The Oregon Solutions Project Manager supervises Oregon Solutions projects and performs assessments, convening, and project facilitation to help communities with resource alignment and integration to support project implementation.
The level of complexity of many of the assigned projects is high, which is defined by a number of factors including (but not limited to): - Engagement of participants: a large number of participants and overall challenges related to of engaging those participants. - Dynamics of the situation: situations with high levels of conflict and low levels of trust. - Cross-sector: situations involving participants from multiple sectors. - Scope/duration: long term project(s) with multiple committees. - Political sensitivity and visibility: either because of the issues or participants involved, there is a high level of political sensitivity and visibility. - Role: contract negotiation, managing the budget and scope and assuming responsibility for project design.
Master's or advanced professional degree with 3+ years of experience in government.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Solid understanding of collaborative governance concepts.
Ability to assess community based problems, and design appropriate collaborative processes.
Ability to conduct efficient and effective fact-finding or research efforts in support of an Oregon Solutions project.
Ability to listen and identify important concepts or ideas in dialogue and to record or summarize them accurately.
Excellent writing skills (clear and concise).
Outstanding organizational skills.
Outstanding ability to work as part of a team including other process facilitators and Oregon Solutions staff.
Ability to remain neutral and see all sides of controversial issues.
Proficiency with word processing software, internet use and electronic communications.
Understanding of public decision-making processes.
Valid State-issued driver’s license.
Successful completion of a background check.
Ability to relate well with high level public officials and with advocates with strongly held views.
Two years experience in collaborative governance.
Demonstrated success in managing and facilitating collaborative processes.
Internal Number: 28982
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