Multifamily Community Outreach Specialist (AmeriCorps)

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organization:City of Portland / Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
position summary:

The Multifamily Community Outreach Specialist will provide direct resource conservation education and outreach to affordable and low-income housing communities through building relationships with on-site property managers, residents and resident service coordinators. Primary focus will be on: • Assessment of baseline recycling at multiple sites including field visits and data collection and strategic educational outreach through presentations, resident engagement, youth mentoring, development of ‘green teams’, etc.; • Increased City of Portland presence at community events and engaging residents around recycling (primary) and other environmental concerns including thoughtful consumption, increased food security and climate change (secondary); • Program evaluation and development including data entry, analysis and review This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity to support environmental stewardship with diverse populations including seniors, individuals with disabilities and households whose primary language may not be English. While the program sponsor is BPS, the position will be situated at the Housing Authority of Portland; work will be done primarily in the field.

Salary / Pay Rate:• A taxable, monthly living allowance (before taxes, approximately $1,072).
Required Skills and Abilities:Position Requirements: • Interest and awareness regarding public process with a commitment to the values, goals and missions of BPS and HAP • Strong interest and commitment to working with low-income and disadvantaged residents • High level of comfort working with general public and performing community-based outreach • Excellent oral and written communication skills • Possessing good computer skills with MSOffice (Excel, Word, Access) • Possess a valid driver’s license with clean, documented driving record and able to travel independently to meetings in various locations • Able and willing to work occasional weekends and evenings • Excellent organizational and time management skills; skilled at developing partnerships with internal and external partners • 18 years of age or older, at beginning of service term. • U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident. • Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent, or commit to earning one prior to receiving an education award. • Ability to commit to the full term of service for which they are applying. • Must successfully pass a fingerprint criminal history background check provided through NWSA and/or Project Sponsor Agency. • Regular and reliable attendance. • Have not previously served two terms in an AmeriCorps*State or National program. Members may serve up to three terms in a National Service Program, but only two terms may be within an AmeriCorps*State or National program. Members are only eligible for an education award for their first two terms of service, regardless of the type of term (full or part-time) and regardless of the successful completion of that term.
Qualifications:Preferred Qualifications: • Knowledgeable about recycling and resource conservation; preference given to Master Recycler • Ability to speak Russian, Spanish or Vietnamese • Experience working with diverse groups including recent immigrants, formerly homeless, elderly and disabled persons
Education Required:High School or equiv.
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer