Employment Opportunities

  • Business Relations Manager
  • Building Material Recovery Supervisor
  • Living Cully Anti-Displacement Coordinator
  • Living Cully Communications/Outreach Coordinator

Business Relations Manager

Portland Metro Habitat for Humanity ReStores - This is a full time, salaried position reporting directly to the Vice President of Retail Operations. Responsibilities include working as a team with other BRM staff in the development and management of our business donors, supporting our stores by increasing overall quality and quality of business donations and coordinating our outreach to businesses and business associations. Learn more.

 

Building Material Recovery Supervisor

Portland Metro Habitat for Humanity ReStores - This is a full time hourly position with benefits. Role is to assist the Building Material Recovery Program (BMR) Manager in the on-site deconstruction and gathering of salvageable materials for resale in local Habitat for Humanity ReStores. Learn more.

 

Living Cully Anti-Displacement Coordinator

 with Verde and Habitat for Humanity Portland Metro East

Employment Status:  Full-Time

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Reports To:  Living Cully Coordinator

Verde is currently seeking a talented professional to oversee implementation of the anti-displacement strategies outlined in the Not in Cully report (http://www.verdenw.org/about-us/verde-news/227-living-cully-news-psu-students-release-anti-displacement-stregies-report). The coordinator will serve as a liaison between Living Cully and government/nonprofit implementation partners, perform research and analysis in support of strategy refinement, and advise Living Cully on the direction of its anti-displacement work. This individual will also coordinate policy, advocacy and coalition building efforts that support implementation of the anti-displacement strategies inside and outside the neighborhood. Work site is Habitat for Humanity.

About Verde and Living Cully: Based in the Cully neighborhood of Northeast Portland, Oregon, Verde has grown rapidly to a $3.3 million organization that serves its community by building environmental wealth through social enterprise, outreach and advocacy. Our institutional practice is multi-cultural, multi-lingual, dynamic and entrepreneurial.

Verde – together with Portland Habitat for Humanity/Metro East, Hacienda Community Development Corporation, and the Native American Youth & Family Center  – has established Living Cully: A Cully Ecodistrict, a long-term, community-based and collaborative strategy to introduce new environmental assets to Cully in response to existing community needs. In Living Cully, these four high-performing nonprofits (“Living Cully Partners”) reinterpret sustainability as an anti-poverty strategy, as a means to address multiple disparities in health, income, education, community engagement and natural resources by concentrating environmental investments at the neighborhood scale and braiding those investments with traditional community development resources. Cully is experiencing gentrification and has been identified as a place where low-income residents and communities of color are at risk of displacement. In 2013, following a community planning process known as Not in Cully, the coalition adopted an anti-displacement framework that prioritizes housing, jobs, and family self-sufficiency as key action areas to stabilize residents and preserve affordability as Cully becomes a more desirable place to live.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate anti-displacement efforts among the four partner organizations and advise Living Cully on direction of anti-displacement work
  • Work with City of Portland, nonprofit organizations, neighborhood groups, and other partners to implement Not in Cully strategies, with a strong focus on housing and workforce strategies during the first year
  • Perform research and analysis in support of strategy development; continue to refine anti-displacement strategy based on existing plans, best practices, and new models
  • Engage in citywide coalition building and align Living Cully’s efforts with those of anti-displacement allies
  • Seek out and help capture resources for strategy implementation
  • Work closely with Living Cully Communications Coordinator to direct anti-displacement messaging and outreach efforts

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Ability to work with diverse communities and strong commitment to equity
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, plus three to five years of experience with housing and/or workforce/economic development programs
  • Policy analysis, advocacy and/or coalition building experience preferred
  • Research and data analysis
  • Understanding of local political dynamics
  • Grantwriting
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred
  • A self-starter with significant attention to detail

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Competitive salary is commensurate with experience and includes full benefits package: medical, dental, vision and alternative care coverage – including up to $225/month toward dependent health insurance premiums; vacation and sick leave; and holidays.

APPLICATION PACKETS MUST INCLUDE:

1.         A complete resume, including dates of employment.

2.         The names and contact information for three references.

3.         A cover letter including answers to: How have the personal and professional experiences you have had in your life prepared you and directed you to apply for this position? How did you hear about this position?

To apply, submit the above information to Tony DeFalco, Living Cully Coordinator via email at hr@verdenw.org with “Living Cully Anti-Displacement Coordinator” in the subject line or mail to Verde, Attn: Living Cully Anti-Displacement Coordinator, 6899 NE Columbia Blvd., Suite A, Portland, OR 97218.

Note: This job description is intended as a guideline only, and does not limit in any way the duties or responsibilities of any employee. Nothing herein shall be construed as a contract of employment, expressed or implied. All employment is terminable at will, with or without cause. Verde and Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East are equal opportunity employers.

 

Living Cully Communications/Outreach Coordinator

Employment Status:  Full-Time

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Reports To:  Living Cully Coordinator

Verde is seeking a Living Cully Communications/Outreach Coordinator to finalize, implement, and evaluate the Living Cully Communications Plan across the Plan’s priority audiences in collaboration with the Living Cully Partners and other stakeholders. The coordinator is also responsible for engaging and organizing community members around Living Cully programs and projects. The ideal candidate is motivated by social justice and can thrive as a member of a multi-cultural, multi-racial, multi-lingual team with diverse abilities, experiences, and educational backgrounds. Desirable skills and knowledge include: community organizing, creating and managing innovative communication content (presentations, print, web, social media), and exceptional oral, written and personal communication skills. Bilingual (Spanish/English) candidates are strongly preferred. Overnight and out of town travel is required. Work site is Verde.

About Verde and Living Cully: Based in the Cully neighborhood of Northeast Portland, Oregon, Verde has grown rapidly to a $3.3 million organization that serves its community by building environmental wealth through social enterprise, outreach and advocacy. Our institutional practice is multi-cultural, multi-lingual, dynamic and entrepreneurial.

Verde – together with Portland Habitat for Humanity/Metro East, Hacienda Community Development Corporation, and the Native American Youth & Family Center – has established Living Cully: A Cully Ecodistrict, a long-term, community-based and collaborative strategy to introduce new environmental assets to Cully in response to existing community needs. In Living Cully, these four high-performing nonprofits (“Living Cully Partners”) reinterpret sustainability as an anti-poverty strategy, as a means to address multiple disparities in health, income, education, community engagement and natural resources by concentrating environmental investments at the neighborhood scale and braiding those investments with traditional community development resources. In 2013, Living Cully and PolicyLink, a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity by lifting up what works, developed the first Living Cully Communications Plan (see page 3), including goals, messages, and priority audiences.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Finalize, implement, and evaluate the Living Cully Communications Plan
  • Lead Living Cully’s community outreach and organizing activities
  • Develop and deliver presentations about Living Cully to the Plan’s priority audiences
  • Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, logos, newsletters, brochures, social media, and the Living Cully website

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Motivated by social justice, entrepreneurship, and systems change
  • Thrives as a member of a multi-cultural, multi-racial, multi-lingual team with diverse abilities, experiences, and educational backgrounds
  • Exceptional oral, written and personal communication skills. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred
  • Create innovative and valuable marketing content
  • Work independently with minimal supervision
  • Travel out of town and overnight
  • Design and execution of communications and community organizing activities
  • Website platforms and management
  • Social media
  • Word processing, database management and desktop publishing programs
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field preferred, or four+ years of relevant experience (marketing, communications, community organizing, media) with demonstrated success

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Competitive salary is commensurate with experience and includes full benefits package: medical, dental, vision and alternative care coverage – including up to $225/month toward dependent health insurance premiums; vacation and sick leave; and holidays.

APPLICATION PACKETS MUST INCLUDE:

1.         A complete resume, including dates of employment.

2.         The names and contact information for three references.

3.         A cover letter including answers to: How have the personal and professional experiences you have had in your life prepared you and directed you to apply for this position? How did you hear about this position?

To apply, submit the above information to Tony DeFalco, Living Cully Coordinator via e-mail at hr@verdenw.org with Living Cully Communications/Outreach Coordinator in the subject line or mail to Verde, Attn: Living Cully Communications/Outreach Coordinator, 6899 NE Columbia Blvd., Suite A, Portland, OR 97218.

Note:  This job description is intended as a guideline only, and does not limit in any way the duties or responsibilities of any employee.  Nothing herein shall be construed as a contract of employment, expressed or implied.  All employment is terminable at will, with or without cause. Verde is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Anti-Discrimination Policy

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East expects all staff, board and volunteers to behave in a way that reinforces the mission and founding principles of the organization. Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East, therefore, does not discriminate against any employee, volunteer, partner family or applicant for a Habitat home on the basis of race, color, cultural heritage, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, physical condition, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status or any other status protected under local, state, or federal law. This policy extends to all personnel decisions, terms and conditions of employment, vendor contracts and provision of services. Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East does not tolerate harassment for any reason. Respect for the dignity of others shall be the guiding principle for our relations with each other. Want to know more? Read our Frequently Asked Questions or see who qualifies for our program. Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization. If you would like more information about our organization or programs, please contact us at 503-287-9529. Thank you for your interest!

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