THE SALVATION ARMY
WILLIAM BOOTH CENTER DIRECTOR
Join a team where you can offer compassion, dignity, and sustainable opportunities for people in need in your local community!
Use your leadership, administrative, and social services skills as a Director!
The Salvation Army is seeking a Director to provide operational oversight to all William Booth Center programs. The Director will help in coordinating both the day to day operations of the William Booth Center as well as overseeing projects to help set up the William Booth Center for years to come. The responsibilities include serving as a main point of contact when working with officials of funding agencies, directs both long and short term planning and goal setting, and works closely with leadership to determine organizational structure and staffing requirements.
The Salvation Army is an inspiring place to work. With offices in every major US city and over 120 countries around the globe, it’s a place where people can invest in people on every level. In the Northwest region of the US, we serve people with food to shelter opportunities and almost everything in between. We are committed to being an efficient and effective network of local offices that make up a huge western region team. In other words, we’re committed to being big and small at the same time. That makes us a seriously great place to work. As one of the most impactful social service organizations in the world, we hire people who constantly seek new ways to keep us moving forward. We welcome you on finding your place to offer opportunities for people in need!
The William Booth Center Director works closely with all employees of the William Booth Center. Additionally this position will seek out opportunities for funding development, communicate with existing and potential donors, and analyze any training needs of the program. This position will receive supervision from the Operations Director.
This position is full-time and exempt and located in Seattle, Washington.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Establishes and maintains the mission of The Salvation Army by identifying societal and community needs; advocating the agency's philosophy both internally and externally; and developing program goals and objectives in consultation with Director of Seattle Social Services
- Serves as a point of contact when working with officials of funding agencies
- Maintains proactive relations with other service organizations
- Coordinates with the Contract Compliance Specialist in the submission and administration of grant funding
- Represents the William Booth Center and The Salvation Army in contacts with federal, state, and local government organizations, current and potential funding sources, other human services and advocacy organizations, community groups, and the public
- Host facility tours and provide presentations to donors
- Coordinates the activities of the program with those of other community-based organizations.
- Maintains the stability and reputation of the organization by complying with legal contract and accreditation/certification requirements
- Maintains agency operations, by providing for the formation and enforcement of program, operational, and personnel policies and procedures and promotes positive agency image by presenting program services to the community; publicizing accomplishments of the agency; and adhering to a professional code of ethics
- Maintains and enhances own professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and seminars; reviewing professional publications; and establishing professional networks
- Develops and maintains team effort by modeling appropriate team behavior and utilizing opportunities to promote team spirit
- Directs and participates in long and short-range planning and goal setting; evaluates and revises plans and goals as program needs change
- Working in close coordination with SSS Director of Operations, determines internal organizational structure and staffing requirements to achieve the goals and objectives of WBC
- Coordinates with the business manager to provide oversight of all fiscal activities of the program, including budgeting, grants administration, record keeping, reporting, and purchasing
- Reviews program operations and procedures for cost effectiveness, efficiency, and goal achievement; develops improvements in close cooperation with the Director of Operations and WBC Assistant Director
- Arranges for written agreements between The Salvation Army and subcontractors or other agencies participating in the program
- Administers the program according to Salvation Army Policies and Procedures
- Perform other administrative functions as requested
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Work Experience:
- Master's degree with major study in Social Work preferred; Psychology, Public Administration, Business, or related field will also be considered. Equivalent program management and administration experience in lieu of formal education will be considered
- One year of experience in residential services for adults.
- 3 years related supervisory experience
- Knowledge/experience working with Veterans and the Veterans Administration preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
- Knowledge of low-barrier, low-demand shelter operations
- Knowledge of federal, state, and local residential facility statutes and regulations; community resources; and social service programs
- Knowledge of laws, regulations, and guidelines governing personnel administration and government funding
- Knowledge of local Social Services agencies and community partners, or ability to obtain that knowledge quickly through professional networking
- Ability to build strong rapport with community partners and funders
- Ability to establish new professional relationships that lead to increased organizational funding
- Demonstrated skill in long term strategic planning
- Ability to engage with diverse populations in a respectful and culturally responsive manner
- Demonstrates commitment to the values of equity and inclusion by honoring diverse characteristics and expressions of personal identity
- Ability and willingness to keep information confidential
- Strong use of the English language in verbal and written communication
- Ability to pass a criminal background check
- Microsoft Office applications
- Working knowledge of integrated database applications
- Working knowledge of HMIS will be beneficial
- Ability to use new software programs with basic training
- Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist on an intermittent or continuous basis
- Ability to grasp, push, pull objects such as files, file cabinet drawers, and reach overhead
- Ability to operate telephone
- Ability to operate a desktop or laptop computer
- Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. (usually file boxes
- Ability to access and produce information from a computer
- Ability to understand written information
The information in this job description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this classification. It is not to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory, or all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job. Management has the right to add to, revise, or delete information in this description.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. The Salvation Army is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified job applicants, job candidates, and employees with disabilities to ensure they enjoy equal access to all employment opportunities and benefits of employment as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. EEO is the Law.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.