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HIRING: Community Liaison & Outreach Coordinator

by Bridget Dazey

Community Liaison & Outreach Coordinator – Open Until Filled Position Description

The Community Liaison & Outreach Coordinator is responsible for assisting Clackamas Workforce Partnership with the operationalization of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. This position facilitates Equity Council meetings; develops opportunities to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into internal practices; strengthens relationships with the communities we serve; builds and sustains relationships with external partners and organizations; and guides organizational data analysis and research regarding workforce disparities. Additionally, this position will serve as the Equal Opportunity Officer.

Essential Functions: (Performs functions that may include, but are not limited to the following): • Identify and provide ongoing support, resources, and training in equity foundations such as racial justice, urban/rural differences, gender/identities, sexism, and other contributors which keep people in poverty for staff, board, partners, and customers; • Facilitate Equity Council meetings; • Support staff, board, and community stakeholders to successfully utilize the agency’s Equity Lens in decision-making processes; • Guide organizational data analysis and research – including data around general workforce programs and outcomes, demographics, coordination with state economists and other areas as needed; • Evaluate and revise policies and procedures to strengthen internal culture in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion; • Create, strengthen, and sustain collaborative relationships with external community partners, organizations, and leaders from communities facing disparities in order to enhance equitable outcomes for customers; • Other duties as assigned.

Highly Desirable Experience/Knowledge/Skills: • Prior application of equity initiatives and/or equity work plans; • Familiarity with social determinants of health, community engagement and outreach, and community development; • Experience working cooperatively within and across teams; belief in the value and power of participatory decision making; • Experience working with vulnerable populations; • Ability to conduct research, collect and analyze data, tell compelling stories with data, and write clear and comprehensive reports; • Strong interpersonal communication skills; • Ability to vary communication to fit cultural context; • Motivated, passionate, and courageous; can nudge and challenge staff and leaders to seek multiple perspectives and check assumptions; • Basic computer literacy and familiarity with Microsoft Office software and programs, experience with Adobe Creative Suite a plus; • Bilingual preferred; at a minimum, the ability to understand and to make oneself understood to Spanish speaking individuals; and • A passion for CWP’s mission.

Hours and Compensation: • This is a .8 FTE salary position, salary range is $41,000-43,000 annually; • Strong benefit package; • Work may occasionally be completed remotely; • Occasional weekend and evenings as community events and outreach requires; and • This position is a limited duration opportunity made possible by grant funds

Work Environment: Work is typically conducted in an office environment, sitting at a computer for extended periods of time. This work will require the use of standard office equipment (phone, copy machine, computer, printer) on a daily basis. May lift, carry, and move objects 20 to 40 pounds on occasion. The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. The person in this position will communicate frequently with staff, board, community members, and community partners. Additionally, this position may require travel to/from community events, board meetings, and meetings with partners.

Clackamas Workforce Partnership is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from individuals across the gender spectrum, people of color, individuals with disabilities and veterans. CWP is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation or belief, or other protected status.

Posted on November 20, 2017 in Equity.

About Clackamas Workforce Partnership

Clackamas Workforce Partnership, formerly known as Workforce Investment Council of Clackamas County, is a nonprofit organization which serves as an advocate for workforce development within Clackamas County and the State of Oregon. Our mission is to address critical workforce, educational, and training challenges, and develop a skilled workforce that meets the needs of businesses and strengthens the local economy of Clackamas County. Learn more about us.