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Open Position: Community Engagement Coordinator



_______________________________________________Position description


Green King is a community-led committee from the King Neighborhood Association (KNA), a non-profit organization serving the King neighborhood. Green King mission is to provide volunteer, education, and leadership opportunities to create thriving and sustainable community.

Green King currently working in a community involvement project towards re-designing King School Park. The educational goal is to provide a place-based environmental education opportunity for students of King School and Nativity School. The core of this project is the direct involvement of the community to redesign King Park: Involvement of students, communities of color, and stakeholders to create a concept plan that improves the environment with an increased tree canopy, reduction in water run-off, creation of nature play opportunities, and enhanced park use and safety.


Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC)


May 2, 2017 – May 30th, 2018

8 hours per week


Architects Without Border – Oregon (AWB) is a non-profit organization with the mission to assists communities in need by providing design and planning services through a volunteer network of professionals and students. Their goals are to connect the Oregon design and building community to communities and non-profit groups that need architectural assistance, address urgent and chronic conditions of inadequate infrastructure, community facilities, and shelter; and provide opportunities for architecture students and interns to gain experience in service, collaboration, design, and construction.

Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN) is non-profit organization serving all the NE Portland Neighborhood Associations, working on livability issues such as Transportation, Land Use, Safety, Livability and Community Grants. NECN has been the fiscal sponsor of Green King in the last five years and provides technical and fiscal support.


The CEC will help coordinating and leading the efforts toward redesigning the King School Park. This involves coordinating with Architects Without Borders, M.I.G., Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland Public Schools, and various stakeholders. The CEC will be leading the community engagement process, strengthening existing relationships and developing new ones in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Portland. (40 %)

The CEC will help to refine programs, projects, and events to meet sustainable volunteer and leadership goals. The CEC will help develop effective outreach programs that promote volunteer recruitment, placement, and training as well as, tracking goals and refining organizational systems. The CEC will also coordinate efforts to create systems for internal databases, event management and public communication (40%).

The CEC will help to coordinate the maintenance of the school garden and newly depaved areas around the school and NECN, expand the volunteer participation and create a sustainable plan for maintenance (20 %)


  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with teams/programs, board members, and volunteers. Track and report volunteer participation.
  • Create internal and public reports.
  • Coordinate shared branding across programs and social media
  • Attend evening committee meeting once a month.
  • Coordinate shared databases for volunteer tracking and reporting.
  • Coordinate shared events calendar and promotion, event supplies management and in-kind donations tracking.
  • Collaborate with the King Neighborhood Association and Northeast Coalition Board of Directors, Program Teams, and Volunteer Committees to gain an understanding of the purpose, goals and needs of projects and events.
  • Represent Green King at community meetings, neighborhood committees or initiatives, and/or conduct outreach at public events to deepen the public understanding of Green King programs, projects, and opportunities.


  • Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Develop and maintain positive, professional relationships across team, community groups, and other partners.
  • Desire to be inclusive in a diverse, multi-cultural and multi-lingual environment.
  • Ability to communicate with volunteers who have varying experience, availability, and communication styles.
  • Ability to serve independently with minimal direction and thrive in a pilot program with minimum levels of supervision.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to changing situations
  • Experience with social media
  • Flexible schedule including the availability to serve occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Travel and attend meetings in various parts of NE Portland
  • Ability and willingness to serve outdoors, in inclement weather and lift up to 30 lbs.
  • 18 years of age or older, at beginning of service term.
  • Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent, or commit to earning one.
  • Ability to commit to the full term of service for which they are applying (one year)
  • Regular and reliable attendance and dependability.


  • Reside in King Neighborhood/ NE Portland
  • Knowledge of community involvement, volunteer engagement and management, and the roles of volunteers in both neighborhood-level sustainability projects and in the leadership of small organizations
  • Experience working in or with the nonprofit sector, particularly small non-profits
  • An understanding of how race, class and history have shaped inner N/NE Portland


  • A taxable, monthly living allowance ($6000 paid over the term of service, 500 monthly).
  • Upon successful completion of a term of service, receive a taxable educational award of $2000.
  • Professional development, training and networking opportunities.
  • $200 training fund available for individual development activities.


  • Part of the work can be done from home and meetings will be at different locations, mostly in NE Portland. Office space for meetings is located at 4815 NE 7th Avenue, Portland, OR 97211,at the NECN Headquarters, adjacent to King School Park and King School Elementary School. Community Coordinator will serve in greater NE Portland and King Neighborhood.


  • Personal vehicle not required. Biking is encouraged
  • Project site is accessible by public transportation.


People of color, people with disabilities and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. King Neighborhood Association is committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. King Neighborhood Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions. KNA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees as required by law. Applicants with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation at any point in the employment process.


Apply to Green King: – Email the following items to: (subject line should include position title) . Deadline: April 16th, 2018

1 – Résumé

2 – Cover letter

3 – Contact information for three references

Contact for questions at

Diego Gioseffi- Green King Chair
King Neighborhood Association
4815 NE 7th Avenue, Portland, OR 97211
503-568-2116 |

Neighbors Building Community

Help chart the course for your neighborhood!

King Neighborhood Association seeks
diverse, talented and committed
people to join its board of directors!

Come to the annual KNA membership meeting on Wednesday, May 10 and help fill vacancies on our board of directors, committees or just find out about volunteer opportunities that interests you.

Your skills, experience and ideas
are just what we need
if King Neighborhood is to become an
even better place to live, work and recreate!


Wednesday, May 10 at 6:30 pm ,in NECN office, 4815 NE 7th Avenue


King Neighborhood Association meetings are on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm.


Click here for the KNA Board Member Job Description

Click here for KNA – Board Application Form

King Neighborhood Association September meeting

NewlogoKNAKing Neighborhood Association meeting: Wednesday, September 14th, at 6:30 pm at 4815 NE 7th Avenue

King Neighborhood Association’s monthly board meeting will be next Wednesday, September 14th, at 6:30 pm. We meet at the offices of NECN, 4815 NE 7th. This is our agenda this month:

6:25 Finance Committee

6:30 pm: Meeting agenda, minutes, announcements.

6:45 pm: TVA Architects present preliminary plans for the development coming to the southeast corner of MLK Boulevard & Failing.

7:05 pm: Thrill the World Portland – request for park sponsorship

7:10 pm: Affordable housing: does King NA support the autumn ballot measure raising money for affordable housing?

7:30 pm: Hearing Margaret O’Hartigan’s grievance against KNA.

7:40 pm: Grievance committee composition.

7:45 pm: Composition of King NA board.

8:10 pm: Future grievance responses/actions.

8:20 pm: King neighborhood boundary with Boise neighborhood.

8:30 pm: We adjourn.

King Neighborhood Association – Wednesday June 8th, 2016 meeting

Once again the exciting King Neighborhood Association  meeting: Wednesday June 8th, 2016 at 6:30 pm at NECN headquarters , 4815 NE 7th Avenue.

Please be prompt. We start at 6:30 pm

6:30 pm Introductions/Approve agenda and minutes,

grievance responses, letters as necessary

6:40 pm Sewer Project

6:45 pm Chair Talk

Board vacancies


Secretarial concerns

Coffee meetings

Restaffing grievance and by-laws committees

Appointing Committees Chairs

Blogpost and proposed policy change

Ocobock House

7:05 pm

KNA Education ,Membership and Public Image

7:10 pm Committee & Working Groups Reports:


Land Use-

Safety and Livability

Green King-

Clean-Up –