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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

Urban Forest Restoration Intern

Urban Forest Restoration Program Internship

10 hours a week

2 positions available

Organization Description: The Nature Consortium Forest Restoration Program is part of the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association, which promotes growth in the Delridge corridor by providing vital resources for all our neighbors. These resources include access to affordable housing, green space, healthy food, education, arts and culture. Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association is a registered 501c(3) Seattle-based not for profit organization.

Position Description: The Urban Forest Restoration Program Interns support the work of the Nature Consortium Forest Restoration Team to advance the restoration of the West Duwamish Greenbelt and Longfellow Creek watershed by conducting and leading volunteer-based forest restoration efforts. This position reports to the Restoration Program Coordinator.

Schedule: The internship will run from January 2020 to early June 2020 (start and end dates are negotiable). The ideal candidate will be available for either of the following schedules:

  • Tuesdays 9:00am-2:30pm & Wednesdays 10:00am-2:30pm

or

  • Saturdays 9:00am-2:30pm & Fridays 10:00am-2:30pm

This schedule is designed to have interns lead weekly forest restoration volunteer events, and have an additional weekday to manage office-related tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise, motivate, educate, train and inspire volunteers to efficiently complete forest stewardship activities (invasive removal, native planting, and mulching) during habitat restoration work parties.
  • Manage volunteer and program data (Salesforce and Microsoft excel data entry).
  • Assist with the maintenance of restoration equipment and supplies (tools, vehicles, gloves, etc.)
  • Promote individual volunteer development and retention, and ensure a healthy working and learning environment.
  • Complete special project as assigned.

Benefits of the Internship:

  • Develop and practice communication, leadership, group management and volunteer management skills.
  • Develop and practice hands-on forest restoration and stewardship skills.
  • Learn about Pacific Northwest ecology.
  • Gain experience using Client Relationship Management (CRM) software, Salesforce, and CEDAR data management systems
  • Gain exposure to and understanding of nonprofit operations

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work with a wide range of volunteers, community groups, partners and staff.
  • Basic knowledge of Pacific Northwest ecology and/or willingness to learn.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills-must feel comfortable speaking in front of groups.
  • Physically able to work long days in adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to lift 10-25 lbs. (tools, plants, trees, etc) and walk in uneven terrain.
  • Good driving record, current driver’s license and vehicle insurance.
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification or ability to obtain
  • Positive attitude, energetic personality and sense of humor.

Pay Rate: $15 per hour

To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to DNDA’s Environmental Programs Director, Caroline Borsenik at caroline@dnda.org by Monday, December 2nd 2019.

Please note that the selected candidate must submit to a background check.

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, 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