October 10, 2022

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The Multnomah County Office of Sustainability is seeking a Senior Climate Resilience Coordinator to catalyze long-term partnerships, policy development, and program implementation in order to address the vulnerabilities of the climate crisis.  

The Senior Climate Resilience Coordinator will serve as the senior policy analyst and subject matter expert to County leadership and staff on the local impacts of the climate crisis and on strategies to mitigate those impacts. You will develop innovative policies and programs to make residents safer from climate related disruptions. In this capacity-building role, you will seek funding opportunities for climate resilience projects such as resilience-hubs, wildfire mitigation, low-income weatherization, and heat island mitigation strategies.

The Senior Climate Resilience Coordinator will have a justice-centered approach to climate resilience. In this role, you will ensure that diverse and underrepresented voices from across the County are represented in climate resilience initiatives, including residents in geographic locations that historically have not had equitable access to services. You will collaborate with local and state agencies and community-based partners to develop long-term strategies that will make Multnomah County more resilient to the impacts of a warming climate.

As the Senior Climate Resilience Coordinator, you will:

  • Make recommendations on program or policy design

  • Incorporate an equity lens into policy work, aligning initiatives to the diverse communities that Multnomah County serves

  • Provide oversight and direction of research activities related to the impacts and feasibility climate resiliency.

  • Prepare analytical reports and communications of policies for elected officials, community groups, and County staff

  • Manage cross-departmental and multi-jurisdiction projects, including project plans, timelines, project budgets, and project reporting to the Director, other departments, and elected leaders. 

  • Facilitate stakeholder engagement and lead community-based development of policies, practices, and plans that advance community climate resilience

  • Serve as an advocate for the incorporation of community voices and priorities in decision making. 

  • Lead complex and multi-partner grant implementation projects, including researching funding opportunities, writing grant proposals, and preparing RFP applications.

About the Office of Sustainability

The Multnomah County Office of Sustainability works with the community and County departments to help make Multnomah County a better place to live, work, and do business. We firmly connect our work of contributing to a healthy planet with Multnomah County's mission to protect the most vulnerable in our community. This mission shapes the way we approach sustainability, which is based on achieving social, economic, and environmental justice.

Apply by 11/15/22: https://multco.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Multco_Jobs/job/Senior-Climate-Resilience-Coordinator_R-9311