Position: Seattle Program Director

The MVA Seattle Program Director will plan, direct, and coordinate the activities of Minority Veterans of America in the Greater Seattle area. In this role, you will be responsible for managing your local budget, engage in direct outreach to minority and underrepresented veteran communities, provide case management to enrolled clients, and supervise a volunteer team and fellows.

Role Description:

Minority Veterans of America, a non-profit organization that serves minority and underrepresented veterans, is hiring a Seattle Program Director to manage our People to People (P2P) program requirements in Seattle area. This established role will be responsible for the continued growth and development of the pilot program, contractual deliverables to King County, and leading MVA’s efforts in the region.

The ideal candidate for this role is an innovative thinker who seeks out challenges and thrives in mission driven work. Successful candidates will be forward thinking, self-driven and autonomous, a team player and leader, and be committed to radical inclusion in all of their work. 


  • Direct community outreach, to include speaking to members of the community, government agencies, and elected officials to further the organization’s mission and vision.
  • Speak to and engage with the community, government agencies, and elected officials to further organization’s mission and vision.
  • Establish and oversee case management procedures to service clients.
  • Prepare and maintain records and reports, such as budgets, case management, and program performance measurements.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with local government agencies and community-based organizations to meet community needs and to ensure that services are not duplicated.
  • Research and analyze member or community needs to provide recommendations for program direction and goals.
  • Promote an organizational vision and environment that emphasizes teamwork, trust, professionalism, efficiency, and customer service.

Work Environment:

This position is a hybrid position that requires in-office hours to meet and serve clients and members and direct outreach in the community. This position offers the ability to work remotely from home. The employee will work with their direct supervisor to set work schedule and requirements on an ongoing basis.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate with members, clients, MVA leadership, and community partners.
  • The employee frequently is required to sit, stand, walk, type, and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee will be expected to lift 20lbs for basic office work.
  • In the event that physical requirements are required to be performed beyond the above stated, members of the MVA team will assist.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time, salaried exempt position. Days and hours of work are typically Monday through Friday, 8:30 – 5:00 p.m. Occasionally the employee will be required to attend evening and weekend events and meetings as well as maintain limited ‘on-call’ hours. The employee will have two days off per week and will have the ability to flex those days when required to work on weekends or holidays.

Travel is required throughout the Greater Seattle area during normal business hours. Some travel may be required in the evenings and weekends. Any travel required outside the Puget Sound will include travel expenses and per diem.

Preferred Education and Experience:

Minimum Education/Experience:

  • AA in social work or related field.
  • 1+ year experience working in social work, case management focused.
  • 1+ year experience in nonprofits.
  • Demonstrated expertise in program development and implementation, including measuring outcomes.
  • Basic understanding of inclusion, racial equity, and social justice concepts.
  • Basic understanding of Salesforce, Slack, Asana, Google Suite, and Microsoft Office platforms.

Preferred Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Social Work, Public Administration, Business, or Nonprofit Management.
  • 2+ years’ experience working in social work, case management focused.
  • 2+ years’ experience in nonprofits.

 The Minority Veterans of America recognizes and supports all applicable AAP/EEO work laws and regulations.

Application Instructions:

To apply for this role, please follow the link below to submit a copy of your resume and CV with cover letter. The following questions can be submitted either in addition to or in lieu of a cover letter:

  1. Describe your work experience with equity and social justice principles in marginalized communities and populations. (no more than 200 words). 
  2. Describe your experience building relationships with diverse stakeholders and/or within a diverse multidisciplinary team to accomplish desired outcomes. (no more than 200 words)
  3. Briefly describe your understanding of race in the United States. (no more than 200 words)
  4. Describe your experience working with elected officials. (no more than 200 words)

With questions regarding this position, please email humanresources@minorityvets.org. This application closes on Feb. 18, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. PST.