Public Health – Seattle and King County values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans. 
The Zero Youth Detention (ZYD) Community Facilitator is an adaptive leader, motivator, thought-partner and doer. A relationship built on trust, transparency and meaningful engagement with the public we serve is critical to the success of Zero Youth Detention. The Community Facilitator seeks to create and support interactions for youth and families that are transformative along with reducing legal system involvement and improves life course outcomes. A successful Facilitator will identify needs related to public outreach as well as education and information sharing. The Community Facilitator also designs and manages thoughtful strategies and partnerships for building bridges of trust, particularly with historically marginalized youth. This leader is committed to racial equity and positive experiences for internal and external stakeholders. Ideally, we are looking for a "credible messenger", i.e. someone with personal experience of the criminal-justice system who now has unique legitimacy to help others in a similar position. Individuals with lived experience related to the criminal justice system are strongly encouraged to apply. This position reports to the ZYD Project Director. 
Commitment to Equity and Social Justice: As the only jurisdiction in the world named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures. 
We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies and policies that promote fairness, justice and opportunity for all – in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from vulnerable communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts. 
The selected candidate will integrate King County's Equity and Social Justice principles into the daily functions of this position. 
Who May Apply: This Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Special Duty Assignment (SDA) position is open to all qualified applicants and is a one year position. 
Work Location: Downtown Seattle: Chinook Building located at 401 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104. 
Work Schedule: This one-year, Temporary Term-Limited (TLT) / Special Duty Assignment (SD) position is a full time FLSA exempt position and is not overtime eligible. The work week is normally Monday through Friday with some evening and weekend work required to meet work demands. 
Contact: If you have questions about the recruitment process, please email Ma-Eyongerie Frambo at 
Application Process (submit electronically): 
Job Application 
Cover Letter - detailing your background and describing how you meet or exceed the requirements of the position. 
Job Duties 
Prepare and facilitate internal and external meetings and trainings as needed. 
Establish procedures, methods, timelines and priorities for community outreach, reflecting broad equity and social justice principles. 
Collaborate with entities that allow for upstream prevention of youth entering the juvenile legal system and divert further interaction with law enforcement, formal legal processes, and secure detention into community based options (schools, law enforcement, behavioral health, child welfare) 
Support the members of the Juvenile Justice Equity Steering Committee (JJESC) to ensure that the committee is fully constituted, well-run, productive and effective. 
Support the development of Community Councils and a Youth JJESC 
Work as a strategic interrupter in regional approach to gun violence 
Uses a public health approach to juvenile justice. 
Using data to collaborate with entities that allow for upstream prevention and intervention. 
Act on behalf of and represent priorities and interests of ZYD and serve on a variety of cross functional, departmental and/or jurisdictional teams such as Uniting for Youth and Cities United. 
Responsible for other assignments as assigned. 
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills 
Our ideal candidate will demonstrate the following (Minimum): 
Experience in social work, juvenile justice, public administration, community development, community engagement or related field; or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work. 
Demonstrated experience with planning, strategic development, program development, public policy and/or grant writing and community development. 
Advanced knowledge and understanding of the juvenile justice system 
Highly skilled in community engagement and previous demonstrated success in turning strategies into actionable items. 
Deep commitment to equity and social justice, and racial justice. 
Ability to bring analytical and problem-solving skills to assigned responsibilities 
Outstanding communication skills, including presentations, facilitation, public speaking, and community building 
The most competitive applicants will have the following experiences and qualifications (Desired): 
Skills in successfully forging collaborative relationships with a broad and diverse range of stakeholders 
Strong understanding on the impacts of race on the juvenile justice system 
Knowledge of Restorative Framework and a deep understanding of restorative justice 
Supplemental Information 
This selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and interviewing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to 
Public Health relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work. 
Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions. 
Staff may be required to play an active role in the event of a public health emergency, which may include changes in responsibilities and working hours. 
The selected candidate must pass a thorough background investigation. Criminal conviction not necessarily a barrier to employment. 
Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law 
Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing their mandatory trainings on time. 
UNION AFFILIATION: This position is not represented.