Appel à candidature : Recrutement d’un(e) Directeur(trice) – Investissement communautaire – Communauté de pratique – Portland, Oregon, Etats-Unis.





The Position

The CIT COP Manager will lead the development and management of a national network of CIT replicators during phases of their learning and development from feasibility to post-feasibility, launch and post-launch. S/he leads the development and management of a shared learning, digital library of knowledge and case studies, news, DMERL alignment (impact tracking) for all organizations engaged in replicating the CIT. The position will work closely with the entire CIT team in developing the national scale and fidelity to the CIT model. The position plays a key relationship role in forming a continual improvement of the CIT and connecting and documenting the learning and examples of cities and their respective teams, as well as with external stakeholders.  The CIT COP Manager works with the CIT Executive Director, Operations Director and the Implementation Manager while maintaining and building a national network. The position requires an entrepreneurial mind-set and capacity to learn and adjust quickly to new challenges.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Design and build the staged roll-out of a national CIT COP to propel shared learning and engagement between CIT replicators. The elements of the COP may include knowledge housing, cases studies, contact lists, questions and answer forums, site recognition, news media documentation, specific audience buckets for CIT positions (operations, education, leadership) and board members, funders and impact investors.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with replicating organizations in their engagement and sharing under the COP network.
  • Identify, schedule, and lead learning events virtually and in-person, regionally as hubs develop and for convenings in Portland.


  • Support and participate in feasibility studies with cities and organizations nationally who are pursuing replication of the CIT model.
  • Represent Mercy Corps in collective advocacy efforts in support of CIT community economic development objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Operations Director and Executive Director.

Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders

Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners, other stakeholders, and to international standards guiding international relief and development work. We are committed to actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Minimum Qualification & Transferable Skills

  • Lived and work experience and/or BA/S in relevant field preferred.
  • Experience with community outreach and organizing organizations serving marginalized populations.
  • 4+ years of relevant professional experience, preferably in community development, knowledge management and/or working with organizations serving low-income and/or culturally diverse groups.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and communication skills.
  • Experience with commercial real estate finance is a plus.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity, skill and experience in working diplomatically and effectively within different cultural settings and in public relations and correspondence with a wide variety of public constituents.

Success Factors

The successful candidate is a problem solver, who is adept in successfully dealing with issues of complexity and demonstrates the ability to serve as a mentor and advisor to community leaders in Portland and members of organizations nationally who are seeking to replicate the CIT through feasibility studies. S/he is a skilled communicator, able to develop and utilize strong relationships with staff, partners and donors. S/he will coordinate with his/her supervisor, the ED and be effective at building working relationships with stakeholders.  Further:

  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with colleagues, peer groups, officials and stakeholders, diverse community, regional and national contacts & an appetite to cultivate, grow & share them.
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple tasks in a fast paced, sometimes stressful environment and meet deadlines under those conditions.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, and to operate with a significant degree of autonomy within agreed upon parameters.
  • Calm under pressure, predictable in uncertain circumstances.

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