Equity consulting advisors will participate as members of the smart cities steering committee and help to evaluate proposed projects and shape long-term partnerships.
Smart City PDX has announced it is seeking three equity consulting advisors from Portland communities to play a key role in shaping the city’s programmes.
Smart City PDX is the city of Portand’s urban data and technology division which aims to use data to improve citizens’ lives.
Advisors will work on contract in partnership with the city and other consultants. They will also work with each other and Smart City PDX staff to make specific recommendations for programme development.
According to the recruitment advertisement, programme recommendations will address three driving questions:
Equity consulting advisors will also participate as members of the smart cities steering committee. The advisors will help to evaluate proposed projects and shape long-term partnerships.
These types of technical expertise will help it towards its goal which is to advance equity and improve lives through the use of technology and improved information management
According to Smart City PDX, an equity advisors consulting group is an emerging best practice in equity engagement. Expertise in equity issues can come from a combination of lived experience, leadership roles, serving in the community, and/or work history. Applicants do not need prior consulting experience.
Smart City PDX points out that joining this committee provides needed expertise and perspective in an understanding of racial and social inequities in Portland. The appointments will help it towards its goal which is to advance equity and improve lives through the use of technology and improved information management.
Examples of other needed recommendations include:
Advisors will be paid $100 per hour for up to several hours per month during the nine-month contract. Applications are due 15 August 2019.
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