Associate - Portland

EnviroIssues is looking for a skilled associate to join our team in Portland. This position will help oversee a variety of projects based on the core principles of public involvement, outreach, and facilitation.

EnviroIssues is committed to building a staff that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we work. Candidates who bring bilingual and/or bicultural background and/or lived experience that help us include all voices in an equitable way are encouraged to apply.

Qualified applicants will have:

  • At least five years of experience planning and conducting outreach or public involvement activities, or community/public relations, city or state planning, or general communications experience
  • Experience, knowledge and interest in transportation, land use planning, water resources management and/or climate change
  • Practiced ability to support and manage multiple projects and make decisions in autonomous environments
  • The ability to anticipate and understand project, project manager and client needs
  • Superior written communications skills including report writing and content development for the web, social media, fact sheets, meeting summaries, media, key messages and talking points
  • Excellent attention to detail and demonstrated experience proofing and reviewing draft materials to publish-ready standards
  • Refined oral communication skills and the ability to process information in a fast-paced consulting environment
  • The ability to understand and explain technical and environmental information to a variety of audiences, often in high-profile situations
  • Exceptional multi-task management and organizational skills, including developing work plans, scopes of work and budgets
  • Demonstrated research and data analysis skill, with the ability to synthesize, review and present quantitative and qualitative data in easy to understand formats
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving skills
  • A commitment to working respectfully and professionally in diverse, multi-cultural settings
  • The ability to work both independently and in a fast-paced team setting with a high level of initiative, creativity, tact and professionalism
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access)


  • Previous consulting experience preferred but not required
  • Related educational degree and/or equivalent years of work experience preferred

Conditions of Employment:

  • A valid driver's license is required
  • Local travel to sites/events outside of regular business hours
  • Occasional weekend and evening work to meet client needs

Applications must include a (1) cover letter, (2) resume and (3) completed Self-Identify Form. Send your application to