Volunteer (Non-Paid) Position Office of Equity and Human Rights Bureau Advisory Committee (BAC)

19 Aug 2023

Volunteer (Non-Paid) Position Office of Equity and Human Rights Bureau Advisory Committee (BAC) Print (https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/portlandor/jobs/newprint/4170752) Apply  Volunteer (Non-Paid) Position Office of Equity and Human Rights Bureau Advisory Committee (BAC) Salary $0.00 AnnuallyLocation Remote - Part-time, ORJob TypeVolunteerRemote EmploymentFlexible/HybridJob Number2023-01246BureauOffice of Community & Civic LifeOpening Date08/18/2023Closing Date9/17/2023 11:59 PM Pacific




The PositionThe Office of Equity and Human Rights sets the equity vision and goals for the City of Portland. Purpose The Office of Equity’s Bureau Advisory Committee (BAC) provides input on strategy development and setting outcomes for programs, policies, and budget. In particular, the BAC provides the Office of Equity with the following guidance:

Provides leadership and expertise on issues impacting programs, policies, and budget.

Provides feedback on the impact of potential regulations and administrative rules on equity, taking into consideration the full range of City goals and objectives

Shares recommendations on community engagement and partnerships

Monitors the application of equity-related policies and procedures for their effectiveness in achieving the City’s goals

Advises the Office of Equity on other equity-related matters


To be eligible for the BAC, members must live, play, worship, go to school, work, or do business in the City of Portland.

Total number of advisory seats: 12

Number of seats available: 12

To QualifyThe Office of Equity centers and leads with racial equity and serves to address all historic and current disparities. We are recruiting diverse voices from every part of Portland for this committee, especially people from systemically excluded and institutionally oppressed communities. If you are passionate about racial, disability, and LGBTQIA2S+ equity, want to serve your community, and help the City make better choices, we encourage you to apply. The attributes listed below will guide our selection process. It is helpful if you are specific in your answers. We do not expect you to be or have everything listed below.

You believe government is better when community is involved.

You are an advocate for equity and want positive and long-lasting outcomes for all Portlanders.

You have a perspective as a member of communities who have been systemically excluded. This includes racial and ethnic communities, immigrants, refugees, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA2S+ communities, and communities experiencing poverty.

You have training and expertise in one or more of the following areas: budgeting, Civil Rights Title VI and ADA Title II, community engagement, language access, equity strategy, performance management, training and education, policy development and analysis, employee resource groups, disability equity, racial equity, LGBTQIA2S+ equity, and systems change.

You are available to attend all meetings and participate in the discussions (currently meetings are held virtually).

Time Commitment

Monthly meetings will take place on weekday evenings. Training and subcommittee meetings may be scheduled at other times that work for everyone.

Members are involved for a duration of two to three-year terms, with no more than 8 consecutive years.

The anticipated time commitment per month is 3 to 4 hours. Additional hours may apply during the annual budget development cycle(s).

Accommodations are available, including language and accessibility needs.

Members are expected to be prepared for meetings.

Volunteer Ethics

People who join this committee will become what we call “Public Officials,” which means that while you serve you must behave fairly and ethically. Part of following Public Officials Ethics laws means you must tell the group when you or a relative may financially benefit (or avoid fees) by your recommendations. We will provide training on this once you are accepted.

The Recruitment ProcessApplications are due by 11:59pm on Sunday, September 17, 2023 To talk with someone about this opportunity or to receive assistance completing the application, please contact the advisory body staff liaison at douglas.imaralu@portlandoregon.gov or call 971-645-9598. Voluntary & Confidential Demographic Information The City is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Completing the demographic information on the application is voluntary, but we encourage you to provide that information. The City uses this information to help ensure that advisory body appointments represent a broad cross-section of community. Your information will not be used during the recruitment nor the selection process. State and federal law prohibit use of this information to discriminate against you. Questions about this may be sent to AdvisoryBodies@Portlandoregon.gov General Questions For general questions about the Advisory Bodies program, the volunteer recruitment process, or other upcoming advisory body opportunities please email AdvisoryBodies@Portlandoregon.gov. We Encourage You to Apply We welcome you to browse our website to learn more about the bureau. https://www.portland.gov/officeofequity Additional InformationMeeting Location Currently, many advisory bodies are meeting remotely due to COVID-19. In the future, meetings could: 1) be conducted fully remotely, or 2) be conducted remotely and in person (hybrid model). As the situation evolves, the exact meeting location may change based upon leadership direction and approval. City of Portland volunteers are unpaid; therefore, employment benefits are not available.01 Do you understand that this is a volunteer (non-paid, non-employment) position?




Are you able to prepare for meetings on your own time? And can you commit to regularly attend and participate in meetings and for the duration of the service term?




Currently, do you live, work, play, go to school, and/or worship in the City of Portland? Please mark all that apply so we can know the variety of ways you are involved in Portland.

Live in Portland (reside and sleep)

Work in Portland (or do business, includes non-profit/volunteerism, and family caretaking)

Play in Portland (recreation, visiting establishments in Portland)

Worship in Portland (engage in spiritual activities of all types such as churches, or religious organization affiliations and practices)

Go to school in Portland (including study, take classes, research, broadly interpreted)


Are you or is a relative of yours associated with a business, as defined by ORS 244.020(3)(4), that is related to the subject matter to be considered by this advisory body? If yes, please explain. If no, enter "N/A," which stands for "not applicable."


Do you or a relative have connections to businesses that could result in a financial benefit of more than $500 annually as noted in ORS 244.020(3)(4)? If yes, please explain. If no, enter "N/A."


Even if you or a relative's connection to a business does not rise to the financial thresholds contained in ORS 244.020(3)(4), the City would like to know of any relationship to a business that could benefit financially from the outcome of the matter to be considered by this advisory body. Please list those connections here. If no, enter "N/A."


Do you or do any relative of yours have a professional affiliation with the City of Portland, either as a staff member or through a contract? Please list their name, their position, the bureau/department they are affiliated with, the contract, and your relationship to that individual. If no, enter "N/A."


By signing and/or typing my name below, I affirm I can commit to participate fully in the work of the advisory body I'm applying for. All information contained herein is true to the best of my knowledge, and I understand that any misstatement of fact or misrepresentation of credentials may result in this application being disqualified from further consideration. I affirm that all information contained in this form is true to the best of my knowledge. If at any time following the submission of this form I become aware of any actual or potential conflicts of interest or if the information provided becomes inaccurate or incomplete, promptly notify the staff contact for the City advisory body. Misstatement of fact or misrepresentation of information may result in your application being disqualified, or future dismissal from the advisory body.


What is your commitment and experience working with a diversity of people, in terms of age, ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender, disability, culture, religious preference, etc.? How have or how would you contribute to productive group processes and collective work in a collaborative, multicultural, and/or multilingual setting? No more than 250 words.


Do you have any affiliations with groups that you would like to tell us about, such as other committees, non-profits, churches, political action committees, or community-based organizations you are part of? Please list the name and your role with them, and dates you were active.


Describe your relevant skills, knowledge, and lived experience as well as any volunteer, work, and/or educational experience that would serve the advisory body's ability to meet its mission.


What excites you about the possibility of serving on this advisory body?


If selected and appointed to serve, what would you hope to accomplish during your service?


Please describe your experience working in community, diverse groups, or public bodies, and provide examples in which you contributed to productive group processes and collective work in a collaborative, multicultural, and/or multilingual setting.


Please address your commitment to and experience supporting and/or advancing equitable outcomes. Refer to examples from: your school, work, community, places of faith, family, etc.


We Remove Barriers. Please let us know if there are barriers to your participation that we can help eliminate. Examples include bus/parking passes and food at meetings when in-person gatherings return, childcare, or stipends. While we may not have these options on all advisory bodies, the Advisory Bodies Program is interested in planning and budgeting in the future based on needs expressed here.


Please complete the demographic survey at the link provided: https://forms.gle/hQD5fsDgKrezAekT7. Copy and paste it into another window. Please do not answer the text box below.

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