Class Title: Latino Community Outreach Specialist

Class Code: LAT COM SPEC

Hourly: $22.42 - $29.6 | Monthly: $3887.54 - $5130.93 | Annually: $46650.56 - $61571.19

Benefits: Full-time


This classification is responsible for providing leadership, cultural awareness and community connections between the Latino community and Bend Park and Recreation District, expanding recreational opportunities for Latino’s residing in the District and assisting the Recreation Department in planning and implementing recreation programs that engage members of the Latino community.


Work under the direct supervision of a supervisor.  Follows standard processes and procedures without supervision but confirms changes to standard practices and significant decisions in advance.


Supervision is not a responsibility of this position; however, leadership, direction and support is provided to staff to advance initiatives.


The information provided below encompasses the typical duties and capabilities linked with this classification.  Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Conducts outreach in the Latino community to build awareness of District programs and services and encourages participation in District classes, activities, and events.
  • Serves as the District liaison and champion with agencies, organizations and community groups representing the interests and needs of the Latino community.
  • Assist staff in considering Latino interests and needs when planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and services.
  • Meets with individuals and groups to facilitate registration, access and use of District programs and facilities.
  • Seeks opportunities to promote District programs in the Latino community and gain feedback on District services.
  • Provides interpretation and translation services for the District both verbally and in writing.
  • Facilitate and provides input to District staff on effective methods of communicating with the Latino community.
  • Assists with staff trainings providing information on cultural awareness and competency.
  • Completes required reports/paperwork.
  • Purchases supplies, not to exceed $100.
  • Communicates on a regular basis with patrons, participants, parent/guardians and community partners regarding questions, concerns and emerging issues.
  • Acts as a Mandatory Reporter; reports incidents of child abuse/neglect.
  • Performs job-related duties as assigned.


The individual in this classification is expected to possess and exhibit the following knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Strong Knowledge of:

  • Spanish language, both written and oral;
  • Civic and community engagement with emphasis on diversity and equity issues and practices;
  • Benefits of recreation programs and services.

Skill and Ability to:

  • Exercise strong initiative and significant independent decision making;
  • Demonstrate strong leadership, organizational, planning and problem-solving skills;
  • Communicate effectively in both verbal and written form in both English and Spanish;
  • Cultivate understanding and trust between individuals and the District;
  • Work collaboratively with staff and community organizations to advance initiatives;
  • Interact with diverse populations and individuals;
  • Facilitate participation in activities; and
  • Establish and maintain positive, respectful and cooperative relationships with all contacts.


The following are minimum qualifications for this classification.

Educations, Experience, and Training:

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent; AND
  2. Two (2) years of experience in area of responsibility and/or performing similar tasks; OR
  3. Any satisfactory combination of experience and training.

Licenses and Certifications:

  1. Possession of, or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire, a valid Oregon Driver’s License
  2. Possession of, or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire, a valid First Aid/CPR certification.


The following are working conditions, including environmental and physical demands, required for this classification.

  • Depending on assignment, additional duties may be performed either indoors or outdoors, which may include working exposure to environmental conditions such as extreme temperatures.
  • Must be able to travel to locations in, around, or outside the greater Bend area.
  • Ability to work and maintain focus in a work environment with moderate noise (i.e., working around others making periodic phone calls or having conversations) and with frequent interruptions.
  • Frequent focus on a computer screen, side-to-side turning of neck, walking, standing, pushing, and pulling.
  • Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Manual dexterity and coordination; daily precise control of fingers and hand movements while operating computer keyboard, telephone and standard office equipment.
  • The flow of work and character of duties involve normal mental and visual attention much or all of the time.
  • Hours vary depending on recreation program, community meetings, and special events and may require evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Physical exertion includes frequent walking, bending and the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds unassisted, pushing, pulling, and kneeling in order to deliver equipment and supplies.
  • Job stress may include dealing with crowds, uncooperative participants, difficult individuals, exposure to illness, and periods of continuous demand.



Full-Time or Part-Time

Benefits: Full-time

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