Position summary
The Planning and Policy Project Coordinator will manage and direct applied projects with a broad range of diverse Oregon communities. We are particularly interested in finding candidates for this position that have lived experience and a deep commitment to serving and working with Latino/Latina and other historically marginalized and underserved communities. Candidates with Spanish language fluency are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will work strategically with diverse colleagues, students, and community members. This position will actively engage in developing, practicing, and teaching principles of social justice and inclusion. The position facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

This is a funding contingent position that oversees day-to-day project management activities. Responsibilities include providing management, guidance, and direct supervision of students (graduate and undergraduate), student research teams, and paid graduate and undergraduate research assistants. The Project Coordinator will assist with project development, including grant and proposal research and writing. The Project Coordinator will also provide research support to other IPRE programs as needed. This position will require statewide and limited overnight travel. The position is posted as a junior position with significant professional growth potential within IPRE.

Department Summary
The Institute for Policy Research and Engagement (IPRE) is an interdisciplinary organization that assists Oregon communities by providing planning and technical assistance to help solve local issues and improve the quality of life for Oregon residents. The role of IPRE is to link the skills, expertise, and innovation of secondary and higher education with the planning and policy needs of communities and regions in the State of Oregon thereby providing service to Oregon and learning to the students involved.

IPRE, the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM), and the University of Oregon are committed to and engaged in building a culturally diverse educational and workplace environment. IPRE values a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach in our work that aims to reach and assist all cultural and ethnic backgrounds across the state of Oregon and beyond.

Min Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Community and Regional Planning, Public Administration, Public Policy, or related field
  • Two years of demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas: project management, community/urban planning, public administration, applied research related to planning and public policy issues, service-learning programs, and report writing
  • Spanish fluency, both written and spoken
  • Applicants should describe in their cover letters how they will further IPRE’s goal of building culturally diverse and inclusive environments through their work both on campus (educational setting) and off (in a community setting).

Professional competencies

  • Demonstrated commitment to justice, equity, inclusion, and diversity
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to varied audiences, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated understanding of land use planning and economic development
  • Skills and experience in public outreach, public involvement coordination, and small group facilitation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Multi-lingual (languages in addition to Spanish)
  • Experience living, working, or collaborating with historically marginalized, underrepresented, or under-served communities
  • Demonstrated success communicating and working with people from different cultural backgrounds, with diverse life experiences and learning styles
  • Experience with mailed or Internet survey design, administration, and analysis
  • Experience working in a University environment
  • Professional experience in a government agency
  • Experience with Stata/SPSS/SAS/R or similar statistical software
  • Experience with complex statistical analysis
  • Experience with ArcGIS

Application Materials
Supplemental question: “Describe your professional background as it relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion and how it will influence your work in this position.”

Those interested can apply on the University of Oregon’s website here:

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

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