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Ethos Music Center seeks part-time Urban Outreach Coordinator

Ethos is seeking an Urban Outreach Coordinator to begin in late February or early March 2012.


Ethos Music Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of music and music-based education for youth in under-served communities. Founded in 1998, Ethos brings music education back to several thousand students every year. Please see www.ethos.org for more information.

Ethos is currently seeking a part-time Urban Outreach Coordinator to coordinate Ethos' after-school music programs at more than 25 schools and community centers in the Portland metropolitan area. This position is hourly (20-25 hours/week) and includes pro-rated health and dental benefits after 90 days. Ethos is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.


The Urban Outreach Coordinator reports to the Outreach Director and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of Ethos' Music Corps program. This position requires someone who is organized, efficient, and detail-oriented. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Program Coordination:

* Gather student data from partner organizations and schools, collect and organize attendance/timesheets from teachers, and manage the daily coordination of the program.
* Create and distribute monthly attendance/timesheets for all 50+ classes.
* Assist with class and student performance observations when Outreach Director is not available (taking photos or video whenever possible), and assist with teacher training workshops.
* Maintain positive relationships with teachers and site contacts while ensuring that Ethos policies and procedures are being followed.
* Track status of teacher background checks and notify teachers about renewal requirements.
* Communicate regularly with the Outreach Director about teachers' needs and program successes and challenges.

Data Management:

* Create and continually update master schedule of classes, Music Corps web pages, upcoming performance schedule, and other documents.
* Organize and enter data for quarterly reports.
* Participate in developing efficient and effective systems for managing an increasing volume of data.


* Substitute teach classes when no other sub is available.
* Assist with other projects and tasks as needed.



* 2+ years program coordination or similar administrative experience.
* Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
* Dedication to increasing students' access to music education and interest in arts administration.
* Self-motivation and ability to manage and prioritize multiple types of tasks.
* Excellent communication and organizational skills.
* Strong attention to detail.
* Experience with MS Office applications, especially Word and Excel and facility with internet research.
* Ability to pass a strict FBI/Portland Public Schools fingerprinting/criminal background check.


* Experience teaching group classes to children/youth.
* Experience with arts administration.
* Experience as a musician or other performing artist.
* Fluency in Spanish, Vietnamese, or other language spoken by immigrant communities in Portland.


$13 - $15 per hour (depending on experience), plus 50% paid health and dental benefits.

Mail or email a cover letter and resume by Friday, February 17, to:

Ethos Urban Outreach Coordinator Recruitment Team
2 N Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97217

[email protected]

Please email a resume and cover letter as one .PDF document.
No phone calls or hand delivered resumes please.