Project Coordinator – Seattle

Job posted on January 10, 2020

  • Regular Full-time (40 hours/week) Hourly-Benefitted Position
  • Overtime eligible
  • Annual salary range between $54,080 and $60,320
  • Applications accepted until 5pm Friday, January 31

Our EnviroIssues team is passionate about supporting communities in having a voice and opportunity to influence the issues impacting their everyday life. We work to communicate complex government policy, transportation, environmental, and urban planning issues to community members and find meaningful ways for all communities to shape these issues. As a consulting firm, we work with a wide variety of clients, mainly in the public sector, on public involvement and community outreach. With over 100 of us across offices in Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, and Oakland, we collaborate and support each other in defining collective success.

We’re committed to equity and are early in our journey towards being an antiracist workplace. We hope to build a team that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we work, diversity of ideas, leadership, and work styles; and will support our vision of an equitable and thriving workplace. We encourage anyone who brings bilingual and/or multicultural background and/or lived experience that help us include all voices in an equitable way to apply.

Project Coordinators are responsible as members of project teams for supporting and implementing various tasks that lead to successful community engagement efforts. Project Coordinators often work on several projects at once, collaborating with Project Managers and other teammates. Our projects are dynamic and require an ability to work both independently and in a fast-paced team setting with a high level of initiative, creativity, tact and professionalism.

Project Coordinators typically:

  • Draft public materials such as flyers, web content, social media, letters and mailers, public event materials, responses to community questions via email for review by project teammates
  • Maintain project databases tracking project contacts, communications, and activities
  • Plan logistics for a wide variety of events such as public meetings, farmer’s market tables, and advisory committee meetings
  • Communicate directly with community members about projects at events, over the phone, or via email
  • Attend internal meetings and share ideas on outreach strategy and options with their teams
  • Problem solve in real-time to support successful public engagement
  • Work closely with graphic designers and website developers to develop public materials and tools that engage community
  • Work collaboratively within their teams and with other Project Coordinators to continually learn and adapt innovative tools to engage community

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Commitment to working respectfully and professionally in diverse, multi-cultural settings
  • Experience maintaining project databases, compiling meeting summaries, preparing publication materials, public outreach and coordinating public outreach efforts
  • Commitment to working collaboratively in a way that supports teammates and overall success of others
  • Ability to adapt to changing environments and work with multiple project teams and topics, whether working at our main office or at one of our project offices
  • Ability to focus and demonstrate attention to detail
  • Experience working in community and has connections with community partners
  • Experience working on accessibility for written and visual materials
  • Commitment to seeking and offering direct feedback with a growth mindset
  • Experience navigating conflict and addressing concerns from community members who are upset
  • Excellent writing focused on being accessible to a wide variety of specific audiences
  • Organizational and computer skills (especially with Word and Excel)
  • Ability and interest in self-reflection
  • Ability to communicate in a language other than English

Conditions of Employment:

  • A valid driver's license is required to drive to sites/events in instances where transit/rideshare is not available
  • Local travel to sites/events outside of regular business hours
  • Occasional weekend and evening work as we want to meet community members where they are. Our work schedules can be flexible depending on event timing and your preferences.

Interested in joining our new Snohomish County office?

We’re expanding north and will be opening a new office in Snohomish County in 2020. We have several staff planning to move into the new office when it opens and anticipate needing Project Coordinators to join the team. If you are interested in working on projects in north King, Snohomish and Skagit counties and the option of moving to this new office when it opens, please let us know in your application materials.

To apply, please email the below listed directly to,

  1. Resume highlighting relevant experience
  2. Cover letter sharing with us information about you and your interest in this position
  3. Completed Self-Identify Form from our website

Interview process and timeline

Our goal is to hire someone within 6 to 8 weeks from closing the job posting. We are committed to keeping you informed throughout the process. Our interview process includes:

  1. Resume review – This usually occurs within the first week after we’ve closed the job posting.
  2. Phone interview and writing exercise (1 hour) – Initially, we like to talk with you over the phone for 30 minutes to learn about your skills and how they relate to this position. After the conversation, we have a 30-minute writing exercise which we can email you to complete. We can also schedule the writing exercise separately if needed.
  3. In-person interview (90 minutes) – Our in-person interview focuses on being conversational, allowing you to learn about us and our work, and allowing us to hear how you respond to different situations. We hold 90 minutes for this conversation to ensure we aren’t rushed. It is okay if the interview is shorter. We are also happy to set this interview up via Skype if remote participation is needed.
  4. Hiring decision – After we finish all interviews for the position, we meet and decide on making an offer. You will hear from us regardless of our hiring decision.