Kearns & West is a national collaborative problem-solving, conflict resolution, and strategic communications firm. Kearns & West’s collaboration practice emphasizes taking a diverse range of issues, opinions, goals and interests and organizing them into clear, productive processes that lead to successful conclusions. K&W works extensively – but not exclusively – on public policy decision making, conflict resolution, and citizen engagement and outreach across a broad spectrum of issues.
Kearns & West is seeking to hire an experienced policy professional with demonstrated interest and success in collaborative engagement to join the Portland Region office as a Director or Senior Director. The Director/Senior Director will develop, support and lead collaborative problem solving, conflict resolution, and public outreach and engagement projects involving stakeholders from state and federal agencies, tribal communities, advocacy organizations, industry, and local government in Oregon and across the United States.
Requires a bachelor’s degree. Advanced degree or education and/or policy-level experience in government or the private sector is preferred. Successful candidates will have 8-12 years of experience with stakeholder engagement, meeting facilitation, conflict management and resolution, local and regional government, public policy, and/or community relations. Demonstrated success in building client relationships and generating business is desired. Fluency in Spanish is a significant plus.