Community Liaison and Program Coordinator

Portland, OR
Community Engagement
Part Time
People who are systematically edged out of public transportation systems deserve better mobility. Our roads are dominated by expensive single occupancy vehicles that are unsafe, inefficient, and inaccessible to many. Micromobility (currently scooter) programs have the potential to deliver mobility options that are accessible to everyone.

There's a need to build a direct connection between the companies offering micromobility options and the marginalized communities that stand to benefit from them. Through Ride Report's Community Micromobility Enablement program, Ride Report will build this bridge by bringing educational resources to underserved communities, providing channels for feedback, and literally putting scooters into the hands of traditionally underserved populations. One part of this work will be leveraging our relationships with private micromobility companies and our industry expertise. Equally important is for us to work with the City and leaders in underserved communities to build trust through effective community engagement and education.

We are seeking a Community Liaison and Program Coordinator who is an active participant in the justice movements in Portland to liaise between Ride Report and the communities we are working to serve. In this role, the Coordinator will provide channels for feedback, resources and education, ultimately enabling better access to micromobility. This role will also impact our company's inclusivity by further connecting our internal company conversations with our immediate community.

As a Community Liaison and Program Coordinator, you will...

    • Partner with community organizations such as 350 PDX, the Urban League of Portland, The CCC, Don't Shoot, PDX Forward, Compassionate Change District and others to build programs that benefit the communities these organizations represent
    • Define the type of programming and engagement that will be most effective to achieve integration of micromobility in underserved communities
    • Develop educational materials and trainings around the docked and dockless vehicle (bikes and scooters) programs in Portland that inform participants how to use these systems safely and legally
    • Pair with Ride Report and our partners to create incentive programs (ride credits) for underserved communities

Applicable skills

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Demonstrated commitment to social, racial, and environmental and/or transportation justice values and the ability to apply those values in policy and program development
    • Background in education, or experience creating educational materials
    • Experience establishing equity initiatives
    • Experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with diverse communities
    • Ability to consider the impacts and outcomes for underserved communities during decision-making process
    • Ability to consider impacts of oppression, structural racism, and individual bias on project outcomes
    • Ability to speak more than one language


    • TBD depending on experience

If you're not sure if this is the right fit for you, but you're interested, please apply! We're particularly interested in creating a diverse team with a broad set of skills and viewpoints. We carefully consider every applicant that takes the time to apply, and are interested in building relationships with people who might be the right fit for our team at some point in the future.

We believe the best teams are diverse and inclusive. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. We welcome applications from women, people of color, and other groups that are underrepresented in tech and transportation.