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Pottery Northwest, Seattle / Seeks Project Coordinator

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Project Coordinator: Job Summary

This is a short-term project which begins immediately and ends June 30th with the possible opportunity for extension. This is a new contract position. This position reports directly to the Executive Director.

Organization Overview:

Pottery Northwest is a ceramic arts non-profit with a mission to develop and promote excellence in the ceramic arts. We are one of the largest and most nationally celebrated educational clay institutions on the West Coast and a hub for the ceramics community across the Northwest. Pottery Northwest has been a Seattle Center resident for over 50 years and offer classes, an artist in residence program, a retail shop, and a gallery with monthly exhibitions.

Position Objective:

The Pottery Northwest Project Coordinator oversees the planning and implementation of a strategy to guide Pottery Northwest through the Request for Proposal period of the Key Arena Redevelopment Project.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

• Define the scope of the project in collaboration with the Executive Director.
• Create a detailed work plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the tasks necessary to guide the organization during this time
• Recruit and mobilize allies and community members
• Coordinate with volunteers with appropriate skills for the involvement
• Work with the Marketing Manager to craft a communications strategy for multiple audiences
• Ensure that correspondence with stakeholders, developers, and key decision makers are properly maintained
• Work closely with the Executive Director to keep him apprised of all progress
• Develop new and unique ways to build awareness of Pottery Northwest and create new opportunities and collaborations
• Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality

Desired Qualifications:

• Knowledge and experience in project management
• Understanding of Pottery Northwest’s mission and goals and reflect them in interactions with the public
• Experience in community organizing or campaign work
• 2 to 3 years planning, management, or communications experience
• Experience working with City of Seattle officials and governance processes
• Act as the face of the organization to varying constituents
• Ability to work as part of a small team as well as independently
• Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
• Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions, with input from the Executive Director, which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
• Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details/data/information/activities.
• Some experience with non-profits, the visual arts, community education desired
• Some familiarity with real estate development desired

Working Conditions:

• The Project Coordinator will be required to work both in the office as well as remotely
• This position requires working independently and using personal electronic devices, computer and cell phone.
• Much of the work will be at irregular times, including weekends and evenings, and may require work on- and off-site, at multiple meeting locations.

Compensation dependent on experience.

Please email a resume and two references to

Eligible media

Arts-Related, Craft, Non-Profit Orgs.