Community Engagement

Title: Emergency Preparedness Process Improvement Specialist

Start Date: June 1, 2022

Organization: MFS Social Purpose Works

Location: Virtual and in person (optional)

Social Purpose Works is the latest innovative program offering of Metropolitan Family Service (MFS), a Portland Oregon social service agency since 1950. MFS Social Purpose Works recruits pro bono (volunteer) professionals for nonprofit project-based opportunities in Oregon and SW Washington. Social Purpose Works is recruiting a Process Improvement specialist for Hacienda CDC. Hacienda CDC is a Latino Community Development Corporation that strengthens families by providing affordable housing, homeownership support, economic advancement and educational opportunities. Hacienda has 381 affordable housing units, with an additional 366 in construction and 175 in development. Acknowledging the role they play in supporting the community and anticipating this growth, prior to the pandemic Hacienda formed a Safety Committee to build their emergency response plan, create organizational capacity in emergency response and communications, and train employees and leaders in basic safety measures. Project Description: As a part of the Safety Committee work plan, Hacienda needs support in refining, finalizing and documenting standard operating procedures for emergency response, and training their emergency response team in such procedures. Having this in place will provide solid steps to integrate emergency measures and internal crisis communications into their workflow and increase staff confidence in exercising them. Key Deliverables: -Review, improve and finalize the Emergency Response workflow and call tree -Adapt and summarize the Emergency Response plan to our specific organization to fit a guidebook format -Provide recommendations for emergency communications systems -Participate on Safety Committee to help facilitate conversations and review drills Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required: -Strong experience in emergency preparedness, employee safety and training -Ability to synthesize information and experience in workflow/process development and improvement -Project management -Meeting Facilitation -Documentation -Operations -Human Resources Education/Experience: At least 5 years of successful emergency management and operations. Time commitment: Medium to large project, estimated at 150 – 250 hours, to be completed within 6 months of start date. Flexible hours, with expectation to attend Safety Committee meetings 1/mo on the 2nd Tuesday, 11:00-12:00. Work Environment/Location: Project can be completed 100% virtually, or if local, ~ 80% at home 20% may be in person at two main locations. Hacienda headquarters: 6700 NE Killingsworth St, Portland OR 97218, and/or Portland Mercado 7238 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97206 Resources: The Chief Operating Officer will provide you with current materials and plan, be available to meet 1 hr every other week (this is flexible), and invite you to monthly Safety Committee meetings. The Safety Committee will be available to provide input/feedback on different aspects of the organization that will help inform the creation of the procedures. This is a pro bono (volunteer) project. To view the full project description and express interest in this project, visit