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Program Coordinator

Harsch Investment Properties, Portland, OR

Full Time - Non-Profit

Salary Range: 45000

Close Date: 10/30/2020

We are looking for someone who wants to work on a program that touches lives and inspires young people to be active leaders in their communities. Our desired applicant is passionate about youth education, community service, and who wakes up every day wanting to change the world.


In this year-long, student-directed program, CommuniCare groups act as "mini-foundations." Students begin the year by selecting a community issue or service area that they feel passionate about and are challenged to raise $1,500 during the fall and winter months. Each dollar they raise is matched 10:1 by The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation, up to a maximum gift of $15,000. Students spend the rest of the school year completing the grantmaking process researching Oregon nonprofits whose work aligns with their mission, evaluating grant proposals, meeting with representatives from those organizations, and deciding which to fund.

Under normal circumstances, the program requires significant in-person contact with students and teachers. However, due to COVID-19, we will most likely be supporting participants remotely. We will be resuming normal programming as soon as it is safe to do so.


Effectively promote and implement the CommuniCare program to ensure maximum impact of The CARE Foundation's mission
Independently support a portfolio of school partnerships through the grantmaking process visiting each school at least three times per academic year, answering student and teacher questions, providing feedback, direct facilitation, and special assistance when requested
COVID-19 modification: Digitally support a portfolio of school partnerships through the grantmaking process joining classes and clubs via video conferencing to answer student and teacher questions, provide feedback, facilitate conversations, and special assistance when requested
Ensure set-up of program events and meetings including Advisor Kickoff, Arts Experiences, Advisor Summer Social, and Grant Award Ceremonies in the Portland Metro area, Clatsop County, and Umatilla County
Gather program documentation on site visits (photographs, testimonials, etc.) based on program marketing goals
Administrative support during the nonprofit public web application window - processing grant applications for student review including communicating with nonprofit applicants and data entry
Maintain program calendar and track progress of each groups' timeline
Coordinate daily administrative functions, including filing/scanning documents and processing invoices
Additional duties and special projects as assigned, including administrative support for CARE Foundation Executive Director


A minimum of three years of experience in non-profit program administration. Experience in secondary education or teen programs preferred.
Must be comfortable facilitating online and in-person discussions with high school students, including presentations to large gatherings. Classroom or after school teaching experience a plus.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Spanish fluency a plus.
Project management skills - organized, detail oriented and capable of handling multiple tasks
Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office. Experience with InDesign a plus.
Dependable, reliable, cooperative. Strong interpersonal skills
Flexible work schedule
Strong work ethic and pride in work


Bachelor's Degree in related field preferred


Must be able to pass a background test (required by Portland Public Schools)

Valid Driver's License and registered automobile


Travel to program meeting & events required

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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