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Metropolitan King County Council Chief Legal Counsel

Closes:  September 11, 2017 at 11:59 pm

Salary Range:  $150,301 – $202,139 (DOQ)

The Metropolitan King County Council is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic attorney with a passion for Public Policy, Leadership and Professionalism to join our team. The Chief Legal Counsel serves as a legal advisor to the Council and staff on a variety of matters dealing with public policy, legislation, and Council actions. The ideal candidate will be adept at municipal law, and the powers and duties of public officials and agencies.

The Chief Legal Counsel is a senior level professional position and supervises the work of the Senior Deputy Legal Counsel. This position operates with considerable latitude in providing legal advice and proposed solutions for consideration by decision makers to support the Council in fulfilling its mission.

The most competitive candidates will have an in-depth knowledge of County government and the theories and practices of civil and administrative law as they relate to local government. This is an exciting opportunity to join the King County Council staff and help provide excellent regional services to county residents. The position requires effective collaboration with Councilmembers, staff, the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney the County Executive and departments, other units of governments, and members of the public.

Job Duties:

In order to be considered for this opportunity, applicants at a MINIMUM must:

  1. Possess a Law Degree from an accredited school of law.
  2. Have significant experience in municipal law; 10 or more years’ experience is a plus.
  3. Be a member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association.

And demonstrate the skills and ability necessary to:

  • Advise elected officials and staff on public meetings, records laws, legislative matters, personnel issues, policies, and claims and lawsuits involving the County and other legal issues.
  • Define and Analyze complex legal issues and problems, research and organize facts.
  • Evaluate alternatives and develop sound conclusions and recommendations.
  • Review legal documents to implement Council policy, rule changes and other determinations.
  • Represent the legal interests of the Council at meetings involving legal issues with the Executive branch, other County agencies, other jurisdictions, business, community and groups dealing with the County.

Our Ideal Candidate Will:

  • Possess a Law Degree from an accredited school of law and significant municipal law experience relevant to this position; OR any combination of education and experience that clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the scope of the job duties. Experience working directly for elected officials and/or in municipal law is a plus. 
  • Must be a member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association.
  • Prepare and Deliver statements of fact, law and argument clearly, logically and persuasively.
  • Demonstrate the ability to exercise sound, independent judgment within general policy guidelines and legal parameters; remain neutral on issues where there are competing political agendas and to use a high degree of tact, discretion and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive situations and concerned or upset individuals.
  • Have an in-depth knowledge of municipal codes, County ordinances, state and federal law and regulation, court decisions and other legal requirements applicable to Council and general municipal government functions, operations and personnel within King County is a plus. 
  • Advanced expertise and experience in legislative processes, intergovernmental and community issues and challenges within King County is a plus.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with elected officials, staff, representatives of other public agencies, county executive and departments, and members of the public.
  • Apply a variety of verbal and writing techniques that inform diverse audiences to understand complex legal issues.
  • Be flexible and adapt as required, while working in a multi-faceted and sometimes ambiguous environment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and strong grounding with local and state elected officials, divisions of government, citizen groups and private sector associations.

Compensation & How to Apply:

This position is open to all qualified candidates. The annual salary range for this position is $150,301 – $202,139 (DOQ) and includes paid medical, dental and vision insurance as well as a generous vacation and leave program. To see all of King County’s benefits, please visit our website at:  http://kingcounty.gov/jobs/benefits.aspx.

Application Process:

The following items are required to be considered for this position:

  1. NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line or paper application,
  2. Responses to Supplemental questions,
  3. Cover letter which clearly describes why you are the most competitive candidate, and
  4. Resume.

Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the relevant information in the application. Providing the information only on a resume or cover letter will not be considered complete.

A complete job description can be downloaded by going to: Job Description

Additional Information:

The successful candidate would start employment as Assistant Chief Legal Counsel on January 1, 2018 and convert to Chief Legal Counsel on April 1, 2018 when the present Chief Legal Counsel retires.

Employment is at-will and for an initial term of two years under a contract approved by the Council and the Presiding Judge of the King County Superior Court.

Necessary Special Requirements:
 The selected candidate will be required to pass a background investigation.

Selection Process:

Applications will be screened for clarity, completeness and qualifications, including background in directly related experience. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in a practical written examination that will be sent to them on September 21 or 22, 2017 and due by 8:00 AM on September 27, 2017. If you are selected to move forward upon completion of the test you will be notified directly. The following steps will include:

  • October 31, 2017 – Interview with the staff screening panel;
  • November 6, 2017 – Meet with Councilmembers;
  • November 13, 2017 – Interview with the Council’s Employment and Administration Committee, sometime between the hours of 10:00-11:30 a.m;
  • November 20, 2017 – The Council approves the Employment Committee’s recommendation.

Please note these dates may change. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity to join County government, please contact Tracy Calderon at 206-477-0979 or tracy.calderon@kingcounty.gov.

 King County Council is committed to upholding and promoting equal opportunity in employment. The Council encourages people of all backgrounds, cultures and religions to apply, including veterans, people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities. We value diversity and strive to hire a workforce that reflects the community that we serve. We believe a diverse workforce is a strong workforce.

 

 


Community Connector – Mandarin/Cantonese-speaking

Asian Counseling and Referral Service, a non-profit organization, promotes social justice and the well being and empowerment of Asian Pacific American individuals, families and communities; including immigrants, refugees, and native born; by developing, providing and advocating for innovative community-based multilingual and multicultural services.

DEPARTMENT: Aging and Adult Services

SUPERVISOR: Senior Nutrition and Assistance Manager

STATUS: Part-Time / Regular

SALARY: Depending on experience

BENEFITS:
Medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and LTD disability insurance; health and dependent care FSAs; EAP and travel insurance, generous vacation/sick/holiday pay; 403(b) and pension plans.

PURPOSE:
Provides culturally competent and linguistically accessible information and assistance services to limited English-speaking Asian American and Pacific Islander elderly and adults living with disabilities. Services are holistic, person centered, and strengths-based with the overall goal of helping individuals to live a meaningful, independent life in the community.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Conducts interviews with clients to identify service needs and develop a written, personalized service plan. Delivers services based on plan, including client visits at their homes and other community locations accessible to them.
  2. Provides client advocacy in attaining services and assistance in areas such as housing, medical resources, financial assistance, legal advocacy, personal care service, transportation, translation/interpretation, daily living skills, family support, and crisis intervention.
  3. Follows up with clients to determine whether culturally relevant service is being provided through consultation to a case supervisor, progress notes, and service plans.
  4. Participates in development and implementation of social and related activities for ACRS’ senior congregate meal program. Provides general translation/interpretation assistance to ACRS nutrition program participants.
  5. Prepares concise, complete, and accurate program documentation according to agency policy and system standards and in a timely manner. Maintains complete and accurate case files and records. Expected to meet program documentation and client confidentiality per agency policy.
  6. Performs program outreach and functions in the community. Explains program policy and services to others.
  7. Participates in trainings, meetings, consultations, and conferences.
  8. Coordinates and cooperates with other agencies and organizations to ensure quality care to clients. Develops and maintains knowledge, resource file, and close working relationships with City of Seattle Aging and Disability Services (ADS), health care providers, and other social service and ethnic community resources.
  9. Other job-related duties as assigned by management.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
Regularly required to walk; use hands and arms to reach and operate objects, tools, or controls. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Some work will be performed offsite (ie. outside classes or meetings with employers). The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or social/behavioral science; OR Associate’s degree or equivalent in social work or social/behavioral science plus three (3) years of social services experience.
  • Ability to provide effective and respectful quality care and services that are responsive to diverse cultural beliefs and practices. Must be fluent in Cantonese or Mandarin language and English language. Knowledge of AAPI cultures is required.
  • Knowledge of aging process; aging network service delivery system; other service delivering systems in the community; purpose of Information & Assistance/Case Management program and services it providers; and responsibility of Information & Assistance/Case Management Staff.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member with professional and support staff; analyze and draw conclusions from case records; apply case work principles to individual situations; and exercise judgment and organize multiple tasks.
  • Must have reliable transportation. If using a personal or an agency vehicle to fulfill job duties, must have a valid policy. If using a personal vehicle, must have current auto insurance including coverage for work-related business.
  • Effective ability to navigate a personal computer. Competency in use of the Microsoft Office and other relevant software for word processing, calendaring, e-mail, and data entry. Efficiently research and perform various tasks via the internet.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

SEND RESUME TO:
Asian Counseling and Referral Service
Attn: Human Resources
3639 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S
Seattle, WA 98144
hr@acrs.org

Asian Counseling and Referral Service is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to persons of disability. ACRS does not and will not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, gender identity, marital status, national origin, parental status, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, use of a service animal, military or veteran status. Equal access to programs, services and employment is available to all persons. Those individuals requiring accommodation should notify ACRS in advance. ACRS is a Tobacco-Free Campus.

 

 


Community Living Connections Specialist – Vietnamese-speaking

Asian Counseling and Referral Service, a non-profit organization, promotes social justice and the well being and empowerment of Asian Pacific American individuals, families and communities; including immigrants, refugees, and native born; by developing, providing and advocating for innovative community-based multilingual and multicultural services.

DEPARTMENT: Aging and Adult Services

SUPERVISOR: Senior Nutrition and Assistance Manager

STATUS: Part-Time / Regular  (34 hours/week)

SALARY: Depending on experience

BENEFITS:
Medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and LTD disability insurance; health and dependent care FSAs; EAP and travel insurance, generous vacation/sick/holiday pay; 403(b) and pension plans.

PURPOSE:
Provides culturally competent and linguistically accessible information and assistance services to limited English-speaking Asian American and Pacific Islander elderly and adults living with disabilities. Services are holistic, person centered, and strengths-based with the overall goal of helping individuals to live a meaningful, independent life in the community.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Conducts interviews with clients to identify service needs and develop a written, personalized service plan. Delivers services based on plan, including client visits at their homes and other community locations accessible to them.
  2. Provides client advocacy in attaining services and assistance in areas such as housing, medical resources, financial assistance, legal advocacy, personal care service, transportation, translation/interpretation, daily living skills, family support, and crisis intervention.
  3. Follows up with clients to determine whether culturally relevant service is being provided through consultation to a case supervisor, progress notes, and service plans.
  4. Participates in development and implementation of social and related activities for ACRS’ senior congregate meal program. Provides general translation/interpretation assistance to ACRS nutrition program participants.
  5. Prepares concise, complete, and accurate program documentation according to agency policy and system standards and in a timely manner. Maintains complete and accurate case files and records. Expected to meet program documentation and client confidentiality per agency policy.
  6. Performs program outreach and functions in the community. Explains program policy and services to others.
  7. Participates in trainings, meetings, consultations, and conferences.
  8. Coordinates and cooperates with other agencies and organizations to ensure quality care to clients. Develops and maintains knowledge, resource file, and close working relationships with City of Seattle Aging and Disability Services (ADS), health care providers, and other social service and ethnic community resources.
  9. Other job-related duties as assigned by management.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
Regularly required to walk; use hands and arms to reach and operate objects, tools, or controls. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Some work will be performed offsite (ie. outside classes or meetings with employers). The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or social/behavioral science; OR Associate’s degree or equivalent in social work or social/behavioral science plus three (3) years of social services experience.
  • Ability to provide effective and respectful quality care and services that are responsive to diverse cultural beliefs and practices. Must be fluent in Vietnamese language. Knowledge of API cultures is required.
  • Knowledge of aging process; aging network service delivery system; other service delivering systems in the community; purpose of Information & Assistance/Case Management program and services it providers; and responsibility of Information & Assistance/Case Management Staff.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member with professional and support staff; analyze and draw conclusions from case records; apply case work principles to individual situations; and exercise judgment and organize multiple tasks.
  • Must have reliable transportation. If using a personal or an agency vehicle to fulfill job duties, must have a valid policy. If using a personal vehicle, must have current auto insurance including coverage for work-related business.
  • Effective ability to navigate a personal computer. Competency in use of the Microsoft Office and other relevant software for word processing, calendaring, e-mail, and data entry. Efficiently research and perform various tasks via the internet.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

SEND RESUME TO:
Asian Counseling and Referral Service
Attn: Human Resources
3639 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S
Seattle, WA 98144
hr@acrs.org

  Asian Counseling and Referral Service is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to persons of disability. ACRS does not and will not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, gender identity, marital status, national origin, parental status, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, use of a service animal, military or veteran status. Equal access to programs, services and employment is available to all persons. Those individuals requiring accommodation should notify ACRS in advance. ACRS is a Tobacco-Free Campus.

 


Executive Director

The Seattle Globalist is a nonprofit media and education organization that elevates diverse voices through media. Our daily online publication covers race, social justice, immigration, and the connections between local and global issues in the Pacific Northwest. Our newsroom model and education programs break barriers to entry in media for women, immigrants and people of color. We envision a media environment that truly represents the world we live in, and supports an informed and engaged community.

And we’re looking for our next Executive Director to guide our organization into its next era!
Read on or check out the full description here.

The Opportunity

Launched in 2012, Seattle Globalist is young, dynamic organization that has grown fast in the context of an ever-shifting media landscape. The Globalist is at a powerful moment in its history, exponentially increasing funds to build robust support for quality media created by diverse voices. The organization is also in a moment of transition as it becomes fully independent from the University of Washington’s Department of Communication, which subsidized operations for its first five years.

The next generation of Globalist leadership will have the opportunity to build the organization from a solid foundation of strong financial support from individuals and institutions.

Key Responsibilities

Leadership & Vision

  • Engage staff and board to develop and articulate strategic vision to achieve the mission.
  • Actively engage and energize key stakeholders including board members, partner organizations, and funders. Actively develop new partnerships and opportunities.
  • Model and support ethical and community-oriented practices.

Fundraising

  • Cultivate, maintain, and leverage revenue-generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and expansion.
  • Supervise nascent major gifts and sustaining member programs.
  • Cultivate new and existing foundation funding relationships.
  • Develop and support new and existing earned revenue streams.

Communications

  • Serve as chief spokesperson for The Seattle Globalist and persuasively communicate the mission.
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of online and offline marketing and external communications.

Financial Management & Fiscal Oversight

  • Design and oversee annual budget and operate within budgetary constraints.
  • Provide monthly financial reports to the Board of Directors.
  • Liaise with monthly bookkeeper and Board Treasurer on financial matters.

Operations Oversight

  • Ensure quality in all areas of operations: programs, financial management, administration, fundraising, communications, and systems.
  • Oversee donor database, WordPress website, internal Google accounts, and office administration

Staff Management

  • Hire, lead, coach, develop, and retain Seattle Globalist staff.

Board Engagement

  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors.
  • Track Board terms and renewals.
  • Maintain Board of Directors Handbook and supporting materials.

Ideal Candidate

The ED must possess an unwavering commitment to The Seattle Globalist’s mission, and be ready to take on leadership of an organization at a moment of foundation building and transformation.

Ideal Experience, Skills, and Qualities

  • Excellence in organizational management with demonstrated ability to coach staff, lead and develop high-performance teams, and set and achieve strategic objectives.
  • Fiscal management skills, and demonstrated ability to manage a significant organizational or project budget.
  • Proven marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures. Experience raising a significant organizational or project budget.
  • Multidisciplinary project management skills with an understanding of the administrative systems needed to successfully operate a small nonprofit.
  • Impeccable written and verbal communication skills. We are looking for a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Unwavering commitment to undoing systems of oppression in media, and a willingness to engage in personal and organizational reflection, critical dialogue, and growth around issues of race and other oppressions.
  • Demonstrated success collaborating with diverse constituents from a variety of income levels, language skills, immigration statuses, ages, and cultures.
  • Experience in both nonprofit and media environments.
  • Action-oriented, collaborative, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative. Ability to be flexible while addressing challenges in a growing, changing organization.
  • Integrity: Sets and exemplifies high ethical standards and holds self and others accountable for conduct.
  • Passion for storytelling, community engagement, and ethical journalism.
  • Comfort operating within the digital media space.
  • Idealistic, mission-driven, and self-directed.
  • Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, business, or leadership studies, or equivalent educational, work, and volunteer experience.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full‐time exempt position that reports to the Board of Directors. It requires a willingness to work some evenings and weekends. Competitive benefits package, 11 paid holidays plus three weeks paid time off, generous family leave policy, annual professional development stipend, and use of media equipment for personal projects.

Expected Salary: $60,000

To Apply

Please submit a single Word or .pdf document containing a cover letter and resume. Please include your full name in the file name. Email all materials to hiring@seattleglobalist.com with the subject “Executive Director Application.” To ensure consideration, please apply by Friday, September 2. All applications will be given serious consideration upon receipt. No phone calls, please.

 

   We believe diversity is critical to achieving our mission, and seek to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. The Seattle Globalist is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. The Seattle Globalist actively and enthusiastically supports applications from people of color, immigrants, women, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, and members of other groups historically underrepresented in the media.

 


Director of Strategy

The ACLU of WA is seeking a savvy, dynamic, and seasoned political strategist to help build and lead a new Political Strategies Department and to bring to bear advocacy and political strategies to ensure that work throughout the office takes the most effective approaches to achieve our goals.

Building upon our strong record of policy advocacy, the Director will work with our staff to develop multi-faceted, long-range campaigns, while at the same time, ensuring that we respond quickly to immediate opportunities to make an impact. Candidates should be experienced enough to bring additional political acumen to an already strong staff. Our lawyers, policy experts, and other professionals work in sometimes fast-changing situations and are able to take advantage of opportunities while adhering to civil liberties principles and treating others respectfully. We value readiness and reliability, and we pay particular attention to the rights of those who have historically been marginalized. We seek a leader who shares these qualities and can apply them to gain effective outcomes.

Overview

The ACLU-WA is one of the ten largest affiliates of the ACLU with more than 80,000 members and activists. It has a reputation for its impact litigation, robust integrated advocacy, and effective communications to advance freedom, fairness, equality, and justice. Its staff of 38 employees and numerous interns and volunteers work in a fast-paced, friendly, and professional office. We work closely and collaboratively with the nationwide network of ACLU offices and with community groups and leaders throughout the state. Work at the ACLU involves teamwork, strong attention to detail, excellent communications skills, and a passion for our mission.

The ACLU-WA has long had strong legislative and field programs. We have played a vital role in the legislature’s adoption and defeat of numerous bills. We have also participated as leaders of campaigns to safeguard abortion rights, legalize marijuana, and win marriage equality. With our growing base of activists, we can have an even greater impact on opinion leaders and policy makers.

The new Political Strategies Department will initially include our Legislative Director, who is the organization’s chief representative before the Washington Legislature with primary responsibility for legislative and executive branch advocacy; our Field Director, who works to support, strengthen and mobilize our network of organizational allies to advance ACLU priorities; and an Activism Coordinator who relates to the new national ACLU People Power program. The Director will report to the Executive Director.

Primary Responsibilities

Advocacy strategies. Work with staff to assess political opportunities and ensure decisions are made based on strong strategic rationales; take the lead in bringing together staff to consider strategy questions that don’t neatly fit within existing work plans. Help develop, track, and assess implementation of strategies to move the public and elected officials on key issues on our civil liberties agenda. Consult on strategic litigation decisions and help develop advocacy plans to utilize cases for maximum political impact.

Campaigns. Collaborating with staff, develop long- and short-range campaigns building towards meaningful reform on selected ACLU issues. Provide vision, direction, and oversight for statewide campaigns, incorporating lobbying, communications, litigation, grassroots action, and other tactics. Serve as a political consultant to staff in projects and other departments to build and strengthen our organizational capacities.

Constituent action. Provide vision and guidance as we develop and implement strategies to deploy 80,000 ACLU-WA members, People Power activists, and other supporters to advance selected priorities. Oversee ACLU-WA’s participation in strategic coalitions.

Leadership. Collaborate with senior staff to provide overall advocacy leadership to the ACLU-WA, help establish key priorities and organizational direction. Ensure that the work of the ACLU-WA is strategic, collaborative, and consistent with ACLU policy.   Enhance understanding of ACLU issues, policies, and strategies among the staff.

Qualifications

  • A combination of ten years of experience in leading major issue political campaigns and working in senior policy positions that required significant political judgment and management finesse.
  • Successful experience driving strategies toward long-term goals, grounded in principles of equity and inclusion.
  • Excellent organizational skills including exceptional attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines and accomplish work in order of priority.
  • A practiced public speaker and very strong writer and editor, with the ability to handle controversial issues with delicacy and to translate complex information for delivery to a variety of audiences.
  • Accessible, flexible, decisive, and collaborative management style that inspires trust and confidence, inspires staff to work together in pursuit of a common mission, and holds them accountable for accomplishment of objectives.  Ability to provide clear direction, delegate well and assume ultimate responsibility.
  • A commitment to diversity; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance.
  • The ability to respect differences while working toward shared goals, and to be comfortable with periods of ambiguity.
  • Ability to develop and nurture highly talented and diverse staff.
  • A diplomatic advocate with active listening skills who can negotiate, resolve disputes, and maintain constructive working relationships with people at all levels, both within and outside of the organization. Self-confidence, high energy level, grace under pressure, and rapid responses to crises.
  • A commitment to the goals and mission of the ACLU. Exemplary professional workplace behavior, and a commitment to the values of reliability, respect, accountability, and compassion. Flexibility, determination and good humor.

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 and/or posting at any time without advance notice. This position is “exempt” under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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 Director of Strategy. 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/careers

 

 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 of Washington.”

 


Job Opening: Children’s Ministry Director

University Congregational UCC is a large, dynamic, progressive church in the University District of Seattle, WA. We are seeking a Director of Children’s Ministry to engage and support the spiritual growth of our 100+ children, ages 0-11 years-old, and their families.

Preferred background, experiences include: teaching, church leadership, seminary training.

Further information, required qualifications and application process available at: https://universityucc.org/job-opening-childrens-ministry-director/

 

 


Donor Relations & Events Manager

Washington Environmental Council (WEC) and Washington Conservation Voters (WCV) are nonprofit, statewide advocacy organizations that drive positive change to solve our state’s most pressing environmental challenges. For 50 years, WEC has been at the forefront of environmental protection in the state, securing laws and policies that safeguard the health of our families and our environment. WCV is the statewide political voice for the environment, working to elect environmental champions to state and local offices and hold officials accountable for their environmental actions.

By effectively combining the policy know-how of WEC with the political know-how of WCV, we have reshaped how environmental protection is achieved in Washington State. Combined, we have a staff of 30 and work in a LEED-certified building in downtown Seattle with a view of Elliott Bay.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Donor Relations and Events Manager is responsible for the management, implementation and growth of WEC’s and WCV’s signature fundraising events: Green Gala (late winter/early spring), Summer Swell (June), and the Breakfast of Champions (early October). Combined these events attract 1500 people and currently gross over $600,000 for our two organizations. This position is responsible for developing mission-driven events including overall event themes, ensuring our equity work is reflected in a variety of ways, managing budgets and timelines, developing and implementing marketing and outreach plans, negotiating with vendors, and ensuring all other aspects of the events are moving forward. Additionally, this position plans a limited number of political fundraising events.

The Donor Relations and Events Manager is a .65 FTE salaried position that requires the ability to work increased hours leading up to and just after an event, including evening and weekend work. Following each event, the schedule would revert to more uniform part-time schedule. Given the timing of our events, there is flexibility in the schedule with the ability to take some extended time off in the summer if that is desirable.

This position reports to the Development Director and manages a full-time Development and Events Associate. The Development and Events Associate devotes approximately 40-50% of their time to supporting our fundraising events.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Lead the planning and execution of our signature fundraising events from start to finish ensuring a positive guest experience and meeting fundraising goals. This includes:

OVERALL PROJECT MANAGEMENT:

  • In coordination with the Development Director, set the event revenue goals and strategy and work with staff and board to ensure we’re tracking toward those goals.
  • Develop and manage implementation plans, budgets, and timelines to meet event benchmarks.
  • Manage event committees and their activities, which includes developing meeting agendas, tracking action items and needed follow-up, and reporting on progress.
  • Ensure Development Associate is effectively implementing procurement efforts for silent auction and mystery bags.
  • Ensure effective systems are in place that support key aspects of the events and are functional and producing needed results.
  • Negotiate contracts with hotels, caterers, auctioneer, audio visual and other service providers or vendors.
  • Ensure the visual design and layout of the room support our program goals and guest satisfaction.
  • Ensure event data is being entered and tracked and analyze performance to inform needed changes in strategy.
  • Identify the number and type of volunteers needed for the event; recruit, train and manage event volunteers or ensure others are handling this.
  • Serve as day of event lead, managing timelines, set-up and close-out, supplies, logistics, and troubleshooting.
  • Develop and oversee implementation of post-event “clean-up” plan including gift entry, thanking attendees, donors, and vendors, tracking down outstanding pledges and other related tasks.
  • Recruit, train and manage event interns as needed.

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT:

  • Collaborate with staff and board to develop the overall goals, themes and creative vision associated with the events so they reinforce organizational mission and brand.
  • Working closely with the communications team and other key staff, lead the development of event program including the identification and recruitment of speakers, videos, and other key elements that describe or support our programs.
  • Work with staff and board to ensure the events reflect our equity work and speak to an audience broader than just our historically white membership.
  • Assist in the development and coaching of the “ask” in partnership with the Development Director and other key staff.

AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT / EVENT ATTENDANCE:

  • Manage table captain recruitment, outreach and stewardship process to meet attendance goals and build a deeper base of repeat table captains.
  • Analyze donor and attendee data and conduct outreach to board and staff to create targeted guest and table captain prospect lists; develop and implement outreach plans.
  • Provide ongoing event related communication to guests, board members, and staff.
  • Oversee event registration process, tracking registration and progress toward event goals; reach out to sponsors regarding their tables; develop day of seating plan.
  • Ensure name tags are prepared and that registration systems are in place and functional.
  • Work to create paths to attendance for those who have not joined us in the past by making our events more inclusive and accessible to people of all races, abilities, ages, and income brackets.
  • Lead efforts to keep event donors and attendees engaged and informed of events and other organizational news throughout the year.

EVENT MARKETING AND OUTREACH:

  • Engage the communications team in the design, production and distribution of event collateral including online and printed event materials such as invitations, event communications, programs, PowerPoint presentations, and social media, ensuring that materials support the event mission and meet timelines.
  • Create other event materials and online tools such as remits, table captain packets, ticket sales pages, and event web pages as needed.

PLAN POLITICAL FUNDRAISING EVENTS:

  • Work with development and political team, as well as campaign staff, to plan fundraising events for WCV endorsed candidates (typically two to three per year).
  • Manage the process and work with team above to recruit co-hosts, event program and ask strategy.
  • Prepare and send invitation, identify potential guests, track RSVP’s.
  • Ensure needed follow-up is happening to turn people out to the event working with WCV and campaign staff, co-hosts and board members.
  • Create giving page and track donations.
  • Secure venue; coordinate refreshments/food.
  • Coordinate with League of Conservation Voters Give Green when applicable.

OTHER EVENT ACTIVITIES:

  • Explore and implement the use of new tools that better support our events.
  • Conceive and lead the development of new fundraising events as needed.
  • Secure and manage in-kind sponsorships for goods and services as needed.
  • Support other donor cultivation, stewardship and fundraising events as needed.

REQUIRED SKILLS

We’re looking for an upbeat and creative fundraising professional who loves to plan and execute meaningful gatherings. The skills we’re seeking include:

  • 3+ years of experience planning and executing successful fundraising events.
  • Ability to efficiently organize and prioritize work and meet multiple deadlines, often in compressed timelines, and remain flexible under pressure.
  • Ability to drive work forward independently while solving problems and seizing opportunities, all in a fast-paced team setting.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with development team, other staff and board members and efficiently and effectively deploy organizational resources.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and communication skills, with the ability to convey our work in person, over the phone or in writing to internal and external audiences.
  • Customer service orientation and awareness of different perspectives.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Experience with Salesforce or other donor software and is able to generate relevant information needed for many different tasks.
  • Proficiency with MS Office products.
  • Ability and willingness to work necessary hours leading up to, during, and immediately following events. Must be able to work some weekends and nights; and is able to travel occasionally to other locations within Washington State.

DESIRED SKILLS

  • Experience managing other staff or interns.
  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree.
  • Commitment to environmental protection and familiarity with politics is a plus.
  • Valid driver’s license.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

This is a .65 FTE, exempt position with a starting salary range of $36,000 to $40,000 depending on experience (annualized to a full-time position this equals $55,500 to $61,500). This position is eligible for a generous benefit package including: employer-paid medical, dental and vision insurance; a 401k plan and organizational match of up to 3% of your salary; a flexible spending account; and an unlimited ORCA transit pass. Since this is not a full time position, our ample vacation and sick leave time, as well as ten paid holidays per year, would be pro-rated. We welcome new and diverse people to a great team who together can shape environmental progress in Washington state.

TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter and a resume here. No phone calls or mailed applications.

 

 Washington Environmental Council and Washington Conservation Voters are equal opportunity employers committed to dismantling structural racism and creating a welcoming work environment. WEC and WCV do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, gender, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation. People of color, people with disabilities, and people of all gender identities are encouraged to apply.

 

 


Donor Relations Associate

Seattle Arts & Lectures is looking for a people-centered, mission-driven, reading-and- writing enthusiast to be SAL’s Donor Relations Associate. A new position reporting to the Development Director, the Donor Relations Associate will primarily be responsible for coordinating SAL’s multi-faceted efforts to foster and sustain long-term, meaningful relationships with our many supporters through thoughtful stewardship of their contributions, helping them find ways to be engaged in SAL’s mission and programs, and inspiring them with all that their support makes possible.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Donor Stewardship Communications
Support the creation, distribution, and tracking of all individual and institutional donor communications.

  • Draft blog and social media posts, digital newsletter articles, news releases, recognition materials, event collateral, website content, and donor emails.
  • Gather and organize quotes, stories, photos, videos, data, and audio for individual donor and institutional funder impact reports.
  • Work with the Development Director to develop and implement creative and engaging donor stewardship strategies.
  • Track donor communications schedule and work with SAL team members to ensure projects are on schedule and completed on time.
  • Ensure that the SAL website development/support pages are up-to-date.
  • Create segmented donor mailing lists, and coordinate donor communications (email & mail).
  • Coordinate and track donor thank you calls.
  • Assist with the preparation of donor visit packets/proposals, grant and sponsorship request packages, and funding reports.
  • Participate as part of the SAL team in staffing SAL’s public events, WITS programming, and SAL development functions to build relationships with SAL supporters and partners, to develop a comprehensive understanding of SAL’s work, and as needed for event management.

Fundraising Events
Provide lead logistical support for planning and implementing SAL’s two signature annual fundraisers and smaller donor cultivation and recognition events, including site visits, throughout the year.

  • Manage and track event registration, gift processing and acknowledgement, and, in conjunction with the rest of the SAL team, auction procurement and sponsorships.
  • In conjunction with the Development Director and other necessary SAL staff, manage delivery of all auction items and experiences.
  • Manage logistics with all event vendors.
  • Work with the Development Director and SAL communications team to create event print and electronic communications, including invitations, marketing, program, and acknowledgement materials.
  • Track event communications schedules and budgets to ensure projects are on schedule, on budget, and completed on time.
  • Manage and problem-solve day-of issues with attendees, vendors, or volunteers.
  • Work with SAL’s Patron Services Manager to recruit and manage development volunteers.

Donor Customer Service
Provide excellent customer service in all interactions with SAL supporters, and maintain accurate and complete donor records.

  • Correspond with donors in a thoughtful and timely manner by phone and e-mail, and resolve donor inquiries and account problems.
  • Maintain records of donor events and communications, generate donor and fundraising reports to track progress and performance, and support the analysis of SAL data to inform strategy.
  • Draft gift and sponsorship agreements in collaboration with the Development Director and other appropriate staff members, and manage donor/sponsor benefit fulfillment.
  • Manage individual and institutional donor acknowledgement processes.
  • Work with the Finance & Operations Director to ensure timely invoicing and payments of sponsorships and pledges.
  • Other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, English, communications or journalism, or equivalent experience.
  • Passion for SAL’s mission and a desire to gain experience in the field of development/fundraising.
  • A commitment to racial equity and social justice.
  • Demonstrated flexibility, initiative, and ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail, and an aptitude for managing and analyzing data.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work independently and as a member of a dynamic, creative, highly collaborative team in a fast-paced, open-office environment.
  • Working knowledge of donor database programs; competency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and social media platforms; experience with PowerPoint and InDesign a plus.
  • Exceptional customer service skills with excellent follow-through and commitment to protecting confidential information.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends and occasional overtime or irregular hours.
  • Nonprofit development experience, including planning and executing events, preferred.

COMPENSATION

This is a 40 hours/week full-time position. Salary is $35,000 – $40,000 per year (commensurate with experience and qualifications) with a benefits package including generous paid time off; medical, vision, and dental insurance; 403(b) retirement plan pre-tax distribution; and flex time as appropriate.

TO APPLY

No phone calls please.

Send a resume and thoughtful cover letter that addresses how your background and skills relate to the position.

Submit applications electronically to salhr@lectures.org. The email subject line should be Donor Relations Associate, and please include your last name in file names of your attachment(s).

Open until filled. For best consideration, please submit by July 16, 2017.

Seattle Arts & Lectures
340 15th Ave E, Suite 301
Seattle, WA 98112

BACKGROUND

Founded in 1987, Seattle Arts & Lectures (SAL) has a staff of nine, a seventeen-member Board of Directors, and an annual budget of about $2 million. SAL champions the literary arts by engaging and inspiring readers and writers of all generations in the greater Puget Sound region, and fulfills its mission through two major program areas: SAL’s public events, which bring the leading writers and thinkers of our times to inform, challenge, delight, and inspire richly diverse Seattle audiences through the Literary Arts, Poetry, Women You Need to Know, Sherman Alexie Loves, and Hinge series, and the Writers in the Schools (WITS) program, which matches talented professional writers with local K-12 public schools and Seattle Children’s Hospital for year-long residencies that build students’ self-confidence and essential writing skills as they discover the power of their voice through creative writing. Last year, more than 29,000 people in the Puget Sound region participated in SAL events and programs.

  SAL is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. SAL will not tolerate any form of unlawful discrimination.