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

Asset Manager
Position: Asset Manager
Reports to: Executive Director 
FTE: 30-40 hours/week, depending on experience/interests
Salary: $50,000-$65,000, depending on experience, plus benefits

This position provides oversight and direction for all DNDA properties, including property management contracts, management of property funding relationships, administration of government reporting, and representing DNDA on issues pertaining to our properties. Over the long term, this position will help DNDA grow our housing portfolio with new projects and opportunities. This position is expected to adhere to the mission and values of DNDA, and will be responsible for the following, as well as additional duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Fiscal Management
• Oversee development of annual property budgets; present budgets for Board approval.
• Work with Finance Committee on organization-wide oversight and budget management.

Housing and Property Management
• Oversee property management contract ensuring a regular program of maintenance and upkeep for all properties and ensuring residents' needs and concerns are heard and addressed. 
• Develop and maintain a strong working relationship with property management firm.
• Comply with all reporting requirements in a timely manner, internally and to funders and regulators.
• Troubleshoot issues, raising high priority issues to the Executive Director and Board of Directors as needed for response and/or resolution.
• Represent DNDA on boards and commissions related to housing and development.
• Explore new development opportunities and partnerships, and develop proposals consistent with strategic direction.
• Lead resource development and project management for any new developments, consistent with Board approval.
• Handle leases for all DNDA commercial properties.
• Coordinate the work of contractors as needed at all our commercial properties.
• Provide monthly activity and status reports to DNDA Board and Executive Director

Leadership & Community Engagement
• Handle multiple priorities while maintaining a long term vision for DNDA properties.
• Maintain working knowledge of significant trends in the field of affordable housing.
• Identify and develop strategic partnerships for programs and projects.
• Establish and maintain effective relationships with nonprofit and government partners and collaborating organizations.
• Work to build a sense of community at each property, and connect residents and community members with other DNDA and community programming, as applicable.
• Monitor effectiveness of programs and services, implement changes as necessary.

Board of Directors
• Provide staff support on Board committees, including proposed agenda items, monthly property and asset management reports, and report on highlights in committee and at monthly Board meetings as necessary.
• Keep the Board well-informed regarding the management and condition of DNDA properties and any crucial issues affecting present and future operations.
• Work with the Board and committees to formulate policy recommendations and set priorities.
• Work in partnership with Board and staff to raise funds for programs and projects.

Desired Qualifications
DNDA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, and low-income individuals are encouraged to apply. DNDA is seeking and encouraging candidates with a Bachelors Degree and/or a minimum of 4 years of affordable housing experience and/or AHMA certification, to apply. Candidates with experience in property management, housing development, budget development, capital improvements, and/or financial reporting are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have the ability to read and understand operating agreements, regulatory agreements, financial reports, banking statements, capital needs assessments and audit reports.

To Apply, please submit a resume, three professional references, and a specific cover letter expressing why you are passionate about and qualified for this particular position to jobs@dnda.org. Generic cover letters will not be considered. This position will remain open until filled. Thank you for your interest.

Summer Youth Program Coordinator

DNDA’s Summer Youth Program approaches arts education, arts experiences, and recreation programming from an environmental perspective. Programs serve both youth at High Point and NewHolly SHA properties. The Summer Youth Program Coordinator is responsible for planning, managing and evaluating, all aspects of the DNDA’s Summer Youth Program.

Program Coordination and Planning:

  • Work with community partners and other program staff exercising leadership in project planning, implementation, and reporting for all DNDA’s contracted Summer Youth Program activities
  • Codify and operationalize DNDA’s Summer Youth Program best practices and procedures creating clear structures for Teaching Artist and program contractor recruitment, hiring, coordination, and performance evaluation
  • Build and maintain an up-to-date catalog of classes and workshops that can be offered at our partner sites
  • Oversee supplies inventory, purchasing, and disbursement requisite for the efficient and effective implementation of Summer Youth Program classes and activities
  • Schedule and coordinate exhibitions and /or performances for youth work on-site and off-site throughout DNDA’s Summer Youth Program
  • Keep forms updated and relevant
  • Develop and oversee project tasks for high school and college interns

Summer Youth Program Tracking, Reporting & Evaluation:

  • Produce teaching artist and program partner contracts that outline class descriptions and budget and enter in Salesforce
  • Collect data, perform evaluation, and complete reports required for fulfillment of contracted DNDA Summer Youth Program activities and report to EcoArts Manager

Marketing and Outreach:

  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with community partners in one or both communities
  • Work with EcoArts manager for successful participant recruitment and robust program participation
  • Support Marketing and Communication staff by regularly collecting program work samples, pictures, participant testimonies, etc. for marketing, promotion, and/or outreach use

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to take direction and work effectively in a team environment
  • Experience working effectively in partnership with people of diverse cultural background
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with MS Office, Salesforce, and SharePoint or demonstrated ability to adapt to new technologies
  • Valid Washington driver’s license
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs
  • Must enjoy working with people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities

LEARN MORE AT WWW.DNDA.ORG

Please contact Yeggy Michael, yeggy@naturec.org to apply.

DNDA is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Status: This is a full-time contract position effective from June 20, 2018, through September 15, 2018, with possibility of part-time work through December 31, 2018.

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

 
 
 
EcoArts Engagement Coordinator

Term: Full-time through February 16, 2019 - August 15, 2019

Position: EcoArts utilizes art as a vehicle to teach youth environmental lessons through the lens of art, civic responsibility and sustainability. This full-time position includes planning, implementing and tracking DNDA’s youth-centered EcoArts programming. This includes assisting with event marketing, coordinating teaching artists and documenting EcoArts events. The EcoArts Engagement Coordinator will help the Arts Program Manager to build youth and community involvement. Applicants should enjoy taking initiative and serving in a team environment with people of different ages, cultural backgrounds and abilities.

Qualifications: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a college degree. It is preferred that applicants have access to a car, are able to lift up to 30 pounds and are interested in serving youth.

WA Service Corps: This position was made possible through the Washington Service Corps. WSC AmeriCorps members are placed with schools, nonprofits, state, local and tribal governments to address a variety of unmet and pressing community needs. The skills you learn during service will prepare you for your future career! To learn more about WSC visit washingtonservicecorps.org/become-a-member or email wscmail@esd.wa.gov.

All WSC members receive a monthly living allowance of $1,307 (before taxes), basic health insurance coverage, an education award of $2,960 upon successful term completion, training and professional experience, student loan forbearance, and subsidized child care if qualified.

Apply online by July 15: tiny.cc/dndaecoarts

Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm on July 15, 2018.

For more information please contact yeggy@naturec.org.

Volunteer House Manager

House Managers are “on-call” staff who oversee events hosted at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.

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 cleaning of rental spaces and lock-up 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: Please send a Resume and one paragraph on why you’d like to join the DNDA Team.

Emailoffice@youngstownarts.org

Job Type: Volunteer, On Call