Open Position: Volunteer & In Kind Gifts Manager

Volunteer & In Kind Gifts Manager (Seattle)

*DESC is currently recruiting for a Volunteer & In Kind Gifts Manager to join the fund development team.*

DESC is the largest multi-service agency serving homeless adults in the Puget Sound region, reaching over 7,000 people annually and providing state licensed mental health and chemical dependency treatment, 279 emergency shelter beds, and nearly 800 units of permanent supportive housing. Since 2009, DESC has moved over 1,100 vulnerable adults affected by mental illness, chemical dependency, and multiple disabilities off of Seattle’s streets and into housing, more than any other local homeless provider in the area. DESC succeeds where others have failed. Stretching the bounds of accepted practices, DESC’s professional staff have learned that creative, assertive and holistic approaches, including evidence based and emerging best practices, work best for our highly vulnerable and difficult-to-engage clientele. Many men and women who have a long history of homelessness also have tenuous if any ties to the mainstream community and lack natural support networks such as family members. By eliminating outdated barriers to services and housing, DESC has received national recognition for its work with chronically homeless adults with behavioral health disorders.

The *Volunteer & In Kind Gifts Manager* <> is responsible for planning and implementing a dynamic & multi-faceted program that utilizes donated items and skilled volunteers to support the needs of staff and clients and contribute to the DESC mission. This position recruits, trains and manages over 300 volunteers who annually perform over 20,000 hours of service in various DESC departments and programs; manages the solicitation, collection and distribution of in kind gifts valued at over $250,000 each year; represents DESC to our community partners and the community at large; and supervises one part-time staff person.


* Bachelors degree; extensive donations or volunteer experience may
be substituted for degree.
* Minimum 2 years prior experience coordinating donations and or
volunteer programs.
* Experience in social service setting desirable.
* Expansive computer skills with experience in open source
applications or the ability to quickly learn new skills.
* Experience with Sage Fund Raising 50 and When-to-Help preferred.

Go to <> for a detailed job description and salary information.

All DESC regular positions include paid medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, 403(b) retirement benefits and excellent time off benefits. New employees have the potential of accruing up to 6.8 weeks of paid time off in the first year of employment.


* Submit a cover letter detailing your reasons for applying for this
position, along with a resume, to <>.
* Email attachments will not be accepted unless they are in a format
readable by MS Word or Adobe Reader. Attachments in formats such
as .wps or .jpeg will not be accepted.
* You may also mail your cover letter and resume to: DESC, ATTN:
Human Resources, 515 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104, or fax to
(206) 515-1501.

DESCThe Downtown Emergency Service Center is committed to diversity in the workplace, and promotes equal employment opportunities for all staff members and applicants. The Agency will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability in any employment practice, unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Compensation: $44,677.00 + DOQ

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