Current Job Openings
Othello Square Governance Committee – Executive Team
$60,000.00 for a 12-month period at 24hrs/wk.
RFQ Release Date
May 4, 2022
May 27, 2022
June 12-17, 2022
July 11, 2022
About the Othello Square Campus at Othello Neighborhood:
The Othello neighborhood in Southeast Seattle sits at the heart of the Rainier Valley zip code of 98118. Home to a diverse community, we are people of color, immigrants, and refugees from 40 distinct ethnic groups. We speak 59 different languages. More than a quarter of us are new arrivals. Our community also has the highest percentage of low-income residents in Seattle and an unemployment rate double the city average. One in five of us lives in poverty.
Yet Rainier Valley and the Othello neighborhood specifically reflect racial, cultural, and economic diversity on every street. This diversity has become a beacon. Some of the earliest settlers of Othello were the Italians, Irish, Scottish, and Japanese communities that established themselves in the 1850s. Old-growth forests were cleared, roads were paved, and Othello built itself around small family-run farms.
Since 1850, many waves of immigrants have arrived in Othello. In the early 1900s, another wave of Italian and Japanese immigrants settled in the neighborhood. The mid-1900s brought Filipino immigrants and African Americans from the South to Othello. With the Vietnam War, many Cambodians, Laotians, and Vietnamese immigrated to the neighborhood in the 1960s and 1970s. Then, in the last two decades, with ongoing conflicts in East Africa, many Ethiopian, Eritrean, and Somali families have arrived in addition to Guatemalans and Mexicans.
These new arrivals have continued to reinforce the idea of Othello as a diverse community and an ideal place to start a small business. Throughout the neighborhood, shops, restaurants, community centers, nonprofits, and small businesses have popped up—a reflection of the diversity of cultures, languages, and religions that have come to define Othello. Many of Othello’s businesses and nonprofit organizations are community-oriented and work to reach across differences. They consciously work to bring together people of different cultures, ages, income levels, and languages rather than cater to a single demographic or self-selected group.
Our neighborhood, however, has been changing these past few years. Our most diverse populations are leaving— and these changes are affecting us all. Our hope is that with the Othello Square project, we can work together to prevent displacement and preserve our neighborhood.
About the Integration Manager Phase II Position:
The role of the integration manager can be broadly broken out into three areas: communication coordination, commons management, data collection and integration. The table below summarizes these roles at a high level, provides examples of activities associated with each role, and offers suggestions on the value provided by each role to the stakeholders of Othello Square. It also attempts to place an expected amount of time associated with each role. The scope of work for the integration manager and the priorities of each partner that job encompasses are expected to change as additional buildings come online and more stakeholders are involved in the project. Beyond the near-term, and assuming the full vision of Othello Square is achieved, it is anticipated that this position will be closer to 100% FTE. The collection, synthesis, and communication of data that reflect the interconnection between economic, education, health and wellness outcomes and the overall impacts of this development on South Seattle communities will become a priority for the integration manager.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Roles and Responsibilities
Stakeholder communication coordination
Othello Square commons are management
Stakeholder data collection, synthesis, and reporting
Coordinating with all stakeholders to understand communication priorities and stakeholder community events.
Publishing a monthly calendar that captures all public events, announcements, and important milestones for Othello Square community.
Identifying opportunities to leverage the collective GC capability to boost stakeholder’s individual efforts to perform outreach.
Hold and manage contracts with vendors for common area maintenance.
In the short term this will be limited to the temp improvements planned for Parcel A. In the long term it will include landscape, power, data, and custodial management of plaza area and parcel boundary areas.
Develop a framework for ethical and moral accumulation and storage of data that stakeholders are already gathering.
Develop guidelines for how this data gathering will not infringe on personal privacy but can be accessed by all within the community for the benefit of the community.
Cataloging the forms of data that stakeholders are currently collecting and in what format.
Value to stakeholders
Increase impact of internal stakeholder’s teams, avoid conflicts for clashing schedules, allows all stakeholders to be more informed around future activities.
Refining the website to make sure it is accessible and links to the partner site are active.
Ensures that end users for each building are greeted by a seamless onsite operation.
Covers the gaps in service between stakeholders to produce a campus community as opposed to a collection of commercial, residential, and non-profit services.
Assists stakeholders to measure the broader impact that their services are having on the community.
Provides insights into unintended consequences or unexpected benefits of stakeholder activity and allows individual stakeholders to make informed strategic decisions moving forward
Increases ability for this project to become a guiding example for other deliberate community led developments that seek to counter effects of gentrification.
Est. % FTE
10hrs/wk. or 40% FTE
4-6 hrs/wk. or 10% FTE
8hrs/wk. or 20% FTE
Critical competencies for success:
A successful candidate will be a people person with a demonstrated commitment to race and equity practices, experience working collaboratively and in coalition building, excellent verbal and written communication skills, a history of advancing community-led work (preferably in Southeast Seattle), top notch organization abilities, comfortability working in a fast-paced environment with multiple entities, and an understanding of strategic business and operation planning.
Strong leader and collaborative team player with ties to south Seattle and south King County neighborhoods
- The ability to relate to a wide spectrum of people, including political representatives, leaders of other organizations, institutional and community leaders, Board members, clients, and staff
- Demonstrated competency in managing and motivating a diverse staff, stakeholders, and collaborators
- Experience planning, implementing, and evaluating programs, system development and/or initiatives
- Experience in working successfully across multiple sectors and organizations on mutual programs by providing leadership for a collaborative or within a collaborative structure
- Have a record of success in coordinating multiple stakeholders to develop collective strategic goals and implementing, coordinating and managing plans/programs to attain them OR experience applying measurement processes/methods for assessing program outputs and outcomes or progress toward goals and objectives
- Experience with business planning, operations, and resourcing of both small business and non-profit organizations
- Financial management skills
- Demonstrated knowledge of marketing as it relates to program implementation
- Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral
- Demonstrated project management experience
- Relevant bachelor’s or post graduate degrees preferred but not required
Please submit your response to this RFQ highlighting how you and, if the response is from a firm, your team/organization will fulfill the role of the Othello Square Campus Integration Manager to email@example.com.
Your response should be between 2-10 pages and should, at minimum, identify the individuals from your team/organization that will be actively engaged, you and your firm’s experience with this type of role, and any other value add proposition you think we should consider.
HomeSight is an equal-opportunity employer with a very diverse staff. We seek to recruit, retain, and advance people of diverse backgrounds. We are committed to fostering and supporting a workplace culture inclusive of people regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs or any other non-merit fact.