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Leader Recruitment and Support Specialist

The Leader Recruitment and Support Specialist is responsible for recruiting Group Leaders and Guest Speakers from diverse backgrounds and communities for PEPS Groups. The specialist will have experience in facilitation and enjoy working on childhood education and development, acting as an integral member of the team in moving PEPS towards the mission to connect parents to strengthen families and build community through our programs. They will support Leader training and occasionally facilitate PEPS Groups. The Specialist will also work to ensure consistent, quality PEPS Group experiences for participants through the use of technology along with inclusive and sensitive community engagement. 

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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've 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

Recruitment and Vetting [55%]

  • Source, screen, and recruit candidates for Leader & Speaker positions.
  • Generate outreach lists and send recruitment emails using a customer relationship management system (Microsoft Dynamics CRM).
  • Conduct pre-screening phone calls as needed and background checks on all prospective Leaders and Speakers.
  • Identify new channels for recruitment.
  • Monitor Leader requests. 
  • Attend volunteer recruitment events and represent PEPS.

Training and Support [30%]

  • Conduct virtual new leader training sessions.
  • Regularly review and update Group Leader resources in collaboration with Community Connectors and subject matter experts.
  • Review feedback on Guest Speakers from Leader Reports and maintain Speaker lists.
  • Summarize data from participant feedback of Leaders and work with the program team to enhance Leader training.

Other Duties [15%]

  • Lead PEPS Groups and act as a substitute Leader, as needed.
  • Assist in planning, coordination, and execution of Leader and volunteer recognition activities for motivation and retention of Leaders and volunteers.
  • Other projects, tasks, and responsibilities as requested.

Core Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent communication and organization skills, in person and virtually.
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge, experience, and efficiency with MS Office suite and SharePoint.
  • Ability to leverage technology to streamline processes.
  • The ability to be flexible about changing priorities and manage competing deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of multiple teams.
  • Discretion in protecting confidential information and preserving organizational security.

Education and Experience

  • Associate or bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Social work, Education, or related fields.
  • 1-3 years of experience working in employee and/or volunteer recruitment or support.
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating groups or classes for adults.
  • Knowledge around child development, and new parent needs and support resources.

Requirements

  • Employee must be based out of the greater Seattle area.
  • Sponsorship for US work authorization is not available for this position.
  • We require that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All offers are contingent, and your vaccine status will be verified prior to 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 $25-$27 per hour, based on experience.

Benefits: PEPS 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 is 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 between Christmas and New Year's. We offer 15 days of accrued PTO (Paid Time Off) and two floating personal days per year for new employees with PTO increases at two and four years and a 4-week paid sabbatical after seven years of employment.

Office Location: PEPS is located in Seattle, Washington with the 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: Due to the ongoing pandemic, PEPS is currently operating virtually with staff mostly working from home with the option of using PEPS office space if they wish. This role will require some in-person training during onboarding, as well as other occasional in-person meetings and events. The specialist may be required to have availability on weeknights and weekends for Leader training, events, and leading PEPS Groups. 

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 a passion for the PEPS mission, programs, and impact.
  • Champions change and demonstrates an aptitude to improve current processes and procedures.

To Apply

Virtual interviews will occur on a rolling basis. 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. Final round interviews may be in person.

To apply, please submit the following:

  • A résumé that summarizes your relevant professional, educational, and volunteer experiences.
  • A cover letter that clearly explains how your professional background and interests align with the core skills and qualifications described in this position announcement.
  • Please include which pronouns you use.
  • To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Cari Morales (carim@peps.org)

Please email your application as a single PDF (cover letter and résumé combined in one document) to jobs@peps.org. Electronic submissions only, please.

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, 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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