The Manager, Community Engagement Programs manages a wide range of programs and projects that focus on strengthening TriMet's relationships with the communities it serves. This position works to increase opportunities for consistent relationship-building with TriMet's many stakeholders, with a focus on equity priority communities.
The Manager of Community Engagement Programs manages TriMet's Community Engagement staff to ensure agency outreach and engagement efforts are effective, authentic, meaningful and aligned with agency goals. The duties of this position include strategic planning, staff and program management, and performance of community engagement activities.
A Bachelor's Degree is required.
A Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Public Administration, Education, Public Affairs, or a related field is preferred.
A minimum of six (6) years total credited experience.*
Six (6) years of experience overseeing community engagement programs and initiatives, with an emphasis on programs that focus on low income and historically underrepresented populations are required.
Three (3) years of experience designing and implementing successful community engagement strategies and programs across the Portland Metro region, or other like metropolitan areas, are required.
Two (2) years of experience in lead, project management or staff management are required.
Or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
*The amount of credit a candidate receives for prior years of experience is based on the relevancy of that experience to the required or preferred prerequisites of the job description. Experience is prorated based on hours worked. LRHR assigns and validates the "credited experience".
Type of Position / Grade / FLSA
Grade 16, Exempt, Non-Union, Full-Time
Candidates will be selected based at a minimum on the result of:
1. Application Review (please include: Resume & Cover Letter)
2. Panel Interview
Make sure you describe in detail how your education, training and work experience fit with this role. You are encouraged to attach a resume, cover letter, training certificates and/or letters of recommendation with your application. You are permitted five attachments of less than 5MB each.
If you are a qualified veteran and would like to apply for veterans' preference points, you will need to reflect your status on the application and attach supporting documentation at the time of application submission.
If you need accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act for any part of the application process, contact our Human Resources staff at 503-962-7505, or the TTY line at 7-1-1. Note that we require a minimum of two workdays' notice prior to the need for accommodation.
TriMet is an equal opportunity employer, committed to developing an organization that is reflective of and sensitive to the needs of the diverse community we serve, including veterans, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities.
As applied to the workplace, applicants and employees must be qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Essential functions may include required job functions performed infrequently as well as production standards related to the quality and quantity of work.
If a person with a disability could meet job qualifications with a reasonable accommodation, TriMet will work with the employee to accommodate the need. If TriMet's accommodation is effective in allowing the employee to perform the essential functions of the job, it need not be the employee's preferred accommodation.
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