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African American Reparations Committee


The Seattle – King County African American Reparations Committee seeks a Project Director to lead staff and volunteers in building a coordinated, multi-racial movement for reparations for African Americans in Seattle and King County, Washington. Through research, education visibility campaigns and base-building, SAARC will develop data-driven proposals for reparations that are expected to culminate in legislation and local projects that benefit African Americans. The Project Director will be a highly organized, strategic, experienced and articulate representative of SAARC’s mission, vision and goals.


The Project Director will lead the start-up phase of a project expected to last 2-3 years.

Responsibilities include:

● Develop a strategically executed campaign that results in reparations being

made by local government institutions who are held accountable for their past

racist harms, in a manner that is broadly supported by the African American

community in Seattle and King County.

● Identify strategic opportunities to build alliances and grow community support;

work with board and staff to seize those moments while staying on track,


● Ensure that SAARC has a visible and consistent media presence and a clear

public profile.

● 2Represent SAARC publicly; identify visibility opportunities, articulate SAARC’s

mission and describe its work, speak articulately about reparations.

● Maintain effective communications with allies and important stakeholders.

● Coordinate committees so they can plan and deploy their strategies.

● Supervise a staff, expected to grow to four organizers.

● Coordinate six task forces comprised of subject matter experts to research harms

to African Americans in Seattle and King County, andy to calculate the value of

those harms; work with stakeholders to identify remedies.

● Implement fundraising strategies.

● Coordinate the work of several contractors with diverse responsibilities; ensure

timeliness, responsiveness and work product quality.

● Ensure that budget and financial reports are timely, accurate and meaningful,

and that expenditure requests are documented and consistent with the budget.

Preferred Qualifications

● Knowledge of the key concepts of reparations and related political and strategic


● Experience working in both BIPOC and multiracial contexts

● Experience developing strategic community campaigns

● Ability to use online advocacy, volunteer management and CRM platforms

● Proven ability to generate funds to grow a 2 - 3 year campaign.

● Experience managing staff and contractors

● Excellent communicator with diverse audiences

● Budgeting and financial management experience

Working Conditions

● At present, SAARC employees will be working from home, except when

managing community meetings, presentations and other related activities.

● Because so many of its activities are volunteer-driven, SAARC employees should

expect to work evening and weekend hours as required to advance the mission


● Employees should expect to lift boxes, weighing up to 20 pounds, containing

information packets, clipboards and other supplies to support events.

● Employees will utilize their own phones and computers, but all on-line platforms

and accounts will be provided by SAARC. Applicants for whom this poses an

obstacle should notify SAARC so that alternate arrangements can be made.

Salary and Benefits

● Salary $100,000 - $110,000, DOQ, plus healthcare (dental, medical, vision),SIMPLE IRA retirement, life insurance; To Apply for This Position

● Please submit resume and cover letter to SAARC at

● Preference will be given to applications received by September 29, 2023.

● Please submit any questions to


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