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Position opening: Multnomah County Youth Development Coordinator

Multnomah County Youth Development Coordinator position opening. The Office of Diversity and Equity collaborates with the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement to coordinate the Multnomah Youth Commission - the core focus of both agencies' youth development programs. Closes Sept. 7.

Multnomah County Youth Development Coordinator position opening.  The Office of Diversity and Equity collaborates with the City of Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement to coordinate the Multnomah Youth Commission - the core focus of both agencies' youth development programs. Closes Sept. 7.

MULTNOMAH COUNTY invites applications for:

Youth Development Coordinator

Job #: 6088-112
Opening Date: 08/21/15
Closing Date/Time: 09/07/15 11:59 PM
Salary: $30.43 - $37.46 Hourly $63,537.84 - $78,216.48 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Regular
Location: Southeast Portland
Department: ND - Office of Diversity & Equity
The Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE) is hiring a Youth Development Coordinator position to assist with the Multnomah Youth Commission (MYC).  MYC is the official youth policy body for both Multnomah County  and the City of Portland, consists of a group of young people, ages  13-21, that strives to provide a voice for youth in the County &  City's work.  

The Youth  Development Coordinator will provide community coordination, planning  and policy analysis support, project development and implementation of  positive youth development policies and practices, including youth  engagement within the ODE and Multnomah County.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as Multnomah County Lead Staff to the Multnomah County Youth Commission (MYC): You will serve as a resident expert on youth development theory  and practice and coordinates intra- and inter-jurisdictional efforts to  increase the practice of positive youth development in the community.
  • Coordinate City/County Youth Engagement Partnership -  You will convene a  variety of County/City/Community stakeholders to launch initiatives and  projects around youth engagement in the community.
  • Provide  Linkage among staff and Committees:  You will assist in providing  staff support to ODE Board and committees related to positive youth  development; assist committees in finding and maintaining linkages  between their work and the community.
  • Effective Communication:  Your ability to communicate in a respectful manner and adapt your  communication style for diverse audiences will be key to working  effectively with clients, community partners and coworkers. Your writing skills and attention to detail will enable you to prepare accurate,  well-written reports and documents for grants, committees, department  directors and other stakeholders, often within tight timelines.
  • Community Presence: Your work takes place in the office and out in various  community settings. You must be able and willing to travel to locations  throughout the county and to work a variety of shifts, including  weekends.

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and  support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.



We will consider any combination of relevant experience, 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.

Experience: Fully describe your paid or unpaid job duties and include the number of hours you have worked per week for each position on your application.  We give full credit for relevant part-time work experience 20 hours or  more per week. Any relevant experience less than 20 hours per week will  receive partial credit.

Education: Include information about any college and/or advanced degrees earned.  Include any quarter/semester credit hours earned if you have not  completed a degree. In general, we consider international education  equivalent to education obtained in the United States.

Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through  education, work experience (including the military) or life experience  that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any  transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they  apply to this position.

A typical way to qualify is as follows:

Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills:

  • Five years of increasingly responsible major program development and policy analysis experience.
  • Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with  major coursework in public administration, social work, statistics,  mathematics or a related field.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Your application materials must show that you meet all of the following requirements to qualify.

  • At least three years of increasingly responsible program development and  policy analysis experience related to youth development policy;
  • Minimum of one year experience working in partnership with youth on initiatives.
  • Ability to pass a criminal records check
  • Must be able to coordinate transportation to and from multiple work  locations with possession of a valid driver's license and access to  personal vehicle or utilizing a county vehicle, or arranging other means of transportation for attending work events.

Application Requirements: The application packet consists of the following:

  1. Online application: Explain all related experience (paid or unpaid) and training in the education and work experience sections of the application.
  2. Responses to supplemental questions: Keep in mind we may use your responses to supplemental questions as a  screening tool, without reviewing the remainder of your application or  attachments. The quality and strength of your answers may determine if  you move forward in the process. Respond to each question completely and concisely. Refer to your relevant experience (paid or unpaid) and  training.

The Selection Process: We expect to evaluate candidates as follows:

  1. Application review: We will review the education and work experience sections of the  applications to identify the candidates who meet the minimum  qualifications as stated in this announcement. We may conduct a more  thorough review of all remaining applications to identify the most  qualified candidates.
  2. Supplemental question review: Your responses will be provided to a team of subject matter experts who will not have access to the remainder of your application. Respond to each  of the questions individually and completely, while explaining relevant  experience (paid or unpaid) and training related to each item. The  quality, complexity, and accomplishments that you provide will determine whether your application is advanced further in the recruitment  process.
  3. Phone screen.
  4. Oral exam: A scored interview.
  5. Consideration of top candidates: We will consider qualified candidates in order of rank and score from  the list of eligible candidates. This may include panel interview(s), a  hiring interview, and/or additional testing to determine the best  candidates for a position.
  6. Background check and reference checks: All finalists must pass a thorough records and reference check.

Note: Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.


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What We Can Offer You: We offer a comprehensive array of benefits in support of your physical, emotional and financial well-being. A few highlights:

  • Health insurance (medical, vision, Rx, and dental).
  • Qualify for a defined benefit pension after five years of vesting; we pick up  the employee's share of the retirement contribution (6% of subject  wages).
  • Generous paid leave and the ability to maintain a great work/life balance.
  • Life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance.
  • Option to participate in deferred compensation, flexible spending accounts.
  • Occasional telecommuting and flexible work schedules.
  • Limited travel, primarily local.
  • Access to a free bus pass for the Portland metropolitan area.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Wellness resources.

Type of Position: This hourly union-represented position is eligible for overtime.

Veterans' Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans' preference for this recruitment. Review our veterans' preference website for details about eligibility and how to apply.

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific  disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in  advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech  impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications  Relay Service by dialing 711.


Tony Jenkins, Recruiter Department of County Assets/Non-Departmental 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Ste 400 503-988-7552

Disclaimer: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment  guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an  expressed or implied contract.


Youth Development Coordinator Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. Indicate your level of education:
  Checkbox No College Checkbox Some college (less than 2 years) Checkbox Associate's degree (2 years) Checkbox Bachelor's degree (4 years) Checkbox Master's degree (5 years) Checkbox JD or PhD degree (6 or more years)
* 2. Indicate your level of increasingly responsible program development and policy analysis experience:
  Checkbox Less than 4 years Checkbox Four to less than 5 years Checkbox Five to less than 7 years Checkbox Seven to less than 9 years Checkbox Nine or more years Checkbox No related experience
* 3. Do you have at least three years of full-time youth related program development and policy analysis experience?
  Checkbox YES Checkbox NO
* 4. Do you have a minimum of one year full-time experience working in partnership with youth on initiatives?
  Checkbox YES Checkbox NO
* 5. Limit your response to no more than 300 words: Please describe  your experience as a trainer in developing and implementing positive  youth development training.
* 6. Limit your response to no more than 300 words: Describe one  project you have coordinated (from initial project conception to  implementation, evaluation and reporting) in partnership with youth.
* 7. Limit your response to no more than 300 words: Please describe  your past experience reaching out to historically harder-to-engage  populations, (particularly youth of color and young men). Also share any experience you have had engaging youth living on a low-income and/or  youth engaged in the juvenile justice or homeless youth systems and, if  relevant, how your own life experiences have influenced your approach to this work.
* Required Question

Spirit of Portland Awards 2015 - nominations now accepted through Friday, Sept. 11

2015 Spirit of Portland Awards – Nominations now being accepted through Friday, Sept. 11

The City Council presents Spirit of Portland Awards each year to individuals and groups who make outstanding contributions to our community. Please nominate an individual, business, organization, neighborhood or business association that has created a project, service or event that has helped Portland shine! Nominations will be accepted in an individual’s native language. 

Save the Date! Spirit of Portland Awards ceremony       

  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015
  • 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Location TBD 

How do I nominate someone?

  • Step One: Complete the nomination form for the organization or individual you want to nominate. Find nomination forms here. Versions in English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, and Somali.
  • Step Two: Submit a one to two page narrative describing how your nominee exemplifies any of the categories listed below and attach it to this nomination form. (See detailed descriptions on nomination form.) Use a 12-point font or greater. The Selection Committee will not review additional pages.
  • Step Three: Submit this form with your narrative to the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, please see contact information below.

2015 Spirit of Portland Awards Category Descriptions

Outstanding Leadership Awards

  • Outstanding Community Leader
  • Outstanding Young Leader
  • Individual Making a Difference
  • Innovative City Leader Award

Outstanding Organization Awards

  • Business Community Partner of the Year
  • Community Group/Organization of the Year
  • Neighborhood Association of the Year
  • Organization Making a Difference

Awards for Outstanding Leadership or Organization

  • Sandy Diedrich Environmental Stewardship
  • Equity in Practice


  • Award winners in the past are less likely to win, unless involved in a new project.  Check here for past winners between 1985 and 2014. 

Deadline for submitting nominations

  • 4 pm, Friday, September 11, 2015 

 Send completed nomination forms to 

 ADA or ESL accommodations

 To help ensure equal access to programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services to persons with disabilities and/or for those for whom English is a Second Language. Call 503-823-3093 or TTY 503-823-6868 or email to request assistance with accommodations.

To nominate individuals and groups who make outstanding contributions to our community


Juliette Muracchioli at 503-823-3093 or


Traffic Advisory: Street improvements on NE Halsey St. to close lanes from NE 132nd Ave. to NE 148th Ave., Aug. 24 - Sept. 11

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on NE Halsey Street from NE 132nd Avenue to NE 148th Avenue starting Monday, Aug. 24, through Friday, Sep. 11, from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each work day.

Link to this advisory:



Dylan Rivera 503-823-3723

Portland Bureau of Transportation



Street improvements on NE Halsey St. to close lanes
from NE 132nd Ave. to NE 148th Ave., Aug. 24 - Sept. 11

(Aug. 21, 2015) – The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on NE Halsey Street from NE 132nd Avenue to NE 148th Avenue starting Monday, Aug. 24, through Friday, Sep. 11, from 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. each work day.

The lane closures will allow crews to pave 4.93 lane miles of NE Halsey Street.

NE Halsey Street includes bike lanes and public transit stops. During work hours, expect to see signs indicating lane closures and detours. Consider using alternate routes. Work hours likely will not affect evening rush hour, though morning peak hours may be affected.

For information on possible impacts to TriMet bus service, check

Streets with ground down surfaces are open for travel. Lane closures are only in effect during project hours. Access will be maintained for businesses and residents during the project.

The traveling public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by reader boards and flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.


The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City’s transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility.


Central NE Neighbors accepting applications for $10,000 in Neighborhood Small Grants

Central NE Neighbors is accepting applications for grants as part of Portland's Neighborhood Small Grants Program. Application deadline is November 2, 2015. Grant workshop on September 22, 2015. Projects must engage and benefit communities in the CNN area.



2016 Small Grants Program Application Now Available!

Grant Workshop September 22, 2015.

What efforts would you like to connect to? Do you have a project in mind that meets these goals?

  • Develop community leadership and skills.
  • Build community identity.
  • Strengthen relationships and create new partnerships.

We give higher consideration to project proposals that actively involve under-served groups. The goals of this grant program include building strong and diverse community participation, leadership, and community connections.

Project Proposals Due:  Monday, November 2, 2015 by 4:00 PM

Projects are to engage and benefit communities in the CNN area.

Submit a Project Proposal! This year a total of $10,000 is available to neighborhood and community organizations in the Central Northeast Neighbors coalition area. Grant proposals may range from $1,000 to $2,000. Download the 2016 CNN Grant Application and find out about the grant selection criteria, requirements, and examples of applicable grant projects!

CNN Grant Workshop

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

6:00-7:30 PM, 4415 NE 87th

Trimet #12, #71, #72

Join the workshop to learn about current funding priorities and tips for a successful grant proposal. Get feedback on project ideas and network with others! Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the CNN grant workshop.

To RSVP or for more information please contact Sandra Lefrancois, CNN Grant Manager at 503-823-2780 or

for online information on the CNN Small Grants Program click here.

For more information about the Office of Neighborhood Involvement Neighborhood Small Grants Program visit the City of Portland's Neighborhood Small Grants Program website.