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Leader Recruiter

Since 1983, PEPS has provided neighborhood-based parent peer-support programs for families. Group Leaders are integral to our mission, working alongside parents to facilitate conversation and foster connection. The majority of our amazing Group Leaders are volunteers.

Group Leaders create a welcoming space for parents to share, connect, and support one another. In 2022, more than 300 volunteers and 50 contract Leaders facilitated learning, connection, and support for more than 3,500 parents! PEPS Groups are the backbone of our organization and require a trained Group Leader to facilitate 12-week sessions.

The Leader Recruiter is responsible for recruiting Group Leaders from diverse backgrounds and communities for PEPS Groups. This crucial role matches Group Leaders with upcoming PEPS Groups at scale. This position reports to the Operations Manager and partners closely with the PEPS Program Team.

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Our Mission

The PEPS mission is to connect parents to strengthen families and build community. Since 1983, the Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS), a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, has helped parents connect and grow as they begin their journey into parenthood. PEPS parent support programs educate, inform, and create community. We have become a vital resource for new parents in the Puget Sound region, with parent groups serving thousands of families annually.

Our Vision

  • Resilient Families
  • Connected Communities
  • Equitable Outcomes

Our Values

  • Equity
  • Innovation
  • Inclusion
  • Community
  • Authenticity

    Core Responsibilities

    • Identify, develop, and implement creative recruitment strategies and sourcing methods to attract new talent.
    • Develop new Group Leader talent pipelines through community outreach initiatives and partnerships.
    • Ongoing and persistent generation of outreach lists, marketing content, and recruitment communications with potential candidates via customer relationship management system (CRM) and Microsoft Dynamics.
    • Place candidates for open and upcoming Group Leader positions and assign them to Leader training.
    • Conduct pre-screening phone calls as needed and background checks on all prospective Leaders and Guest Speakers.
    • Create and issue contracts for paid Group Leaders.
    • Work collaboratively to hand off Group Leader talent to the Leader Support and Training Manager at the point of group assignment.
    • Assess Group Leader performance in collaboration with the Leader Support and Training Manager.
    • Re-engage established Group Leaders at the end of their 12-week Group facilitation to procure feedback and develop a mechanism for Group Leaders to sign up to facilitate another Group.
    • Collaborate with Operations and Program teams to forecast Group and Group Leader needs and attend 1:1, team, and staff meetings.
    • Monitor and respond to Group Leader requests via CRM and email.
    • Other projects, tasks, or occasional recruitment events attendance as requested.

    CORE Knowledge and Skills

    • Demonstrated ability in Excel, Outlook, MS Office Suite, SharePoint, and CRM.
    • Thrives within a fast-paced environment and is comfortable self-managing changing priorities, competing deadlines, and multitasking to meet program deliverables successfully.
    • Experience leveraging technology to streamline processes; build sourcing and recruiting playbooks and writing operating procedures.
    • Persistent and skilled in proactive recruitment and forecasting.
    • Effective interpersonal skills, multicultural sensitivity, and the ability to work with diverse community members.

    Education and Experience

    • 1-2 years of experience working in employee and/or volunteer recruitment or support.
    • Associate or bachelor’s degree in human resources, communications, program management, or related field preferred.
    • Experience with non-profit organizations or local Seattle organizations preferred.


    • Must be based in the Seattle area and able to work in person a minimum of 2 days per month.
    • Does not require sponsorship to legally work in the US, now or at any time in the future.
    • We require that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All offers are contingent; your vaccine status will be verified before onboarding. 

    Compensation, Benefits, and Working Environment

    Compensation: This position will be 36-40 hours a week. The number of hours will be discussed during the interview process. The expected pay range for this full-time position is $30-$32 per hour ($62,000 -$67,000/year), based on experience. 

    Interview Stipend: Candidates who complete both rounds of interviews and the Excel test will receive a $75 stipend check by mail. We believe in showing our appreciation for your time and effort by providing this stipend to cover the time & expenses you may incur during the interview process. Our goal is to make the interview process accessible and less burdensome for all candidates, regardless of their financial situation. By offering a stipend, we hope to create a positive and fair hiring experience that values the contributions and dedication of all candidates.

    BenefitsPEPS offers a generous benefits package that includes medical and dental benefits, 12 weeks of paid parental leave, short-term disability insurance, life insurance, and retirement matching. Medical and dental insurance are offered through Kaiser. Employees enjoy flexible scheduling and a culture of care that values taking time away from work - including 12 paid holidays and a paid office closure every year during the week of July 4th, as well as the week between Christmas and New Year's. We offer 20 days of accrued PTO and two floating personal days per year for new employees, with PTO increases at 4 years and a 4-week paid sabbatical after 7 years of employment.  

    Office Location: PEPS is located in Seattle, Washington with a main office in the historic Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford, adjacent to Meridian Park and the beautiful Seattle Tilth Gardens. There is a satellite office in the Parent Trust building in the Rainier Valley. Both locations have ample parking and are close to public transit.   

    Workspace: PEPS is currently operating in a hybrid format, and requirements continue to evolve. Required staff gatherings are held in person a minimum of 2 days a month. This role will require in-person work for training during onboarding. 

    Work Culture: The PEPS staff and board believe that its success as an organization is based on its unique and supportive organizational culture, which strongly affirms that everyone deserves community, support, and social connection. Our workplace is flexible, welcoming, caring, and fun. Self-care is modeled and encouraged. All PEPS staff members work with a spirit of collaboration within all levels of PEPS and promote a culture of teamwork, wellness, and inclusion. PEPS operates with a racial equity lens across all its activities and embraces learning and growth to work towards healthy outcomes for all families. Each staff member: 

    • Is willing, open, and committed to ongoing learning and growth. 
    • Demonstrates passion for the PEPS mission, programs, and impact. 
    • Champions change and demonstrates an aptitude to improve current processes and procedures. 


    Initial interviews will be held virtually and will occur on a rolling basis. Final round interviews may be held in person. All applications will be acknowledged within five business days via an email receipt and held confidentially within the hiring team. Every applicant will receive careful consideration, and this role will remain open until filled. 

    Thank you for your interest. We are no longer accepting applications. 

    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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