Job Details

Parks and Nature Equity and Racial Justice Program Manager

Metro, Portland, Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 10/14/2019

Deadline to apply: October 14, 2019

Salary: $77,396.80 - $103,708.80 annually

Are you committed to advancing racial equity to build a future where all communities can thrive? Are you a collaborative, creative, solutions-oriented thinker who centers a racial equity analysis in decision-making? Do you have experience incorporating racial equity practices and transforming systems at all levels of an organization? If so, Metro is excited to learn more about you.

Metro's Parks and Nature Department is seeking an Equity and Racial Justice Program Manager to oversee the implementation of the Parks and Nature Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan – the blueprint for advancing Metro's commitment to racial equity across 17,000 acres of parks, trails and natural areas. In this role, you would develop internal systems and lead Parks and Nature staff in bringing the plan to life through Metro's work to protect clean water, restore fish and wildlife habitat, and connect people with nature close to home. Action steps will span the parks and nature system, from budgeting and contracting to education programming and communications.

This position will be placed within the department's Special Projects Team – a specialized team that works on a variety of strategic projects that bring together colleagues to maximize equitable impacts of Metro's parks and nature system.

As a member of department's Special Projects team, the Equity and Racial Justice Program Manager will play a key role in overseeing the implementation of the Parks and Nature Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (REDI Action plan), and act a resource and support for staff and project champions to advance racial equity in the department. This work will be internal within the department and agency and will coordinate with other racial equity leaders throughout the organization to advance racial equity within the Parks and Nature department. In addition, this position will serve as the coordinator and facilitator for the department's equity advisory committee, engaging community leaders in shaping the future of Metro's work.

A successful candidate will have experience leading complex projects, programs or initiatives using a racial equity lens. This person must have strong communication skills and a desire and ability to work with people at all stages of racial equity competency, to grow team capacity to understand and apply a racial equity framework. This position will build and maintain strong relationships with different work teams and develop creative and collaborative solutions to bring the department's racial equity plan to life.

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.

We will consider any combination of education and experience that would provide the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability to perform the job. An example of relevant education and experience would be:

• At least three years of related experience in policy advocacy and development; AND
• A bachelor's degree in regional planning, natural resource management, community development, communications or related field (additional experience can substitute for a degree).

Preferred qualifications:
• Demonstrated deep understanding of racial equity and how systems of oppression continue to impact Indigenous communities and People of Color
• Demonstrated ability to apply a racial equity lens to policy and process development and implementation
• Demonstrated commitment to understanding and eradicating structural racial inequity

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

Application Requirements: (1) Electronic application; (2) responses to supplemental questions; and (3) a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications related to this position.

Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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