Community Liaison

Location: Seattle, WA
Date Posted: 01-11-2018
Compensation:        $65,000 to $70,000 DOE
 
Since 1976, Capitol Hill Housing has worked alongside the community to build and preserve housing affordable to working families and promote the qualities that make Seattle a vibrant and engaged city. Today, we provide secure, affordable homes to over 2,200 of our neighbors across the city while working to make our neighborhoods safer, healthier and more equitable through the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict. Learn more at capitolhillhousing.org.
 
Job Summary:
It is Capitol Hill Housing’s goal to be an equitable and inclusive developer. The Community Liaison will help CHH develop and maintain relationships that shape the agency’s understanding and practice of equitable and inclusive development within the many unique communities where we build and operate.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
 
·         Create and execute plans to meaningfully engage local communities around future CHH real estate development projects
·         Identify and collaborate with individuals and organizations that reflect the diversity of a community of interest throughout the exploratory, development, construction and lease up processes.
·         Host and facilitate community meetings to ground truth planning documents and identify neighborhood priorities.
·         Maintain a clear communication channel between CHH and community stakeholders.
·         Ensure community priorities are communicated to CHH Real Estate and Sustainability and Planning teams.
·         Advise Communication Manager on strategies to accommodate unique community needs.
·         Work with CHH Communications Manager to create necessary communications and marketing elements to support community engagement (website, email newsletter, printed collateral, etc.)
·         Participate in a variety of meetings, workshops and committees for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions and remaining knowledgeable with community issues and priorities.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
·         Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in social work, urban planning, public policy, real estate development or related discipline.
·         3 or more years of experience working with communities effected by gentrification and/or displacement.
·         Skilled listener capable of earning trust with diverse communities.
·         Strong communication skills: verbal, written, presentations.
·         Strong facilitation skills: ability to lead a conversation and make sure all voices are heard.
·         Strong project management skills.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
·         Understanding of and commitment to principles of equitable development.
·         Working understanding of real estate development process, especially within the affordable housing context and small commercial space leasing
·         Understanding of the changing demographics of Seattle and King County neighborhoods and the forces that catalyze them.
 
All employees at CHH are employees at will. The job description outlined above is not intended to represent an absolute or final list of all elements, activities or duties of the job. The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the person assigned to this position.
 
Candidates selected for this position must pass a criminal history background check prior to employment with Capitol Hill Housing. Capitol Hill Housing is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
 
To learn more about our rich benefits package, please visit our website http://www.capitolhillhousing.org/about/benefits.php.
 
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