Fields: government, urban planning, social justice, racial justice, immigrants
Location: Portland, Oregon
About the Organization: The mission of Portland Parks & Recreation is to help Portlanders play – providing the safe places, facilities, and programs which promote physical, mental, and social activity. We get people, especially kids, outside, active, and connected to the community. As we do this, there will be an increase in the wellness of our residents and the livability of our city. We recognize, understand, and encourage celebration of the differences that surround us. Diversity and equity are vital to Portland Parks & Recreation’s ideals and values.
About the Position: The City of Portland Bureau of Parks and Recreation (PP&R) is seeking a Community Outreach & Information Assistant. This position provides support to the Equity & Inclusion, Community Engagement team on public involvement, diversity, equity (DEI) and inclusion projects and strategies. Responsibilities include providing support on internal/external committees, working with project teams to engage key stakeholders on capital projects, policy and community engagement strategies for the bureau. Providing support to the team in delivering culturally responsive community engagement processes that include focus groups, stakeholder interviews and providing support to policy staff on budget and policy projects and public events. This position does work some evenings and weekends.
This position will work in a collaborative team environment and assist in the planning and coordination of special events and event logistics; review, write and edit printed and digital materials, that includes flyers, brochures, newsletters, scripts, visual displays, press releases, slide shows, charts and other printed materials that will be distributed to diverse communities throughout Portland.
- Knowledge and experience applying the methods and techniques of public involvement industry practices and trends such as writing and editing for public information, advertising, marketing, and culturally responsive community engagement.
- Experience operating a computer using word processing, desktop publishing and other standard text and graphics software.
- Experience applying writing style and techniques appropriate for differing business and journalistic/public information purposes, including translating technical information into terms more easily understood by the general public and diverse communities.
- Experience creating effective graphic designs and layouts, and creative approaches for use in public information and education programs.
- Ability and experience establishing and maintaining working relationships with internal and external stakeholders such as supporting and co-facilitating committees, community meetings, stakeholder committees, focus groups, forums and providing logistic planning for small and large community events.
Estimated Salary: $4,392.00 – $6,763.00 monthly. This works out to $52,704 – $81,156 annually.
Deadline: September 10, 2018
City of Portland Bureau of Parks and Recreation