$34.79 - $42.82 Hourly
United States of America (Non-Exempt)
Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):
March 07, 2021
Are you are a community development dynamo? An engagement expert? A communications pro? Are you a firm believer in the power of collective voice and passionate about finding ways to amplify the voices of underserved communities? Are you looking to serve the common good?
Yes? Good. Let’s talk.
Multnomah County Library is looking for someone extraordinary to join us as we build and renovate nine public library locations and a materials movement center. Your work will enable the community to have a significant voice in this work and make these projects come to life.
We’re looking for someone with significant equity know-how and the right blend of vision, experience, and community focus to become the Library Capital Bond Community Engagement Coordinator. In this role, you will design, produce, evaluate, and provide expert and culturally relevant leadership on staff and community engagement for the library capital bond. You will work closely with community partners, county colleagues, contractors, and architecture and design firms to align activities and meet project timelines. You will have the overall responsibility for the vision and implementation of the library’s building program engagement to both internal and external stakeholders.
As part of the Library Capital Bond Project Management Office team, you’ll collaborate with experts in library services, communications, facilities, construction and design on projects from kernel to completion. You will bring forward the ideas, lived experience, opinions, and needs of our community for each unique project, supporting transparent processes to hold project participants accountable.
Equity is at the core of all we do and your strategy embodies that commitment. You will develop and implement strategies for social media and online communities as part of the digital strategy associated with the bond. You’ll engage more diverse voices and communities, both online and in person, centering race and equity in that engagement. You will establish and maintain contacts with community partners and support the Communications Manager as spokesperson for the library bond projects. You’ll advise on vision and strategy for bond communications around engagement, using an equity lens to create an inclusive, just, and effective approach.
You will coordinate closely with the location managers and staff at each project location, creating a bridge between the current and future states of our public libraries. You will directly work with location staff to involve them in designing, participating and evaluating community engagement. Your work directly impacts the future success of how new and remodeled libraries meet community needs.
Our library is committed to supporting our communities of color and other communities subjected to marginalization by centering race and intersectionality in the services we provide. As a member of MCL, all staff are expected to act as allies to library staff and patrons from communities of color and other groups subjected to marginalization by:
This position will be filled pending approval by the Board of County Commissioners.
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We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant.
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Preferred Qualifications/Transferable Skills: You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills to qualify. However, keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates. Please clearly explain on your application how you meet any of the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills.