Come Work For Us

For a meaningful career at one of the top nonprofits in the Pacific Northwest, consider working with YWCA.

YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish provides services to more than 14,000 people each year for housing, employment, child care, youth development, and domestic violence advocacy, and more. Established in 1894, YWCA is the oldest and largest nonprofit serving women and families in the region. 

From South King County to Everett, and from Seattle to the Eastside, YWCA welcomes a diverse range of employees who want to make a difference. Set your career in a rewarding direction—join YWCA—and help move women and families forward in our community!

Salary and Benefits

The YWCA's compensation program leads that of many other nonprofits in this area. We've got great employee benefits, including:

  • Generous paid time off, including three weeks of vacation accrued in the first year of employment, 12 days of sick leave and up to 10 holidays each year.
  • Medical coverage with a portion of the premium paid by the YWCA. Dependent coverage (including domestic partner) is available via pre-tax payroll deduction.
  • Optional dental, long-term disability and vision insurances as well as medical, dependent care, and parking/transit flexible spending accounts.
  • After two years of employment, a retirement fund that contributes an equivalent of 14 percent monthly with no requried employee contribution!
  • An optional 403b savings program for staff available from the first day of employment.

Performance Standards 

Because we are mission-driven, client-centered, an excellent employer and a committed community partner, all our employees are expected to uphold the following core values and performance standards:


  • Customer Service: We treat our customers with culturally competent courtesy and respect, and react with urgency and sensitivity to their important concerns.
  • Social Justice: Collectively and individually, we work to eliminate the effects of racism, sexism, homophobia, ageism and other oppressions and help our clients achieve equitable outcomes, outcomes that prioritize those with multiple barriers, in the areas we serve.
  • Teamwork: We value individual excellence in the achievement of organizational goals and work effectively as a team for the benefit of the YWCA and our stakeholders. We acknowledge that cultural competence is required when evaluating effective work and teamwork and that the voice of our staff of color, immigrant and refugee staff, LGBTQ staff and other marginalized staff comes through as positive, effective and relational in a variety of ways, and that internalized superiority or inferiority can play a role in how a staff member interacts on teams. We work to understand barriers that staff may be facing and support staff that are facing multiple barriers.
  • Communication: We communicate openly, honestly and accurately with our internal and external stakeholders. We listen respectfully, solicit feedback and are open to the suggestions and solutions of others. We understand that internalized oppressions play a role in how and what we communicate and what we gatekeep. We work to be accountable gatekeepers, acknowledge our superiority and inferiority while communicating and create a flat structure where power is not front and center in the communication that we engage in.
  • Integrity: We are ethical and trustworthy in our business practices and interactions with each other.
  • Accountability: We are accountable to each other and our communities, and we seek to continuously improve the quality of our services.  We are transparent in sharing information with stakeholders and the public.

How to Apply
Send your resume and cover letter to the hiring manager listed at the bottom of the job description you are applying for.

Please include the position number and title you're applying for in the email subject line or in the body of your materials. Applications that do not specify a title and/or job number will NOT be passed along to hiring managers. Please also include where you found the job post so we can track our applicants in order to improve our recruitment strategy.

The mailing address for the YWCA is:
YWCA Seattle | King |Snohomish
Attention: Human Resources Department
1118 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

In person
If you'd like to drop off your application in person, the YWCA Human Resources office is located in Downtown Seattle, on the corner of Fifth and Seneca. Our main entrance is on Seneca Street. We're open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Questions? Contact us!
Phone: (206) 461-3859

The YWCA is an equal opportunity employer and provider of training services and programs. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Washington Telecommunications Relay Service (800) 833-6384 or 7-1-1.