A Way Home Washington (AWHWA) (www.awayhomewa.org), a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks (www.tsne.org), is mission-driven to prevent and end youth and young adult homelessness across Washington state. In the state of Washington, 13,000 unaccompanied youth and young adults experience homelessness, and young people of color and LGBTQ+ young people disproportionately experience homelessness. AWHWA partners with the state Office of Homeless Youth, philanthropic foundations, advocates, and service providers who support these young people. AWHWA leads and coordinates these stakeholders as we work collectively to build a statewide system so that local communities can respond to youth and young adult homelessness in their areas. In our work, we are committed to racial and LGBTQ+ equity, positive youth development, trauma-informed practices and a data-driven culture.
All staff at A Way Home Washington are committed and accountable to centering the voices of people who experience or have experienced homelessness in their youth or young adulthood. Reporting to the Communications Director, the Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for leading activities that ensure A Way home Washington is living this value. Key responsibilities include community outreach and engagement, including engaging alumni and young people with lived experience to gather input and feedback on AWHWA initiatives and communications; facilitation and coordination of advisory and focus groups; synthesizing information and developing strategic communications materials; social media management; and public speaking. This role engages with a diverse group of important external partners as well as the internal AWHWA team.
Community Engagement and Outreach
Hours and Travel
This is a six-month full-time, hourly position. Regular office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST, may include occasional evening or weekend hours for special events. The Community Engagement Coordinator position will be expected to visit communities semi-regularly, which may require overnight regional travel.
Please include a resume and cover letter in your online application. This position will remain open until filled. Salary Range: $55,000-$60,000 annually plus benefits.
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
Little or no exertion, may require extended periods at a computer. May occasionally be required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
TSNE MissionWorks/A Way Home Washington envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.
As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/A Way Home Washington will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.