We ensure that City departments are aligned and coordinated in planning and advancing equitable development for Seattle’s future. Urban planning and community development must reflect the experiences and identities of people affected by development decisions and outcomes, including Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Immigrants, Refugees, People with Disabilities, and LGBTQ+ people. We strongly encourage people with these identities or from other marginalized communities to apply. Come join us!
Equitable Development Initiative (EDI)
EDI supports communities identified as highest risk of displacement in Seattle, supporting community-led projects and strategies to resist “loss of place” through gentrification and to promote access to opportunity. Both the staffing and the budget for this program have increased in recent years as the City has identified permanent and ongoing funding sources for this work.
- Equitable Development Division Manager
- EDI Planning and Community Development Specialist, Senior
- EDI Advisory Board Positions
We are also seeking a new graphic designer who can manage our brand and visual identity for all our projects. This person will develop our publications, social media graphics, video and photo portfolio, charts and graphs, PowerPoint presentations, and a range of other design needs. We also want to augment our public engagement capabilities as we conduct more in-person community meetings and open houses. This person plays a key role in facilitating translation and interpretation services, as well as ADA accessibility. We are seeking someone who is values-driven, supports our equitable community engagement ethos, and has experience working with community-based organizations here in Seattle.
Seattle Design Commission
The Seattle Design Commission is recruiting to fill three upcoming vacancies on the Seattle Design Commission – a Licensed Architect, a Landscape Architect, and a Transportation Planner. All positions will start their two-year terms in March 2023.
Established in 1968, the Seattle Design Commission advises City officials on design excellence in City-funded capital improvement projects, in the City right-of-way, or constructed with City funds. The Commission also advises the Mayor, City Council, and City departments on projects or policies that impact Seattle’s public realm. To be considered, please send a letter of interest and resume by November 29 to firstname.lastname@example.org.