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Program Manager

SMART – Program Manager in Portland   Progressive statewide non-profit is seeking a dynamic, team-oriented Program Manager to be a part of the successful SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) early literacy program for Portland Metro area.  Must have experience as a leader in recruitment, supervision, and evaluation of volunteers.  Exp in non-profit field beneficial; strong verbal/written comm. skills; ability to handle multiple projects; and commitment to helping Oregon’s children read.  BA degree or equiv exp req’d.  See job description: www.getsmartoregon.org. Send resume and cover letter to [email protected] or FAX: 503-937-4859, ATTN: Human Resources.

Position Title: Metro Program Manager

Status: Exempt

Position Summary: This position is responsible for all aspects of SMART in their assigned county, including program quality, safety and volunteer recruitment. The manager is responsible for recruiting, training and managing Site Coordinators, building relationships with school personnel, recruiting volunteers and insuring program standards are met. The Program Manager works cooperatively with the Metro Development Manager to build support for SMART in this county.

Reports To: Program Director

Direct Reports: Site Coordinators


Program Management: • Recruit, train and manage school coordinators • Lead volunteer recruitment and retention efforts • Ensure program quality through training and regular quality reviews • Work with district and school personnel to maintain strong communication and ongoing support for SMART • Oversee and assure security of volunteer applications

Public Relations: • Maintain positive public relations for SMART in the local community • Generate support for SMART in each neighborhood or community served

Administration: • Compile and maintain accurate records and prepare reports • Assist with forecasting and managing portions of area budget relative to program manager’s areas of responsibility.

Other: • Complete other related tasks as assigned by the Program Director


• Experience in recruiting, supervision, development and evaluation of volunteer staff • Ability to develop, manage and lead a work team • Ability to work with school, business and community leaders • Experience in program development and management • Excellent oral and written communication skills • Ability to represent the program and implement quality improvement procedures • Ability to handle multiple projects and duties • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to a learning, growing organization • Bachelor’s Degree or relevant experience • A sense of service and commitment to helping the children of Oregon learn to read • Computer skills to include Microsoft office products


• Bachelor’s Degree or relevant experience


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and/or sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required for the position.

Exempt Pay range: $28K-42K


• Holidays - 10 per year • Paid Time Off- accrue 4 weeks in first year of employment • Supplementary Leave • Health Insurance • Vision Insurance • Dental Insurance • 403(b) • Disability Insurance • Flexible Benefit Spending • Life Insurance • Transportation reimbursement