Senior Associate – Portland

We are looking for a skilled and steady senior associate, with at least fifteen years of experience to help lead our Portland team. Qualified applicants are energetic, creative professionals who have:

  • Experience providing communication strategy and project management services in the public involvement and outreach field; facilitation experience in this field preferred
  • Experience leading groups of elected officials, technical experts, and/or community representatives; developing and executing decision-making processes; and helping groups reach agreement
  • Consulting experience in the field of transportation, affordable housing and land use planning
  • Experience leading outreach processes that meaningfully involve stakeholders of diverse backgrounds in decision making and advance equitable outcomes
  • Project management experience, including developing and managing budgets aligned with appropriate scopes of work
  • Demonstrated ability to build, lead and mentor project teams to deliver in a fast-paced environment, while providing for individual professional development outcomes
  • The ability to understand and explain technical and environmental information to a variety of audiences, often in high-profile situations
  • Proven ability to manage and maintain client relationships to build trust, rapport and provide expert advice in autonomous setting and in alignment with best practice outreach principles
  • Experience nurturing client relationships to achieve new and sustained business development goals
  • Superior oral and written communications skills including writing for the web, social media, fact sheets, key messages and talking points
  • Exceptional multi-task management and organizational skills, including developing and implementing work plans for clients
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • A commitment to equity and demonstrated leadership working respectfully and professionally in diverse, multi-cultural settings
  • A valid driver’s license is required

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