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SHARP Seattle Project Assistant

Job Location

500 30th Ave S.

Seattle, WA 98144

Open Date: 


Interviews expected to begin: 

May 16, 2023

Type of Job

May 22 - Oct 31, 2023

Closing Date: 

May 15, 2023


$22.00 per hour

Hours Per Week





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. This project is facilitated by The Central Area Senior Center.

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 the Project Coordinator and Interns. The Project Assistant will receive supervision from the Project Coordinator.

Job Duties:

  • Outreach to community members in Seattle’s Central District

  • Recruit participants for the SHARP Seattle project

  • Enroll project participants and maintain participant paperwork

  • Coordinate and track project participants

  • Assign participants to walking groups

  • Respond to participant questions or concerns

  • Help coordinate final celebration community event

  • Coordinate focus groups

  • Manage interns

Job Requirements:

  • Requires High School/GED AND four (4) years of program coordination experience OR a combination of equivalent education and experience.•

  • 4 years of experience in program or project management, social services or related field.

  • Skilled at managing processes and procedures, coordinating programs, customer service, communicating with a team, problem-solving.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with diverse populations to include older adults, community partners, other members of the general public.

  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Direct experience with culturally tailored programming for Black communities.

  • Direct experience working with older adults and/or persons with dementia.

  • Experience supervising volunteers or staff.


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 are being developed in the first half of 2023, with walking groups taking place in summer 2023. Read more about the origins of the SHARP program in Portland, here:

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.

To Apply:  To apply, please send a cover letter, current resume and three references to Position is open until filled.

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