New job Community Engagement Coordinator in Oregon

Community Engagement Coordinator

Company : Oregon Health Authority
Salary : $4,441 - $6,794 a month
Location : Oregon

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Oregon Health Authority

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$4,441 - $6,794

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Community Engagement Coordinator - Justice Involved (Operations and Policy Analyst 2) - Limited Duration (through 6/30/2022)

Job Description:

This position is a full-time, limited duration, classified position and is represented by a union.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Office of the State Public Health Director (OSPHD) in Portland , OR is seeking a Community Engagement Coordinator - Justice Involved to support community based organizations in providing culturally and linguistically responsive services in the community. The Office of the State Public Health Director provides public health policy and direction to public health programs within the division and ensures that disparate programs within and outside the division create an effective and coherent public health system for the state.

NOTE: Most of the work will be conducted remotely at an alternate worksite with full access to the needed operating systems and technology. However, there are times that the work will need to be conducted at the central work location listed in this announcement, the Portland State Office Building located at 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, OR 97232. Work location can be changed at any time at the discretion of the hiring manager.

What will you do?
As a Community Engagement Coordinato r - Justice Involved , you will serve as a part of a team providing day-to-day support to community-based organization (CBO) grantees conducting community engagement, contact tracing and social services/wraparound support related to COVID-19. You will support the development of grant agreements, reporting and quality assurance and help identify and relieve barriers to CBOs accessing the support they need from OHA, and local public health and state agencies to effectively serve their communities.

You will work as a part of a highly functioning team to ensure culturally and linguistically responsive technical assistance and training are available for all CBOs and partner across the public health system to identify, execute, and evaluate learning strategies to build capacity for community engagement and health equity. This position also works closely with the Policy and Partnerships Team to collaboratively support relationship-building between local public health authorities and CBOs and develop communications and workflows at the local level.

This position supports OHA’s 10-year goal, the State Health Improvement Plan and the OHA Public Health Division’s commitment to equity by supporting investments in communities of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA + identifying individuals.

What's in it for you?
The public health division is a team of passionate individuals working to promote health across the lifespan of individuals, families, and communities. We value and support unique perspectives using a trauma-informed approach and aim to reflect these values in our hiring practices, professional development, and workplace. We are committed to racial equity as a driving factor to improve health outcomes for all communities that experience inequities.

We offer full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans . If you are experienced in justice involved community engagement and health equity, apply today!

What are we looking for?

Requested Skills

  • Minimum requirements : A bachelor's degree in public health, business or public administration, behavioral or social sciences, finance, political science or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills; and two years of professional-level, evaluative, analytical, and planning experience related to justice involved community engagement or outreach OR any combination of experience and education equivalent to five years of professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning experience related to justice involved community engagement or outreach.

  • Experience with justice involved communities required.

  • Demonstrated lived and/or working experience building and stewarding positive relationships with diverse community groups, including communities of color, immigrant groups, tribal governments, the disability community, and other traditionally marginalized communities.

  • Experience with effective delivery of culturally responsive and inclusive services, including evidence of ongoing personal development on unconscious bias, health equity, anti-racism, diversity, and inclusion.

  • Experience working collaboratively to successfully engage staff, managers, and stakeholders in health equity initiatives.

  • Experience completing high-quality deliverables within short time-frames.

  • Experience working effectively with community members, key stakeholders, and diverse work teams.

  • Demonstrated experience communicating with diverse populations.

  • Strong facilitation, problem solving and coaching skills, with experience providing consultation and/or technical assistance.

  • Strong oral and written cross-cultural communication skills and experience.

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and desktop publishing.

  • Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.

This recruitment announcement will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.

How to Apply

  • Complete the online application

  • Complete questionnaire

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NOTE: Please ensure you’ve provided a thorough and updated application as it pertains to the position for which you are applying. Your application materials will be used to determine salary based on a pay equity assessment. For further information, please visit the Pay Equity Project homepage.

Questions/Need Help?

If you need assistance to participate in the application process, including an accommodation request under the American with Disabilities Act contact: Cyndi Phipps-Roman at (503) 945-6377 or

TTY users please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900. For technical support, please call toll free 1-855-524-5627, for customer service assistance.

Additional Information

  • Please monitor your Workday account to view all communication regarding your application. You must have a valid e-mail address to apply.

  • If you are a veteran, you may receive veteran’s preference. If you checked that you are a veteran, you will be required to provide your documents later in the process.

  • We do not offer VISA sponsorships or transfers at this time. You will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States within three days of hire.

  • If you are offered employment, your offer will be contingent upon the positive outcome of an abuse check, criminal records check and driving records check. The information will be shared with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Office of Human Resources (OHR). Any criminal or founded abuse history will be reviewed and could result in the withdrawal of the offer or termination of employment.

  • Please attach only the documents that are related to the position such as cover letter, resume and transcripts. Additional documents that are attached will not be reviewed.

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Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Pay Equity

The Oregon Health Authority is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information or any other protected class under state or federal law. In addition, we do not discriminate or screen applicants on the basis of current or past compensation. We determine salary by reviewing your application materials to evaluate your related education, experience, and training for this position. For further information, please visit the Pay Equity Project homepage. To learn more about OHA’s mission, vision and core values,

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