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Meet our team

Staff

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Molly Hancock Interim Executive Director

We’re pleased to announce that Molly Hancock is serving as Interim Executive Director of Jubilee Women's Center as a search committee for a new Executive Director is formed.

Molly served on the Jubilee Board of Directors for six years and retired this past June from FareStart, where she served as Vice President of Programs for seven years. Prior to FareStart, Molly held leadership roles with Starbucks, Consolidated Restaurants, and Larry’s Markets. Molly has also served on the boards of FareStart, Les Dames d’Escoffier and Seattle Executives Association.

Her commitment to Jubilee’s mission, and her non-profit leadership experience with both Jubilee and FareStart make her an excellent candidate to serve in this transition.

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Irina Bobrik
Data and Grants Specialist

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Kiri Brennecke
Development Coordinator

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Tracy Clarke
Next Step Program Coordinator

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Nathan Gifford
Facilities Coordinator

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Marie Girard
Care Manager

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Matt Lewison
Operations Director

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Elizabeth Mather
House Coordinator

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Francoise Maxie
Finance Manager

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Angie Muthee
Development Director

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Aura Payne
Volunteer Services Manager

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Carol Rozumalski, MSW, MEd
Occupancy Administrator & Care Manager

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Dani Turk
Employment & Education Manager

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Jen Zug
Marketing & Communications Manager

 
 

Board of Directors

Jubilee’s Board of Directors is made up of highly dedicated volunteers who act as the governing body of the organization. The board’s principal responsibilities include long-term planning, fundraising, financial oversight, executive supervision, and advocacy.

For information about joining the Jubilee Board of Directors please contact us.

Paul Neutz, President
GetInsured

Jen Engles-Klann, Vice President
The Derschang Group

Sean Maygra, Treasurer
World Wide Distrubutors

Kate Opatz, Secretary
Montana & Nacho Burracho
Daysha Carter
Microsoft

Chero Chuma, CSJP
Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace

Judith Desmarais, SP
Sisters of Providence

Jennifer Hall
Sisters of Providence


Joe Krukowski
Waste Mangement

Nancy O’Brien
Community Volunteer

Marilyn Sherron
AT&T



Associate Board

Jubilee’s Associate Board is made up of young professionals dedicated to fundraising, expanding networks, and stewarding the mission of Jubilee through creative outreach and connections. For information about joining the Jubilee Associate Board, please contact us.

Kate Opatz
Co-Chair

Nandi Butcher
Co-Chair

Courtney Schwartz
Treasurer

Kelly Hostetler
Secretary

Monica Armstrong

Lorraine Anderson

Leslie Andrews

Alicia Annamalay
Shibani Das

Rachael Dlugolecki

Kelly Hostetler

Edna Kalinko

Rachel Marshall

Cara McGree

Katie Rankin

Ashley Rodriguez
Courtney Schwartz

Erica Strehl

Zoë True

Chika Uchendu

Rosemary Verba Mauer

Jena Wylie

Rachel Zaccaro

See our history

How we got here

Seattle in the early 1980s was in the midst of a housing crisis. Federal cuts to subsidized housing, the deinstitutionalization of mental health, and downtown revitalization overwhelmed the city with “displaced” people.

At the time, three Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace were working in a local shelter. After watching women move in and out repeatedly, they devised a different program to break the cycle of homelessness.

Jubilee Women’s Center opened in a former Capitol Hill convent in the fall of 1983, named for the Sisters’ 100th “Jubilee” anniversary, also in 1983. Believed to be Seattle’s first transitional home for women, Jubilee offered residents a supportive housing community in which to heal from crisis and domestic abuse and get back on their feet. With an 18-month program—much longer than the typical three-month emergency shelter stay—women had more time to stabilize and work toward independence.

During the next three decades, Jubilee continued to adjust its programs and services in response to the changing needs of clients and community. Jubilee became an independent 501(c)(3), ramped up private fundraising efforts, and added Seattle’s first learning and technology center dedicated to homeless women. Jubilee also renovated facilities, moved to a holistic model of care, and acquired two additional residences, including a former ministry of the Sisters of Providence, which was gifted to Jubilee in 2014. A fourth residence will open in 2019, dedicated to program graduates.

Today, Jubilee’s program serves approximately 60 women each year with affordable community housing, holistic support services, on-site care managers, and a focus on employment preparation to advance each woman on her path out of poverty with a living-wage job and a home of her own. Jubilee serves an additional 2,000 low-income women with free referrals, job and life skills classes, clothing boutique, and computer lab.

Watch a video about the history of Jubilee.

Career opportunities

With a talented staff dedicated to impacting homelessness and empowering women to rebuild their lives, employment at Jubilee is a great opportunity to work toward something that truly matters.

Open Positions:

Executive Director - We are seeking a dynamic and compassionate social sector leader to join us in supporting women who are facing poverty, trauma, and homelessness make transformational changes in their lives. If you want your work to have genuine impact and you have a track record of success in fundraising, staff management and board development, we hope you will apply. Early applications are strongly encouraged.

Applications submitted on or before December 9, 2019 will be given full consideration.

 

PDF Job Description & How to Apply

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