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PEPS is hiring two Development Team members

PEPS is searching for passionate, thoughtful, multi-tasking and innovative fundraising professionals to join our Development team! We are seeking seasoned professionals who will bring strong organizational and communication skills as well as a commitment to Community Centric Fundraising. The ideal candidates will promote a culture of philanthropy, teamwork, wellness, and inclusion.

If you are passionate about parent support, connecting with the community, and juggling multiple projects in a strengths-based, learning organization, these roles might be a good fit for you!

Donor Relations Manager

This colleague's main responsibility will be to manage and further develop a dynamic mid-level donor strategy. The Donor Relations Manager will authentically, innovatively, creatively, and persistently cultivate, solicit and steward mid-level donors to support the PEPS mission, and manage and strategically advance the comprehensive PEPS Annual Giving Program.
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Development Manager

This colleague's main responsibility will be to cultivate and steward donors through events and community engagement. The Development Manager will plan and execute the PEPS signature Benefit Event, strategically orchestrate and grow virtual and in-person gatherings and events to engage with the PEPS community, and develop a corporate giving strategy, including sponsor solicitation and relationship management, that is in line with PEPS values. 
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PEPS is hiring Group Leaders (Part-time, Contract Positions)

PEPS is searching for Leaders who are passionate about the PEPS mission, programs, and impact. We are seeking Leaders who have a warm, engaging, and sensitive communication style and who are accepting of varied child-rearing practices and diverse lifestyles.

Expectant Parents Group Leader

The PEPS Connecting the Expecting Group Leaders are critical members of PEPS Programs. For 90 minutes each week, they will facilitate virtual gatherings for expectant parents and guide participants through conversation as participants share their highs and lows and a weekly topic discussion. They lead inclusively, with an emphasis on shared information and mutual support within a community of parents to help them develop confidence in their own parenting abilities. PEPS provides training and supervision for this 6-week, part-time, paid contract position. 
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Newborn & Second Time Around Group Leaders

The PEPS Newborn and Second Time Around (STA) Group Leaders are critical members of PEPS Programs. For two hours each week, they will facilitate gatherings for parents with babies aged 2-16 weeks and guide participants through conversation as participants share their highs and lows, a weekly topic discussion, and Developmental Moments activities. They lead inclusively, with an emphasis on shared information and mutual support within a community of parents. PEPS provides training and supervision for this 12-week, part-time, paid contract position.
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Baby Peppers Group Leaders

The Baby Peppers Group Leader is a critical member of PEPS Programs. For 90 minutes each week, they facilitate gatherings for parents with babies aged 5-12 months and guide participants through conversation as participants share their highs and lows, a weekly topic discussion, and Developmental Moments activities. They lead inclusively, with an emphasis on shared information and mutual support within a community of parents. PEPS provides training and supervision for this 11-week, part-time, paid contract position.
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Our Organization

For nearly 40 years, PEPS has connected new parents through peer-support groups, believing that all new families deserve support and community during what many parents describe as the most challenging transition of their lives. Research shows that good support during this period builds resilience, helps create the bond between parents and babies, and shapes a baby's healthy development. PEPS has provided tens of thousands of families with critical support and connection during the vulnerable weeks and months of new parenthood. We know that when parents break out of isolation and find community, they build confidence to face new challenges, and babies thrive.

Over the past several years, PEPS has been listening to and learning from parents and organizations across the community and reflecting on the places and people we have not served or not served as well. PEPS has largely served communities that are predominantly white and middle/upper income; we have not been a consistent and reliable resource for many low-income communities and communities of color.

In 2016, PEPS made an explicit commitment to prioritizing racial equity in all aspects of our work. We began this journey with learning, reflection, and analysis: looking at where we've made mistakes and caused harm and where we can do better. We conducted a community assessment and invested in improving our internal policies, practices, programming, and curriculum. In 2019, we incorporated what we learned into our new Strategic Direction. We are well into the process of taking bold action to be an organization that not only lives its values and is accessible to all parents and families but also one that speaks up and advocates for equitable outcomes in our region.


Transforming to Grow Our Impact

When the pandemic began in 2020, the critical importance of human connection for all families became even more clear. Rather than derailing our efforts, the events of the past 18 months accelerated many of our plans to transform the program based on our new goals. Here are just some of the changes we have begun to implement:

  • Recognizing the additional stress and anxiety faced by expectant parents in a pandemic, we developed and piloted a program for expectant parents in 2020 and launched ‘Connecting the Expecting’ Groups as an ongoing program.
  • We conducted an anti-bias curriculum review with a social justice and racial equity consultant, developed topics such as Race and Social Identity Development and began offering Leaders advanced facilitation trainings on Race and Social Identity Development and Interrupting Microaggressions.
  • We developed PEPS-run affinity groups where parents with children ages 0-3 connect around a shared identity. For instance, we piloted groups for LGBTQIA+ parents, single parents, and families caring for children with developmental challenges or disabilities.
  • We developed and piloted a program for Parents of Adolescents and teens (PAT) in 2021, which brings the PEPS model to parents facing the new and unique challenges of parenting adolescents.
  • We cultivated a variety of partnerships with organizations such as Open Arms Perinatal Services, Mercy Housing Northwest, and Sistema Escolar to collaboratively provide peer support for parents in communities that we have historically not served or have not served well both in and outside of Washington State.
  • We explored new ways of connecting families virtually through WhatsApp text threads and video calls for families in selected pilot and partner programs, to help address barriers of accessibility, access to internet, and time constraints.
  • We strengthened our Group Leader training and support, including the implementation of a learning management system for online training.

In addition to these changes and programs that we have started work on, PEPS has big plans for the future, including informing and activating our broad network of parents on policies that impact families through advocacy, integration, and scaling of new programs, bringing our brand into alignment with our mission, vision and values, and developing strategies for growth in collaborations and partnerships. We envision a future with all kinds of ways for parents to connect, support, and show up for one another, whatever their unique needs might be. We are committed to continuing learning and innovating as we provide the best possible programming for families in our region.


Commitment to Equity

We believe that all families should have access to a healthy, supported start in life. Knowing that race and ethnicity continue to predict the future life chances of children in our state, we are committed to working with families, partner organizations, and communities to identify barriers to parent support and wellness, interrupt their negative impact, and eliminate the persistent disparities in child outcomes. 

PEPS values and celebrates the strengths that diversity brings to the workplace and is committed to advancing equity through our work. Cultivating a diverse and inclusive staff is one of our priorities. 

Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and others with underrepresented identities (including, but not limited to: gender identity, class, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, age, ability, and background) are strongly and sincerely encouraged to apply. PEPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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