Friends of Waterfront Seattle (Friends) is the nonprofit partner to the City of Seattle, responsible for helping to fund, build, steward, and program the park — today and into the future. In addition to raising $110M by 2024 to fund park construction, Friends will provide funding and manage the programming and operations of the future Waterfront Park through a joint-delivery partnership with Seattle Parks & Recreation. Park construction has begun following the Viaduct's removal and the first piece of the park — Pier 62 — is now open.
Waterfront Park is situated on the land of the Coast Salish Peoples, who have resided here since time immemorial and continue to thrive. With respect and humility, we acknowledge the history of the waterfront, the dispossession of land from the Coast Salish people and, most importantly, the strength and resilience of Native people and their culture through this history to the present. This acknowledgement serves only as a first step in honoring the land that we occupy and the first peoples of that land. Friends recognizes the work to build and repair relationships with Native communities will be long and evolving.
The construction of Waterfront Park is underway and scheduled to be completed in 2024. Designed to provide green spaces, elevated views, and recreation opportunities, Waterfront Park will be a place where residents and visitors can connect with nature and each other.
Friends of Waterfront Seattle acknowledges that historic and existing systemic racism is embedded in our city. This shows up in our park and public space system. Friends is committed to becoming an anti-racist organization by prioritizing racial equity inside the organization and in the public spaces we operate.
As the nonprofit responsible for sustaining and programming the park in perpetuity, our goal is to create inclusive spaces for community-driven cultural events, recreational activities, and educational opportunities where all people – specifically, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), as well as underserved communities – feel welcome and safe.
The Public Safety Manager is a key member of the operations team and works in collaboration with colleagues across the organization, as well as with public, private, and nonprofit partners in community efforts around public safety. The Public Safety Manager will oversee the goal of fostering a healthy waterfront neighborhood through partnerships that include City law enforcement, private security, and social service outreach. Responsibilities will grow as the entire 20 acres of new public spaces open in 2024, welcoming over 8 million visitors.
Reporting to the Senior Park Operations & Recreation Manager, the Public Safety Manager position will manage the overall public safety for Pier 62 and the future Waterfront Park working closely with City partners, local businesses, private security services, and social service outreach contractors. Duties include developing and updating Pier 62’s public safety plan, evaluating industry leading public safety policies, protocols, and procedures to learn from, steering risk management assessments, and serving as primary on-call for incident and emergency response for the organization.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Waterfront Park Public Safety
Safety Policy & Administration
Friends of Waterfront Seattle (Friends) is the nonprofit partner to the City of Seattle, responsible for helping to fund, build, steward, and program the park — today and into the future. In addition to raising $110M by 2024 to fund park…
Vacation, health care and dental coverage, and transit pass are paid by the organization. Ability to participate in defined contribution retirement plan with 3% match by the organization.
Vacation, health care and dental coverage, and transit pass are paid by the organization. Ability to participate in defined contribution retirement plan with 3% match by the…
In lieu of a traditional cover letter, please submit a one-page document that explains how your professional and lived experiences led you to this moment and prepared you to be successful in this role with Friends.
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Applications will be accepted until filled.
In lieu of a traditional cover letter, please submit a one-page document that explains how your professional and lived experiences led you to this moment and prepared you to be…