4Culture is an independent public agency, chartered under state law and King County ordinance in January 2003, after 35 years as the King County Office of Cultural Resources. The ideal candidate for this position champions public support for arts and culture and has demonstrated sustained commitment to advancing racial equity and social justice. As the cultural funding and services agency for King County, Washington, 4Culture works to make the region vibrant. The organization’s four program areas—Arts, Heritage, Historic Preservation, and Public Art—put public resources to use all over King County.
Guided by a vision of a King County in which every person has what they need to explore and create culture, we’re working to become an actively anti-racist organization. We know that this work is urgent and ongoing; as a public agency, we’re committed to being transparent about our successes and failures. 4Culture is part of the system of white supremacy that has historically disadvantaged Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color. We are working to understand systems of structural racism, dismantle them with the tools available to us, and build up something equitable that supports and recognizes the value in cultural expression of all of people, especially those in King County.
Job Title: Racial Equity Coordinator
Location: 4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Pl S, Seattle, WA 98104
FLSA Status: Exempt – Two-year Term Limited Employee
Salary Range: $65,130-$75,000 (Includes a competitive package of benefits, including participation in the Washington State Retirement System)
Reports to: Deputy Director
About the Role
We seek qualified candidates for the position of Racial Equity Coordinator. The Coordinator will be responsible for leading the ongoing racial equity strategies at 4Culture and helping staff to advance racial equity goals from our Strategic Plan. This includes responsibility for managing 4Culture’s Racial Equity Team, coordinating organization-wide racial equity initiatives, and supporting 4Culture staff in implementing racial equity strategies across programs and practices.
This position will report directly to 4Culture’s Deputy Director.
- Facilitate and lead the Racial Equity Team, 4Culture’s internal racial equity working group, including scheduling regular meetings, tracking milestones, and monitoring team budget.
- Lead the Racial Equity Team in an annual review of previous and current projects, goals, and initiatives.
- Implement 4Culture’s Racial Equity Toolkit in collaboration with Department Directors and adjust the Toolkit as needed.
- Quarterly attendance at Senior Leadership Team meetings to communicate work of the Racial Equity Team.
- Ensure that 4Culture’s introductory racial equity training is completed by all incoming staff and Board directors and made available to all advisory committee members.
- Stay current on emerging issues, frameworks, and learning opportunities in the wider racial equity space and make recommendations as relevant.
- Lead an annual joint meeting of Programs Team and the Racial Equity Team to share and discuss racial equity outcomes using demographic analysis.
- Working with the Web Developer, regularly maintain and update 4Culture’s external racial equity webpage and internal MS Teams Channel.
- Work with external stakeholders (as appropriate and necessary) including the 4Culture Board, Advisory Committees, and community partners in the coordination of racial equity strategy implementation.
- Work with vendors, contractors, consultants, and outside experts (as appropriate and necessary) toward accomplishment of racial equity initiatives.
- Participate in ongoing data collection and data tracking projects to support 4Culture’s racial equity strategies and goals.
- Prepare analysis and reports on topics as requested by the Deputy and Executive Directors.
- Help ensure that staff are prepared to carry forward the racial equity practices as outlined in the Strategic Plan.
- 4Culture leadership has the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time to ensure the success of the organization.
- Position works a 37.5 hour work week, Monday-Friday.
- This position will primarily be onsite 4Culture at 101 Prefontaine Pl S, Seattle, WA. Seattle. This position is hybrid (3 days in the office/2 days remote).
- Occasional early morning, evening and/or weekend hours are required.
- Alternative work arrangements may be considered and will be based on operational needs.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The pay range for this position is between $65,130 to $75,000 Salary will be negotiated and based on the selected candidate and their experience and includes a competitive package of benefits. It is classified as a Two-year Term Limited Full Time, Exempt.
Benefits of Working at 4Culture:
Working at 4Culture provides the chance to support and learn from the cultural community that makes King County a vibrant region to live in. Our mission affirms a deep commitment to racial equity as we work with our community to end institutional and structural racism. We work toward this goal, while supporting the physical and mental health of all 4Culture employees. Maintaining an appropriate work life balance is essential to our work, and 4Culture prioritizes staff wellness and the continual evolution of a healthy organizational culture.
The perks of working at 4Culture include:
- A 37.5 work week, flex schedule.
- 12 days of vacation in the first five years of employment.
- 12 days of paid Holiday (including Juneteenth and Indigenous Peoples’ Day).
- Sick leave and 12 weeks of paid Family and Medical Leave after working over 1 year at 4Culture; access to a lactation room.
- Orca transit card.
- Attractive comprehensive health insurance package consisting of medical, dental, vision, and basic life and long-term disability insurance for employees.
You will be most successful in this position if:
- You have experience with managing and coordinating implementation of racial equity goals and/or strategies within an organization.
- You have demonstrated proficiency in racial equity tools and frameworks, project management, communications, and relationship building.
- You are committed to advancing racial equity and working with others to invest in historically underinvested-in people, communities, and organizations.
Additionally, you will be prepared to take on this role if you have following experience, abilities, commitments, and skills:
- Advancing racial equity and social justice in how you conduct your work.
- Building collaborative and trusting relationships with colleagues.
- Working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Providing administrative and logistical support for teams and initiatives.
- Using demographic data to inform racial equity policies and practices.
- Project management, facilitation, scheduling, and meeting organization.
- Communicating internally and externally about racial equity efforts and outcomes.
- Tracking and monitoring several detailed projects simultaneously.
Have the ability to:
- Work independently and collaboratively in an open office environment (this position is in person with hybrid work options).
- Support staff and team members in advancing racial equity, using high emotional intelligence.
- Become familiar with various technology and management software packages.
- This position has no supervisory responsibilities but may occasionally oversee interns/volunteers.
- We are looking for candidates that can demonstrate they have the skills listed above through a combination of their work, education, and life experience as demonstrated in their resume, and cover letter.
- 3-5 years of experience in managing and or implementing organizational racial equity initiatives are the minimum requirements for this position. This can be a combination of education, work/life experience.
- Excellent project management and organizational skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Demonstrated experience and effectiveness in facilitating teams or employee workgroups.
- Demonstrated experience and effectiveness in relationship building skills with people from various backgrounds, races, and cultures.
- Proficiency in MS Office 365 including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and SharePoint.
How to Apply
Apply online no later than May 5, 2023, 5:00 pm PDT. You will need to log in or create a 4Culture account in order to access the application.
Please contact Jackie Mixon at if you have any difficulty with this process.
The privacy of applicants will be respected and preserved until the last phase of the hiring process. For example, references will be checked during the process of interviewing the finalists and with the applicant’s knowledge.
No Discrimination in Hiring:
4Culture is committed to upholding and promoting equal opportunity in employment. We recognize that diverse perspectives, ideas, cultures, and life experiences of all employees are critical to our success. We are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace that reflects our residents, meets the needs of the communities we serve, and leverages the power of our employee’s individual uniqueness. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to creed, age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical handicap, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability unless such limitations are necessary for the performance of the role and no less discriminatory alternatives are available.
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