Family Programs Coordinator – FamilyWorks Food Bank and Resource Center – Seattle, WA

Position Summary

The Family Programs Coordinator supports FamilyWorks by facilitating a variety of weekly parent/child playgroups, organizing and implementing occasional evening childcare, and planning, coordinating, and facilitating community events. The Family Programs Coordinator also assists with outreach, provides information and support to families, and is familiar with and practices the Principles of Family Support in all interactions on behalf of the organization.

Essential duties, responsibilities, and tasks

The individual must be able to carry out each of these essential duties successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

Plan and facilitate a variety of high quality and developmentally appropriate parent/child playgroups (for parents, caregivers, and children birth to 5 years of age)
Update and provide information and referrals as needed
Help families access resources
Enter data and maintain all paperwork as required by the City of Seattle contract
Assist with community outreach
Work with Resource Center staff and families to develop programming based on community needs
Provide childcare during evening parenting classes and workshops
Plan, coordinate, and facilitate single parent and community events
Attend staff meetings and other meetings as required
Supervise volunteers as needed
Provide a warm, safe, and caring environment for children and parents that is orderly, clean, and welcoming
Work occasional evening and/or weekend hours
Actively participate in furthering agency cultural competency goals
Other tasks as required


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for this position.

Ability to work effectively within a diverse community of individuals and families
Comfortable working in small groups and team environment; capacity for directing and supporting volunteers
Experience working with children birth to 5 years of age
Strong knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices related to early childhood development
Ability to communicate effectively both interpersonally and in written/graphic formats
Capable of effectively assessing participant needs and determining appropriate referrals
Experience working with adults and the ability to model and support the growth of positive parenting skills
Ability to maintain focus in a complex environment
Willingness to proactively seek supervisory input, resources and information needed to accomplish job
Ability to become CPR certified

Education / Experience

Associates degree or two years experience in social service programs, or equivalent.
Demonstrated knowledge of early childhood development
Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office applications, data base entry
Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) is desirable

Physical Demands / Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Works closely with a variety of individuals and families on a daily basis including participants with mental illness and/or disabilities
Most work is done sitting at desk or table; moderate lifting / carrying (40 lbs. or less) required
Must be capable of the physical exertion required in interactions with young children
Ability to work occasional evening or weekend hours

Hours and Compensation

28 hours per week
$17.50 per hour with medical and dental benefits, general leave and holidays


Complete a FamilyWorks application and return with a cover letter and resume by email to : or in person at 1501 N 45th St Seattle, WA 98103

OR complete an on-line application at