Job Details

Communications Assistant, part-time

Metro, Portland, Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 05/20/2019

Deadline to apply: May 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm, PDT
Salary: $20.19 - $27.07 hourly

Position Summary:
Hires typically are placed in the lower to mid-range of the salary, depending on experience and other considerations.

The Communications Assistant works closely with public engagement, content and marketing experts to help produce print and online products and communication resources. This work supports public awareness, education and involvement in Metro projects and services and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. In this position, you'll play a key customer service role and will be on point to respond quickly to requests for design services and communication resources. You'll also be the go-to person for production support to implement Metro design standards.

Reporting to the media and marketing manager in the Communications Department, you will be part of a collaborative team led by the project coordinator and including the department coordinator and senior Visual Communications Designer. This is a part time position, 20 hours a week.

Core responsibilities focus on providing day-to-day help desk support for communication resources and publishing support for everything from templates, flyers and banners to branded apparel, digital ads and infographics. On any given week, you might find yourself helping with design production, cataloging images, working with a vendor to ensure the quality fabrication of an event banner or helping develop new systems and processes that will make it easier for your colleagues to access to the resources they need.

We are looking for a skilled multi-tasker and practical problem solver who understands how to work within brand standards, a technically adept quick learner who can provide helpful, responsive customer service, and a highly organized and detail-oriented team player. Beginning to intermediate technical proficiency in Adobe Creative Suites InDesign and Illustrator, and Microsoft Word and PowerPoint is required. Photoshop knowledge a plus.

This is a support role with room to grow. We look forward to helping you develop your skills and broaden your professional opportunities – while you help us achieve Metro's goals of building public trust and awareness.

About us
Metro brings people together to shape the future of greater Portland and provides parks, venues and services that work best across cities and counties. Led by an elected council, this unique government ensures Oregonians have a voice in land and transportation planning, water and wildlife conservation, garbage and recycling decisions, and arts and event venue management. Metro destinations include the Oregon Zoo, Oregon Convention Center, Portland Expo Center, Portland'5 Centers for the Arts, and Blue Lake and Oxbow regional parks.

At Metro, we are dedicated to shaping a better future for greater Portland. And because our work spans parks and nature, land and transportation, garbage and recycling and arts and events, there's plenty of opportunity for problem-solvers, planners and innovators to dig in and make a difference. To learn more about the opportunities and benefits of working at Metro visit

Diversity, equity and inclusion
Metro is committed to hiring and supporting staff who reflect the diversity of our communities, and to creating welcoming workplaces. We know diverse voices make the region better and help us fulfill our public mission. Learn more at

Minimum Requirements:
High school diploma or G.E.D. and two years of administrative and/or clerical or design production work experience; or any combination of education and experience which would provide the applicant with the desired knowledge skills, and ability required to perform the job.

Ability to work part time. Staff are expected to work three days each week, Monday through Friday in a combination of hours from 8 am to 5 pm that total 20 hours each week.

To apply: visit for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center.

Next steps:
To be considered for this position, please submit your resume, cover letter and responses to the supplemental questions by the application deadline. Resume and cover letter should be attached as separate documents. We want your submission to be considered, so be sure it's complete and that you provide all the required materials.

Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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