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

AmeriCorps VISTA, DNDA Community Engagement & Development Specialist

AmeriCorps VISTA

DNDA Community Engagement & Development Specialist

This position is made available through AmeriCorps and United Way of King County.

About DNDA: Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association (DNDA) is a registered 501c(3) Seattle-based not for profit organization. Our mission is to integrate art, nature and neighborhood to build and sustain a dynamic Delridge. DNDA fights poverty by providing resources and affordable housing to low income families in need.

DNDA's programs and services include 7 affordable housing sites, the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Urban Forest Restoration Program, Delridge Wetland Park Project, Summer Youth Program, Restorative Justice Program and EcoArts. 

Member Duties: The VISTA member will fight poverty by increasing the agency’s capacity to help families living in West Seattle and White Center gain familiarity with resources, build relevant programs and curriculum with the goal of connecting low-income families to educational and community resources to achieve financial stability.

The Community Engagement and Development Specialist VISTA will:

  • assess need and identify program/service gaps,
  • plan programs in concert with the Housing Asset Manager,
  • create best practice tool-kits, organize volunteers,
  • and create a fund-development work plan in concert with the Development Director.

Required Eligibility: 

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be a US citizen, national or legal permanent resident alien of the US; For this federally-stipend program, F1 Visas are not sufficient
  • Must be available and on site 40 hours a week Monday - Friday from March 16, 2020, through March 15, 2021
  • Must already live (or be willing to move) within a 15 minute drive or 60 minute public transit commute from your service location.

Benefits of joining the team:

  • Living allowance of $1,583.00 (pretax)
  • Loan deferment and payment of interest accrued during service year on qualified student loans (loans must be federally-backed; personal/private loans not eligible)
  • Health benefits that meet the minimum standards of ACA compliance
  • ORCA LIFT card
  • $5,815 Education Award or $1,500 cash stipend upon successful completion
  • Childcare assistance
  • 10 days sick leave, 10 days personal leave, 9 federal holidays
  • Enrollment in an assistance program with 24-hour access to phone counseling
  • Noncompetitive eligibility for federal jobs for up to one year after completing service
  • Professional work experience
  • In-service training, skill-building and professional development

Position Term: March 16, 2020 - March 15, 2021

Position Type: Full-Time

Apply: No resume or cover letter is necessary when you apply directly to the My AmeriCorps portal.

  1. Apply directly to our position here.
  2. For technical assistance or additional information, contact United Way’s AmeriCorps leader at unitedwayamericorps@uwkc.org

Visit the AmeriCorps website to submit your application. Applications open until February 19, 2020.

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

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