SHARP Seattle Project Assistant

Job Location

500 30th Ave S.

Seattle, WA 98144

Open Date: 

Immediately

Interviews expected to begin: 

Immediately

Type of Job

Project
April 1 - Sep 30, 2022

Closing Date: 

March 21, 2022

Salary

$32.00 per hour

Hours Per Week

8

Benefits

None

Summary

Friends of SHARP Seattle is seeking a part-time Project Assistant to support the implementation of the Sharing History through Active Reminiscence and Photo-imagery (SHARP) project in Seattle’s Central District.

Position description:

The SHARP Seattle Project Assistant acts as the key person for outreach to community members, registering project participants, and coordinating the project. The Project Assistant will work closely with community members and the SHARP Seattle leadership team. The Project Assistant will receive supervision from one of the leadership team members. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Outreach to community members in Seattle’s Central District

  2. Recruit participants for the SHARP Seattle project

  3. Enroll project participants and maintain participant paperwork

  4. Coordinate and track project participants

  5. Assign participants to walking groups

  6. Respond to participant questions or concerns

  7. Help coordinate kick-off and final celebration community event

Background:

SHARP Seattle aims to maintain or improve African American brain health through engaging older adults in culturally celebratory neighborhood walks and conversations in Seattle’s Central District. One-mile routes are accessible on tablets, using GPS-triggered historical images of Black life in the neighborhood to prompt small-group reminiscence as participants walk. Together, conversations form a digital oral history archive. Routes will be developed in the first half of 2022, with walking groups taking place in summer 2022. Read more about the origins of the SHARP program in Portland, here: https://www.sharpwalkingstudy.org/.

Friends of SHARP Seattle is a community group made up of representatives from Seattle Human Services Department - Aging and Disability Services, UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center, Central Area Senior Center, Black Heritage Society of Washington, Seattle Parks and Recreation, University of Washington de Tornyay Center, Oregon Health & Science University, and additional community members.

Skills & Abilities

  1. Ability to work cooperatively as a team member. 

  2. Ability to work effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, and other culturally diverse populations. 

  3. Computer experience required.

Notes: At Central Area Senior Center, we embrace the belief that racial and other social identities should be respected and affirmed. In support of this belief, we are building an equitable and inclusive organization and providing our team of staff, volunteers and board members with the tools to address institutionalized racism and other forms of oppression. All members of our team are responsible for providing and supporting an equitable and inclusive work environment that will enrich our interactions with each other and our products and services. This responsibility provides the foundation for empowering our customers (primarily those who are aging and giving care to others) so their needs are justly represented and their desires amply fulfilled.

Selection Process:

This is a competitive selection process. All fully completed application packages that show the minimum qualifications and have followed the How to Apply instructions will be reviewed. Interviews will be scheduled for those applicants whose qualifications in the areas listed above most closely correspond to the position’s requirements. In order to preserve our resources toward furthering our mission, only candidates with whom we wish to arrange an interview will be contacted. All others will be maintained in our files for a minimum of six months.

Criminal History Background Checks and must complete a Criminal History Self-Disclosure Form.

 

 

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, other national service alumni, people of color, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

To Apply:  Please send cover letter and current resume or CV to FriendsOfSharpSeattle@gmail.com. Application deadline March 21, 2022.