERVIEW:

Monitors The Family Shelter in the evening hours; supports the cooking and clean-up for evening meals; ensures that daily house chores are completed.

Essential Job Duties:

  1. Maintain confidentiality of information about children and their families.
  2. Ensure the safety and well-being of The Family Shelter children and adults.
  3. Work cooperatively with staff and volunteers to ensure the peaceful and orderly operation of the shelter in evenings.
  4. Perform housekeeping duties as needed and directed.
  5. Assist with accurate and complete documentation of evening meal menu and participation.
  6. Participate in program, department and agency staff meetings when appropriate.
  7. Attend and participate in required training sessions.
  8. Maintain a composure and attitude that is positive and sensitive to children and their families.
  9. Maintain records of disruptions and inappropriate resident behaviors.
  10. Communicate with appropriate authorities and agency leadership when events require their involvement.

Non-Essential Job Duties: Other tasks or responsibilities as assigned to keep The Family Shelter safe, clean and healthy.

Job Requirements:

  1. Ability to relate to and work with ill, disabled, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people
  2. Ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action
  3. Reliable transportation
  4. Demonstrated ability to deescalate confrontational situations and communicate effectively in emotionally charged circumstances
  5. Clear Communications skills
  6. CPR and First Aid certification for infants, children and adults
  7. Food Handler Card
  8. Able to follow written and verbal directions

Working conditions: Staff may work with challenging clients and must have the ability to de-escalate caregivers, parents and youth.

Physical requirements:

  1. Must have the ability to run up and down indoor and outdoor stairwells in case of emergency.
  2. Communicate effectively with clients, staff, other programs, vendors and the public, both orally and in writing.
  3. Hear voice conversations and alarms.
  4. Possess close vision, far vision, side vision, depth perception, visual ability to read a variety of materials.
  5. Dexterity of hands and fingers to reach, handle and operate telephone, computer keyboard, record information in appropriate youth files and logs.

Interfaith Family Shelter will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified persons with disabilities if requested.

Interfaith Family Shelter is strongly committed to removing barriers and supporting inclusion and diversity in all its forms. We strive to create a safe and open atmosphere for families, individuals, staff, board members, community partners and funders. We learn from the diverse individuals we work with and embrace their unique attributes to ensure we fulfill our agency mission and core values. The Interfaith Association of Northwest Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek to provide equal opportunity for all persons without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected under the law.

People of color and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply. We are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic workforce, committed to working in a multicultural environment and we strongly encourage applications from veterans, and marginalized populations; including people of color, women and those in the LGBTQ community. We encourage those with personal experience with homelessness to apply.

If you are interested in this position, please email a resume and cover letter to jdean@interfaithwa.org  No phone calls accepted. Only those candidates being considered will be contacted.

The policy and intent of The Interfaith Association of Northwest Washington is to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, veteran status, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, sex, age, status in regard to public assistance, or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law.