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Regional Arts & Culture Council
  • Full Time
  • Portland
  • $20/hour, + benefits

Status:  Full Time, Non-Exempt

Schedule:  Generally this position follows RACC regular business hours (M-F, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.),  but flexibility is required – including frequent weekends and evenings

Supervisor: Director of Community Engagement

Direct Reports: Part-time Community Engagement Assistant, volunteers

Compensation: $20/hour, plus benefits

Office Location: Downtown Portland (Pearl District)


The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) is seeking a Community Engagement Coordinator, a position that organizes a variety of programs and outreach activities to help ensure that everyone has equitable access to arts and culture in general, and RACC’s services in particular. RACC values a community in which everyone can participate in arts and culture, and strives to cultivate equity in all of its programs. We value a diverse workforce, built upon inclusion, equity and cultural humility and are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.


Position Summary:

This position is essential to the smooth workings of a multifaceted program. The primary focus of this position is to strategically build and maintain relationships with individuals and community partners that have traditionally been underserved, including communities of color, immigrants, refugees, Disabled communities, LGBTQ communities, and underserved neighborhoods in RACC’s service area, with a particular emphasis on East Portland. The Community Engagement Coordinator identifies gaps and coordinates technical assistance programs as appropriate that help RACC and our community partners better know and serve these communities.

The Community Engagement Coordinator also collaborates with RACC staff and oversees volunteers to ensure strong organizational presence at a wide variety of community events and festivals throughout the year. Through networking events, personal interactions and online resources, the position helps staff connect with the community, and helps the community connect with staff.


Essential functions and responsibilities:


  • Understand RACC’s programs and services, current opportunities and hot topics. Educate and share resources with diverse communities using both written and verbal communications.
  • Identify communities that have been underserved, and build relationships with organizations and individuals that can help RACC serve those communities. Maintain regular, proactive communications with these diverse stakeholders, and report the status of these relationships on a regular basis.
  • Develop an annual plan for incorporating diverse stakeholder input to design, produce and evaluate RACC’s programs. Facilitate conversations with community members to get feedback on how RACC can better serve these communities.
  • Recommend organizational memberships and community events that RACC should invest in.  Coordinate RACC staff and/or volunteer presence at a diverse array of networking events, social gatherings, meetings and conferences.



  • Facilitate conversations with RACC staff to help them identify and dismantle barriers that are preventing some people from accessing RACC’s services. Collaborate with programs to promote and deliver RACC’s services as equitably as possible.
  • Organize opportunities for diverse communities to get to know RACC and learn about its services– examples include Art Spark, speaking engagements at culturally specific chambers, and exhibiting and networking opportunities in RACC’s offices.
  • Collaborate with staff and community partners to organize and deliver professional development workshops for artists and other forms of technical assistance. Help ensure that these services are extended into East Portland and other neighborhoods beyond the central city.



  • Attend all meetings of the Staff Equity Liaison group, the Communications Confab and full staff meetings. Participate in ad hoc staff workgroups as appropriate and as assigned.
  • Maintain a list of community contacts and other diversity resources for staff and for the public.
  • Oversee the budget for all community engagement and outreach activities.
  • Oversee the development and production of marketing materials for community engagement and outreach programs.
  • Oversee websites, web pages and social media channels related to RACC’s community engagement activities, including, and recommend posts for and its social media channels.
  • Recruit, train and supervise the Community Engagement Assistant and volunteers to assist with these outreach activities.


Required knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Four years of community engagement and outreach experience, preferably in the nonprofit arts and culture sector.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, exhibiting an understanding of diverse communication styles, with professional and courteous demeanor at all times.
  • Strong cultural agility required. Multi-lingual communications ability preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Comprehensive computer skills in Outlook, Word, Excel, Photoshop and relational databases.
  • Experience managing projects and coordinating events.
  • Driver’s license required.



RACC offers excellent benefits, including paid holidays and Flexible Time Off, full medical and dental benefits, a 401(k) plan, and long-term disability and life insurance.


About the Regional Arts & Culture Council:

RACC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that receives funding from a variety of public and private partners to serve artists, arts organizations, schools and residents throughout Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties. RACC advocates for public and private investments in the arts, provides grants for artists and arts organizations, manages public art, raises money through workplace giving, conducts arts education in public schools, and provides technical assistance and networking opportunities for artists. Online at

All team members are expected to contribute to RACC’s mission, and support RACC’s core values in guiding their decisions and actions.

  • We value freedom of artistic and cultural expression as a fundamental human right.
  • We value a diversity of artistic and cultural experiences.
  • We value a community in which everyone can participate in arts and culture.
  • We value a community that celebrates and supports its artists, and its arts and cultural organizations.
  • We value arts and culture as key elements in creating desirable places to live, work and visit.


To apply:

Submit cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format to gro.ccarnull@sbojhcaertuo by Thursday, October 12. You may submit additional materials if you wish, including work samples and references.

All applicants will be notified by October 13 if they are selected to participate in an interview for this position.  The targeted start date for this position is sometime between October 16-30.


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☆ Dont forget to tell your interviewer that you heard about this opportunity from the Urban League of Portland ☆