Nonprofit

Community Outreach Program Manager III

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Portland, OR
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Published 10 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Start Date
August 1, 2024
Application Deadline
June 28, 2024
Experience Level
Mid-level/Managerial
Salary
USD $79,750 - $97,750 / year
Excellent Benefits

Description

Title: Community Outreach Program Manager III

Status: Regular, exempt position

Reports to: Senior Program Manager

Location: Portland, OR (Hybrid) or Seattle, WA (Remote)

Hours: Full time

Starting Salary: $79,750 - $97,750

Apply at: www.forthmobility.org/careers

BACKGROUND & SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY

Forth is a fast-growing nonprofit with a mission to electrify transportation by bringing people together to create solutions that reduce pollution and barriers to access. Founded in the Pacific Northwest, we now work nationwide. Learn more at ForthMobility.org.

Our continued growth and increasing nationwide scope of work has created an opening for a Program Manager III to lead the Access to Cars - Outreach and Education (O&E) programs and also support the implementation of Forth’s Affordable Mobility Platform (AMP) Project. Forth’s Outreach programs include community engagement, education, research, and EV Ride & Drive events.  Forth’s AMP Project focuses on increasing affordable access to electric vehicles, particularly in traditionally underserved communities, through carshare services. With a handful of carshare locations up and running in four states , we continue to expand the service to other regions of the U.S.

We seek candidates who are enthusiastic about electric mobility and who share our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The successful candidate will be expected to be adaptable with sometimes competing priorities, work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues and partners, and play an active role in the organization’s development.  As a people leader role, this position may supervise up to four program and project management professionals. 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Community Outreach Program Management (40%).  Lead Forth’s community outreach strategy and team members on programs relating to advancing equitable access to transportation electrification.  This portfolio of work is consistent with developing a community needs and outreach strategy, consumer education, and managing Forth’s EV Ride & Drive program and team.

  • Set project and team goals to deliver on Forth’s outreach objectives.
  • Develop and execute research projects to identify community needs for outreach in the area of equitable transportation electrification.
  • Plan and deliver memorable and effective EV education programs, centered in equity, including presentations and EV Ride & Drive events.
  • Identify, engage, and collaborate with community partners to deliver programs.
  • Establish and track program metrics, and report outcomes to the organization and funding entities. 
  • Support Business Development team in creating program budgets in the proposal process.
  • Manage all outreach projects to deliver outcomes on time and within budget.
  • Negotiate and execute contracts with partners and stakeholders of outreach programs.
  • Ensure all outreach programs are conducted in alignment with Forth’s core values of diversity, equity and inclusion, and Forth branding guidelines.
  • Participate, as needed, in outreach events engaging with communities and the transportation electrification industry as a representative of Forth.

National AMP Program Management (40%). Manage the development and implementation of key deliverables of Forth’s Affordable Mobility Platform (AMP) program, funded by the Department of Energy, in up to three regions across the nation. (Potential locations: Detroit, St. Louis, Charlotte, Albuquerque, and Las Vegas.) 

  • Execute and manage federally-approved sub recipient agreements with local partners.
  • Oversee the installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and the successful carshare launch and operations at each site.
  • Provide updates of project status in each region to the greater AMP team and Senior Program Manager.
  • Present reports and updates on the project at conferences or workshops.
  • Maintain a regular schedule of meetings and communications with local stakeholders, including local government agencies, electric utilities, charging solution providers, housing authorities, nonprofits, research groups, and others.
  • Collaborate with affordable housing partners (carshare vehicle host sites) on research, outreach and promotion to increase car utilization.

Team Management and Process Improvement (20%).  Coach and support staff in their work, encourage their career development, and drive outstanding performance and program impact in support of Forth’s strategic plan. Help to develop and update processes to define, develop, and implement programs, with a continuous improvement approach across the programs team.  

  • Provide guidance and direction for direct reports, ensuring that projects are completed on time, on budget, and efficiently managed
  • Manage continuous improvement and performance evaluation processes, including goal setting, annual reviews, and professional development, using systems and guidelines established by Forth
  • Actively promote and support diversity, equity, and inclusion in Forth’s workplace culture and practices, program operations, and interactions with all stakeholders
  • Identify and utilize systems to consistently track program metrics. 
  • Develop tools and templates to standardize project planning, budgeting, and reporting.

Other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • A passion for Forth’s mission and values, and a desire to deepen your understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Experience & Education
  • Four years minimum experience in transportation, energy, non-profit, or related fields (relevant degree coursework may count towards total years of experience)
  • Two additional years of relevant experience or a Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Minimum two years of experience managing direct reports 
  • Strong project management and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to manage multiple conflicting project priorities and meet deadlines while maintaining a healthy work-life balance
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and execute high-quality community outreach events 
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills; ability to cultivate professionally collaborative relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent cross-cultural communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Skilled at preparing and delivering engaging presentations
  • Familiarity with smartphone apps (particularly carsharing apps and services), computer apps (such as Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, Asana, and DropBox)
  • Ability to effectively read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, insurance forms, and contracts
  • Willingness and ability to travel, occasionally overnight, approximately 6 trips per year (8-10 if remote)
  • Valid Driver's License and a good driving record
  • Must be located in Portland, OR (hybrid) or Seattle, WA (remote) metropolitan areas

Helpful:

  • Multilingual, especially Spanish
  • PMP or other project management certification
  • Experience in carsharing or other shared-mobility
  • Firsthand experience with electric vehicles and the EV industry
  • Experience with fleet or vehicle management
  • Experience working for a nonprofit organization with a mission-driven staff and board
  • Experience working for any of these key stakeholders: electric vehicle charging providers, carsharing com companies, electric utilities, local governments, consulting firms, or major transportation companies

COMPENSATION

Starting salary range is $79,750 - $97,750 commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits include four weeks paid vacation annually, fully paid health, dental and vision insurance for the employee and all dependents, and an employer retirement contribution after six months (no match required.) We also provide access to electric vehicles for business use, a professional development budget, employee assistance program, and a flexible working schedule.

TO APPLY

To ensure full consideration, please apply by June 28, 2024 by submitting your resume and cover letter through our careers site. We will continue accepting applications after this date but cannot ensure all will be reviewed. All candidates will be notified once we have made a hiring decision.

Forth values a diverse workforce. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQI(+) community are strongly encouraged to apply. Forth believes an equitable and inclusive work environment and a diverse, empowered team are key to achieving our mission. We’re looking for candidates who can expand our culture, challenge business as usual, and bring their whole selves to work. We strive to provide those candidates with an equitable and accessible recruitment process. If we can offer accommodations for you in the recruitment process or you have feedback on how to make our recruitment more accessible, please contact Human Resources at jobs@forthmobility.org. 

Forth is now requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. If you join Forth’s team, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination to Human Resources within 30 days of hire. Forth will consider requests for exemptions from the vaccination requirement for medical and religious reasons.

Forth participates in E-verify. 


Title: Community Outreach Program Manager III

Status: Regular, exempt position

Reports to: Senior Program Manager

Location: Portland, OR (Hybrid) or Seattle, WA (Remote)

Hours: Full time

Starting Salary: $79,750 - $97,750

Apply at: www.forthmobility.org…

Benefits

Excellent benefits include four weeks paid vacation annually, fully paid health, dental and vision insurance for the employee and all dependents, and an employer retirement contribution after six months (no match required.) We also provide access to electric vehicles for business use, a professional development budget, employee assistance program, and a flexible working schedule.

Excellent benefits include four weeks paid vacation annually, fully paid health, dental and vision insurance for the employee and all dependents, and an employer retirement…

Location

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Portland, OR
2035 NW Front Ave suite 101, Portland, OR 97209, USA

How to Apply

Please submit resume, cover letter, and complete application questions using the link above.

Please submit resume, cover letter, and complete application questions using the link above.

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