The First Hill Improvement Association General Meeting will not be held on March 11, 2014
In its place, we invite you to join the FHIA for our...
First Hill Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 10 a.m.
Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave in the Great Hall. Please use the 8th Avenue entrance.
The Town Hall meeting will be an opportunity to let our city’s leaders hear your opinions and concerns regarding the current challenges and the future direction of the First Hill neighborhood. You'll also hear from community leaders regarding the current status of major issues facing our neighborhood, including open space, commercial development, walkability, public safety, transit improvements, and much more.
Please see the Town Hall flyer below for more information.
Everyone from the First Hill community is welcome to attend.
Let Your Voice be Heard
All those who live or work on First Hill are invited to provide us your feedback in our 2014 Neighborhood Survey.
First Hill's future is lively and complex. Burgeoning development, public safety, traffic, transportation, parking, declining retail services, and inadequate parks and open space impact all residents, businesses, and organizations. We need a strong united voice to express our concerns and to support responsible growth on First Hill without sacrificing quality of life.
In order to better serve our neighborhood, and to strengthen First Hill's voice in community affairs, the FHIA board of directors and membership are developing a Vision for FHIA and a Strategic Plan for First Hill moving forward. We need your help.
Please take a few moments to respond to the following questions regarding First Hill, its strengths and challenges, and how FHIA might best serve the residents, businesses, community organizations, and major institutions that comprise First Hill.
The survey is being administered by an outside third party, BDS -- Planning & Urban Design. Your survey responses will remain anonymous unless you give permission to FHIA to contact you as a potential volunteer. Survey results will be reported in aggregate (i.e. not by individual responses).
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any technical difficulties with this survey.
The First Hill Improvement Association (FHIA) seeks a part-time coordinator to support FHIA’s Board in implementing current projects and future organizational plans. FHIA is a non-profit corporation organized under Washington law governed by a Board of Trustees elected by its members. The Board will hire and direct the work of the part-time coordinator in conjunction with a planning consultant already under contract.
The Coordinator’s responsibilities will include supporting FHIA’s efforts to accomplish activities of its work plan, programs and projects; handling administrative duties including website management, producing and publishing meeting notices, agendas, and minutes; developing a data system to track FHIA membership and billing members for dues.
In addition, the Coordinator will perform some accounting, budget development, and communications with funders (jointly with the Board and/or Board Officers or Committees) as required, and will be able to speak effectively about FHIA’s goals, issues, and results.
This part-time opportunity is an independent contract position from date of hire through December of 2014 with the potential for continued part-time or full-time work in subsequent years, depending on funding and performance. A minimum base contract amount of 20 hours per week at $25 per hour is anticipated with potential increases based on experience and/or performance.
Minimum qualifications include strong administrative skills and experience working for or with non-profit organizations and government agencies. Technical skills must include proficiency with Word, Excel, Power Point and website and social media management. A successful applicant will work well alone and with others and be energetic and flexible.
Desired qualifications include a degree in urban or regional planning, public or non-profit administration, or related field, and an interest and experience in community development, business district promotion, neighborhood revitalization, or related work.
Interested individuals should send a letter of interest to email@example.com with the subject line “Coordinator Info Request”. A full position description and FHIA organizational background information and work plans will be sent to you.
After reviewing these documents you may send a cover letter, resume, and a minimum of three (3) professional references to the above e-mail address with the subject line “Coordinator Position” no later than March 10, 2014. FHIA is unable to respond to every applicant. Interviews will be conducted for selected candidates during March. Anticipated start date is April 1, 2014.
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