House Manager at Sojourner Place – Jubilee Women’s Center – Seattle, WA

Jubilee Women’s Center
Sojourner Place House Manager Job Description


REPORTS TO: Executive Director

POSITION TYPE: Full-time, Exempt


The House Manager role is to provide support for the residents and be accountable for the effective running of this 10-bedroom transitional home for women in Seattle’s University District. This position interacts with residents, staff, donors, volunteers, neighbors and other agencies.

Resident Services

Work closely with the Care Manager to ensure consistent and supportive services to residents.
Provide support and counseling to residents as they work towards independence.
Assign and monitor all resident household chores and conduct weekly resident room checks.
Prepare rooms for new residents moving into Sojourner Place.
Participate in staff meetings, as well as weekly Thursday community dinner.
Possess a solid knowledge and understanding of the Sojourner Place Resident Handbook, and assist in appropriate enforcement.

Household Management

Assist the Executive Director in the daily functioning of Sojourner Place and inform Executive Director of problem situations as they are known.
Address and coordinate all regular and special maintenance and repairs needed for the house and yard. Supervise volunteers involved in household and yard maintenance. Notify Executive Director when outside contractors are needed.

Donation and Volunteer Management

Coordinate and manage donated food, clothing, and other goods.
Schedule, train, and coordinate volunteers.

Administrative Duties

Contribute to the daily log of events.
Answer main Sojourner phone line; respond to inquiries regarding housing, services, volunteer and donation opportunities, etc.
Write thank you notes for donations.
Troubleshoot IT issues, when needed.
Articulate and follow appropriate standards of professional and personal boundaries.
Other duties, as needed.


Required: Bachelor’s degree in social work, or related field or 3 yrs. equivalent experience.
Commitment to serving the needs of residents through the supportive programs provided. Previous experience with low income and/or homeless population preferred.
Ability to organize and plan well.
Demonstrated communication skills, both oral and written.
Skilled in computer use, including software programs specific to our work.
Able and willing to work as part of a team.
Be able to lift 30 lbs.
Driver’s license required.

Ability to communicate and work effectively with staff and residents from a variety of economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, physical and mental abilities, and sexual orientations.

HOURS: 40 hours; flexible, including daytime, some evening and weekends.

SALARY: DOE BENEFITS: Medical, Vision, Dental, STD, LTD, AD&D

TO APPLY: Email cover letter and resume to Mo Whalen at