Communications Outreach Specialist

Ride Connection is a private, non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon. We offer ways for people to access the goods and services they need to survive and thrive. By giving people the means to get around, we offer independence, health, and inclusion.

The Ride Connection network comprises a collection of agencies that serve older adults and people with disabilities and low-income individuals, and the general public by offering a variety of transportation options in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties.

Together, we provide over 500,000 rides and support more than 2,000 individuals with training and access to public transportation each year. 

You can learn more about Ride Connection at


Ride Connection is looking for a collaborative, engaging, relationship and community builder to join our Development and Marketing team as the Communications Outreach Specialist. 

The Communications Outreach Specialist supports Ride Connection and its services by identifying outreach opportunities and developing and maintaining relationships with community partners, potential donors, and communities in need. The person in this role will engage with communities across Oregon and generate awareness, interest, and excitement around the mission and services of Ride Connection to increase fundraising, volunteer recruitment, RideWise referrals, interest in employment opportunities, and community engagement. This will be done through various community outreach and marketing tactics, including social media, email and print communication, presentations, and tabling at events. This role will work closely with the Development, RideWise and Mobility for Health Teams to connect with underserved communities and make people more knowledgeable about Ride Connection’s services. The Communications Outreach Specialist will report to the Communications and Marketing Manager. 

This is a full-time, non-exempt position with a starting salary of $19.98 per hour and occasional evening and weekend hours. Ride Connection offers an excellent benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b)-retirement plan with automatic employer contribution plus a match up to 2%, Flexible Spending Account with up to $500 annual employer contribution, 10 days of paid vacation in your first three years and then increases, twelve holidays, accrued sick leave, and TriMet annual public transportation pass.


$19.98 per hour


Click here for more information or to apply. To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. You can submit these documents in any format, but pdf works best. Please share what skills and experiences you would bring to this role in your cover letter. Also, please address the following:

  • How would you use your skills and experiences to contribute to equity, inclusion, accessibility, and community engagement internally and externally as part of Ride Connection?

Applications will be considered as submitted, so you are encouraged to apply early. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.


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  • Deanna Norcross
    published this page in Job Board 2023-01-20 09:56:18 -0500