Job Details

Partnerships Manager (Manager I)

City of Portland, Portland, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 08/08/2019

The City of Portland, Office of Community & Civic Life, is seeking a Partnerships Manager.

This senior leadership position joins the Office of Community & Civic Life at an exciting and dynamic time of change for the bureau and City. This position manages the Adapt to Impact, Neighborhood Services, Diversity and Civic Leadership, Youth, and Immigrant and Refugee programs and is also responsible for partnership management with civic engagement networks and government jurisdictions for the bureau. This position strengthens the overall capacity of the bureau in key programmatic and operational areas.

The position:
• Directs the strategic development and continuous improvement of the bureau's portfolio of highly visible and signature community and civic engagement programs for greater impact and efficiencies.
• The District Coalitions component of the neighborhood services program will undergo a fundamental transformation in the coming years as we plan to explore whether to return two city-staffed district offices to community ownership.
This position will provide leadership and guidance to others in navigating multiple and competing community, organizational and political relationships in service of broader community and civic engagement outcomes.
• Adapt to Impact is a new functional area for the bureau aligned with long-term goals adopted FY 18/19.

This position oversees the establishment of an interdisciplinary approach and team-based consulting model to serve city bureaus through the program's three overhead and one general-fund positions in the areas of advisory boards, public involvement, mental health, and disability.

• The multiple programs within this portfolio have been operating without a coherent framework supporting intentional or complementary program interactions.

This position will develop a rationale, case and narrative for this body of work reflecting the evidence base, understanding of complex adaptive systems and grounded in population-based approaches to strengthen the existing community engagement and leadership development approaches.

• Oversees the bureau and program capacity to integrate culturally empowering community and civic engagement practices into all services, programs, and organizational development.
• Works with the Director and Manager II, Strategy to develop a theory of change around the bureau's civic engagement mission, leading to the development of a programmatic and research/evaluation framework that builds the evidence of collective program impacts.

This body of evidence will inform program development and leverage additional resources from external sources (such as public/private partnerships and grants).

• Work with the Director and program leads on budget development and administration, monitoring budget performance, and forecasting annual and multi-year program growth.
• Develop and manage a multicultural team that applies a racial and social justice analysis and delivers equitable outcomes through distinct program areas.
• Work with the Director and leadership team to implement the bureau's strategic goals and intersectional equity efforts.
• Work with the Director and leadership team to address complex community, bureau and citywide issues and goals. Maintain and cultivate contacts and relationships within multiple professional and community fields (city governance, program-specific areas, policy realms, community, and more.)

The City of Portland is committed to offering medical, dental, vision, basic life, and long-term disability coverage that provides quality care, support and value to eligible employees and their family members. Additional benefits such as flexible spending accounts, supplemental life insurance and employee assistance program coverage are available to ensure employees have the appropriate tools to safeguard themselves and their family. The City of Portland participates in PERS, the Oregon Public Employee Retirement System. For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click Benefits Information | The City of Portland, Oregon.


The following minimum qualifications are required for this position: 1.Well-rounded manager with thorough knowledge and demonstrated track record of the principles and practices of leadership, operational and strategic planning, change management, business communication, public administration, research and evaluation, budget preparation and administration, and fields related to the mission of the Office of Community & Civic Life.
2.Demonstrated track record of recruiting, supervising, training, evaluating, providing guidance, and leading diverse teams leading to equitable delivery of services.
3.Demonstrated track record in understanding and operationalizing contemporary issues related to community and civic engagement and issues of race, migration, disability and other equity dimensions to customer service delivery, policy development and institutional change efforts.
4.Demonstrated track record in understanding and applying program- and institutional-level performance management, application of available research to implementation efforts, and building a learning culture and organizational framework and that addresses the contribution of collective efforts within complex, social systems.
5.Demonstrated track record in budget development and administration, monitoring budget performance, forecasting annual and multi-year revenue/expenses, and resource development through public and private grants and other partnership efforts.
Other qualifications, preferred:
• Bilingual in English and any of the City's nine harbor languages (Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Russian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Japanese, Somali, Arabic, Laotian).


An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their resume and supplemental questions are weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on an equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

Recruitment Timeline: •Posting: 07/08/19 - 08/05/19
•Applications Reviewed: Starting the week of 08/05/19
•Eligible List: 08/09/19
•First Interview: 08/21/19
•Second Interview: 08/27/19
•Offer Made: 09/04/19
•Start Date: 09/23/19
*Timeline is approximate and subject to change


Application Instructions

Applicants must submit a professional resume online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:
Your resume and answers to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
Your answers to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
Your resume should support the details described in your answers to the supplemental questions.
If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your answers any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.

All completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215 and / or Veteran's Administration Letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veteran's Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment you apply for.

Veteran's Preference documentation must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment

Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application.

It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, the requests must be made to the Analyst(s) named below No Later Than the Closing Date of This Announcement.

Terrol Johnson, Senior Recruiter
Bureau of Human Resources
(503) 823-3172

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

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