At Cinder, we’re all about connecting awesome people. People like Joshua Youngblood! We are fired up to welcome him as our very first Community Engagement Specialist. In this new Cinder position, Joshua will connect with the Portland Metro community and facilitate our high-impact social equity practices. Growing our team to intentionally expand our role in the community is a meaningful step for us! We can’t wait to partner with Joshua on our mission to create equitable environments where everyone can thrive.
Because we are a recruiting agency that focuses on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, building deep relationships is essential. You can’t support your community without actually being in the community. If you want to help people who have been marginalized, you have to build trust, listen, and take consistent action based on their wants. Our experiences in EDI consulting and diverse recruiting have shown us this again and again. We also find deep joy in building these friendships and partnerships. We’re passionate about connecting with people in our community and working together to folks up.
Over the years, we’ve been steadily building our community outreach. We have developed partnerships with organizations like Technology Association of Oregon (TAO), launched our award-winning “Cinder Connect Conversations” EDI panels, and even hosted hiring events with Novus Labs. This has all been fantastic, but … we want to do more! That’s where Joshua comes in. As our Community Engagement Specialist, he will expand our connections with people and organizations that share our goals of cultivating inclusive spaces.
You will see Joshua frequently at our events, community spaces, and social media… but why wait? Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn! He would love to hear your story and see how we can support you on your journey as a candidate, employer, or community partner.