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Education Director

Status: Exempt
Reports to: 
Vice President, Living Building Challenge
Hours:
Full time
Location:
Seattle, WA
Apply by: January 7, 2018

Background & Scope of Responsibility

The International Living Future Institute (ILFI), a dynamic and solutions-oriented non-profit, seeks an exceptional Education Director to support its programs. ILFI’s mission is to lead and support the transformation toward communities that are socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative. The successful candidate must exhibit a strong passion for the environment and the organization’s mission.

The work of the Education Team is focused on inspiring passion and interest as well as building knowledge and skills to transform the building sector via exceptional education and training. The Education Director’s role is to provide a wide range of direction and management for the successful development and delivery of our online and live educational offerings. Job tasks include directing the education department to meet our Strategic Plan goals; planning, managing, and promoting educational events; and conducting research on special projects. The director also oversees the design, creation, and editing of educational content, as well as the management of our continuing education and accreditation programs, the Biophilic Design Transition Lab, and the Emerge Leadership program.

The position requires someone who brings strong vision and strategy to education development and delivery. The successful candidate will be highly organized, work independently with minimal supervision, and be able to manage multiple projects and partnerships simultaneously.

This job is full time, exempt, and requires a willingness to work a flexible schedule. ILFI has offices in Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, and Pittsburgh, PA as well as additional remote staff across the country. This position may require periodic travel within the Pacific Northwest and occasionally beyond.

ILFI offers a fast-paced, collaborative, team-oriented workplace that is mission driven. Compensation is commensurate with experience and is supplemented by ILFI’s generous benefits package that includes health and dental insurance, employee life insurance, 403(b) retirement matching, three weeks of paid annual leave and twelve days annual sick leave.

Description of Duties

  • Direct education for ILFI and its programs, including but not limited to conference submittals and presentations, live webinars, on-demand courses, live workshops and shoulder events at our 3 annual conferences and one or more external conferences.
  • Oversee the planning and execution of all scheduled events.
  • Manage continuing education requirements for ILFI programs as they relate to the LEED Credential Maintenance Program, American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System, the Institute’s own Living Future Accreditation program, and other professional associations.
  • Manage the Education Department’s work plan and budget.
  • Manage and grow the Institute’s Living Future Accreditation program.
  • Work with the Vice President to develop growth, outreach and marketing strategies and plans for education and manage the Education Coordinator to execute them.
  • Proactively plan and schedule ILFI’s educational events throughout the year in coordination with all ILFI programs and in alignment with our Strategic Plan goals.
  • Oversee the development and improvement of educational content including slides, speaker notes, quizzes, interactive activities and other supporting materials, as well as maintain and update as needed all existing education materials.
  • Manage education partnerships with other like-minded organizations such as Building Green and USGBC, and develop new catalytic partnerships, including with academic institutions.
  • Oversee the development and management of the Biophilic Design Transition Lab and Biophilic Design Initiative, including planning and development of special projects, forums, and materials for professionals and curriculum for college level classes

Qualifications

REQUIRED:

  • Minimum 10-12 years of related professional experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or greater in a field complimentary to job duties and/or mission of the organization. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Deep familiarity with ILFI’s mission, the green building movement, and sustainability.
  • Strong graphic design eye and ability to guide staff in creating content that meets our branding standards.
  • Experience in the creation of compelling and engaging education programs, both in-person and online, for adult and professional audiences.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational, outreach and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage deadlines and delegate tasks as appropriate.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of stakeholders representing different organizations, backgrounds and perspectives.

DESIRED:

  • Knowledge of green building design; biophilic design; construction strategies, technologies and materials; and the ability to articulate the environmental, health, and economic benefits of green building and biophilic design.
  • Experience in a non-profit setting. 
  • Experience with teaching at the college level. 
  • Familiarity with ILFI’s core programs (Living Building Challenge, Living Community Challenge, Living Product Challenge, Net Zero Energy, Declare, Reveal, and JUST). 
  • Experience with leadership training programs. 
  • Experience with online solutions such as Eventbrite, Webex, Zoom, LMS systems, web-design content management systems such as WordPress, as well as Salesforce. 
  • Mac OS familiarity. 
  • Living Future Accreditation and/or LEED Accreditation. 
  • Friendly, outgoing nature and an eagerness to serve the public interest.

To Apply

Submit a resume and cover letter to employment@living-future.org. Please use the subject line: “Last Name, First Name – Education Director”. Applications will be accepted through January 7, 2018.

 We believe that our staff should reflect the diversity of the communities in which we live in order to achieve a living future that is socially just, cultural rich and ecologically restorative. We are committed to hiring and advancing staff that represent voices from traditionally underrepresented populations. IFLI is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 


Chief Financial Officer

Status: Part-time, exempt position
Reports to:
CEO
Hours:
Estimated 20 hours/week
Starting Salary:
TBD
Location:
Seattle, WA

The International Living Future Institute (ILFI), a dynamic and fast growing non-profit, seeks a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to oversee the finances of the organization. The CFO is responsible for managing and reporting on all fiscal, governance and fiduciary affairs of the organization as well as assisting the CEO with strategic planning around the budget and organizational growth. This is a wonderful opportunity to pair your financial expertise in the non-profit sector with your passion for the environment. ILFI has the mission to lead and support the transformation toward communities that are socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative.

ILFI has offices in Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, and Pittsburgh, PA as well as additional remote staff across the country. The position will involve periodic travel within the Pacific Northwest as the Controller works out of the Portland office. ILFI offers a collaborative, team-oriented workplace. While the work is demanding, the hours are often flexible, benefits are generous, and good times are frequent. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Description of Duties

Financial Management and Oversight (70%)

  • Ensure accuracy and compliance of all financial data and direct all reporting of financial information. Supervise Controller and serve as a technical and advisory resource.
  • Monitor the organization’s financial position and issue timely reports on its financial stability, variance from budget, and liquidity to the CEO and Board of Directors.
  • Oversee the budgeting process, ensure real time budget transparency and set up Program Directors to successfully manage their budgets.
  • Serve as primary liaison with external auditors, state and federal agencies.
  • Take responsibility for all tax filing and reporting.
  • Ensure all grant funds awarded and received are accounted for and expended in compliance with applicable laws and/or donor designation.
  • Work together with the VP Operations to ensure that Operations and Finance are working seamlessly together.
  • Provide oversight for best practice investing and the potential to grow an endowment.

Financial Reporting/Strategic Budget development (30%)

  • Work together with the CEO to strategically plan for and envision the growth of ILFI’s budget and mission in alliance with our strategic plan and establish best practices for financial growth and stability.
  • Work with the Development Director on an as-needed basis to develop budgets for grant applications.
  • Work with the Development Director to provide support for grant reporting.

Qualifications

REQUIRED:

  • 10 years of broad financial experience with at least 2 years experience in a high level and/or executive finance position
  • Extensive knowledge of nonprofit budgeting and accounting
  • Experience in a complex organization that has multiple funding sources, including earned and philanthropic income
  • CPA and/or MBA

DESIRED:

  • Experience working with multiple affiliated entities, both national and international.
  • Strong ability and affinity for basic office computer programs with the ability to learn new software applications. Hardware and software will be Mac based.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ILFI’s mission.

To Apply

Submit a resume and cover letter to employment@living-future.org. Please use the subject line: “Last Name, First Name – CFO”. Position is open until filled.

 

 We believe that our staff should reflect the diversity of the communities in which we live in order to achieve a living future that is socially just, cultural rich and ecologically restorative. We are committed to hiring and advancing staff that represent voices from traditionally underrepresented populations. IFLI is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

 


 

Inspector II – Two Vacancies

Position Opens:  November 17, 2017
Position Closes:  December 22, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Starting Salary:  $62,088 – $68,460 (Grade IV, Step A-C), depending on skills and experience
Teamsters Union Local 763
Relocation assistance will not be provided.
Work Week:  38.75 hours per week, Monday through Friday
To Apply:  Please email your resume to Susan Campbell at recruitment@pscleanair.org

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is a regional government agency created in 1967. Our jurisdiction covers King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties. The Agency works to protect public health, improve neighborhood air quality, and reduce our region’s contribution to climate change. We achieve our mission by monitoring air quality, sponsoring voluntary initiatives, educating people and businesses about air quality issues, and enforcing state and federal air quality laws.

Our Agency is composed of approximately 74 staff members including: inspectors, air resource specialists, engineers, meteorologists, monitoring technicians, project managers and communicators. Our operations are supported by a team of specialists, as well as IT services, human resources, legal, records management, finance and administrative staff. For more information on the Agency, please visit www.pscleanair.org. We are governed by a Board of Directors which includes elected officials from each of our four counties, a representative from the largest city in each county, and one member representing the public at large.

Also, as a part of the Agency’s strategic plan, we are deepening our commitment to equity and community engagement. We value an inclusive environment and equitable approaches to our work. We strive to be consistent yet equitable in our practices and policies, as well as in our external relationships among residents, businesses, and community partners. We also value equity, which means doing whatever it takes to ensure every person in our region has the same air-related health outcomes and benefits. The agency aims to do this while providing responsive customer service through our regulatory and monitoring work as well as partnering with communities to develop solutions through our voluntary programs.

The Agency is seeking two full time Inspector II’s to assure the Agency continues to meet our EPA inspection commitments, support the Agency’s Strategic Plan, promptly respond to citizen complaints, address significant air quality compliance problems in our region, provide technical assistance to our sources and community partners to reduce emissions, and maintain a sufficient field presence to conduct enforcement activities. This position is part of the Compliance Division and reports to a Manager – Inspection.

The job duties include inspecting and investigating a variety of air pollution sources to determine compliance with air quality regulations, responding to citizen complaints, providing technical assistance to businesses, educating and interacting with our community partners about reducing emissions; and promoting compliance with air quality regulations pursuant to agency policies and procedures.

The Agency has specific delegated mandates as required by the federal and state Clean Air Acts. This includes activities such as regulating businesses which have the potential to cause air pollution and providing technical assistance to assure compliance with federal, state and agency regulations. The Compliance and Legal Division and the activities of field inspectors directly support the Agency’s Strategic Plan, including Objectives 1.3, 1.4, 1.6, 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3.

There are both internal and external customers for this work. Internal customers are agency staff who support the activities of the field inspectors and staff who rely on information from inspectors, such as source evaluation reports, and information used in assessing annual source registration fees. Inspectors also work with internal staff assisting in outreach plans, efforts and implementation.

External customers are agency registered sources, Title V sources, sources subject to the asbestos and emission control standards; community based groups; EPA, Washington Department of Ecology, other governmental entities such as fire and building departments; and complainants and citizens who ask questions and/or seek information about regulatory compliance.

Position Qualifications

1. Knowledge of:

  • Federal, state and local environmental regulations; knowledge of air pollution control regulations desirable
  • Agency regulations and possess the necessary investigative skills to understand and inspect complex industrial processes with emission control equipment
  • Inspection procedures and safe methods of performing inspection tasks
  • Operation of emission sources and control devices used in air pollution control
  • Must be familiar with and follow agency and departmental practices, particularly those that pertain to good customer service, compliance assistance, and use of appropriate compliance tools
  • Proficiency in a second language, including ability to speak, read and write (Highly Desirable)

2. Ability to:

  • Conduct professional and thorough inspections and investigations of complex air emission sources and control devices at a variety of facilities
  • Interpret complex permit conditions during inspections; review test reports, monitoring data, etc., to determine compliance with permit conditions
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the regulated community, general public, staff and other agencies and participate in community outreach activities involving a variety of diverse communities
  • Gather information and organize it in a clear and concise manner
  • Organize and manage multiple priorities, being flexible and accommodating to respond to changing priorities
  • Exercise good project management skills
  • Work independently within a team context
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing. This includes concise report writing, giving public presentations and interacting with the media.
  • Exercise personal and professional judgment in a variety of ways, sometimes under hostile and stressful conditions
  • Serve as a witness in support of agency enforcement actions
  • Interpret and apply agency regulations, including field issuing enforcement related documents
  • Must have an intermediate proficiency level in computer skills
  • Work and interact with diverse communities in support of the Division’s environmental justice efforts
  • Physically perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Must have an intermediate proficiency level in computer skills and use of database systems
  • Work and interact with diverse communities in support of the Division’s environmental justice efforts

Other Requirements

  • Valid Washington driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the Agency’s Vehicle Insurance Policy
  • Job offer for this position will be contingent upon passing or having passed an odor acuity test, and smoke school (method 9)

Education and Experience

Candidates may have any combination of education and experience which provides the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the job.

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Environmental Science or Physical/Biological Sciences; or, Certificate of completion from a recognized Technical School; or proven relevant experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ responsible experience in field compliance, process control, industrial or heavy manufacturing operations, civil or military technical operations, code enforcement, investigation or inspection. Experience should include elements of business assistance, education, and/or other community work.

Benefits

The Agency provides an attractive benefits package which includes:

  • Washington Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) – All full-time employees are required to be part of PERS and choose between PERS 2 and 3
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Employees may also elect to participate in the Agency’s 125 Plan, Section 105
  • Employer paid public transit within the Agency jurisdiction
  • 10 paid holidays scheduled throughout the year plus 2 floating holidays
  • Sick leave and vacation leave accrual
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – the EAP provides a free confidential resource outside the workplace for full-time employees and immediate family members
  • Life Insurance – employer paid term life insurance equal to the employee’s annual salary
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Flexible work schedule 

 

  Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is an equal opportunity employer.

 


 

Attorney (.74 FTE)

Position Opens:  November 13, 2017
Position Closes:  December 22, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Starting Salary:  $68,139.69 – $75,172.94 (.74 FTE), depending on skills and experience
($45.70 to $50.39 per hour)
Full-time annualized starting salary range is $92,080.66 to $101,518.84
Work Week:  28.75 hours per week, Monday through Friday
To Apply:  Please email your resume to Susan Campbell at recruitment@pscleanair.org

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is a regional government agency created in 1967. Our jurisdiction covers King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties. The Agency works to protect public health, improve neighborhood air quality, and reduce our region’s contribution to climate change. We achieve our mission by monitoring air quality, sponsoring voluntary initiatives, educating people and businesses about air quality issues, and enforcing state and federal air quality laws.

Our Agency is composed of approximately 74 staff members including: inspectors, air resource specialists, engineers, meteorologists, monitoring technicians, project managers and communicators. Our operations are supported by a team of specialists, as well as IT services, human resources, legal, records management, finance and administrative staff. For more information on the Agency, please visit www.pscleanair.org. We are governed by a Board of Directors which includes elected officials from each of our four counties, a representative from the largest city in each county, and one member representing the public at large.

Also, as a part of the Agency’s strategic plan, we are deepening our commitment to equity and community engagement. We value an inclusive environment and equitable approaches to our work. We strive to be consistent yet equitable in our practices and policies, as well as in our external relationships among residents, businesses, and community partners. We also value equity, which means doing whatever it takes to ensure every person in our region has the same air-related health outcomes and benefits. The agency aims to do this while providing responsive customer service through our regulatory and monitoring work as well as partnering with communities to develop solutions through our voluntary programs.

Position Overview

The Attorney will perform general civil legal work, with an emphasis on environmental, personnel and regulatory law on a part-time basis. This position reports to the General Counsel and will work closely with the Executive Director, Human Resources Manager, Director of Compliance and Managing Inspectors. The specific job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Representing the Agency at the Pollution Control Hearings Board and in court on civil matters
  • Providing legal advice and support to permitting and inspection teams
  • Providing legal advice and support on public records issues
  • Conducting research and provide other support regarding environmental laws
  • Providing legal advice to the Executive Director, Directors, and Human Resource Manager on personnel, labor and other legal matters
  • Conducting research and provide other support regarding personnel, labor and employment law
  • Reviewing routine requests for proposal and contracts
  • Researching and drafting routine policies and procedures
  • In the General Counsel’s absence, supervising the Paralegal and Legal Assistant
  • Performing other work as assigned by the General Counsel/Director of Compliance

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Federal, state and local laws applicable to public agencies, such as public records and open public meetings
  • Federal, state and local environmental laws
  • Litigation experience
  • Excellent attention to detail and deadlines
  • Manage variety of assignments
  • Represent Agency in legal proceedings in professional and ethical manner
  • Legal research and analytical skills
  • High quality legal writing skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Work independently and exercise good judgment
  • Work well with others on a team
  • Negotiations, organization, presentation, problem-solving, time-management skills and basic business acumen.

Education and Experience

Candidates may have any combination of education and experience which provides the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the job.

  • Education required: Law degree, with license to practice in the state of Washington and a member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association
  • Experience preferred: Minimum three to five years of increasingly responsible professional attorney work, preferably in municipal law and/or the public sector.

Benefits

The Agency provides an attractive benefits package which includes:

  • Washington Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) – All full-time employees are required to be part of PERS and choose between PERS 2 and 3
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Employees may also elect to participate in the Agency’s 125 Plan, Section 105
  • Employer paid public transit within the Agency jurisdiction
  • 10 paid holidays scheduled throughout the year plus 2 floating holidays
  • Sick leave and vacation leave accrual
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – the EAP provides a free confidential resource outside the workplace for full-time employees and immediate family members
  • Life Insurance – employer paid term life insurance equal to the employee’s annual salary
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Flexible work schedule 

 

  Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is an equal opportunity employer.

 


 

Political Strategies Assistant

Full-Time Position

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is seeking an administrative assistant to support its Political Strategies Department (PSD). The Political Strategies Assistant is directly supervised by the Director of Strategy and primarily supports the Legislative Director, Field Director, and Activism Coordinator.

Overview

The ACLU of Washington is part of the American Civil Liberties Union, the country’s premier guardian of liberty. We work in courts, legislatures, and communities to protect and extend American rights to freedom, fairness, justice and equality. The ACLU is both nonprofit and nonpartisan.

Whether it’s ending mass incarceration and police brutality, achieving full equality for LGBT people, protecting privacy in the digital age, preserving the right to vote, or ensuring reproductive freedom, the ACLU is willing to take on tough civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. And we’re successful. In Washington state, our recent victories include winning a lawsuit for a gay couple denied service by their local florist, a major victory for Latinx voting rights in Yakima, a ruling that stops the horrific practice of warehousing mentally ill persons in jails without mental health treatment, and much more. The ACLU stands for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law.

The ACLU-WA’s staff of 30+ employees and numerous volunteers work in a fast-paced, friendly and professional office in downtown Seattle. We are supported by more than 75,000 members, activists, and donors.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support to the Director of Strategy, Field and Legislative Directors, and Activism Coordinator; manage their calendars and electronic and paper files; make occasional travel arrangements.
  • With attention to detail and professionalism, draft, produce, and proof-read e-mails, letters, and other materials.
  • Arrange meetings, take notes, prepare background materials, and handle follow-up actions.
  • Communicate confidently and respectfully with legislative staff, ACLU leaders, and allies.
  • Handle production and distribution of field and legislative mailings.
  • Using online databases, track progress of relevant ballot initiatives.
  • Supervise PSD volunteers and interns, ensuring high levels of performance and efficiency.
  • Coordinate logistics of Field and Legislative events and assist staff with other events. Assignments may sometimes involve working with staff in other departments, including assisting the Communications Department with outreach efforts.
  • Work closely with the PSD Team and the Legislative Session Aide to provide administrative support during the state legislative session.
  • Occasionally attend other ACLU events. Help facilitate the smooth running of the office.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

  • At least two years of administrative experience, preferably related to non-profits or issue advocacy.
  • Excellent word processing skills. Computer proficiency; mastery of MS Office Suite, including Outlook and Excel, and use of the Internet. Strong writing and online research skills.
  • Strong organizational skills to maintain record systems and to initiate improvements in consultation with supervisors.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle stress well, to produce work reflecting consistent attention to accuracy, and to coordinate numerous concurrent projects, often under tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage details, resourcefully solve problems, and follow through with a minimum of direct supervision.
  • Excellent communications skills over the phone, by email, and in person, with staff, volunteers, allies, and other outside callers. A confident and professional presentation.
  • Ability to supervise volunteers and work cooperatively with others.
  • A commitment to diversity within the office; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstance.
  • An understanding of and enthusiasm for civil liberties and civil rights.
  • Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.

This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act. This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the description or the posting at any time without advance notice.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary is based on experience and qualifications. Benefits include three weeks of vacation to start, medical and disability insurance, a retirement plan, and an ORCA card.

Application Procedure

To apply, email a letter of application and resume to Jobs@aclu-wa.org and include in the subject line of the email: your last name and Political Strategies Assistant. In your letter, please indicate where you learned of the posting. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, at which time the job announcement will be removed from our website at www.ACLU-WA.org/AboutUs/Jobs.

 

 The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.

The ACLU of Washington comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, Inc. and the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington Foundation. The two corporations share the same overall mission, office space, and employees. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU” or “ACLU of Washington.”

 


Legislative Session Aide

Full-Time, Short-Term Position
December 2017 – March 2018

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is seeking a full-time, short-term Legislative Session Aide. The Legislative Session Aide is part of the Political Strategies Department, which consists of legislative and field staff who advance the ACLU-WA’s priorities at the state and local level and strategically involve ACLU-WA supporters in that effort.

The Legislative Session Aide will support the Legislative Director prior to and during the 2018 state legislative session. The Legislative Director is primarily in Olympia during the session and relies on the Session Aide, who works in our Seattle office, to manage scheduling, bill analysis and tracking, and conduct other important support work. The Session Aide also works within a closely coordinated five-person team consisting of the Director of Strategy, Field Director, and Activism Coordinator (based in Seattle) in addition to the Legislative Director. This is a full-time, temporary position which begins December 4, 2017, and continues through two weeks after the conclusion of the 2018 legislative session, currently slated for March.

Overview

The ACLU of Washington has long had a strong and effective presence in the state legislative arena, advocating for policies that advance civil liberties and pressing to change troublesome measures. The ACLU’s advocacy is strictly nonpartisan, and we work with individuals from all political parties.

Whether it’s ending mass incarceration and police brutality, achieving full equality for LGBT people, protecting privacy in the digital age, preserving the right to vote, or ensuring reproductive freedom, the ACLU is willing to take on tough civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. The ACLU stands for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or national origin.

The ACLU-WA’s staff of 30+ employees and numerous volunteers work in a fast-paced, friendly and professional office in downtown Seattle. We are supported by more than 75,000 members, activists, and donors.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support to the Legislative Director.
  • Track a high volume of bills at a fast pace using the legislature’s online bill tracker and Excel spreadsheets, and manage related electronic and paper files.
  • Coordinate and update the Legislative Director’s hearing calendar, including testimony on bills of interest.
  • Coordinate the schedule of lawmaker and staff meetings for the Legislative Director.
  • Coordinate the assignment and timely completion of bill analysis from various ACLU-WA staff.
  • Occasionally travel to Olympia to help with coordinated testimony at hearings or deliveries of ACLU-WA materials to lawmaker offices.
  • Develop an understanding of bills concerning civil liberties and the ability to communicate about them to stakeholders.
  • Communicate confidently and respectfully with legislative and ACLU-WA staff.
  • With attention to detail and professionalism, draft, produce, and proof-read e-mails and letters, and produce other materials.
  • Keep up-to-date on current legislative work and respond to questions from staff and others.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Experience working in a legislative environment, such as in a lawmaker’s office or with an advocacy organization, is highly desirable.
  • Excellent word processing and computer skills, including mastery of MS Office Suite, Excel, databases, and the Internet.
  • Experience with or ability to quickly learn to use bill tracking software online at leg.wa.gov.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills, preferably related to non-profits or advocacy, to maintain legislative calendars and to initiate improvements in consultation with supervisors.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle stress well, to produce work reflecting consistent attention to accuracy and detail, and to coordinate numerous concurrent projects often under tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage details, resourcefully solve problems and follow through with a minimum of direct supervision.
  • Strong writing and online research skills.
  • Ability to absorb and retain information regarding ACLU projects and legislation, and to communicate that information effectively to a variety of audiences, including legislative staff.
  • Ability to reach out via phone and obtain results through persistent communication.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; proven ability to work well with people with a wide range of interests, skills and concerns.
  • A confident and professional presentation.
  • A commitment to diversity; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstance.
  • An understanding of and enthusiasm for civil liberties and civil rights.
  • A valid Washington State driver’s license for occasional travel to Olympia and elsewhere in the state.

This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the description or the posting at any time without advance notice. This position is “non-exempt” under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary is based on experience and qualifications. Benefits include health leave, disability insurance, matching 401(k) plan and bus pass.

Application Procedure

To apply, email a letter of application and resume to Jobs@aclu-wa.org and include in the subject line of the email: your last name and Legislative Session Aide. In your letter, please indicate where you learned of the posting. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, at which time the job announcement will be removed from our website at www.ACLU-WA.org/AboutUs/Jobs.

 The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.

The ACLU of Washington comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, Inc. and the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington Foundation. The two corporations share the same overall mission, office space, and employees. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU” or “ACLU of Washington.”

 


NOW HIRING!

Non Profit Management:
Regional Director Membership (King County)

$60,000-$65,000 per year, full-time with excellent health & leave benefits

As Regional Director Membership, King County located in Bellevue you will lead one of our most diverse and complex membership regions to build upon our success and substantially contribute to our organizational goals and strategies.  Your oversight will reach 13,000 Girl Scout members, 6,000 volunteers and a team of 14 staff members.  With your stellar management skills, you will oversee, develop and inspire a cross-functional, dedicated team to ensure that Girl Scouts is marketed and accessible to both girls and adult volunteers.  Bring your record of community engagement, marketing, fund development or non-profit board experience to play at the Girl Scouts of Western Washington (www.girlscoutsww.org).  Like you, we value a culture of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

As our next Regional Director use your marketing and outreach skills to implement an integrated strategy that includes member recruitment and retention, volunteer management and support of regionally responsive programming.  Your mission, should you choose to accept it: ensure the many diverse communities of girls and volunteers in King County understand that Girl Scouts offers fulfilling, fun, and flexible experiences.  In other words, help us grow our membership base.

What’s in it for you?  A great opportunity to be a part of our collaborative leadership team, and champion our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.  Plus, we’ve got benefits!  Starting with three weeks of paid vacation, sick leave and a two week paid holiday break.  We’ve got you covered with individual health, wellness and 403b retirement benefits too.  Need a day off for volunteerism and professional development?  No Problem!  Our Bellevue office is conveniently located near the 520/405 interchange.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to careers@girlscoutsww.org and please indicate this position title, your last name and where you saw this posting in the subject line of your e-mail.  In your cover letter please tell us how your specific experiences and accomplishments match our needs and mission.  No Relocation Assistance Provided.

For the complete job listing, please visit:
https://www.girlscoutsww.org/en/about-girl-scouts/our-council/careers/regional-director-bellevue.html

  Girl Scouts of Western Washington strives to be an organization that is welcoming to people from every facet of our community. Girl Scouts of Western Washington values diversity. Girl Scouts is a welcoming, inclusive organization. Girl Scouts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.