Employment

ABOUT DNDA & YOUNGSTOWN

The Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association (DNDA) integrates Art, Nature, and Neighborhood to build and sustain a dynamic Delridge. DNDA was founded in 1996, and since then has provided innovative and inclusive programming, promoting social, racial, and environmental justice.

DNDA’s Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (YCAC) hosts groundbreaking youth arts programming and is a widely recognized model for comprehensive community engagement. Located in the diverse Delridge Neighborhood of West Seattle, the historic building renovated from the old Frank B. Cooper Elementary School houses 36 units of low-income artist housing, commercial office space for arts-based nonprofits, as well as rental spaces for arts and cultural events, performances, classes and gatherings. Owned and operated by DNDA, Youngstown is the only mixed-use space in Seattle offering artist housing, nonprofit offices, youth programs, and creative public rental facilities, allowing incredible capacity for cross-sector collaboration.

DNDA is a diverse, anti-racist organization and Equal Opportunity Employer happily serving people of various communities and backgrounds. We seek applicants who are radical about inclusivity, and want to join in the work of revolutionizing and activating the Seattle arts scene with this lens. Women, LGBTQ and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

CURRENT OPENINGS

Environmental Education Coordinator

Environmental Education Coordinator

Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association is a registered 501c(3) Seattle-based not for profit organization.

Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association (DNDA) has a mission to integrate Art, Nature, and Neighborhood to build and sustain a dynamic Delridge. DNDA’s programming provides vital resources for our community that include access to affordable housing, green space, healthy food, education, arts and culture.

 

Position Description

DNDA’s Environmental Education Coordinator is a new part-time position that reflects DNDA’s commitment to continue growing its impact in Delridge and beyond. The Environmental Education Coordinator will lead education programming through our Delridge Wetland Park project and our Urban Forest Restoration Program. This position will also include outreach and engagement to stakeholders, and residents with the goal of increasing community partnerships. This position will tailor technical, science-based information for diverse audiences, developing relevant curriculum and activities. This position will require integrity and accountability when doing work with partners and in the community. This will require working collaboratively, particularly with people with differing perspectives and experiences. The Environmental Education Coordinator will report to DNDA’s Environmental Programs Director.

 

Position Status

This is a permanent, part-time, 30 hours per week position. Compensation will be $17.50 per hour, and includes paid time off benefits, as well as pro-rated medical insurance (or a stipend for those who waive insurance).

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and lead classrooms in outdoor environmental education programming at Delridge Wetland Park and other DNDA forest restoration project sites.
  • Assist project partners in developing and leading long-term environmental education programming for Louisa Boren STEM classes at Delridge Wetland Park.
  • Develop and facilitate inclusive environmental education programming related to environmental justice and stewardship that meets the needs of both adults and youth in our community.
  • Perform outreach and engagement that respects stakeholders and maximizes resources.
  • Assist with grant writing and reporting relevant to DNDA’s environmental programming.
  • Organize and execute monthly environmental education workshop events at Delridge Wetland Park. Tasks to include planning, designing the program, and coordinating logistics – including oversight of volunteers, implementing the event, and conducting any post-event evaluations and summaries.
  • Assist with other environmental programs when additional capacity is needed, which may include occasionally leading forest restoration volunteers and providing volunteer event support for large annual events.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • A./B.S. degree in education, science or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience developing and facilitating outdoor education programming.
  • Experience working with youth in an outdoor setting.
  • Experience in public outreach and engagement.
  • Ability to work with a wide range of volunteers, community groups, partners and staff.
  • Strong leadership skills, and confidence in giving direction and in managing people and activities.
  • Commitment to including and amplifying the voices of those who have been historically excluded from power and decision-making.
  • Basic knowledge of Pacific Northwest ecology.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills -- comfortable speaking in front of groups.
  • Physically able to work long days in adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. (tools, plants, trees, etc) and walk in uneven terrain.
  • Good driving record and current driver’s license.
  • Positive attitude, energetic personality and sense of humor.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in ecological restoration and best management practices.
  • Knowledge of local watersheds.
  • Experience in community event planning and coordination.
  • Experience using Salesforce or similar CRM software.
  • Experience in grant writing and/or reporting.

 

To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to Environmental Programs Director Caroline Borsenik at caroline@dnda.org by Friday, August 23, 2019. Please note that the selected candidate must submit to a background check.

 

DNDA believes that the most marginalized people in our society — including people of color, people from working-class backgrounds, women and LGBTQ people – must be centered in the work we do. We strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.

DNDA is an equal opportunity employer. No applicant will be discriminated against because of race, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, age, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, or sensory, mental or physical disability.

Forest Restoration Crew Lead

Forest Restoration Crew Leads manage and lead volunteer habitat restoration projects, including providing environmental education to adults and youth, removing invasive species, and planting native trees and shrubs during regularly scheduled volunteer events.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervise, motivate, educate and inspire volunteers during habitat restoration work parties
  • Train and motivate a group of volunteers to efficiently complete forest restoration activities
  • Educate groups of volunteers about restoration ecology, native and invasive plants, the West Duwamish Greenbelt and Longfellow Creek
  • Report to Environmental Programs Director and Restoration Program Coordinator on the work party’s activities
  • Monitor, manage, and promote the volunteers’ safety

About Us: Since 2003, Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association’s Nature program (formerly known as Nature Consortium) has brought volunteers and community members together to help restore habitat in the forest by removing invasive weeds, amending soil, addressing erosion issues, and planting new native trees and shrubs. We are committed to restoring Seattle’s largest remaining forest, the West Duwamish Greenbelt, and one of the few watersheds to support spawning salmon, Longfellow Creek. These important ecological resources span hundreds of acres in the Delridge neighborhood of West Seattle and include miles of maintained trail systems.

DNDA also provides affordable housing, operates Youngstown Cultural Arts Center and provides Summer Youth Programming in multiple Seattle Housing Authority communities.

DNDA is a diverse, anti-racist organization and Equal Opportunity Employer happily serving people of various communities and backgrounds. Women, LGBTQ and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: Send your resume and one paragraph on why you’d like to join the DNDA restoration team. 

Email: caroline@dnda.org

Job Type: Volunteer, On Call

Volunteer House Manager

House Managers are “On-call” Staff who oversee events hosted at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, and trade their time for space to do their art at Youngstown.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Greet and orient guests to the facility, assuring all needs are met
  • Watch over active and inactive rental spaces to ensure compliance with building and rental regulations
  • Answer front desk phone, and take messages for Youngstown Manager
  • Manage cleanliness of rental spaces and access of the facility
  • Cover other tasks as needed or requested by Manager and Director

About Our Community:
DNDA’s Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (YCAC) hosts groundbreaking youth arts programming and is a widely recognized model for comprehensive community engagement. Located in the diverse Delridge Neighborhood of West Seattle, the historic building renovated from the old Frank B. Cooper Elementary
School houses 36 units of low-income artist housing, commercial office space for arts-based nonprofits, as well as rental spaces for arts and cultural events, performances, classes and gatherings. Owned and operated by DNDA, Youngstown is the only mixed-use space in Seattle offering artist housing, nonprofit offices, youth programs, and creative public rental facilities, allowing incredible capacity for cross-sector collaboration.

DNDA is a diverse, anti-racist organization and Equal Opportunity Employer happily serving people of various communities and backgrounds. We seek applicants who are radical about inclusivity, and want to join in the work of revolutionizing and activating the Seattle arts scene with this lens. Women, LGBTQ and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply: Send your resume and one paragraph on why you’d like to join the DNDA team. 

Emailvolunteer@youngstownarts.org

Job Type: Volunteer, On Call