JOB TITLE: Community and Cultural Engagement Mgr
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
JOB STATUS: 1.0 FTE (full-time exempt)
LOCATION: King County
HUMMINGBIRD INDIGENOUS FAMILY SERVICES MISSION AND VISION:
Healthy Indigenous babies being born into healthy Indigenous families being supported by healthy Indigenous communities. At Hummingbird Indigenous Family Services, we believe that attachment and culture are the foundations of healthy communities and that through rematriation (Returning the Sacred to the Mother) we can heal historical trauma.
Through culturally relevant support during the perinatal period, we reduce the personal, cultural, and systemic barriers that disproportionately affect Indigenous parents while strengthening the bond between parents and connections to the community.
SUMMARY OF COMMUNITY AND CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT MANAGER POSITION:
We are seeking a Community & Cultural Engagement Manager. The Manager, under the supervision of the Executive Director, will oversee all aspects of the daily operations of our new Community & Cultural Engagement Services, which will serve all Hummingbird Programs and the broader Native American/Pacifica community. They will work in collaboration with our Program Managers as well as HIFS as a whole. The ideal candidate is exceptionally organized, capable of managing and prioritizing multiple tasks, collaborative, and maintains a high level of attention to detail. They are continuously building their understanding of Indigenous cultures and languages.
Hummingbird IFS provides free-of-cost services to Indigenous pregnant people and families who identify as American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AI/AN/NH/PI) living in King, Pierce, and South Snohomish Counties. This position will be responsible for providing Community and Cultural Engagement and Education through our existing programs, thereby reducing the personal, cultural, and systemic barriers that disproportionately affect Indigenous families while strengthening the bond between parents and connections to the community.
Some of the essential duties would include:
- Work closely with the Executive Director to develop the Cultural and Community Engagement program.
- Build and maintain relationships with community partner organizations, local and state policy groups, local hospitals/clinical providers, and nationwide perinatal health equity and early education organizations. Must be committed to work collaboratively with clinical providers, elders, community partner organizations, etc.
- Coordinates and hosts regular community dinners and activities/outings/presentations. These would be open to our entire Indigenous community, not just Hummingbird clients.
- Collaborates with the Hummingbird Programs to provide ongoing educational/parenting group and events offerings, including perinatal education and cultural activities.
- Connects Hummingbird as whole and our programs with community and cultural support. For example, helping a program connect a client to elder support, language teacher, cultural weaver, etc.
- Highlight cross cultural component teachings and lead efforts with tabling at community events (i.e. Powwows, ‘Aha Mele, Live Aloha, SIHB & PIHB events, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Annual Baby Welcoming Ceremony and Walking on Ceremony).
REQUIRED SKILLS AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
- Education: Must meet at least ONE of the following requirements:
- 10+ years of cultural community and/or family-based experience
- OR, Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Social Services PLUS 5+ years of cultural community and/or family-based experience
- OR, Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Social Services PLUS 1+ years of cultural community and/or family-based experience
- 15-20 years of personal or professional experience working closely with Indigenous, American Indian/Alaska Native, Pacific Islander and/or Native Hawaiian communities.
- Continuously building understanding of Indigenous culture(s) and language(s).
- Working knowledge of historical trauma and colonization.
- Strong background in health equity and understanding of how structural oppression impacts health disparities.
- Working with computers, including updating websites, social media, email groups and listservs, word processing, and database management. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications, especially Excel and Word, Google Workspace, Canva, and social media platforms.
- Work independently with regular contact/coordination with Hummingbird-IFS leadership staff and program staff.
- Strong public speaking, as well as verbal and written communication and skills.
- Sensitive awareness of diverse cultural, socio-economic and lifestyle backgrounds.
- Ability to understand and resolve complex problems.
- Ability to work with conflicting deadlines.
- Other Logistical Requirements
- Operates a personal vehicle to drive between various work sites.
- Must have access to a car, valid driver's license and insurance (mileage will be reimbursed).
- Must have a flexible schedule and supportive lifestyle to meet the needs of the program. Occasional weekend and evening work.
- Pediatric CPR/First Aid and Blood-borne certificate. Must maintain it as a condition of continued employment.
- HIPAA certification upon hire.
Must pass a background investigation, including relevant criminal history.
DESIRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED:
- Experience or training with reproductive health in Indigenous communities. ex. Doula, Child Birth Educator
- Experience or training with economic justice movements.
- Social media content development.
Indigenous community members and those with lived experience navigating perinatal health and social welfare systems are highly encouraged to apply. We also encourage people of color, women, queer and trans/gender-nonconforming people to apply. We welcome people from all educational backgrounds to apply.
Full-Time Exempt Salary is $85,000, plus 1.0 FTE of a Monthly Health and Tech Stipend. This is a 1 year permanent position, could be extended.
We are currently working remotely, with some in-person meetings in the Seattle area. Position requires working at community events and client home visits throughout King County and on local reservations.
This is a full time position. Hours may vary, we have a flexible work schedule.
HOW TO APPLY:
Submit a cover letter, and resume to Chrissy Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org by 11/17/23. Any questions can be directed to Chrissy @ email above. Please write “Job Application: Community and Cultural Engagement Manager” in the subject line of the email.