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

Finance & Operations Manager

Who we are

Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association (DNDA) integrates art, nature, and neighborhood to build and sustain a dynamic Delridge. Founded in 1996, the agency owns 144 units of affordable housing, partners with more than 190 organizations annually, and has an overall budget of $2M. DNDA collaborates with local creatives and organizers to develop projects that engage young and diverse communities. Many of these programs are held at DNDA’s historic Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, which houses an alternative high school, nonprofit offices, community rooms with affordable rental rates, and affordable live-work units for artists of all disciplines.

DNDA strives to amplify all the voices within our neighborhood and region, emphasizing social, racial, and environmental justice. We work hard to ensure that neighbors have access to services that help families meet their everyday needs, and to resources a thriving community requires. 

About this position

The Finance and Operations Manager will be vital to DNDA’s organizational efficiency as we continue to enhance quality programming, expand community development, and build capacity. This position reports directly to the Executive Director and is a member of the leadership team.

The ideal candidate approaches finance and operations through an equity lens, paying careful attention to how systems and policies impact staff and stakeholders across identities. Full time schedule offers some flexibility, consistent with the demands and needs of the development team, properties team, and special events.

Work will start primarily remotely with priority given to safety and comfort, with increasing in-person work as the COVID-19 pandemic permits.

Primary Responsibilities

Finance – 70%

  • Lead organization-wide fiscal management, working with leadership to educate and build an environment of collective financial/operational responsibility and accountability for staff and board.
  • Serve on finance committee and report occasionally to the full board of directors.
  • Support the development of an efficient, scalable, and sustainable business model that supports DNDA’s progressive growth, including expansion of our affordable housing portfolio.
  • Manage the annual budgeting process in collaboration with executive team, by developing financial measurement tools, reporting, timelines, and including organizational leadership in decision making.
  • Oversee all financial, program, and grant accounting/reporting, ensuring resources are allocated in full compliance with GAAP and nonprofit accounting principles and standards.
  • Work with third-party auditors on annual audit, ensuring the ability to furnish transaction backups on request.
  • Analyze and prepare accurate monthly, quarterly, and year-end financials and provide them in a timely manner to the executive leadership, board of directors, and finance committee.
  • Work with third-party property management company to complete intercompany financial transactions and accounting.
  • Hire and manage part-time bookkeeper and continue to assess changing needs of finance team.
  • Administer and implement finance-related capacity building projects to improve efficiency and systems.

Operations – 30%

  • Lead and manage routine functions of human resources, including support of hiring and interviewing staff and administering payroll, benefits, leave, and performance evaluations.
  • Ensure the timely submission of statutory filings, and that policies and practices are in compliance with local and federal laws, government agencies and funders, and reviewed and updated annually.
  • Lead annual insurance renewal process, federal and state reporting and organizational legal compliance. Oversee organizational risk management.
  • Manage needs of growing staff and optimize organization’s workflows.

Salary and Benefits

  • Full-time, $65k - $75k
  • Flexible PTO
  • Medical / Vision / Dental
  • Orca card
  • 401(k)


Minimum Qualifications and Candidate Attributes
To be considered, we require a thoughtful personalized cover letter that displays your qualifications, enthusiasm, and communication style. Please submit with resume to: jobs@dnda.org.

  • Degree in finance or accounting and/or 5 years of finance experience
  • Grant management and/or reporting experience, understanding of nonprofit accounting
  • Understanding of property management and real estate development accounting principles
  • Advanced skills in Excel and QuickBooks
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule when necessary, consistent with the demands and needs of the development team, property management team, and special events
  • Thrive in ambiguous and collaborative environments
  • Staff management experience
  • Support artistic, environmental, affordable housing, and social justice efforts

DNDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, LGBTQ individuals, and women are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to having a staff and board representing diverse identities and backgrounds, representative of the communities we serve. We celebrate a workplace where all employees are equally included, valued, and supported.

PDF of Posting: Finance and Operations Manager_DNDA

High Point Summer Youth Program Coordinator

Job Description:  DNDA’s 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 SHA properties. The Summer Youth Program Coordinator is responsible for planning, managing and evaluating, all aspects of the DNDA’s Summer Youth Program. The position reports to the Art Program Director.

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, 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 Eco ARTS Director.

Marketing and Outreach:

  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with community partners in High point community
  • Work with EcoArts Director 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 backgrounds
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with MS Office, Salesforce, 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

DNDA is a 501(c)(3) organization. LEARN MORE AT WWW.DNDA.ORG.

To be considered, we require a thoughtful personalized cover letter that displays your qualifications, enthusiasm, and communication style. Please submit with resume to: yeggy@dnda.org.

Status: This position is effective from June 15, 2021, through Sep 15, 2021. The pay is $20 an hour.

Persons of Color strongly encouraged applying. 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.

NewHolly Summer Youth Program Coordinator

Job Description:  DNDA’s 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 NewHolly and Rainier Vista SHA properties. The Summer Youth Program Coordinator is responsible for planning, managing and evaluating, all aspects of the DNDA’s Summer Youth Program. The position reports to the Art Program Director.

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, 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 Eco ARTS Director.

Marketing and Outreach:

  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with community partners in High point community
  • Work with EcoArts Director 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 backgrounds
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with MS Office, Salesforce, 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

To be considered, we require a thoughtful personalized cover letter that displays your qualifications, enthusiasm, and communication style. Please submit with resume to: yeggy@dnda.org.

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

Status: This position is effective from June 15, 2021, through Sep 15, 2021. The pay is $20 an hour.

Persons of Color strongly encouraged applying. 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.

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