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Labor Standards Community Liaison


Labor Standards Community Liaison

Salary:$34.30 - $39.93 Hourly

Location: Central Building, 810 3rd Ave., Seattle, Washington

Job Type: Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time

Shift: Day

Department: Seattle Office for Civil Rights

Bargaining Unit: PTE, Local 17 - Professionals

Closing Date08/09/16 04:00 PM Pacific Time

Position Description:

As a leader on workplace practices that promote equity, advance race and social justice, address wage gaps and create a fair and healthy economy for workers, businesses and residents, the City of Seattle created an Office of Labor Standards (OLS). OLS implements City ordinances related to minimum wage, prevention of wage theft, paid sick and safe time, fair chance employment (governing the use of criminal history in employment decisions), and other laws that the City may enact in the future. The OLS Community Liaison is a full-time, hourly, overtime-eligible position that will report to the OLS Director. This position will require occasional work during the evening and weekends

Job Responsibilities:


  • Assist with the development and implementation of OLS long and short term outreach and engagement strategies for Seattle's workforce, including communities of color, worker advocacy groups, underserved, immigrant and refugee communities.
  • Provide project management and all aspects of contract management for OLS Community Outreach and Education Fund, which in 2016 included $1 million spread across ten organizations.
  • Provide administrative support to 15-member Labor Standards Advisory Commission, including taking minutes at monthly meetings.
  • Coordinate the development of education and outreach materials, including fliers and curricula, for Seattle labor standards ordinances.
  • Coordinate and lead workshops and trainings for community organizations and worker groups to educate workers on their rights under federal, state and city law as well as coordinate and lead workshops and trainings.
  • Serve as a resource and liaise with City of Seattle Departments, other government agencies and community based organizations.
  • Serve as OLS primary resource on translation and language access.
  • Coordinate and manage other special projects as assigned.



  • Two or more years of civil rights, labor, employment, and/or human rights experience with outreach campaigns, program planning/implementation and/or advocacy.
  • Experience with grant and/or contract management, including performance measurement/evaluation.
  • Experience with policy development and analysis.
  • Experience with community engagement.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience with public speaking.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts, Social Science, Public Administration or related field, or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of this position.


Additional Information:


  • Experience working directly with communities of color, worker advocacy groups and workers.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations including the ability to problem solve and build consensus with divergent groups.
  • Knowledge of the Seattle Labor Standard Laws and ordinances.
  • Ability to speak and/or read other languages, especially Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese or Amharic.
  • Project management experience with strong organizational and administrative skills, including proficiency with Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate events and activities involving multiple organizations.
  • Knowledge of the City of Seattle's Race and Social Justice Initiative.
  • Ability to create or edit marketing materials such brochures, posters, and presentations using publishing tools like Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Experience with WordPress, MailChimp, or other web publishing tools.