The Champion received a grant through the Equity Network of Growing Transit Communities to broaden community engagement for the upcoming Sound Transit RFQ/P process – we are getting closer!
The Capitol Hill Champion, a joint project of the Capitol Hill Community Council and the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce, advocates for the incorporation of community goals in the redevelopment on top of Sound Transit’s Link Light Rail Capitol Hill Station, including affordable housing, a permanent home for the Capitol Hill Farmers Market, cultural and community space, and pedestrian and transit friendly design. Capitol Hill’s Community Vision has been clarified over four years of outreach and advocacy, and is embodied in a TOD Recommendations Report and an Urban Design Framework. Implementation is through a proposed Development Agreement and through Sound Transit’s upcoming RFQ/P process for disposition of the properties.
This temporary position will work with the Champion to increase meaningful community engagement in Sound Transit’s re-development process by historically underrepresented parts of the Capitol Hill community, including low income residents, students, service workers and small businesses.Â
Funding for this position is through a grant from the Equity Network of Growing Transit Communities
â€¢ Report to CH Chamber Executive Director, work with CH Champion Steering Committee Chair
â€¢ Assist in creating outreach and communication plansÂ
o Assist in identifying and engaging members of target communitiesÂ
o Refine current and set up new outreach systemsÂ
o Evaluate new outreach systems and identify strengths and areas for improvement
o Maintain contact list of community stakeholdersÂ
o Assist with postings on Champion web and Facebook pages, communications to listservs
â€¢ Help coordinate community engagement leading up to and during Sound Transit’s RFQ/RFP processÂ
â€¢ Assist in planning and holding workshop on engagement in the land use planning process designed for those unfamiliar with the process — this workshop will specifically address the Community engagement aspect of the ST RFQ/P process and be applicable to other processes
â€¢ Assist in advocacy and leadership development with workshop participants
â€¢ Support targeted individual engagement by workshop participants in ST TOD community process, mentoring where necessary
â€¢ Assist in regular communication with Sound Transit and City DPD staff, and among all partners Publicize and communicate broadly with stakeholders around public process for ST TOD site: social media, listserv, website
TIMELINE: Weekly hours will vary, averaging 15 hours/week for approximately 25 weeks, late February/early March through July/early August 2013.
COMPENSATION: Depending on experience and qualifications, hourly rate will be $15 to $18 per hour.
Position will be a temporary employee of Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce.
â€¢ Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work effectively with people of diverse personalities, cultures and communication styles — good with people
â€¢ Dynamic, out-going, self-starter work style, able to work effectively alone and collaboratively with a team
â€¢ Autonomous and resourceful, flexible, with the ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment
â€¢ Ability to prioritize competing demands
â€¢ Strong verbal and written communication skills
â€¢ B.A. degree preferred.Â
â€¢ Experience in outreach, particularly working in historically underrepresented communities
â€¢ Familiarity with Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood highly desirable
â€¢ Experience working with Sound Transit, transit agencies, transit-oriented development, or land use planning highly desirable
â€¢ Cell phone, laptop and internet access required
â€¢ Ability to attend evening and weekend meetings
â€¢ Proficient computer skills using MS Office Suite, internet researchÂ
social networking, google groups or the equivalent
â€¢ Must successfully complete a background check
Submit your application by 20 February 2013. Resumes will be reviewed beginning 21 February 2013 and position will remain open until filled.
Email or mail your cover letter and resume, along with contact information and any questions you may have regarding the position in writing. No telephone inquiries.
Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce
1641 Nagle Pl Ste 003
Seattle, WA 98122
The Capitol Hill Chamber is dedicated to Equal Opportunity Employment & embraces the contributions of a diverse and inclusive workforce.