We're Hiring a Community Engagement Coordinator

Join our team! This position will support a new volunteer community council created to advise the Portland Children’s Levy staff and Allocation Committee. The coordinator will plan and facilitate public meetings of the volunteer council, support volunteers to fully participate, facilitate council policy recommendations and coordinate overall community engagement activities for the Levy. 

Now Accepting Applications for PCL’s New Community Council

Extended Timeline! Applications due May 1.

PCL is recruiting volunteers for its new Community Council. The Council will shape community engagement and the next PCL grantmaking process. For background on the Council and its charge, you can read the proposal adopted by PCL’s Allocation Committee in December 2021.

PCL seeks applications from people with lived, professional, and volunteer experience with marginalized children and families and the services that support them.

Allocation Committee Meeting Recap (12/14/21)

Proposal passes to create a Community Council

The Allocation Committee adopted a proposal to create a Community Council to advise PCL policies and process.  Over the next 4 years, the Council will shape community engagement and the next PCL grantmaking process.  Council membership will reflect the children and families served by PCL.  PCL staff will implement an application and selection process this spring.

Allocation Committee Meeting Recap (9-14-21)

Proposal to Form a Community Advisory Committee

After hearing Levy staff outline the proposal to create a community advisory committee and a summary of stakeholder feedback on the proposal, the Allocation Committee (AC) decided against taking a vote on the proposal in its current form.  

While there was general support from the AC and stakeholders surveyed to form a community advisory committee, AC members and stakeholders asked for more clarity on the roles and powers of the proposed committee in competitive funding processes.