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Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is recruiting for a Community Engagement and Leadership Development Lead

Have you been looking for a way to use your community engagement and leadership development skills, and your program delivery expertise, to strengthen underrepresented community member’s individual and collective power and support greater participation and access to government and budgeting processes? If so, we’ve got the job for you!

We are recruiting for a Civic Engagement and Leadership Development Lead to oversee:

  • People’s Academy for Community Engagement (PACE)– a civic leadership development program dedicated to teaching hands-on engagement skills to emerging leaders.
  • Your Voice, Your Choice (YVYC) – a participatory budgeting program which engages people who have not historically been involved in government or budget processes and lets community members determine how to spend part of a public budget.
  • Community Liaisons Program – a program that works with independent contractors called Community Liaisons who are expert community navigators and advanced “bridge-builders” to historically underrepresented communities.
  • 2020 Census – oversee the strategic development and implementation of the City’s Census Outreach and provides advice and support to the City’s planning and coordination efforts for the 2020 Census, including litigation, county, state, and national coordination, as well as working with the Seattle Census Taskforce.
  • Seattle Renters’ Commission and Community Involvement Commission – supervise and support the staff liaisons to these two commissions.

This position is open to all applicants that meet the minimum qualifications. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. To view the entire job description and to apply, visit Government Jobs website (

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 19 at 4:00 p.m.

For questions contact Kate Moore at