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Environmental Works is a nonprofit Community Design Center that provides architectural services to low-income and nonprofit clients throughout Washington State. We design affordable housing, community facilities, youth and child care centers, shelters, accessible renovations, public landscapes, and similar projects in which social, economic and environmental design are a primary focus. Our culture values office-wide collaboration and support; equity and diversity; open communications and sharing of resources; and high quality design. Environmental Works cultivates well-rounded professionals and strives to affect positive change in the world. We are committed to mentoring individuals from marginalized communities.

We are currently accepting applications for the following position. Click on the positions to jump to their descriptions. 

Finance Support (5+ Years)

Project Architect/Project Manager (8+ Years)

Human Resource Manager (5+ Years)

 

Please email resumes and letters of interest to: contactus@eworks.org


Finance Support

Environmental Works Community Design Center is seeking a Part-time (20-30 hours a week) Finance Support role with minimum 5 years of experience to be a member of our team.

Financial Tasks:

  • Full Charge bookkeeper for Fire Station Seven (Reconcile and GL entries)in Quick books

  • Support in Project based accounting- Deltek Ajera

  • Set up New Projects, Phases, Vendor and Budgets

  • Review and Approve weekly timesheets

  • Enter Consultant invoices, employee & office expenses

  • Accounts Payables/ Account receivables

  • Monthly invoice assistance

  • Prepare Bank Deposit. Enter cash receipts

  • Maintain insurance applications. Provide Insurance request to clients.

  • Assist in Equipment list, Depreciation, and Census reporting

  • Prepare 1099

  • Provide support documentation in yearly audit

  • Reconcile credit card

  • Preform related duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years previous bookkeeping experience , preferably in an A/E/C environment

  • Experience using Deltek Ajera  (Project based software) and  QuickBooks

  • Strong skills using MS Office: Word, Excel, and Outlook

  • Attention to detail and highly organized

  • Careful and timely in the deliverables of the workload.

  • Experience with a non-profit and GAAP accounting principles.

Environmental Works has an engaging and equitable culture that empowers development of well-rounded professionals and acts as a model for positive change in the world.  Our work is fostered by organized processes that are collaborative and transparent to design creative solutions.

We offer competitive salary and benefits (see benefits summary below).  Consideration for employment will not be based on a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation,) and pregnancy, national origin, age, disability.  

Benefits Summary:

  • Medical, Vision, Disability and life insurance (Must work 30 hrs.)

  • PTO time – all time is lumped into one (including sick vacation and holiday) and can be used at employee’s discretion.  5 weeks (17.33 hours per month).  Can carry over 80 hours at the end of the year (Pro-rated for Part time)

  • 403b Retirement with 3% match after one year of employment ( must meet hours to be compliant)

  • Continuing Education support

  • Professional memberships paid at 75%.

  • Flextime available with approval

  • Orca pass paid in full

  • Currently working to become a JUST organization per the living future institute.


Project Architect / Project Manager

Environmental Works Community Design Center is seeking a Project Architect/Project Manager with 8+ years’ experience to be a member of our team with opportunities for growth within the organization.

Responsibilities include: Overseeing development of project design, construction documents production and construction administration; Communications with client and ensuring clients’ needs are met; Coordinating and overseeing the work of subconsultants; Project management including project budget and schedule oversight; Managing and guiding the work of project staff, such as interns; Code analyses.

Qualifications and skills required:

  • 8+ years of experience working on multi-family residential projects and/or commercial projects

  • Strong architectural design and technical skills

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; good people/team building skills

  • Attention to detail, especially envelope

  • Construction administration skills

  • Specification writing skills

  • Bachelor of Architecture or Master of Architecture degree

Software program knowledge/capacity required:

  • Microsoft Office suite

  • CAD drafting proficiency – Vector Works and Revit knowledge a plus, but not required.

  • SketchUp

  • SpecLink proficiency a plus, but not required

Desirable qualities include: strong interest in and commitment to the mission of Environmental Works; flexibility to work on a variety of projects as needed; self-motivation with a desire to learn more and share learning experiences in a collaborative atmosphere. Experience with multi-family housing projects and ability to speak multiple languages is a plus.

Benefits Summary:

We offer competitive salary and benefits (see benefits summary below). Consideration for employment will not be based on a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation,) and pregnancy, national origin, age, disability.

  • Medical, Vision, Disability and life insurance

  • PTO time – all time is lumped into one (including sick vacation and holiday) and can be used at employee’s discretion. 5 weeks (17.33 hours per month). Can carry over 80 hours at the end of the year

  • 403b Retirement with 3% match after one year of employment

  • Continuing Education support

  • Professional memberships paid at 75%.

  • Flextime available with approval

  • Orca pass paid in full

  • Currently working to become a JUST organization per the Living Future Institute.


Human Resource Manager

Environmental Works Community Design Center is seeking a part-time Human Resource manager to be a member of our team.

Summary/Objective:

The Human Resources Manager is responsible for performing all HR-related duties on a professional level and works closely with senior management in supporting the HR needs of the organization. Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to: benefits administration, employee relations, training, performance management, onboarding, policy implementation, recruitment/employment, and employment law compliance.

Essential Functions:

Administers various human resource plans and procedures for all organization personnel; assists in the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains the employee handbook and the policies and procedures manual.

  • Coordinate HR activities with the 501 Commons HR Consultant; serve as the main point of contact for the 501 Commons contract.

  • Administers the compensation program; monitors the performance review program and revises as necessary.

  • Performs benefits administration, including communicating benefits information to employees, approving invoices for payment, managing renewals and open enrollment, claims resolution, and change reporting.

  • Conducts recruitment effort for all exempt and nonexempt personnel, students and temporary employees; works with supervisors/managers to develop/maintain job descriptions; writes and places job postings; manages candidate database; coordinates interviews with hiring manager; conducts new-employee orientations; develops, administers and monitors mentoring and career-pathing program.

  • Handles employee relations counseling, outplacement counseling and exit interviewing.

  • Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings and seminars.

  • Maintains human resource information system records and compiles reports from the database. Maintains company organization charts and the employee directory.

  • Partners with the senior management team to identify, review and adopt new approaches, policies and procedures to continually improve both the effectiveness and efficiency of the department and services performed.

  • Maintains compliance with federal, state and local employment and benefits laws and regulations.

  • Performs other duties as needed and/or directed by the Executive Director.

Job Requirements:

  • BA degree in HR, communications, psychology or other related field, with 3-5 years comprehensive HR generalist experience, or a commensurate combination of education and experience. HR certification (PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP) strongly preferred.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse employee base, and with all levels within the organization.

  • Strong organizational skills; able to multi-task and change priorities frequently as needed.

  • Able to build strong relationships with both senior management and staff. Good judgement and negotiation skills to resolve employee relations issues effectively.

  • Good time management skills; able to meet deadlines and accomplish the essential duties within the 20-hour schedule allotted.

  • Detail-oriented; able to manage database while maintaining confidentiality.

  • Willing and able to work a flexible work schedule as needed to ensure availability for meetings, trainings and other events.

Desirable qualities:

Have a strong interest in and commitment to the mission of Environmental Works; familiarity with and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) concepts. Ability to speak multiple languages is a plus.

We offer competitive salary and benefits. Consideration for employment will not be based on a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation,) and pregnancy, national origin, age, disability.