The Everett Station District Alliance (ESDA) builds partnerships for a safe, equitable neighborhood. We bring together businesses, property owners, residents, and other stakeholders to creatively solve problems, manage change, and plan for a healthy, sustainable, and prosperous Everett Station District neighborhood.
ESDA envisions that our neighborhood will be a vital economic engine for the region; a major regional transit hub; a home for industry and residents; a great place to live, work, and play; and a model for how natural systems can flourish in an urban context, supporting human health and resilience. To make this vision a reality, we have started a community impact partnership called the “Convergence at Everett Station Collaborative,” or Convergence Collaborative for short. This collaborative, still in its infancy, has prioritized the development of Convergence Place — a concept for an equitable transit-oriented development that will anchor the neighborhood, the creation of new community development institutions and tools, a workforce hub, a health & safety initiative, and placemaking and community engagement efforts.
The Community Development Program Manager is a salaried leadership position that will manage the Convergence Collaborative programs and priorities.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Coordinate and manage the community development initiatives of ESDA in the Everett Station District.
- Oversee Convergence Collaborative and the implementation of its programs and priorities.
- Organize meetings of Leadership Advisory Council, Equity Committee, Workforce Work Group, Nonprofit Social Services Work Group.
- Workforce Initiative: build relationships with neighborhood businesses and higher education institutions for the formation and implementation of a workforce initiative.
- CDFI: build relationships with National Development Corporation and other existing community development financial institutions (CDFIs), and with potential participants in exploring capital development opportunities.
- PDA: Manage explorations for the potential establishment of a public development authority (PDA) or other public-private partnership model for the development of Convergence Place.
- Lead community engagement and outreach efforts to build public support for the long-term vision of the neighborhood.
- Lead placemaking initiatives, including supporting the Wednesday Farmers Market and hosting community events.
- Maintain regular communication with Collaborative Partners.
- Coordinate, with the Executive Director, communication with city council and administration for the Community Collaborative.
- Participate as a member of the ESDA Leadership Team in planning and implementing neighborhood services activities for the organization.
- Special projects and other commensurate duties as assigned.
- Flexibility and a can-do attitude are important. As a small organization, all employees contribute to the overall success of the organization by “pitching in” where needed.
- Willingness and desire to engage with diverse individuals and groups including, ESDA business and property owners, city departments, program contractors, homeless populations, and social service organizations.
- Competency with Microsoft Office, and Constituent Relationship Management technology.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Attention to detail, prioritization of tasks, time management, and organizational skills.
- Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and diplomacy skills.
- Self-motivated, energetic learner with a good sense of humor, able to take both directions and initiative.
- Hours are generally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., though flexibility to attend meetings, events and oversee projects during the evening and/or weekends will be required.
- Be comfortable riding a bicycle.
- Leadership experience
- Demonstrated commitment to social and racial justice
- Employment experience in urban development, urban planning, public community engagement, or related field
- Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field, such as planning, public administration, or communications.
Reports to: Executive Director
Compensation: $50,000 to $55,000 in base salary.
- Additional $10,000 to 11,000 to purchase healthcare.
- Flexible hours
- Paid Time Off in First Year:
- 10 holidays
- 15 vacation days
- 12 sick days
Equal Opportunity Employer
ESDA is an equal opportunity employer. We value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included, and empowered to bring unique ideas to the organization. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace.
- Submit cover letter and resume by email to Brock Howell, Executive Director, at email@example.com; indicate “Community Development Manager” in the subject line.
- No phone calls please.
- Position open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as submitted.
- Desired start date is July 1, 2023.