Reporting Relationship
Director, Human Resources

Full-time, non-exempt

The Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) is a nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to create a healthy, vibrant downtown for all. For nearly 60 years, we have been providing vision and leadership on the critical issues and opportunities facing Seattle’s urban core. DSA manages the Metropolitan Improvement District (MID) which provides cleaning, safety, and hospitality services and manages Parks and public space activations over 285 square blocks of downtown Seattle.

Position Overview
Reporting to the Director of Human Resources this position is responsible for performing recruitment duties for a diverse team of ambassadors who perform cleaning, activate spaces, perform customer service on the streets of downtown Seattle. A critical component of this position is a strong desire to assist individuals experiencing homelessness and other barriers to employment in rebuilding their job skills. The Recruiter will identify, recruit and screen potential employees for Downtown Seattle Association/Metropolitan Improvement District. The Recruiter will identify staffing strategies to attract a diverse pool of qualified and capable talent for the organization.

Essential Duties and Tasks

  • Develops, facilitates, and implements all phases of the recruitment process.
  • Collaborates with department managers to understand the requirements, duties, and
    qualifications desired for the specified vacant position(s).
  • Posts open positions on recruiting sites.
  • Screen’s candidates and selects qualified and interested candidates for the
    interviewing phase, and then connects viable candidates hiring managers.
  • Schedules interviews; oversees preparation of interview questions and other hiring and
    selection materials.
  • Educates candidates on the interview and hiring process.
  • Checks candidates’ references and credentials, verifying experience and backgrounds.
  • Attends job fairs, campus events, and other networking opportunities.
  • Follows up with applicants or hiring managers after the interview process to determine
    whether a placement can be made; collects feedback when placement is unsuccessful.
  • Maintains and ensures compliance with applicable equal employment opportunity
    (EEO) and related employment laws and regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum one-year experience recruiting and building community relationships
  • Outstanding interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to prepare materials and present at partner meetings
  • Must be comfortable working with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Able to quickly build rapport with difficult to reach people
  • Must work with a passion and urgency
  • Must be a self-starter, highly organized, dependable, have strong problem-solving skills and able to manage multiple complex programs at once
  • Self-management and accountability a must, with excellent follow-through
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong collaboration and consensus building skills
  • Ability to effectively represent DSA, its mission, and values in the community

Specialized Skills
Experience with the following types of software and/or Windows-based applications is required: word processing, databases, internet, email and ADP.


  • Reflect the Downtown Seattle Association’s core values of Collaboration, Perseverance, Innovation, Excellence, and Integrity
  • Commitment to a growth mindset, collaborative servant leadership, and a learning-based philosophy
  • Humility, sense of humor, and comfort with ambiguity
  • Ability to weave and work within all DSA mission areas associated with creating a healthy, vibrant downtown
  • Willingness and ability to engage with evolving priorities and a shifting portfolio of job duties

Employment Details
The hourly pay range for this position is $28.00 – $31.00. Downtown Seattle Association provides a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • 100% employer-paid
    o Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage
    o Life Insurance
    o Long Term Disability
    o Paid FMLA
    o Generous Paid Time Off
    o 10 paid Holidays plus six paid personal days
    o ORCA transit card
    o First Choice Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account (medical or dependent)
  • Employer-Matched 401(k) Contribution with up to 5% Match

Things to Know About DSA:

  • We recognize there is value in the Downtown Seattle Association and our affiliate organizations and programs reflecting the diversity of our community and we are intentionally and actively seeking out applications from a variety of backgrounds, including members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC).
  • Downtown Seattle Association is an equal opportunity employer. All employees and potential employees will be recruited, selected, trained, promoted, and, if necessary, disciplined without regard to sex, race, religion, creed, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political ideology or activity, disability, honorably-discharged veteran or military status. All applicants are carefully screened, and full consideration is given to their training, education, skills, aptitudes, experience, and previous work record. In addition, DSA does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information in its employment related policies and practices, including coverage under its health benefits program.
  • Downtown Seattle Association is proud to step up for safety by requiring COVID-19 vaccination of all team members. To be considered for employment, applicants must supply verification of vaccination during the initial interview process.

Application Instructions:

Please submit your application materials to
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority given to applications received by September 23rd, 2022.