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Tacoma-Pierce County Chaplaincy

Executive Director

Tacoma-Pierce County Chaplaincy
Tacoma, Washington, United States

Date Posted: 05/17/2012
Categories: Administrative - Social Services
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Tacoma Pierce County Chaplaincy (T-PCC)

Executive Director Search

Tacoma Pierce County Chaplaincy (T-PCC) is currently recruiting applicants for the position of Executive Director. The position reports to the Board of Directors.

The mission of the Tacoma Pierce County Chaplaincy (T-PCC) is to provide emotional and spiritual intervention and support to citizens in crisis, to include the service providers, i.e. police officers, firefighters, and their families. T-PCC’s mission is accomplished in collaboration and cooperation with over thirty (30) police, fire and other emergency response agencies throughout Greater Pierce County, Washington.

T-PCC began in 1971 with the establishment of a volunteer chaplaincy program with the Tacoma Police Department. In 1979 the organization was incorporated in the State of Washington as a non-profit corporation, and has continuously provided crisis intervention for victims, and support to public safety personnel and their families. T-PCC is registered with the IRS as a 501 (C) (3) Tax Exempt faith based organization.

T-PCC chaplaincy service is provided throughout the Greater Pierce County area, serving a population of 800,000. T-PCC responds on a no-decline basis to all requests for service initiated through the public safety agencies. In other words, when a T-PCC chaplain is called by a police or fire agency, they respond immediately, on a 24-hour basis. T-PCC responded to over 5,000 distress calls through public safety agencies in Pierce County.


• A Bachelors degree, ministerial studies, business administration, public administration, management, public policy or related field, with a Masters degree preferred.
• Ten years experience with progressive responsibility, within the last five years in a supervisory role or above. Experience which clearly demonstrates senior level management skills.
• Must have a demonstrated ability to develop and administer a budget and take a proactive leadership role in funding and fund raising.
• Must sign and agree to the Tacoma Pierce County Chaplaincy Statement of Faith.
• Successful completion of upper-level management training programs
• Or a combination of education and experience and training that clearly defines the applicant’s ability to perform the described essential functions of the position.
• Understanding of one or all of the following; law enforcement, emergency services, fire service preferred.
• Experience and training in Incident Command and National Incident Management System. ie: ICS I-100, I-200, I-700 and I-800 preferred and required in 6 months of employment.
• Experience in interagency coordination with public safety agencies.
• Must have or be able to attain a valid Washington State driver’s license.
• Must pass Tacoma Pierce County Chaplaincy background investigation.
The applicant should have demonstrated experience, skills and characteristics which include, but not limited to:

• High level of motivation and enthusiasm in leading an innovative organization.
• High level of professionalism and work ethic and a proven decision-maker and visionary.
• Ability to build and maintain effective working and interpersonal relations with the community, other public safety, political entities, and staff.
• Ability to create and maintain effective career and volunteer personnel relationships.
• Ability to provide effective leadership that builds trust and confidence.
• Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing to a diverse audience.
• Ability to analyze strengths and weaknesses of personnel, programs and implement strategies to maintain the organizations high level of providing services.
• Ability to organize, development and implementation of board policies.
• Ability to effectively develop and implement short and long-range planning and goals.
• Demonstrated skills with maintaining and presenting reports and data.
• Proven track record of effective and established relationships with a Board of Directors and other professional organizations.
• Knowledge and experience with personnel laws and procedures.
• Proficient in computers and Microsoft Office products.
• Knowledge of grant writing, grant procurement, and grant management.
• Proven record of quality interaction with the community and community participation.

Salary range from: $ 58,000 - $ 68,000 DOQ.

Recruitment package may be obtained on the Tacoma Pierce County Chaplaincy web page at A completed application packet should include the following: T-PCC application and statement of faith, resume, and a cover letter. Application packets only should be mailed to: Tacoma Pierce County Chaplaincy, PO Box 277, Puyallup WA 98371. Applications must be postmarked by June 8, 2012.

Tacoma Pierce County Chaplaincy
Executive Director Application
PO Box 277
Puyallup WA 98371

For additional information regarding this recruitment process. You may contact the Chair of the Board Joe Berg at

Application Deadline: 4:00 PM, June 8, 2012