The Portland Bureau of Transportation’s Portland in the Streets Section (Community Use permitting) is seeking a Coordinator to support our community use programs. These programs including Block Parties, Community Events, Play Streets and Outdoor Dining are community driven permit programs that have a goal of getting Portlanders outside building community and enjoying the street space.
With a high degree of autonomy, this position creates, manages, and reports on projects, programs, and budgets. Typical duties include building partnerships, coordinating equity-focused initiatives, creating content for community outreach, program evaluation and managing internal permitting systems. This position is expected to manage and coordinate many bureau relationships independently and acts as a contact person for citizens, regional agencies, Bureau management, and colleagues.
What you’ll get to do:
- Create website and newsletter content related to Portland in the Streets programs.
- Coordinate and manage stakeholder relationships to ensure effective processes and programs (attend or present at public meetings, collaborate with regional agencies, City staff, and community members, etc.)
- Partner with community organizations to increase access to Portland in the Street programs for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) communities.
- Collect data and evaluate programs.
- Manage and track systems for permitting programs.
- Launch new programs including a new Play Streets Activation Lending Library for residents and community organizations to borrow materials for events.
Who you are:
- Collaborative: A professional who values partnership and develops and supports relationships to get things done.
- Solutions Oriented: Uses strong communication skills to work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to create, implement, and document solutions.
- Value Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI): Embrace anti-racism through intentional partnership, self-awareness, and action, showing cultural humility, advocacy, and mindfulness. Use DEI concepts to guide and inform your work.
- Equitable Leader: Experience leading and mentoring people and creating and maintaining an inclusive, respectful, and culturally responsive workplace.
- Emotionally Intelligent: Motivated, passionate, team-oriented, and empathetic.
- Authentic: Effective in a professional, diverse, multi-cultural environment. You treat customers and co-workers with respect and are accountable.