Seattle Chinatown International District Authority Looking for Executive Director

Albert Shen emailed a reminder that the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda) is currently seeking a new Executive Director. Download the job description (PDF) here.

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall direction, day-to-day operations and financial success of SCIDpda. This includes managing over 80 employees, nearly 500 low-income units, over 200,000 square feet of retail/commercial space in nine buildings, and a senior services program (assisted living and adult day services). SCIDpda’s annual operating budget is $7.8 million.

The Executive Director is a community leader, finding opportunities through real estate development and programs to enhance a key, historic Seattle neighborhood.

Founded in 1975 as a City-chartered community development agency, SCIDpda has played an important role in revitalizing the Seattle Chinatown International District. Our mission is to “preserve, promote, and develop the Seattle Chinatown International District as a vibrant community and unique ethnic neighborhood.”

SCIDpda fosters neighborhood renewal by bringing new projects to the neighborhood that increase the economic viability and quality of life within the Chinatown International District. SCIDPDA encourages new projects that fit the existing historical and cultural characteristics of the multi-ethnic neighborhood.

SCIDpda works collaboratively with a wide variety of partners from community members to government agencies to neighborhood social service organizations to provide solutions to neighborhood-wide issues. Together, the partners work to improve public safety, affordable housing, transportation, marketing, business development, and parking in the community.

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