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Sunshine Division seeking Program Manager

Nonprofit looking for Program Manager with heart as well as with experience

Sunshine Division with the Portland Police Bureau is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that provides emergency food and clothing to Portland-area families in need.  Visit us at www.sunshinedivision.org for more information. This position is not a City of Portland position.

Program Manager (full-time)

Sunshine Division seeks a compassionate, outgoing, mission driven, detail-oriented, professional Program Manager to coordinate volunteers, community outreach, and events.

SUMMARY: The Program Manager strategically plans and coordinates fund-, food-, and friend-raising events and cultivates positive community relations. This is an exempt position.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Additional duties may be assigned.

Develop programs in the areas of volunteers, soliciting in-kind contributions, coordinating community outreach activities, and planning special events and food drives

Take initiative and work independently while supporting team objectives

Generate reports for the board as well as for the direct supervisor; attend board meetings

Provide backup support to client services as needed



Supervise and coordinate the work of volunteers and college interns.

REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS  A combination of experience and training may satisfy some of the following requirements.

Self-motivated, results-oriented, creative, and organized

Experience in anticipating needs and problems, then developing creative solutions

Productive personal time management, and ability to prioritize projects

Proven ability to manage several projects simultaneously with attention to detail

Ability to recruit and motivate a diverse group of volunteers

1-2 years’ work experience in nonprofit organizations

Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Publisher a plus)

Warm and approachable personality

Mission-oriented and committed to program’s goals

Excellent interpersonal skills, including a sense of humor and ability to work under pressure

Bachelor’s degree preferred

Stable work history

Valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record

Ability to carry up to 40 pounds and regularly climb stairs

Must pass criminal background check and drug test


COMPENSATION: DOE (and great benefits!)


1. Resume

2. Completed Sunshine Division employment application (available from our website: sunshinedivision.org)

3. Compelling cover letter that describes your interest, program ideas, and comparable experience.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

APPLICATION DEADLINE    4pm, Wednesday, October 1, 2008. Send application materials to Maryanne Dehner at Sunshine Division by—

• snail mail: 687 N. Thompson St., Portland, OR 97227

• fax: 503.823.2118

• email: [email protected] (attachments should be Word docs or PDFs)

No phone calls, please.

Britt Rosenberg Program Manager Sunshine Division / Emergency food & clothing relief since 1923 dir  503.823.2116 fax 503.823.2118 sunshinedivision.org 687 N. Thompson St. / Portland, OR 97227 

In a few short months Sunshine Division will pack and distribute 4,000 holiday food boxes. We are short 2,500 cans of cranberry sauce! Help us by hosting a cranberry sauce drive at your organization, business, church or school. Contact us for details. Or drop off cans at our north Portland location!