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Volunteer Program Manager Temporary

Company name
University of Washington, Bothell

Pay Rate is commensurate with

Seattle, WA
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First Shift


This is a TEMPORARY, PART-TIME position. It begins Upon Hire and is expected to run through April of 2019.

The University of Washington (UW)

is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The School of Social Work has an outstanding opportunity for a Temporary

Program Manager

for their Forefront Suicide Prevention


Volunteer Management (50%):

- Develop, promote and maintain volunteer opportunities within Forefront Suicide

Prevention. This includes grief companions for Forefront Cares, Community

Organizers for other Forefront Suicide Prevention programs, and volunteers for

major Forefront events.

- Recruit, interview and place applicants for volunteer work.

- Provide ongoing support and guidance for volunteers.

- Maintain volunteer service descriptions for all assignments.

- Conduct volunteer orientation and training and schedule all volunteer activity.

- Organize and participate in volunteer recognition programs and special events.

- Evaluate all aspects of volunteer programs to ensure effectiveness and to

recommend/implement changes as appropriate.

- Maintain accurate records and provide timely statistical and activity reports on

volunteer participation.

- Participate in systematic data collection in an accurate, complete and timely


- Ensure that the program conforms to institutional and departmental policies and


Forefront Cares (25%):

- Connect new suicide loss survivors with seasoned loss survivors (also known as

grief companions) who will provide peer support, primarily through active

listening with empathy and validation.

- Create and schedule regular trainings to educate grief companions on offering

effective peer support and drawing on common experience to validate a newly

bereaved suicide loss survivor’s experience with loss, grief and trauma.

- Develop and nurture ongoing relationships with partner and referral service


- Support grief companions in understanding and execution of active listening, and

in their ability to offer a secondary level of support that models the

restoration of hope and an understanding of the evolving nature of a suicide-loss

grief journey.

- Oversee the creation and implementation of “Cares” packages.

Community Organizers (25%)

- Recruit, interview and select suicide attempt survivors and suicide loss

survivors who are emotionally prepared to take on an advocacy role in supporting

Forefront’s work. This will involve working with partners and volunteers around

the state.

- Develop, schedule and implement trainings for Community Organizers, in concert

with the Safer Homes program coordinator and the Higher Education Coordinator.

- Collaborate with the Safer Homes program coordinator around needed capacity for

Community Organizers well in advance of major Safer Homes events, particularly

those events held in different regions of the state.

- Recruit and/or assign Community Organizers to help in implementing specific

Forefront programs including community LEARN training, #stickit2suicide, Safer

Homes, and in preparing for and executing major Forefront events.


- Bachelor’s degree in related field. Significant work experience may substitute

for education.

- Previous experience working with loss survivors and/or in suicide prevention.

- Exceptional written and oral communication skills.

- Proficient in basic computer applications, such as word processing, spreadsheets

and internet usage.

- Uses creativity, problem solving and organization skills.

- Attention to detail and sensitivity to the private nature of suicide. 

- Ability to Work hours that include occasional evenings and weekend time.


- Experience with suicide loss for five years or more.

- Ability to work independently or as a part of a team to deliver services.

- Familiarity with best practices in suicide prevention and suicide postvention.

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your My Jobs page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability

, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or

Company Profile
A regional, metropolitan university With more than 5,000 students and 45 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, the University of Washington Bothell is the fastest-growing four-year public university in the state of Washington. For more than 25 years, UW Bothell has fulfilled its mandate to provide access and opportunity to students from North King and Snohomish counties and across the state of Washington. UW Bothell: A national reputation For two years in a row (2014-15), the University of Washington Bothell has been ranked No. 1 in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest, according to Money magazine. In 2015, Money ranked UW Bothell No. 36 in its overall list of best colleges. Read the Money magazine story. Washington Monthly ranked UW Bothell no. 13 in the nation in the “best bang for the buck” category. UW Bothell is gaining a national reputation for its STEM program. Money magazine has listed UW Bothell third on its national list of “25 great, accessible colleges for aspiring scientists and engineers”

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