Open Position Announcement

Position:† Program Director, The Sharehouse

General Description of Program:

The Program Director has primary staff responsibility for administration of the Sharehouse.† The Sharehouse collects, stores, and distributes furniture and housewares needed by people who are transitioning from homeless situations into permanent housing.† The Program Director oversees all aspects of the services provided, and manages day-to-day operations, including supervision of staff.† The Sharehouse employs four full-time and one part-time employees.

The Sharehouse is a program of the Church Council of Greater Seattle, a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit agency.†

The Program Director works closely with the Sharehouse Advisory Board to achieve the programís goals and to assure sound and effective management.† The Program Director reports to the Associate Director for Programs of the Church Council of Greater Seattle.† This is a full-time, exempt position.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Manages all aspects of the Sharehouse, including program planning and evaluation, and the development of administrative procedures.
  2. Tracks and reports regularly on program performance to the Advisory Board, the Church Council, and other stakeholders.
  3. Recruits, hires, trains, supervises and evaluates all program staff.
  4. Develops, recommends, and manages the budget.† Maintains program records and meets all reporting requirements.
  5. Works with the Advisory Board to plan, implement, and monitor the effectiveness of a fundraising plan which includes an annual campaign and special events.
  6. Prepares, submits, negotiates, and administers private foundation grants and government grants and contracts.
  7. Develops, maintains and expands contracts with local media for general coverage and coverage of special projects in order to increase public awareness of the Sharehouse.
  8. Coordinates outreach efforts and represents the Sharehouse in public speaking engagements including meetings in religious settings.
  9. Oversees warehouse distribution operations, volunteer coordination, office furniture and supply brokerage operations, and truck pickup operations.
  10. Represents the Sharehouse at the Church Council, including the management team and meetings of program directors.
  11. Ensures adherence to Church Council financial and human resource policies and procedures.
  12. Works with the Sharehouse Advisory Board in recruiting and orientation of new Advisory Board members.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned.


  1. Bachelorís degree in social services, business or a field related to human services or organizational management.
  2. A minimum of three years of program management or administrative experience in a nonprofit setting.
  3. Demonstrated ability and experience in delegation and supervising paid staff and volunteers.
  4. Demonstrated ability and experience in grant writing and fundraising.
  5. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  6. Demonstrated ability to relate positively to persons in a multicultural and pluralistic community.
  7. Experience working with issues regarding poverty and homelessness.
  8. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
  9. Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, small work team environment.
  10. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with limited direction of supervision.

The Church Council of Greater Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of a personís age, race, color, religion, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or national origin.

Salary mid to high $30ís, DOE.† Benefits include medical and dental insurance, annual vacation, holidays, and sick leave as provided by Church Council of Greater Seattle human resource policies.

To apply, either:

1.      Mail a cover letter, resume, references, and salary history to:††††††††††††††††††††††

The Sharehouse
Attn: †Program Director Search
5706 Ė 2nd Ave South
Seattle, WA 98108


2.      Email a cover letter, resume, references, and salary history to:† [email protected]

No phone calls, please.