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Hiring a Project Coordinator for Tiny House Villages

SquareOne Villages is very excited to announce a new full-time position funded for one year by Meyer Memorial Trust's Affordable Housing Initiative. This is a unique opportunity to contribute towards a growing movement to establish tiny house communities as a viable form of cost-effective, affordable housing. We're seeking a self-motivated individual with a strong interest in helping to develop our innovative housing model.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.


Position: Project Coordinator

Reports to: Executive Director & Project Director

Status: Full-time, flexible hours Pay: $38,000 - 40,000 salary

SquareOne Villages is a non-profit organization based in Eugene, OR with a mission to create self-managed communities of low-cost tiny houses for those in need of housing.

Job Summary

The tiny house movement is gaining traction as a cost-effective response to the dire need for more affordable housing. Over the past few years, SquareOne Villages (SOV) has emerged as a state and national leader in this effort. In response to growing interest from other Oregon communities, SOV has received funding to develop a “Tiny Village Toolbox and Training Practicum” that will be implemented and refined on an identified test community, in Veneta, Oregon. In addition to preparing another Oregon community to develop tiny houses, this project will build SOV’s capacity to disseminate similar projects throughout Oregon and beyond.

The Project Coordinator will work with the Project Director to research and develop the “Tiny Village Toolbox and Training Practicum.” The position will also assist with the implementation of Emerald Village, and the predevelopment work for a new village in Veneta, Oregon. SOV has received a grant to fund this position for one year. The continuation of this position after one year will be dependent on future project demand and funding.

Essential Functions:

  • Work with Project Director to coordinate project planning and implementation, and execute tasks necessary for moving projects forward

  • Effectively communicate relevant project information to internal and external contacts, including board and staff, project partners, stakeholders, and the public

  • Respond to project related inquiries and provide outreach to other groups looking to replicate or adapt SOV projects

  • Attend project related meetings and record meeting minutes

  • Provide technical support as needed. Examples of technical tasks include: serving as a project liaison, performing research, analyzing information, and creating written and graphic content

  • Provide administrative support as needed. Examples of administrative tasks include filing project documents, maintaining records, scheduling meetings, and compiling project summaries and reports

  • Communicate ideas for improving SOV project materials and strategies

  • Assist in supervising Project Intern

Other Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of website and social media presence for SOV

  • Develop content for SOV newsletter and assist in fund raising efforts as needed.

Desired Qualifications:

  • BA in Urban Planning, Architecture, or commensurate experience relevant to this position

  • Commitment to creative housing solutions in response to issues of homelessness and/or affordable housing, and familiarity with the “tiny house movement”

  • Effective communication skills including verbal, written, and graphic presentation

  • Ability to present complex information in a simple and concise manner

  • Proven ability to work effectively both independently, under minimal supervision, and in a team based environment with a diverse range of people

  • Self-motivated in identifying and carrying out tasks

  • Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities

  • Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills

  • Familiarity with housing development, land use, and building codes; or a strong interest to research and learn about these topics

  • Experience using word processing programs and spreadsheets

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, inDesign) preferred

To apply, please submit the items listed below in PDF format to with “Project Coordinator” in the subject line.

  • Cover letter stating why you are a good fit for this position

  • Resumé with at least two references

  • Writing sample

  • Portfolio or other relevant work samples

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