Are you a collaborative team player who desires to serve and build relationships and trust with all of Portland’s diverse communities? Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services seeks a Community Partnerships Division Manager who is an innovative and resourcefulcommunity builder to join a team of enthusiastic professionals working with bureau and community partners to provide a variety of environmental regulatory program delivery services to the community (e.g., residential, commercial and industrial).
Through both internal coordination and community engagement as well as partnerships and relations with internal and external stakeholders, the Community Partnerships Division Manager plays an important role in ensuring the City’s core values are reflected in our investments and partnerships with our community.
The Community Partnerships Division is comprised of the Bureau’s Tree program, Private Property Retrofits program, Community Engagement and Environmental Education activities, the Columbia Slough Sediment program, and the Neighborhood to the River program (N2R). The Community Partnerships Division Manager ensures effective and efficient delivery and management of the programs and budget for the division and provides leadership, guidance, and support to 16 FTE, interns, and AmeriCorps employees in the development and implementation of the individual programs.
The Community Partnerships Division Manager will have the opportunity to make a significant and lasting impact on the city and the people and communities that we serve. The successful candidate will be a strategic, innovative, visionary leader and change agent with proven experience in leading and championing inclusive strategies and practices that center and engage diverse communities and build collaborative partnerships.
Responsibilities of this position include identifying and applying equitable program practices and ensuring efforts are being conducted in a strategic and coordinated manner across the bureau and in alignment with other City efforts; developing and maintaining working relationships with bureau employees across functional teams, City employees, and managers from other bureaus, diverse representatives of neighborhood, business, and community organizations, and various other private and public organizations and agencies; and representing the bureau in meetings with groups and individuals and presenting information to a variety of bureau stakeholders, including local, state, and federal agencies, elected officials, bureau and City staff, and the public.
Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate in their supplemental question responses and resume how their education, training and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:
Knowledge of and ability with leadership principles and practices, operational and strategic planning, public administration, budget preparation and administration, and program evaluation.
Ability to manage a multicultural workforce, promote an equitable workplace environment, and apply equitable program practices to diverse and complex City services.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; demonstrate tact, diplomacy, and patience, and gain cooperation through discussion and collaboration.
Ability to apply analytic and problem-solving skills to develop sound conclusions, decisions, and recommendations.
Knowledge of relevant federal, state, and local laws, statutes, regulations, and ordinances, and the ability to analyze, interpret, explain, and apply them.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is annual.
About City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services
Environmental Services protects public health, water quality and the environment. We provide sewage and stormwater collection and treatment services to accommodate Portland's current and future needs. We protect the quality of surface and ground waters and conduct activities that plan and promote healthy ecosystems in our watersheds.https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/