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Posted: 02/02/2017

City of Seattle
Department of Neighborhoods

Community Assets Division Director
Professional Opportunity
Seattle, WA
$84,334.32 - $114,840.00 Annually

Have you been looking for a way to share your historic preservation expertise with a City who is reframing the conversation around finding solutions to growth? Are you an urbanist that sees historic preservation as one of ways we can meet growth needs rather than as a barrier to development? Would you like to lead a team that stakeholders see as a partner helping them work through options and to find the best answer for all concerned?

The Department of Neighborhoods is searching for candidates to lead the Community Assets Division. This division is made up of three highly visible programs which have a huge impact on the character and livability of Seattle:

Historic Preservation
Major Institutions and Schools
P-Patch Community Gardening

In this role, you would have the opportunity to develop public policy recommendations related to these programs as well as evaluating and improving their prominence and accessibility to community stakeholders. You will report to the Director and become a member of the executive team and would provide subject matter expertise to city staff, department heads, and elected officials.

To be successful in this role, you will have a passion for:

Using historic preservation as a tool for innovation rather than an impediment
Engaging with internal and external stakeholders to get input on programs
Synthesizing input and creating understandable policies and programs
Providing direction and advice to staff, department heads and elected officials
Fiscal analysis of programs
Working with community and advisory boards

To be prepared for this role, you will have experience with:
Managing programs and staff in a political environment
Building relationships with a variety of stakeholders internally and externally
Developing policies, establishing protocols, and determining deliverables
Managing a budget and maximizing efficient use of resources

In addition to the qualities listed above, you will also have the following requirements (or a combination of education, training, and/or experience which provides an equivalent background and skills to perform the job):

A Bachelor's degree
At least three years' experience managing a program, team, and budget

Ideally, you would also have:

A Master's degree in Historic Preservation, Urban Planning, or a closely related field
Experience or familiarity with municipal budget processes

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How to apply
For more information and to apply, please go to: https://secure.neogov.com/employers/job_posting/detailed_job_classification.cfm?JobID=1647353 To be considered, please complete the application fully and attach: a current resume a cover letter explaining your interest in and ability to do the job Questions? Please contact Kate Moore at kate.moore@seattle.gov

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