Community Engagement and Workforce Development Coordinator

About Oregon Bio

Oregon Bio promotes the growth and sustainability the life science, bioscience, biotechnology and device manufacturing sectors throughout the state through networking, workforce development, educational programs, enterprise support, advocacy and the promotion of research collaborations.

As the collective voice for our bioscience community, Oregon Bio is expanding the importance of inclusion of and equity for diversity within our organization through creation of various workforce opportunities partnering with regional community organizations.

About the Position

The Community Engagement and Workforce Development Coordinator will serve on a team to provide coordination and administrative support to create a Bioscience Apprenticeship program funded by a grant from the state of Oregon for participants that include women, communities of color, low income, and Indigenous Americans.  It involves working with industry company partners, workforce organizations, community-based organizations, and educational and training partners in the State.

A candidate will have experience setting up educational, training or workforce programs with community organizations, workforce organizations, educational institutes, and be comfortable working with government and educational regulations. Key duties of the role include ensuring attainment of milestones, timelines, and other deliverables; implementing a contact management system while supporting and following up with different types of partners; writing reports and other documents; and providing input and ideas for a successful and authentic program. As much work will be remote, the ideal candidate will be a self-starter, a team player, and open to working with all kinds of people.

The position is located in Portland Oregon, and is mostly remote with some in office time as well as local and regional travel required. This is a full-time, time-limited position starting January 2023 that is currently supported by a State of Oregon grant through June 30, 2023. The salary is commensurate with experience and position offers standard benefits.

Essential Duties

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Minimum Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree with at least three (3) years of professional experience in project management, program management, coordination, or other collaboration-related work; or Associate degree with at least five (5) years of relevant professional experience.

Graduate degree or certification in project management, social impact, community engagement, community development, or other related fields is a plus.

Preferred Experience

Oregon Bioscience is an equal-opportunity employer.

How to Apply

Candidates should email and include both a cover letter and a resume with their application. Use the subject line Workforce Coordinator Application. Deadline to apply is January 21, 2023, midnight PST.