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Job Posting for Portland Impact: SUN Schools Program Manager

Portland Impact is a non-profit agency helping people achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty. We are looking for a motivated individual to join our Children, Youth and Family Program in the Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) Initiative for the position of SUN School Program Manager.

To apply for this position please visit our website at http://www.portlandimpact.org/working.htm, where you can download our application.  The application, your resume and cover letter can be sent to [email protected]


JOB SUMMARY:  Responsible for the coordination, implementation and daily oversight of SUN/Community School programs, activities and staff. Primary responsibilities include staff supervision, contract compliance, partnerships, program development, and budget management. Responsible for promoting and supporting social, emotional and academic growth and development of school age children (Grades K-12) through the provision of school-based programs. Supports people of all genders, race, ethnicity and backgrounds.


JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:  Selects, trains, supervises and evaluates program supervisors and other staff in compliance with Portland Impact’s quality assurance standards, program guidelines, and personnel policies and procedures. Develops, tracks and manages program budgets and expenditures. Oversees and manages the implementation of program service systems that ensure staff productivity, delivery of quality client services and completion of required service documentation. Effectively works with people of diverse backgrounds. Serves as a liaison to other collaborative organizations, such as School Districts and organizations within those districts, funders, City of Portland/Vancouver, Multnomah/Clark County, and other service providers and community groups. Assists the Program Director with management and leadership responsibilities, grant writing, program development, evaluation, team building, meeting facilitation, community advocacy, and compliance with agency policies and procedures. Works in concert with the Quality Assurance Department to evaluate and track consumer satisfaction and encourage client participation in program planning and implementation. Effectively communicates agency policy, mission, values and decisions to program staff, collaborating organizations and the general community. Provides leadership and facilitation in a variety of meeting settings that supports open and honest communication and inclusion of diversity. Accepts other work assignments as assigned by the Program Director.



Any combination of experience and training that would likely meet the following requirements:

Masters Degree in social work preferred, or the equivalent in related fields such as education, community organizing or program management. Knowledge of the community’s geographic and cultural characteristics. Minimum of five years experience in program development, human service planning, community development and budget management. Minimum of two years experience in program administration, supervisory and program management. Excellent human service planning skills and ability to engage a broad spectrum of community members in planning efforts. Ability to organize, prioritize and complete multiple and varies tasks. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Sensitivity and ability to relate to people from diverse lifestyles, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. Ability and willingness to work as a team member and support the mission and goals of Portland Impact and the community.