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Since 1973 The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) has pursued a mission to improve lives for all Oregonians through the power of philanthropy. We work with individuals, families, businesses and organizations to create charitable funds that support the community causes they care about. These funds support the critical work that nonprofits are doing across Oregon. We have 89 staff and headquarters in Portland, with regional offices in Bend, Eugene, Salem, and Medford, Oregon.
We have an opening for a full-time Community Engagement Coordinator for GO Kids to work with community volunteers and steering committees supporting GO Kids, an arts and education project of OCF. GO Kids is a new volunteer-powered project at OCF that will engage community volunteers in identifying and strengthening local efforts to close the opportunity gap for Oregon’s kids of color, low-income and rural kids. This position reports to the Vice President of Grants and Programs. This position is funded for three years and may be based in Portland, Bend, or Eugene, depending on the candidate. Some travel is required to other parts of the state.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
GO Kids Volunteer Coordination
Serve as a liaison for GO Kids steering committees and advocates, in collaboration with Community Engagement Officer and Community 101 & Community Engagement Coordinator
Write, coordinate and maintain regular communication with OCF volunteers and community members in person, by phone and email, and via online tools and OCF’s website
Co-design and coordinate steering committee meetings, including communications, meeting materials, action items for follow-up and meeting notes
Develop and update reference/tool kits for GO Kids volunteers
Develop and facilitate training sessions in effective community engagement, the opportunity gap, using an equity lens for decision-making
Interview and screen prospective volunteers; give volunteer orientation to OCF
Document volunteer engagement for retention and reporting
Support Community Engagement Officer in recruitment, communication with and support for participating volunteers
Write, coordinate, and maintain GO Kids project updates for the public, potential donors and partners, in collaboration with OCF communications staff
Adhere to OCF brand and communication standards
Support reporting to illustrate and monitor community engagement program activities
Update volunteer publications as required to reflect current OCF program policies and procedures
Build and develop partnerships with funders and potential grant applicants, in collaboration with OCF donor relations, development and grants & programs staff
Make presentations at meetings and community events
Assist with outreach events
Respond to inquiries and information requests
Develop knowledge and expertise about organizations, people and issues to help carry out OCF GO Kids priorities, with a focus on low-income families, children of color and rural children.
Conduct fact finding and research related to local efforts to close the opportunity gap; facilitate volunteer participation in research in collaboration with research staff
Candidates are required to have the following:
Four years’ experience in non-profit organization, to include experience in fundraising, grantmaking or education.
Two years’ volunteer management and project management experience.
Experience, skills, and passion for furthering equity, diversity and inclusion; relationship focused
Strong communicator verbally and in writing,
Ability to relate well with nonprofit and local government leaders, philanthropies, advocates and community members in general in groups or individually; commitment to collaboration,
Bachelor’s degree in education or relevant field. In lieu of a degree, equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Strong organization and time management skills. Able to prioritize work with competing deadlines.
Adept at use of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Power Point; facile internet user; experience working with a database and generating reports.
Possess cultural agility skills necessary to work effectively with diverse people, teams and communities,
Possess good problem solving and analysis skills, able to synthesize information gathered from several sources,
Comfortable with ambiguity, complexity and independence.
Valid state-issued driver’s license; able to travel extensively in Oregon for several days at a time.
Compensation and Benefits:
The salary for this position starts at $49,500, depending on experience. OCF offers an excellent benefit package with generous paid time off, choice of medical and dental plans, vision, outstanding 401k retirement plan, cell phone stipend, commuter and healthcare savings accounts, employer paid disability and life. Our employees have access to an Employee Assistance Plan, paid volunteer leave, professional development opportunities, and a 35-hour work week.
The Oregon Community Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We strive to build a diverse workforce to promote effective work in partnership with all communities and population groups in Oregon. We welcome a diverse pool of qualified applicants.
We are accepting resumes until December 18th. To apply, provide a cover letter addressing how you meet the requirements of this position and include your resume. Go to https://www.oregoncf.org/explore-ocf/careers to get started and learn more about us and to apply for this new position
Complete details: https://www.oregoncf.org/explore-ocf/careers
The Oregon State Bar (OSB) regulates the practice of law in Oregon and provides a variety of services to its members and the public.
Equal Opportunity Employer
We are looking for someone to provide external support for the Director of Diversity & Inclusion (Director) and the department and serve as a representative and liaison on behalf of the department to external stakeholders who currently partner with the Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Department.
Essential Duties include the following:
• Promotes and advertises D&I’s ongoing diversity and partnership programs, and diversity events to external stakeholders.
• Develops, coordinates, and refines department procedures to effectively plan and administer the pipeline, employment, scholarship, and mentorship programs.
• Works with the Director, Advisory Committee on Diversity & Inclusion (ACDI), and other external stakeholders in developing, planning, and implementing new programs and events that help achieve the OSB’s diversity goals.
• Plans, coordinates, and participates in other events, on and off site as assigned to include assisting with transporting supplies and equipment, set up, and breakdown of events.
• Informs and provides resources to students, recent law graduates, new attorneys, and attorneys in transition regarding law school, the bar exam, job search strategies, career options, and related resources.
• Participates as a mentor in formal mentorship programs with outside organizations, and develops informal mentorship relationships with prospective law students, current law students, law school graduates, and new attorneys.
• Maintains D&I’s positive existing relationships with Oregon colleges and law schools, students and student groups, specialty bar associations, OSB sections and committees, and diverse community organizations. Collaborates with these groups to develop or coordinate partnership programs related to diversity.
• Attends after-hours networking, meeting, fundraising, and other diversity-related events as a representative of the OSB.
• Gives presentations to law school groups, legal employers, students in the law school pipeline, and others regarding OSB diversity programs and initiatives.
• Collaborates with the Director and the national network of bar association diversity professionals to share resources and best practices. Assists with strategies for sourcing and retaining diverse employees for employers in the legal field.
• Participates in ongoing training and development to identify best practices and enhance cultural competency.
• Works to oversee preparation and distribution of informational and marketing materials. Composes correspondence, reports, letters, memoranda, publications, and pamphlets. Produces department newsletter for D&I stakeholders and constituents.
• Models behavior that values diversity and incorporates inclusive and culturally competent practices.
Candidates may have any satisfactory equivalent combination of the following experience & training that ensures the ability to perform the work.
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university. JD degree required and licensed to practice law preferred. Two years of experience in the programming aspects of diversity and inclusion, affirmative action, and access and equity events. Experience with integration and orientation programming for minority, historically underrepresented, and low socio-economic populations desired.
• Experience making presentations and conducting training addressing diversity and inclusion to small and large groups.
• Experience with data analysis, program assessment, and performance measurements and evaluation.
• Experience working directly with diverse individuals and constituents. Experience working with students in an education environment preferred.
• Experience with office record-keeping and reporting systems, financial record-keeping systems, and administrative organization methods. Experience with bookkeeping, or budget preparation and management.
• Knowledge of law school requirements, success strategies for passing the bar exam, and career opportunities for lawyers.
• Experience with event planning and conference management preferred.
• Demonstrated passion for and commitment to diversity and inclusion preferably in the legal field.
• Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite in a Microsoft Windows environment with particular emphasis on Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access. Experience with database management programs.
For this salary range, the minimum is $28.44 per hour. The OSB offers excellent benefits including voluntary 6% participation in the PERS program.
Send resume with a cover letter to Director of Human Resources, Attention: EC, Oregon State Bar, P. O. Box 231935, Tigard, OR 97281. Fax to 503-598-6985 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete details: https://www.osbar.org/osbcenter/openings.html#EC
Oregon Native American Chamber
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