Job Details

Community Involvement Specialist – Strategic Funding – Parks and Nature

Metro, Portland, Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 02/24/2020

Deadline to apply: February 24, 2020
Salary: $70,158.40 - $94,057.60 annually

POSITION SUMMARY:
Are you an innovative community engagement professional who knows how to ensure diverse community voices influence decision-making processes? Do you see Metro's new parks and nature bond measure as an opportunity to work with partners and community members to ensure historically marginalized groups benefit equitably from clean water, healthy habitat and access to nature? Then you might be a great candidate as Metro's Parks and Nature Community Involvement Specialist for Strategic Funding.

We're looking for a strong project manager with experience involving a broad spectrum of people and partners, particularly people who have not benefited equitably from previous parks and nature investments, such as people of color, people with low incomes, people with varying abilities and other historically marginalized groups.

In this role, your primary job would be designing and implementing opportunities for partners and community members to guide the way Metro invests the new bond measure. Metro will be selecting projects and setting up decision-making processes across six program areas: land protection and restoration, improvements at Metro parks, Nature in Neighborhoods capital grants, "local share" money to support local park providers, walking and biking trails, and complex community projects such as providing public access to Willamette Falls.

During the development of the bond measure, Metro conducted extensive engagement with community members and partners, with a focus on elevating voices from communities of color and others who have not been well represented in past funding initiatives. Metro committed to continuing community engagement and advancing racial equity if the bond was approved, and the community involvement specialist will play an important role in following through.

At Metro, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all of our employees can thrive.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, Business or Public Administration, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism, the Behavioral or Social Sciences or related degree
• Two years professional level experience in Public Relations or Affairs
• Any demonstrated combination of professional or personal lived experience and education which provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the job

Preferred
• At least one year of experience tailoring community involvement strategies to large public groups, including diverse, culturally specific and historically marginalized communities
• At least two years of experience doing community involvement work that prioritizes racial equity
• At least two years of project management experience, including tracking and reporting on

To apply: visit www.oregonmetro.gov/jobs for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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