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Cultural Resource Center VISTA Projects Coordinator at Portland State University

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Campus Compact of Oregon

Apply before September 15th 2021 to have priority! Opportunity closes September 19th 2021. Email your resume to

Host Site Name : Portland State University

Department : Global Diversity and Inclusion, Cultural Resource Centers

Location: Portland State University

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Position Title: Cultural Resource Center VISTA Projects Coordinator

Summary of Position and Project Goal: Portland State University’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Unit is home to six cultural centers and initiatives. Global Diversity and Inclusion is the central division at PSU that leads and facilitates the continuous quest for Inclusive Excellence. We structure our ongoing diversity, equity, and inclusion journey through four pillars: student support and programs, equity and compliance, diversity advocacy, and diversity education and learning. The VISTA Projects Coordinator will support capacity building efforts to support anti-racist and identity development programming within the Cultural Resource Centers, playing an integral role in strategic planning, change management, marketing and program development using an anti-racist and equity-minded lens.

Essential Responsibilities/Activities:

  • Identifying and pursuing collaborative relationships with both on-campus and off-campus organizations, resources and community partners. Support efforts to increase engagement and visibility with key partner organizations on and of campus.
  • Support events and programs that foster a sense of belonging, retention, success, and persistence of historically excluded students at PSU.
  • Conduct outreach via social media, email list serves and website postings. Create marketing, registration, and training materials for students, program volunteers, and community resources.
  • Survey identified students to assess their needs and interests. Lead effort of data collection of campus/community engagement
  • Analyze data, prepare reports, and share data with key stakeholders. Make recommendations based on best practices literature.
  • Lead strategic planning activities with community partners and campus stakeholders, including training, promotion, and follow up support

Marginal Responsibilities:

  • Attend relevant on-campus events to connect with stakeholders
  • Attend relevant community partner events to build relationships
  • Participate in student leader trainings and key events
  • Participate in selected immersion experiences
  • Participate in division wide meetings
  • Participate in Student Affairs professional development events

AmeriCorps VISTA Member Responsibilities:

  • Attend all Campus Compact of Oregon AmeriCorps VISTA required trainings and events
  • Complete and submit all Campus Compact of Oregon AmeriCorps VISTA required progress reports, timesheets, and other paperwork

Required Qualifications:

  • 18 years and older
  • Must have at least an Associates Degree or equivalent credits
  • Demonstrate a commitment to or willingness to explore issues of racial justice and equity
  • A U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident
  • Able to serve full-time for 365 days
  • Ability to pass a criminal history background check
  • Site Specific Requirements: N/A
  • Requires high level of multicultural competency and sensitivity, including documented experience working with populations that are multi-ethnic and from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds;
  • Strong professional customer service skills;
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills;
  • Excellent computer skills, including database use;
  • Demonstrated organizational, multi-tasking skills and abilities, with the proven ability to work independently as well as with direction.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project management experience
  • Event coordination experience
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office software

AmeriCorps VISTA Member Benefits:

  • A living allowance of $674.66 bi-weekly for one full calendar year (for VISTAs serving in Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah, Washington, and Yamhill counties)
  • A living allowance of $575.40 bi-weekly for one full calendar year (for VISTAs serving in any other county of Oregon)
  • An education award of $6,345 or cash stipend of $1,800 upon successful completion of service
  • Relocation allowance of $550 and mileage - based reimbursement if moving more than 50 miles to serve
  • Health benefits
  • Loan forbearance and interest accrual payment on qualified student loans
  • Child care (if eligible)
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Access to an extensive network of AmeriCorps Alums
  • Federal jobs non-competitive eligibility for one year after service

Site Specific Benefits:

  • $500 towards professional development funds

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About Campus Compact of Oregon


620 SW 5th Ave. Suite 910, Portland, OR 97204, US

Mission Statement

OUR MISSION Campus Compact of Oregon convenes and supports the work of educational institutions individually and collectively to improve their practice around institutional equity, collaborative learning, and community engagement to respond effectively to a racially diverse and changing Oregon. OUR EQUITY STATEMENT As a racial justice and educational equity organization, we owe it to ourselves, our partners, and the communities that we collaborate with to strive for the utmost integrity. With this, we seek to dismantle harmful systems that perpetuate hate, xenophobia, and ignorance while working to center those most impacted by institutional, systemic, and interpersonal oppression: Black Indigenous & People of Color, LGBTQAI2++ people, immigrants and refugees, low-income people, and people with disabilities. ‚Äč


Campus Compact of Oregon is the only statewide organization working with private, public, four-year, and two-year institutions of higher education, and the only regional or state Compact welcoming K12 schools and education nonprofits as members. We embrace our unique position to strengthen educational equity in Oregon through a focus on racial justice, community engaged learning, and college and K12 partnership. Take a look at how we do this through our programs.

Campus Compact of Oregon currently operates four AmeriCorps programs: an AmeriCorps VISTA program, Summer VISTA, and two state/national projects Connect2Complete and College Access Corps. All Campus Compact of Oregon programs are committed to promoting racial equity and social justice, and eliminating inequities that exist in Oregon in postsecondary access and success for students of color and first generation students. National service members are placed at colleges, universities, K12 schools, or education nonprofits and work with a supervisor at this host site. Each of our programs achieve this mission in a slightly different way.

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We'll work with your schedule.


1825 SW Broadway,portland, OR 97201






  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 year AmeriCorps VISTA commitment, full time but dependent on the site can range from 30-35 hours a week.

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