Community Engagement Program Manager

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Title: Community Engagement Program Manager

Preferred Start Date: April 1, 2020 (or until ideal candidate is identified)

Reports To: Executive Director

Status: Full-Time, Exempt


Organizational Overview

Path From Poverty (formerly known as Women’s Enterprises International) was founded nearly 20 years ago by Christian women.  Through its Mission of Hope, Path From Poverty (PFP) is a Seattle-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that reaches across cultures to transform lives and communities by partnering with women’s groups; empowering and equipping women to break the cycle of poverty and live into their God-given potential.  Learn more by visiting us at

Job Description

Community Engagement (80%)

The Community Engagement Coordinator identifies and manages the creation and execution of an overall plan for community outreach and engagement, including raising awareness about PFP, and the development of engagement and partnership pathways for individuals and organizations that align with our mission and vision

  • Invite potential partners to explore involvement and pitch engagement opportunities that will create a strong connection to PFP and its mission
  • Secure opportunities for PFP to obtain invitations to present or have display tables at recruitment fairs, churches, Amazon, Microsoft, United Way, Civic Clubs, etc.
  • Coordinate and manage special projects with interested third party individuals and groups
  • Manage event committees by coordinating and attending meetings, soliciting in-kind donations, recruiting volunteers, and providing general event support

Volunteer Coordination (20%)

This position oversees the recruitment, orientation, placement, and recognition of volunteers and ensures that volunteers are effectively deployed and well-managed to ensure that volunteer contributions add value to PFP.

  • Recruit and train volunteers for PFP’s signature fundraisers Walk for Water and Harambee
  • Manage in-kind and volunteer program-related data entry into donor database and generate activity reports as needed
  • Maintain timely, appropriate volunteer thank you and recognition process, including arranging for recognition activities and events


Essential Job Qualifications

(Any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience)



Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent. Experience may substitute for education.



Minimum of two years in the nonprofit sector.  Experience working with diverse communities.  Experience public speaking with churches and Christian faith-based groups, as well as managing volunteers, event coordination, strategic planning and budgeting.


Other Qualifications

  • Able to attend events held after business hours and on weekends, as necessary.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient and experienced with Microsoft Office applications (particularly Word, Excel, Outlook and Publisher). Must be able to work efficiently and effectively with customized databases and technology; conduct Internet research; and be comfortable learning new software.
  • Able to develop and sustain successful relationships with community members, volunteers, donors, vendors and PFP staff members.
  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize effectively and meet deadlines in a professional manner.
  • Team player who can take initiative and work independently within assigned priorities and is willing to learn and take on additional responsibilities, as appropriate.
  • Able to manage a high level of responsibility with strict attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated solid leadership and the ability to work independently.
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s license and driving record acceptable to PFP.


This is a full time, salaried position; salary is commensurate with experience.  Please submit a current resume and letter of interest to The position is open until filled, but the preferred start date is April 1.


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