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The mission of the Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) is to facilitate the successful integration of immigrants and refugees into Seattle's civic, economic, and cultural life. In 2017 a city-wide Language Access Initiative and an Executive Order were created to move City of Seattle departments towards being able to serve all residents regardless of the language that they speak.
The Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs is recruiting for a Language Access Specialist to lead all aspects of program planning and implementation across more than 30 City departments and offices. You will serve as an advisor to the OIRA Director, Mayor's Office, and City Council regarding immigrant and refugee communities, with a focus on building the capacity and ability of City departments to serve English Language Learners. You will also support OIRA's community engagement efforts, including the Immigrant and Refugee Commission.
OIRA is looking for applicants with a passion for:
Advocating for immigrant and refugee communities
Serving English language learner populations
Building collaborative relationships and partnerships with community and City stakeholders
Driving and sustaining results
Integrating equity and access for communities of color into programs and systems
Customer service innovation and solutions
And, who have a track record for:
Developing and operationalizing strategy
Communicating effectively with diverse audiences in writing, presentations, and trainings
Leading the development of tools, resources, training, and technical support for internal and external customers
Practicing inclusive outreach and engagement
Engaging in difficult conversations and promoting accountability
Meeting deadlines and prioritizing tasks
A successful applicant will have experience that reflects a commitment to immigrant and refugee communities and to working collaboratively to achieve stated goals. This experience should be complemented by demonstrated ability in the following areas:
Language(s) other than English
Cross-cultural communication and content development for training and other tools
Language access best practices
Navigating equity barriers experienced by immigrant and refugee communities
Working successfully within a large, matrixed organization
Working in a dynamic, diverse, fast-paced environment
Supporting a committee or commission
Additional Information: This job is classified as a Strategic Advisor 1, Exempt and will start at a hourly rate of $38.06 with the possibility of a raise at 4-6 months, depending on performance.
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Who may apply: This position is open to all applicants with relevant experience and skills as described in this posting. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The City encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences.
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