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Community Engagement Coordinator Featured

  2018-12-17     Oregon Community Foundation, The     1225 SW Yamhill #100     $49,500 year  


Since 1973 The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) has pursued a mission to improve lives for all Oregonians through the power of philanthropy. We work with individuals, families, businesses and organizations to create charitable funds that support the community causes they care about. These funds support the critical work that nonprofits are doing across Oregon. We have 89 staff and headquarters in Portland, with regional offices in Bend, Eugene, Salem, and Medford, Oregon.


We have an opening for a full-time Community Engagement Coordinator for GO Kids to work with community volunteers and steering committees supporting GO Kids, an arts and education project of OCF. GO Kids is a new volunteer-powered project at OCF that will engage community volunteers in identifying and strengthening local efforts to close the opportunity gap for Oregon’s kids of color, low-income and rural kids. This position reports to the Vice President of Grants and Programs. This position is funded for three years and may be based in Portland, Bend, or Eugene, depending on the candidate. Some travel is required to other parts of the state.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

GO Kids Volunteer Coordination

  • Serve as a liaison for GO Kids steering committees and advocates, in collaboration with Community Engagement Officer and Community 101 & Community Engagement Coordinator
  • Write, coordinate and maintain regular communication with OCF volunteers and community members in person, by phone and email, and via online tools and OCF’s website
  • Co-design and coordinate steering committee meetings, including communications, meeting materials, action items for follow-up and meeting notes
  • Develop and update reference/tool kits for GO Kids volunteers
  • Develop and facilitate training sessions in effective community engagement, the opportunity gap, using an equity lens for decision-making
  • Interview and screen prospective volunteers; give volunteer orientation to OCF
  • Document volunteer engagement for retention and reporting 
  • Support Community Engagement Officer in recruitment, communication with and support for participating volunteers


  • Write, coordinate, and maintain GO Kids project updates for the public, potential donors and partners, in collaboration with OCF communications staff
  • Adhere to OCF brand and communication standards
  • Support reporting to illustrate and monitor community engagement program activities
  • Update volunteer publications as required to reflect current OCF program policies and procedures

Community Engagement

  • Build and develop partnerships with funders and potential grant applicants, in collaboration with OCF donor relations, development and grants & programs staff
  • Make presentations at meetings and community events
  • Assist with outreach events
  • Respond to inquiries and information requests


  • Develop knowledge and expertise about organizations, people and issues to help carry out OCF GO Kids priorities, with a focus on low-income families, children of color and rural children. 
  • Conduct fact finding and research related to local efforts to close the opportunity gap; facilitate volunteer participation in research in collaboration with research staff 

Candidates are required to have the following:

  • Four years’ experience in non-profit organization, to include experience in fundraising, grantmaking or education. 
  • Two years’ volunteer management and project management experience. 
  • Experience, skills, and passion for furthering equity, diversity and inclusion; relationship focused
  • Strong communicator verbally and in writing, 
  • Ability to relate well with nonprofit and local government leaders, philanthropies, advocates and community members in general in groups or individually; commitment to collaboration,
  • Bachelor’s degree in education or relevant field. In lieu of a degree, equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Strong organization and time management skills. Able to prioritize work with competing deadlines. 
  • Adept at use of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Power Point; facile internet user; experience working with a database and generating reports.
  • Possess cultural agility skills necessary to work effectively with diverse people, teams and communities,
  • Possess good problem solving and analysis skills, able to synthesize information gathered from several sources,
  • Comfortable with ambiguity, complexity and independence.
  • Valid state-issued driver’s license; able to travel extensively in Oregon for several days at a time. 

Compensation and Benefits:

The salary for this position starts at $49,500, depending on experience. OCF offers an excellent benefit package with generous paid time off, choice of medical and dental plans, vision, outstanding 401k retirement plan, cell phone stipend, commuter and healthcare savings accounts, employer paid disability and life. Our employees have access to an Employee Assistance Plan, paid volunteer leave, professional development opportunities, and a 35-hour work week. 

To Apply:

The Oregon Community Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We strive to build a diverse workforce to promote effective work in partnership with all communities and population groups in Oregon. We welcome a diverse pool of qualified applicants. 

We are accepting resumes until December 18th. To apply, provide a cover letter addressing how you meet the requirements of this position and include your resume. Visit our careers page at  or apply direct to

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