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Storytelling Manager

Deadline to Apply: 
April 15, 2023
King County
Full Time (Exempt)
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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 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.


The Nest is a guaranteed income pilot program that will provide no-strings-attached monthly payments to Indigenous pregnant people until their child’s third birthday. The Storytelling Project is developed alongside the nest to create strategic narratives on the benefits of guaranteed income as a race equity practice, on the inherent dignity and value of Indigenous parenting, and to support policy change and local, state, and national levels.


Under general supervision of the Nest Program Director, the Storytelling Manager will provide leadership, management, and coordination of specific strategy areas for storytelling aligned with narrative change initiatives and reclaiming traditional storytelling practices related to the perinatal period. As a new program, the Storytelling Manager will lead the development,design, and implementation of the Storytelling Program.


Oversee program operations:

  • Supervision of contractors and/or interns
  • Support Documentary Team: recruit and work with filmmakers/photojournalists to document stories of Indigenous parenthood that center resiliency, wealth, and inherent dignity of our communities
  • Oversee the Artist Residency Program: design and manage the applicant process, provide support and guidance for our annual 3-month artist residency program,coordinate artist resident events
  • Serve as a liaison with the community
  • Coordinate community-led social media campaigns: work with program participants to create online interactive campaigns that highlight Indigenous parenthood.
  • Ensure that community members feel seen,heard, and respected
  • Create written pieces that are aligned with the storytelling and narrative goals of the Nest

Oversee Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Creating content and outreach information.
  • Maintain records and documentation of projects
  • Facilitate meetings with different partners, attend Nest team meetings
  • Other duties as necessary
  • Creating content and outreach information.
  • Attending community events and workshops.
  • Space to grow the program long-term aligned with the vision of the hired candidate


  • 15-20 years of experience living in or working closely with Indigenous, American Indian/Alaska Native, Pacific Islander and/or Native Hawaiian communities
  • 2 years’ experience managing multidisciplinary art programs
  • Must have access to a car, valid driver's license and insurance (mileage will be reimbursed)
  • Event coordination and management experience
  • Experience working with contractors and managing several simultaneous projects
  • Working with computers including updating websites, social media, email groups and listservs, word processing, and database management
  • Public speaking
  • Experience with grant writing, management, and reporting.
  • Working knowledge of historical trauma and colonization
  • Strong background in health equity and understanding of how structural oppression impacts health disparities


  • Experience with documentary or film production
  • Strong verbal and written communication and skills.
  • Sensitive awareness of diverse cultural, socio-economic and lifestyle backgrounds.
  • Proven ability to navigate complex systems and balancing advocacy for the client while maintaining a calm and firm demeanor with the social services staff.
  • Work independently with regular contact/coordination with the Nest manager and team.
  • Ability to understand and resolve complex problems.
  • Ability to work with conflicting deadlines.
  • Occasional lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Must pass a background investigation, including relevant criminal history.
  • Samoan/Tongan or other Pacific Islander language skills preferred.


Indigenous community members and those with lived experience navigating 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.


Salary range is $65,000 - $75,000, with a monthly medical and tech stipend. Travel is covered for staff while on the road, and a per diem is provided. This is a permanent position. However, this current funding will support a 5-year pilot program. We ask for a minimum two-year commitment. 


We are currently working remotely, with some in person meetings in South Seattle. Position may require working at community events throughout King County and on local reservations.



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