Project Coordinator – Portland

Job posted on February 6, 2020

  • Regular Full-time (40 hours/week) Hourly-Benefitted Position
  • Overtime eligible
  • Annual salary range between $54,080 and $60,320
  • Applications accepted until 5pm Friday, February 28

About EnviroIssues

Our EnviroIssues team is passionate about giving communities voice and the opportunity to influence issues and decisions that impact them. We communicate complex policy and planning issues and find meaningful ways for all communities to shape these decisions. As a consulting firm we provide public involvement and community outreach strategy and support for a wide variety of clients, mainly in the public sector. EnviroIssues has over 100 staff members across offices in Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, and Oakland.

We’re committed to equity and are early in our journey towards being an antiracist workplace. We hope to build a team that reflects a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, ideas and work styles; and welcomes those who will support our vision of an equitable and thriving workplace. We welcome applicants who bring bilingual and/or multicultural background and/or lived experience that will help us include all voices in an equitable way.

Portland Project Coordinator Position

Our Project Coordinators are team members who implement a variety of tasks that are critical to making community engagement efforts a success. Project Coordinators often work on several projects at once, collaborating with project managers and other teammates. Our projects are dynamic and require an ability to work both independently and in a fast-paced setting with a high level of initiative, creativity, tact and professionalism.

Typical duties:

  • Draft content for public materials such as flyers, websites, social media, letters and mailers, public event materials, responses to community questions for review by project teammates
  • Maintain databases tracking project contacts, communications, and activities
  • Plan logistics for a wide variety of events such as public and committee meetings, and outreach activities at community events
  • Communicate directly with community members about projects at events, over the phone, and electronically
  • Attend team meetings and share ideas on outreach strategy
  • Problem solve in real-time to support successful public engagement
  • Work closely with graphic designers and web developers to create materials and tools that engage community
  • Work collaboratively within their teams and with other Project Coordinators to continually learn and adapt innovative community engagement tools and techniques

Preferred qualifications:

Qualities and vision

  • Committed to working respectfully and professionally with people and communities of diverse backgrounds
  • Committed to working collaboratively and supporting teammates and the overall success of others
  • Committed to self-reflection and seeking and offering feedback with a growth mindset

Skills and abilities

  • Ability to adapt to changing environments and work with multiple project teams and topics, including in the office and in the community
  • Ability to focus and demonstrate attention to detail
  • Excellent writing skills for a variety of audiences
  • Organizational and computer skills (especially with Word and Excel)

Experience

  • Experience maintaining contact and communication records, writing meeting summaries, preparing publication materials, conducting and coordinating public outreach
  • Experience working in community settings and connections with community partners
  • Experience providing written and visual materials accessible to people with different learning styles and abilities
  • Experience navigating conflict and addressing concerns from angry community members

Our Portland Office

We’re looking for a Project Coordinator to join the growing and dynamic team based at our office in downtown Portland. The successful candidate will contribute to multiple projects for clients which may include the Oregon Department of Transportation, the City of Portland and Multnomah County, among others. The Project Coordinator will also contribute to business operations and office administration. With work in transportation, land use, environmental quality, and other fields we welcome people with diverse interests and backgrounds, and a passion for advancing our community.

To apply, please email the below listed directly to, resumes@enviroissues.com.

  1. Resume highlighting relevant experience
  2. Cover letter sharing with us information about you and your interest in this position
  3. Completed Self-Identify Form

Interview process and timeline

Our goal is to hire someone within 6 to 8 weeks from closing the job posting. We are committed to keeping you informed throughout the process. Our interview process includes:

  1. Resume review – This usually occurs within the first week after we’ve closed the job posting.
  2. Phone interview and writing exercise (1 hour) – Initially, we like to talk with you over the phone for 30 minutes to learn about your skills and how they relate to this position. After the conversation, we have a 30-minute writing exercise which we can email you to complete. We can also schedule the writing exercise separately if needed.
  3. In-person interview (90 minutes) – Our in-person interview focuses on being conversational, allowing you to learn about us and our work, and allowing us to hear how you respond to different situations. We hold 90 minutes for this conversation to ensure we aren’t rushed. It is okay if the interview is shorter. We are also happy to set this interview up via Skype if remote participation is needed.
  4. Hiring decision – After we finish all interviews for the position, we meet and decide on making an offer. You will hear from us regardless of our hiring decision.