Part-time Livability Forums Coordinator

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods
position summary:

The Livability Forums Coordinator will work with the Neighborhood Programs staff to develop the Livability Forums Program. This program will help NECN and the neighborhood associations provide education and information on evolving community issues that have significant impacts on inner N/NE neighborhoods. Providing this information to people who live and work in inner N/NE Portland is an integral part of helping NECN achieve one of our core goals of promoting highly inclusive civic engagement.

General Responsibilities (to include, but not limited to): 1. Review and assess previous NECN forums and their strengths and weaknesses. 2. Work with staff, community committees and neighborhood associations to solidify the process for identifying community issues for forums. 3. Create a forum implementation plan which will include details such as location options, marketing/outreach strategies, volunteer roles, evaluation processes, forum follow up possibilities, etc. 4. Create a document that is a “how to” manual for holding neighborhood community forums. 5. Test the forum plan/manual with the implementation of one forum series. 6. Evaluate and refine the forum plan/manual. 7. Create a plan for educating the Neighborhood Association’s about the “how-to” manual and serving as a resource for them in implementing their own forums as a tool for community advocacy. 8. Create a plan for sustainability after the ending of the LINKS program. 9. Complete and submit all necessary LINKS AmeriCorps Program paperwork and reports in a timely manner. 10. Attend and complete LINKS AmeriCorps Program orientation and enrollment session. 11. Wear an appropriate LINKS identifier and required safety gear while performing service or attending official events.

Salary / Pay Rate:$1800 educational award and $100 per month stipend
Required Skills and Abilities:Requirements: 1. LINKS members must be at least 17 years of age at the time of enrollment in the program. 2. U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident. 3. Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent, or commit to earning one prior to receiving an education award. 4. Ability to commit to the full term of service for which they are applying. 5. Submit to a criminal history background check and National Sex Offender Registry search. 6. Regular and reliable attendance.
Qualifications:Preferred Qualifications: 1. Excellent written and verbal communications skills. 2. Experience creating newsletters, manuals or other documents for a wide audience. 3. Public speaking skills. 4. Time management and organizational skills. 5. Ability to work well in a team. 6. Ability to work with diverse individuals and groups. 7. Event coordination experience. 8. Research experience. 9. Excellent customer service and phone etiquette. 10. Familiarity with office environments, phone and computer systems. How to apply: Step 1 - Email your résumé to [email protected] and to [email protected] Step 2 - Complete your application online at the AmeriCorps website. AmeriCorps Application 1. If you do not already have a username and password, you must create a profile. Create A Profile 2. Once you have created a profile, log in and complete an application by clicking “Applications” under the “My AmeriCorps” menu. 3. To apply to this specific position, click “Search Listings” under the “My AmeriCorps” menu and search for program name LINKS. 4. Select the position listing and click “Apply Now” at the bottom of the page. Questions about the project? Contact: Shoshana, Neighborhoods Program Manager, at 503-823-4570 or [email protected]