East Portland Neighborhood Office Action Plan advocate (Closes 3/24)

East Portland Action Plan Advocate (Program Coordinator)

Salary $2,775.00 - $3,701.00 Monthly

Department Office of Neighborhood Involvement

Job Number 2017-00135

Closing 3/24/2017 4:30 PM Pacific

The Position


This is a recruitment for a .5 FTE job share position.

The East Portland Action Plan (Action Plan) is charged to advocate for the 2009 City of Portland adopted East Portland Action Plan and to provide leadership and guidance to public agencies and other entities on how to strategically address community-identified issues and allocate resources to improve livability and prevent involuntary displacement in East Portland.

The East Portland Action Plan (EPAP) Advocate supports community members and activists in their Action Plan implementation and content development by providing: strategy development, process adherence, and problem-solving advice; grant management; administrative and budget oversight; mobilization of resources; outreach to under-represented communities; and community organizing.

The EPAP Advocate works first and foremost with those focused on implementing the Action Plan and in partnership with other community organizations, including the members of the East Portland Neighborhood Office, a small office with four staff (2.65 FTE) in addition to the 1 FTE EPAP Advocate staff. We value collaboration, inclusion, and flexibility. The EPAP and the Advocate position is a community innovation that is unduplicated in the construct of the City of Portland.

Position Overview

In partnership with another .5 FTE EPAP Advocate, the individual selected for this position is expected to carry out their responsibilities with individual initiative, collaboration, and a high level of commitment to learning and competency regarding cultural differences and cross-cultural needs.  This recruitment will fill one .5 FTE position that requires working evenings and some weekends.

The Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization. ONI encourages candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and diverse communities to apply. Although not required, ONI encourages candidates that can fluently speak more than one language and those that live within the underrepresented East Portland Neighborhood Office boarders to include that information in your resume.


To Qualify

The following minimum qualifications are required for the position:

  1. Ability to support multiple community members, including EPAP Participating Agreement signing community members, EPAP committees and issue representatives, with community organizing and strategic development, including information access, resource development, and problem-solving, in a respectful and developmentally appropriate manner with advocacy related to the implementation of the 268 item East Portland Action Plan.

  2. Ability to organize and coordinate annual one-on-one briefings with municipal government electeds and staff, and reports to the City of Portland Council and Multnomah County Commissioners.

  3. Ability to establish effective working relationships with the specific intention to increase participation with under-represented and under-resourced East Portland communities, including attendance at meetings and events that represent our culturally/racially, and ethnically diverse East Portland community.

  4. Ability to provide clear, concise information in an accessible and appropriate manner to further Action Plan advocacy, by: maintaining a website, producing email updates, sending meeting notices and agendas, and responding to questions and requests for information.

  5. Ability to coordinate and integrate multiple program functions such as: meeting support, including setting up meetings; review and edit of agendas and notes; tracking program expenses and reporting; and grant program management that includes: organizing the Grants Review Committee in the application and criteria development process, documentation, and evaluation; grant program promotion and application distribution; related information sharing and question responses; and required grant contracts, documents, and City Ordinance production.


The Recruitment Process


An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their resume and cover letter, weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the 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.


Additional Information


Applicant Instructions

Applicants must submit a cover letter and professional résumé 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 résumé and cover letter will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.

  • Your cover letter 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 résumé should support the details described in the cover letter.

  • If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your cover letter any transferable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.

Your résumé and cover letter should be no more than a total of four (4) pages combined. Do not attach materials not requested.

All completed applications for this position must be submitted online no later than 4:30 pm, on the closing date 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 4:30 PM on the closing date 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.

John DiGrazia, Senior Human Resources Analyst
Bureau of Human Resources
(503) 823-4034