Employment opportunities related to diversity, equity and social justice in the Puget Sound region.
Puget Sound Community School (PSCS) Teaching Staff Opening
Puget Sound Community School (PSCS), an innovative, state-approved independent middle & high school in Seattle, has an open teaching staff position for the 2017-18 school year and likely beyond.
● 10 month, renewable school year position, August 22, 2017 through June 21, 2018.
● Salary set at $44,516, regardless of experience, with full medical, dental, and retirement
benefits ($1500 bonus if certified to teach in Washington state).
The person hired will:
● Have experience presenting, or be able to demonstrate a strong potential to present,
social justice topics to middle and high school students.
● Help cultivate, design, and create a broad base of educational opportunities for
● Serve as school advisor to approximately 12 students.
● Participate in activities that promote an understanding of the mission statement,
philosophy, and programs of PSCS.
● Demonstrate strength of character and personality, as well as deep passions and a
willingness to experience whatever life offers.
● Be eager to work collaboratively with others to create a healthy, vibrant learning
community built on consensus and communication.
Possessing some of the following characteristics, skills or experiences is also a plus:
● Be familiar with a student-centered approach to education.
● An art, music, drama, dance, outdoor, and/or science background.
● Experience working with middle school students.
About Puget Sound Community School:
● Founded in 1994 on the belief that people are compelled to learn intrinsically and will
eagerly learn what they are interested in learning when provided a positive environment
and support in their self-selected pursuits.
● A compassionate staff of talented and interesting people work together as a team to
provide a nurturing, respectful and vibrant school environment for approximately 50
students in a multi-age setting.
● Engaging the community, acting with courage, practicing integrity, honoring your
creativity and otherwise living as a responsible citizen are among the valued goals of a
● Functioning in a truly diverse community is a vital 21st-century skill and we are building
our community accordingly.
● We hold those involved with PSCS to very high standards of behavior and demand that
everyone strive to build relationships based on mutual trust, honesty, support, and
● Learn more at http://pscs.org & http://tinyurl.com/kindness-school.
● Meet the staff at http://pscs.org/community/staff.
Applications are being accepted until the position is filled so we encourage those interested to act quickly. To apply, send a cover letter, resumé, and three references to:
Andy Smallman, Director
Puget Sound Community School
660 S. Dearborn St.
Seattle, WA 98134
In your cover letter be sure to include:
● What attracts you to PSCS.
● Three things that stand out to you about our educational philosophy.
We encourage you to be creative in the presentation of your application materials.
Direct questions to Andy at 206-324-4350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
EEO/AA Diversity & Inclusion Manager – Transit
OPENING DATE/TIME: 04/05/17 12:00 AM (GMT -8:00)
CLOSING DATE/TIME: 04/19/17 11:59 PM (GMT -8:00)
SALARY: $99,528.00 – $126,172.80 Annually
LOCATION: Atlantic Base Vehicle Maintenance, 1555 Airport Way South,
Seattle, WA 98134
JOB TYPE: Special Duty Assignment or Term Limited Temp (TLT)
DIVISION: Department of Transportation – Transit Division
JOB NUMBER: 2017RL06822
We have an exciting opportunity available for an EEO, Diversity and Inclusion
Manager with a passion for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. We
are looking for someone who can work in collaboration with agency
leadership and employees to develop and integrate EEO, equity, diversity and
inclusion goals and strategies into business processes and practices. In
partnership with the Assistant General Manager for Employee Services, this
person will provide effective leadership to help advance the implementation
of the Equity and Social Justice Strategic Plan in the Transit Division and the
Partnership to Achieve Comprehensive Equity (PACE). They will also serve as
a technical expert in managing Transit’s activities related to the creation and
sustainability of diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and equal employment
opportunity (EEO) programs.
This opportunity will be filled as a one year Term-Limited Temporary position
or as a Special Duty Assignment for current career service employees.
King County Metro Transit
King County Metro Transit is a regional leader in getting people places
quickly, reducing commuter stress, greening the environment and improving
urban air quality, by providing comfortable, effective transit services for the
thousands of commuters and other residents of King County, Washington.
King County Metro’s fixed-route service provides more than 110 million
passenger trips and carries passengers approximately 500 million miles
annually. Metro has pioneered or refined dozens of innovations that have
made us a leader in this nation’s public transportation industry.
King County encourages flexible work schedules where possible, and provides
our employees with a free transportation pass (good on most transit systems
throughout the Puget Sound region). We offer a generous benefits package
(see Benefits tab for more details).
Who May Apply
This position is open to the general public and all King County employees.
The primary work location for this position is at the King County Metro Transit
Atlantic Operations Base but the position also requires work at King Street
Center near Seattle’s Pioneer Square area.
This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act,
and is not eligible for overtime pay. The work week is normally 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Alternative work schedules may be
Required Application Materials
An online employment application at www.kingcounty.gov/jobs with
employment history going back at least ten years if you have ten years of
employment (or more to include all relevant experience), answers to the
supplemental questions, a resume, and cover letter. Please see application
instructions at the end of this posting for more details.
For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Senior Human Resource Analyst
Black Education Strategy Roundtable – Executive Director
BESR seeks an Executive Director at an exciting time of its growth who will build upon their success and will seize the opportunity to affect the changes that will empower a generation of Black youth. Reporting to the Chairman of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will serve as an ambassador for education reform, using BESR’s existing three-year strategic plan as a roadmap to solidify and grow the organization’s infrastructure, brand recognition, capacity, and impact on advancing equity in education.
The Executive Director will use a thoughtful, strategic approach to convene the right partners to advocate for equitable learning opportunities for students. The Executive Director will also:
- Plan and execute statewide conferences on education reform and equity.
- Provide key policy makers with BESR position statements highlighting compelling data regarding the current status of Black student achievement and make compelling arguments for policy change.
- Develop legislative priorities and work in collaboration with other organizations engaged in similar advocacy.
- Support efforts to implement more rigorous and culturally relevant curriculum at all levels in the Washington state school system.
- Advocate for Black representation on school boards, the State Board of Education, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the Educational Service District Boards.
As the public face of the organization, the Executive Director will build upon and strengthen BESR’s relationships in the local communities of the students and families we serve. Community engagement responsibilities include:
- Hosting quarterly meetings, town hall meetings, and public forums on education policy issues in key Black communities across the state.
- Hosting listening opportunities for students about their educational concerns and proposed solutions to address the problems.
- Mobilizing Black students, families, and communities to become better informed advocates for improved educational outcomes.
- Participating in relevant community activities and speaking engagements as a representative of, and advocate for, BESR.
The Executive Director, with the support of the Board of Directors, will direct and lead all fundraising efforts to ensure BESR’s work is sustainable. The ideal candidate will have the ability to:
- Develop a robust annual development plan to pursue sustainable funding sources and increase support from foundations, corporations, and major donors.
- Direct and lead efforts that include annual appeals, major gifts, and other campaigns as needed to fund BESR’s work.
- Leverage the relationships and expertise of Board members for donor relations and fundraising endeavors.
The Executive Director will be responsible for fiscal management, building out the infrastructure and operations of the organization, and guide a passionate and motivated team. The Executive Director will:
- Ensure BESR has the staff, systems, and infrastructure in place for continued growth and success.
- Set priorities, develop a work plan, and work cooperatively and effectively with the team to move toward meeting BESR’s ambitious goals.
- Work with local colleges and universities to develop a robust internship program.
- Establish Advisory Councils to the Board that will be actively engaged in BESR’s work.
- Define and develop policies, procedures, and a dues structure for BESR membership.
The ideal candidate is a servant leader who is passionate about being the advocate for Black children to increase their success. This passion should translate into developing and implementing the action plan to achieve BESR’s goals and improve learning opportunities and outcomes for Black students in Washington state.
The successful candidate will be a strategic visionary, who can come up with innovative, big picture strategies while also being able to focus and prioritize tactical goals.
The successful candidate will also have:
- Inspiring and influential leadership that motivates staff, the Board, donors, volunteers, major stakeholders, and key policy makers.
- Credibility as an advocate for Black students in the public education system.
- Confidence and ease as a public speaker.
- Demonstrated success building rapport and trust and working collaboratively with diverse internal and external partners.
- Experience in grant writing, fundraising campaigns, individual donor outreach, corporate sponsorship, and managing special events.
- Strong project management and strategic planning skills and be a highly organized self-starter.
Defining characteristics include professional presence, adaptability, creativity, strategic thinking, integrity, positivity, and excellent interpersonal skills.
All candidates should have a minimum of five years of relevant experience working in nonprofit leadership, public education, fundraising, communications, partnership and program management, and/or operations. He or she will have exceptional speaking, listening and writing skills. She or he should have a passion for BESR’s mission, and a knowledge of education reform activities. Advanced IT skills are required, with a preference for candidates with experience using Content and Project Management applications and Accounting software. A Masters’ Degree or equivalent work experience is required.
For more information & to apply click HERE.