South King County Housing Planner – Housing Development Consortium – Renton, WA

The Housing Development Consortium of King County (HDC) is hiring a South King County Housing Planner to manage the efforts of the South King Housing & Homelessness Partnership (SKHHP). This is a full-time (40 hours/week), temporary position, through fall, 2018. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, able to work flexible hours including some evenings, and perform duties collaboratively with staff as well as function independently. Familiarity with South King County communities, affordable housing policy, and local governance structures is essential.

Staff Roles & Responsibilities

1. PromotetheImplementationoftheSKCResponse:

Work with key stakeholders to organize the South King County Housing Action Committee (SKC-HAC), manage correspondence with members, formulate agendas, send reminders and updates, and stimulate high participation for SKC-HAC meetings, and if needed, for subcommittee meetings.
With SKC-HAC partners, develop an annual work plan for the SKC Responseand work to ensure implementation.
The SKC Response outlines a local call to action for South King County to address housing and homelessness in our communities. Track how SKC-HAC and partners are advancing these goals, measure progress and help align resources.
Maintain communication with SKC-HAC members between meetings and ensure progress is made on committed tasks and annual work plan.
Identify funding opportunities that support these goals, and communicate them to South King County stakeholders and SKC-HAC members.
Coordinate with the King County Committee to End Homelessness (CEH) to ensure that SKC- HAC members and other allies are informed of CEH’s work and are equipped to share input and be involved on behalf of South King County.
Coordinate with the South King County Homelessness Forum, Human Services Planners in SKC cities, and the South King Council of Human Services on community education, outreach, and advocacy opportunities.

2. Support appropriate local solutions to affordable housing and other related needs

Work with key stakeholders to convene the SKC Joint Planners meeting, manage correspondence with members, formulate agendas, send reminders and updates, and stimulate high participation in meetings, and if needed subcommittee meetings.
Work with Joint Planner partners to develop an annual work plan on affordable housing and related issues and work to ensure implementation.
Connect local jurisdictions with technical support on comprehensive plan implementation as requested.
Create and maintain a list of opportunities to support affordable housing and homelessness strategies and prompt SKC- HAC & Joint Planner members to act on these opportunities.
Send a regular e-newsletter of housing and homelessness-related meetings, funding opportunities and strategic comment opportunities.
Commitment to the vision, values and mission of the organization.
Familiarity with South King County required; knowledge of South King County communities and organizations preferred.
Familiarity with housing and homelessness policies and practices required; knowledge of local initiatives and stakeholders preferred.
Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse communities in a culturally relevant way; experience working in multi-lingual/multi-cultural environments preferred.
Skills:
proficient ability to use Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
accuracy in preparing and maintaining records;
ability to research and gather statistics to prepare regional reports;
ability to plan and manage events;
knowledge of basic non-profit practices;
excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;
grassroots organizing experience desired but not required.
Abilities:
work with initiative and independence, following parameters outlined by the Policy Director;
ability to schedule and facilitate numerous activities including meetings and/or events;
flexibility to work with others representing a wide variety of perspectives in a wide variety of circumstances and settings;
strong problem solving abilities;
ability to communicate with diverse groups;
ability to adapt to changing priorities
Experience & Education:
a combination of at least 5 years of any of the following:
coordinating or leading a coalition
housing/homelessness sector experience
project coordination and facilitation
related education coursework

Essential Job Requirements

Working Conditions

Reportsto:HDC Policy Director

Description of Hours: Full-time, 40 hours a week, predominantly workday hours; occasional evening/weekend and some flexible daytime hours may be required.

Officelocation: Renton City Hall, 1055 S Grady Way, Renton, WA

Some travel will be required. Mileage and parking compensation for work-related travel is also available.

Compensation: Negotiable, dependent upon skill and experience.

Benefits include a prepaid ORCA card, paid vacation and sick leave, and comprehensive health insurance. A Washington state driver license and consistent access to a motor vehicle is required.
HDC is an equal opportunity employer. In carrying out its activities including membership, hiring and program services, the Housing Development Consortium Seattle-King County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, political orientation, political ideology, age, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability.

More information on HDC can be found at www.housingconsortium.org

How to apply

The Housing Development Consortium of King County (HDC) is hiring a South King County Housing Planner to manage the efforts of the South King Housing & Homelessness Partnership (SKHHP). This is a full-time (40 hours/week), temporary position, through fall, 2018.

Are you passionate about…?

Real solutions to affordable housing and homelessness issues in South King County

Coordinating communications among members, partners and supporters of the SKHHP

Collaborating with agencies and nonprofit partners to achieve results

Making a difference in the lives of low-income residents and families in South King County

If your answer is ‘Yes!’ please see the linked complete job description for further detail.

Technical Competencies:

Commitment to the vision, values and mission of the organization.
Familiarity with South King County required; knowledge of South King County communities and organizations preferred.
Familiarity with housing and homelessness policies and practices required; knowledge of local initiatives and stakeholders preferred.
Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse communities in a culturally relevant way; experience working in multi-lingual/multi-cultural environments preferred.
Skills:
proficient ability to use Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
accuracy in preparing and maintaining records;
ability to research and gather statistics to prepare regional reports;
ability to plan and manage events;
knowledge of basic non-profit practices;
excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;
grassroots organizing experience desired but not required.
Abilities:
work with initiative and independence, following parameters outlined by the Policy Director;
ability to schedule and facilitate numerous activities including meetings and/or events;
flexibility to work with others representing a wide variety of perspectives in a wide variety of circumstances and settings;
strong problem solving abilities;
ability to communicate with diverse groups;
ability to adapt to changing priorities
Experience & Education:
a combination of at least 5 years of any of the following:
coordinating or leading a coalition
housing/homelessness sector experience
project coordination and facilitation
related education coursework

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, able to work flexible hours including some evenings and perform duties collaboratively with staff as well as function independently.

Salary DOE. Benefits include a prepaid ORCA card, paid vacation and sick leave, and comprehensive health insurance.

A Washington state driver license and consistent access to a motor vehicle is required.

Please submit a cover letter and current resume for consideration to hr@housingconsortium.org. Applications are due by November 25, 2015. The successful candidate will be hired upon identification to start as soon as possible.

HDC is an equal opportunity employer. In carrying out its activities including membership, hiring and program services, the Housing Development Consortium Seattle-King County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, political orientation, political ideology, age, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability.

More information on HDC can be found at www.housingconsortium.org

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