This position is responsible for guiding the engagement and growth of SeaCiti to strengthen the region
by promoting equitable and inclusive community connectivity and civic engagement on behalf of the tech sector and tech allies. This will be accomplished through coordinating and communicating civic information and engagement opportunities, conducting tech sector research, collaboration with tech adjacent and non-tech sector partners and allies, and providing meeting and event support. Reports to the VP of Government and Community Affairs.
Position: Director, SeaCiti
Reports to: VP, Government and Community Affairs
Location: Washington state; Remote* FLSA Classification: Exempt
General Classification: Salaried, Full Time Salary Range: $90k-120k
This role assists WTIA to strengthen the region by promoting equitable and inclusive civic engagement. It will engage with and connect tech employees to their city and each other to help build a vibrant community in alignment with the WTIA mission. It offers the opportunity to partner with the City of Seattle, industry members, tech employees, and other partner organizations. The primary focus is to coordinate, evaluate, and relaunch the SeaCiti organization through strategic communications, the creation and curation of meaningful events that support tech sector employees, tech allies and the city, and provide timely, honest, and relevant data on tech employee civic sentiments that help inform the reimagination of downtown Seattle. Reporting to the VP of Government and Community Affairs, this role supports work at the intersection of community building, civic engagement, policy, advocacy, and the technology sector at the local level.
- Establish and manage relationships across member companies, partner organizations, community based organizations, local government and media partners
- Manage all aspects of event and project management, including fundraising in partnership with WTIA
- Coordinate and conduct surveys, and research and aggregate data on sector sentiment to inform local initiatives
- Develop and implement communications strategies, collateral and data visualizations to effectively leverage social media and PR to advance organizational priorities
- Regularly meet, communicate, and partner with city and regional appointed and elected officials to advance priority issues for the tech sector
Ideal Qualifications and Qualities
- Ability to build and manage partnerships, coalitions, and related programming with clear value add
- 5+ years of professional experience in project and/or event management, community affairs, public relations, government relations, public policy, and/or advocacy
- Demonstrable experience in content creation, newsletter, podcast, promotional materials, etc.
- Successful track record in fundraising, sponsorship generation, and grant writing.
- Experience working for or with a local, state, or federal elected officials and/or agencies
- Ability to work independently in ambiguous, rapidly changing environments
- Grassroots campaign experience and/or policy tracking, development, review and implementation is desired
*Seattle MSA candidates preferred. WITA roles are generally remote, however due to the localized job responsibilities, there are frequent and necessary local in-person meetings and events.
Every position requires certain physical capabilities. WTIA seeks to make reasonable accommodations that enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties when possible. The preceding job description is not intended to describe in detail the multitude of tasks that may be assigned, but rather to provide a general overview of the expectations and responsibilities of this position. As business demands change, so may the functions of this position. Additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned.
Equal employment opportunity is a fundamental principle at WTIA. We are committed to a work environment in which relationships are characterized by dignity, courtesy, and respect. We are committed to nondiscrimination in all business operations.
Last updated: 4/3/2023