Mariner Community Campus Project Lead

Sno-Isle Libraries   Marysville, WA   Full-time     Project Management
Posted on November 15, 2021
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Service Center (Marysville) - Marysville, WA
Full Time
$6,432.40 - $8,907.60 Salary/month

This position will remain open until filled. Those individuals submitting the online application and a cover letter by Wednesday, December 1, 2021, will be given first consideration.


Sno-Isle Libraries seeks a highly motivated, relationship-oriented, community builder to lead the Mariner Community Campus Project though the next phases of work, up to ground breaking and construction. This position is expected to be temporary and last for the duration of the project, which is anticipated to take five years. Incumbents will be eligible to receive full benefits.


The vision of the Mariner Community Campus is to create an accessible Community Campus, anchored by a library, to provide basic needs and resources to local residents in the Mariner community. The project’s guiding principles include: Free and equitable access to resources and technology, community opportunities, and connection to community. More information about the project can be found at


Position overview

The Project Lead, with support from members of the Mariner Community Campus team, will lead all aspects of partner and community engagement, fund development, communications, and overall pre-construction project management and provide project management, day-to-day support and facilitation of the Mariner Community Campus Project.

This key member of the Mariner Community Campus team will be responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the completion of the project while ensuring the project is delivered on time, on budget, and within the scope. They will provide internal and external continuity as the project moves through various phases of development and provide for inclusion and equity in project planning and execution.  

Key responsibilities

Relationship Building

  1. Guide the engagement strategy for the collaborative convening group and the work of the institutional partners. 
  2. Cultivate relationships and partnerships to broaden the project’s community engagement and address community needs and interests.  
  3. Build partner and government agency relations to meet the needs of the project. 


  1. Develop project communications and messaging. Serve as the project’s primary advocate and spokesperson in the local and regional community to increase awareness.  
  2. Content creation for stakeholder communications: Maintain project website and lead all internal and external messaging.  
  3. Presentation and public speaking: Prepare and deliver project updates to stakeholders, including elected officials, schools, and community forums.
  4. Develop content, prepare and brief the Executive Director for all appropriate communications. 
  5. Event Coordination: In partnership with community stakeholders, coordinate the planning and delivery of community events. 
  6. Communication with all audiences, in all channels – internal, external, partners, community, customers, formal, presentations, and web site.

Fund development

  1. Research and develop funding strategies; Identify funding sources and prepare grant applications, either independently or in cooperation with other Library staff, that meet the project and Library District goals.
  2. Leverage project funding; develop partnership agreements, grant applications, and grant management. 

Additional responsibilities

  1. Coordinate the development, communication, successful implementation, and management of a project to deliver a Mariner Community Campus. 
  2. Vendor and consultant recruitment, selection, and management.
  3. Exercise proper financial control over budgetary expenditures.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Knowledge of fundraising strategies and procedures.  
  2. Knowledge of contract language and provisions.
  3. Knowledge of principles of supervision of the work of others.
  4. General knowledge of public library services, and public library operation and administration.
  5. Ability to balance multiple competing priorities, including fund development, project management, and communications. 
  6. Ability to provide strong leadership and develop strong partnerships and relationships within the Mariner Community and South Snohomish County. 
  7. Ability to speak a language other than English fluently. Spanish, Russian, or Vietnamese fluency highly desirable. 
  8. Demonstrated commitment to inclusive and equitable development.   
  9. Ability to effectively present information to a diverse audiences, such as a group of employees, consultants, and vendors. 
  10. Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, multiple project environment and to adapt to new priorities as they arise while staying true to the project vision. 
  11. Strong organization, attention to detail, and problem solving skills.
  12. Ability to write and communicate effectively. 
  13. Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective interpersonal skills with the public, city staff, local government officials, contractors, vendors and co-workers in all levels of the organization. 

Desired Minimum Qualifications

  1. Equivalent of any combination of experience and training that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties of the position. 
  2. Two years of experience in project management or equivalent combination of training and involvement in one or more similar projects. 
  3. Language, cultural, or community experience within the Mariner community highly desirable. 

Physical and Environmental Conditions 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is required to operate personal computers and office equipment. An incumbent may occasionally move objects such as boxes and building materials. 

There is frequent interpersonal contact with city staff, contractors/vendors and coworkers. These contacts and situations are deemed to be generally safe and free of undue stress, and require the incumbent to be cordial and helpful in working with others.

An incumbent is expected to occasionally travel to various locations. To accomplish this travel, the incumbent must be able to drive and hold a valid Washington State driver's license or to arrange independently for such travel. In order to accommodate operational needs, the incumbent may be required to work varying hours and days.

Sno-Isle Libraries is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.  This and all Sno-Isle Libraries' positions are subject to transfer.