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Status

Contractor Position

Reports to                       

Othello Square Governance Committee – Executive Team

Project Fee

$60,000.00 for a 12-month period at 24hrs/wk.

RFQ Release Date

May 4, 2022

RFQ Deadline

May 27, 2022

Interviews

June 12-17, 2022

Start Date

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

Example tasks

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.

Minimum qualifications:

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

Submission requirements:

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 faduma@homesightwa.org.

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.

Reports to: Director of Finance

Daily task Supervisor Lead Staff Accountant

ClassificationFull-time, Hourly

Compensation: $28.00/hour DOE

This is a hybrid position allowing the opportunity to work 2 to 3 days remotely each week.

Benefits: Insurances Paid at 100 percentHealth, Dental, Vision, Life and Long-term disability Insurance. We offer a403B Retirement Plan with a match after one year. You will accrue 80 hours of Vacation Annually , 13 paid holidays, 2 personal days, 80 hours of paid sick leave Annually and access to a heavily subsidized ORCA transport Card.

Position Summary:

We are seeking a Staff Accountant to join our team. The Staff Accountant will be an integral member of the Accounting team and will report to the Accounting Manager. This position performs a broad range of accounting functions in assigned accounting and other lines of business areas. The position assures day-to-day operations are carried out in accordance with established accounting policies, principles and objectives. He or she will also be responsible for helping with all audit and ledger preparation and supporting managers across teams with financial procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Revenue

  • Records all Revenue sources: Grants, Individual or foundation contributions, and TMO’s (The Mortgage Office) daily lending activity such as: Loan funding, Loan sales, Wires, Payoffs, receivables, payments, etc.
  • Monitors and advises appropriate peers or managers of daily cash activity that impact their flows
  • Uses TMO data to reconcile and balance out with MIP data.
  • Prepares and records billings, for all non-grant funders as needed, responsible for corresponding reporting

General Ledger

  • Maintains, reconciles keep up-dated G/L balances as assigned by booking standard recurring journal entries, and or needed adjustments as guided by the accounting manager.
  • Maintains various schedules including Depreciation and Debt service accurately monitoring compliance of covenants debt, interest coverage ratios etc.
  • Maintains all tax and liability tracking accounts and timely file of all required reports
  • Assists in preparing month-end closing reports
  • Manage Fiscal Agency and Fiscal sponsorship activity
  • Codes transactions to corresponding programs as assigned and based on established distribution codes, ensuring accuracy and compliance with the organization’s cost allocation methodology.
  • Assists in preparation of internal and external audits
  • Develops thorough understanding of organization’s accounting system.
  • Adheres to best practices and standards in the processing and preparation of financial information as outlined in documented accounting/auditing functions and procedures.

Financial Reporting:

  • Produce system-generated reports for grant and financial monitoring purposes

Information Systems:

  • Maintains well-organized and transparent recordkeeping and documentation to facilitate the orderly file system of permanent records for adherence to HomeSight’s record retention policy.
  • Participates in the annual review, update, and documentation of accounting processing steps (including screen shots) in the Staff Accountant’s process manual.

Additional duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Associate Degree in Accounting or Business, and at least 2 years of relevant experience or 3 + years of experience in a similar position; or a combination of professional education and experience
  • Proficiency with accounting software, MIP preferred
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, nonprofit fund accounting, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Intermediate level proficiency with MS Office, especially Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Professional demeanor and willingness to cooperatively participate on a team in a mission-based organization
  • Effective in working with a diverse and multicultural team of colleagues and customers

Desirables:

  • Experience with the MIP Fund Accounting system
  • Direct work experience with fund accounting
  • Knowledge of real estate, banking, and/or mortgage

Work Schedule:

This position primarily works Monday – Friday during regular business hours. Additional hours may be required as needed.

Please email your resume and cover letter (optional) to tammie@homesightwa.org and lawanna@homesightwa.org

INCLUSIVENESS STATEMENT:

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.

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