The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust works with a broad coalition of partners to support the stewardship of a landscape that stretches from the shores of Puget Sound across the Cascade Mountains to Central Washington. The Greenway Trust coordinates the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area (NHA), which honors the historical and cultural significance of this place and helps to preserve and celebrate its living heritage.
The Community Partnerships & Projects Manager is responsible for establishing and growing relationships with community groups, local and state agencies, local stakeholders, non-profit organizations, and volunteers in urban communities within the NHA. In collaboration with those partners, this position supports community-led projects and coordinates with other Greenway Trust programs to support implementation of ecological restoration, recreation, and education projects. The goal of these efforts is to promote more equitable, healthy, and sustainable relationships between people and the lands and waters of the Greenway NHA through long-term cooperation and stewardship.
The successful candidate for this position has experience working in partnership with others to build effective coalitions and successfully implement on-the-ground projects. They value collaboration and teamwork, demonstrating an ability to work with and through others to accomplish desired outcomes. This position is ideal for an outgoing, energetic, relationship-oriented individual with a drive to develop connections and foster partnerships, a commitment to equity, a passion for the outdoors, and strong organizational and public speaking skills.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate experience incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) principles into their work. Every Greenway Trust employee is expected to play an active part in carrying out our commitment to DEI within our organization and beyond.
- Existing Partnerships: Support and grow existing partnerships.
- New Partnerships: Connect with, engage, and lead the development of new partnerships with historically marginalized groups within the urban communities of the Greenway NHA.
- Project Implementation: Coordinate with partners and with Greenway Trust staff and coalitions across program areas (restoration, volunteer, education, lands, policy, etc.) to implement a variety of partner-based projects.
- Partner Project Support: Identify new project and partnership opportunities to support community priorities through Greenway Trust advocacy, engagement, project collaboration, etc. Serve as the Greenway Trust’s representative at events and meetings.
A successful applicant can demonstrate a combination of the following through relevant certifications, education, and professional and/or lived experiences. We do not expect applicants to have all of these skills or experiences, though we do expect them to have a learning mindset and demonstrated aptitude and desire for developing new skills on the job. Given the Greenway Trust’s emphasis on collaboration and partnership, we also expect applicants to be able to develop and maintain cooperative relationships with colleagues and with partners, some of whom may hold different opinions and perspectives.
- Identifying, developing, and sustaining relationships with community members, community partners and institutions, and key stakeholders, with an emphasis on historically marginalized communities.
- Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; demonstration of Greenway Trust values which are to be trusted, collaborative, positive, pragmatic, inclusive, and impactful.
- Create connections and act as a liaison and advocate between community partners and other government agencies, regional and national nonprofits, corporations, foundations, and others.
- Strong or applicable experience facilitating community-oriented projects related to the outdoors (events, public meetings, group outings, etc.).
- Simultaneously managing multiple projects with varying degrees of complexity.
- Able to work effectively and coordinate with a broad and diverse range of partners and stakeholders.
- Capable of working independently and as a member of a team.
- Adaptable under changing circumstances and comfortable making decisions within ambiguity.
- Comfortable with public speaking and ability to act as a representative for the Greenway Trust in multiple formats (such as presentations, forums, coalitions, meetings, tours, and events).
- Strong interpersonal communication and organizational skills.
- Computer skills including Microsoft Office, online tools, and database management.
- Experience with GIS mapping software a plus.
- Policy or government affairs experience a plus.
REPORTS TO: Deputy Director
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Compensation is $60,000-70,000 per year, depending on experience. The Greenway Trust offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental and vision plans, paid vacation and sick leave, retirement plan, ORCA transit pass, and more.
LOCATION AND SCHEDULE: The Community Partnerships & Projects Manager is a full-time, exempt (40-hour/week) position that typically works Monday to Friday with occasional evening and weekend events. This position is based at the Greenway Trust’s Seattle office (2701 First Ave, Suite 240, Seattle, WA 98121). This position will require regular visits to the field, year-round. The Greenway Trust has adopted a hybrid work model in which each employee works with their supervisor to set a schedule of in-office and remote work based on job responsibilities, meeting and event schedules, and other responsibilities.
EQUIPMENT: The Greenway Trust provides a laptop computer, cell phone, and transit pass to each regular employee. A valid driver’s license, insurable driving record, and completion of internal training is required to use Greenway vehicles. Because Greenway vehicles are not always available, employees must have access to a personal vehicle or alternative transportation when needed for travel. While employees are allowed to work remotely, the Greenway Trust does not reimburse for expenses such as internet or home office setups.
COVID REQUIREMENTS: Vaccination requirements are in place for Greenway Trust staff.
TO APPLY: Send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org; please include Community Partnerships & Projects Manager in the subject line. Your résumé should summarize your education, work experience, and any other training, experiences, or activities that you think are relevant to this position. Your cover letter should include:
- your interest in this position at the Greenway Trust;
- specific experiences or skills that you think are especially relevant and valuable for this position;
- your experience and approach to developing collaborative partnerships; and,
- your experience with and commitment to working with underrepresented communities.
Your cover letter should not exceed two pages. Finalists will be asked to provide three references.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION: We believe that when we are connected to nature, our lives are better. We are healthier, happier, and our communities are stronger. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the Greenway Trust because we want to better reflect the diverse communities that make up the Greenway NHA, because we believe that equity and inclusion are vital to our mission, and because we want to do our part to create a more just society. We are committed to creating lasting structural changes internally in our workplace and externally in the communities we serve.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER: The Greenway Trust is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, ancestry, genetic information, use of a service animal, honorably discharged veteran, military status, political ideology, personal appearance, family responsibilities, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. Each person is evaluated on the basis of personal aptitude and merit.