We’re Hiring!

Interested in helping shape how our community is engaged in Central Area construction projects?

Community Construction Navigator Position

The Central Area Collaborative, through funding provided by the City of Seattle, is hiring a Community Construction Navigator to serve as a critical link between our community and staff responsible for building projects in the Central/Judkins Park area. With a seat at the table, the Community Construction Navigator can bring forth ideas, concerns, and questions we have about construction, so that our community is less impacted.

Job description

The Community Construction Navigator’s primary focus will be on SDOT’s year-long 23rd Ave Phase 2 project but will also include private construction projects in the neighborhood (Vulcan’s Promenade 23 development, Community House’s 23rd and Jackson development, etc.) and SDOT’s Jackson Street corridor improvements.

Key responsibilities

  • Serving as an information link between the community, CAC, City and private developers
  • Participating in regular meetings where construction plans, schedules and details are reviewed
    • Primary focus: SDOT’s Phase 2 23rd Avenue Project (between Jackson and Rainier)
    • Secondary focus: Private construction projects (e.g. Vulcan, Community House, Midtown Design Review, etc.)
  • Regular field visits to community businesses and gathering places to check-in on construction
  • Participating in community briefings and meetings
  • Planning for and participating in community events (e.g. UmojaFest)
  • Providing input on plans for wayfinding and business district signage developed by city and/or private developers

Preferred skills and experience


  • Strong communication skills – one-on-one, small group, and Open House settings
  • Motivated, passionate and courageous
  • Ability to nudge and challenge city staff to seek multiple perspectives and check assumptions
  • Experience taking collaborative approach to solve problems and identify solutions
  • Active civic participant on issues affecting the Central Area/Judkins Park/Rainier Community
  • Ability to forge connections and relationships with local businesses, community leaders and organizations, government agencies and private developers


Hours and Compensation

  • Position starts TBD
  • Mostly weekday obligations, with occasional weekend and night events/meetings
  • Work will take place in office environments and in the field; no heavy lifting will be required
  • Expected to be approximately 30-60 hours/month, with work hours primarily 8 AM – 5PM with occasional evening meetings. Salary Range $40k – $50k – depending on experience. 12 month contract with Office of Economic Development

Submit your cover letter and resume to, attention Dennis Comer by May 11, 2018. Interviews will be scheduled the week of May 14 in the Central Area.