Job Posting: Coordinator, Coalition of Communities of Color


Organizational Overview
Formed in 2001, the Coalition of Communities of Color (CCC) is an alliance of culturally-specific community based organizations with representation from six communities of color: African, African American, Asian and Pacific Islander, Latino, Native American, and Slavic. The mission of the CCC is to
• Address the socioeconomic disparities, institutional racism, and inequity of services experienced by our families, children and communities.
• Organize our communities for collective action resulting in social change to obtain self-determination, wellness, justice and prosperity.
The CCC seeks to advance racial equity through research and education, policy advocacy and capacity building.

For more information on the organization, please visit

Position Overview
This position will focus primarily on the CCC’s capacity building and policy advocacy activities. The position will coordinate the CCC’s leadership development initiative and work with the CCC Director on coordinating policy advocacy. The purpose of the position is primarily to provide coordination of a fund for seven leadership development programs – six culturally-specific programs and one CCC-wide program – that focus on improving outcomes for children and families of color in the Portland metropolitan region. The position includes program development, program planning and event/activity coordination (80%). The balance of the time (20%) is performing general administrative duties.

Primary Responsibilities
• Facilitate meetings for CCC leadership development program implementers. Develop meeting agendas and create all necessary materials to organize and facilitate effective meetings and to facilitate clear, direct communication.
• Responsible for assisting CCC members with planning, organizing and implementing a CCC-wide leadership development project.
• Assist the CCC in developing a long-term funding strategy for leadership development in communities of color and securing resources.
• Collaborate with foundation staff on project design and implementation.
• Develop tracking systems to monitor work plans, tasks, and other assigned duties.
• Create and staff an advisory board for the CCC.
• Establish a communications strategy for the leadership development project.
• Coordinate racial equity policy advocacy with CCC members and facilitate collaborative advocacy processes.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor’s degree required. Knowledge of the non-profit sector including culturally-specific organizations preferred.
• At least three years of relevant work experience, preferably in the non-profit sector.
• Exceptional computer skills including email and calendaring systems, word processing applications, spreadsheets, databases, design and presentation programs.
• Demonstrated ability to work with groups and as a team member.
• Excellent project coordination and organizational skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a small team to manage competing priorities simultaneously within a fast-paced environment.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, including skills in Web content management, and the use of social media to reach targeted audiences.
• Experience with systematic and structural strategies to build leadership in communities of color and advance racial equity.
• Knowledge of the issues surrounding communities of color and the ability to work with diverse populations.

The CCC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including 80 hours vacation 1st year, 120 hours vacation 2nd year, 96 hours sick, 10 holidays, medical/dental/vision, Section 125 Cafeteria Plan Flexible Spending Account, Life Insurance and 401k after 1 year employment. This is a full-time non-exempt position. Salary range: $42,000-$45,000 depending on experience.

The Native American Youth & Family Center (NAYA) is the fiscal agent of the CCC and houses the CCC staff positions in Portland, Oregon. The work environment is 70% office, 30% outside office including travel time. Occasionally requires lifting or moving objects of moderate weight (a maximum of 30 pounds) and sitting for extended periods of time. Valid Drivers License, successful completion of a background investigation, and must be eligible to be an insured driver under NAYA’s liability insurance policy, and remain so during the course of employment. General working hours are 9am-6pm, flexible work schedule available upon approval; evenings and occasional weekends, as assigned. Some travel may be required. The position does not have supervisory requirements and reports to the CCC Director.


Please submit the following materials electronically (PDF preferred):
• A one-page cover letter clearly outlining the specific skills and knowledge you bring to the job and how they are a good fit with the responsibilities of this position.
• A resume (limited to two pages) detailing relevant experience, work history, education and accomplishments.
• The Portland metropolitan area’s demographics are rapidly changing with increased numbers of people of color and immigrants and refugees. In a couple of paragraphs (no more than one page) please describe how you view culture as significant to ensuring our entire community’s success.

Application materials should be submitted to:

Only applications submitted electronically will be considered. No calls or other inquiries please. Confirmation of receipt of application materials and correspondence regarding next steps in the hiring process will be provided by email. Anticipated start date is February 20, 2012.

Closing date: January 27, 2012.