This position is a partnership between the Confluence Environmental Center - AmeriCorps Program, Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods and Green King. This position is designed to support NECN operations and programming by leading community engagement opportunities with the M.L. King Jr. K-5 school and the King neighborhood. This will include: coordinating with Architects Without Borders, M.I.G., Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland Public Schools, and various stakeholders and leading the community engagement process, strengthening existing relationships and developing new ones in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Portland. (30 %) The Member will help to refine programs, projects, and events to meet sustainable volunteer and leadership goals and develop effective outreach programs that promote volunteer recruitment, placement, and training as well as, tracking goals and refining organizational systems (30%). The Member will coordinate outreach events and expand volunteer participation while creating a sustainable plan for maintenance (20 %). This position will build off the success of a previous AmeriCorps Member.
The Member will participate in Confluence led leadership development activities which include: Leadership Development Program, Change Agent Project, team meetings, National Service events and other self-directed development opportunities (20%).
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (to include, but not limited to):
• Develop and maintain positive business relationships with teams/programs, board members, and volunteers.
• Track and report volunteer participation.
• Create internal and public reports.
• Coordinate shared branding across programs and social media
• Attend evening committee meeting once a month.
• Coordinate shared databases for volunteer tracking and reporting.
• Coordinate shared events calendar and promotion, event supplies management and in-kind donations tracking.
• Collaborate with the King Neighborhood Association and Northeast Coalition Board of Directors, Program Teams, and Volunteer Committees to gain an understanding of the purpose, goals and needs of projects and events.
• Represent Green King at community meetings, neighborhood committees or initiatives, and/or conduct outreach at public events to deepen the public understanding of Green King programs, projects, and opportunities.
• Complete and submit all necessary paperwork and reports in a timely manner; abide by program policies; attend and complete all training and service requirements.
Community Need Addressed
Advancing Environmental Justice
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
$100 Training Fund
Skills you will gain
Develop increased understanding and sensitivity around issues of equity and environmental justice.
Competencies You Will Develop
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment