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Job Posting, executive Director, Partners in Careers

Partners in Careers

111 W.  39th Street, Ste. B, Vancouver, WA 98660

Job Announcement

Title:                            Executive Director

Status:                         Regular, Full time, exempt position

Starting Salary:           $70,000 – 85,000 DOE, plus a generous benefit package

The mission of Partners in Careers is to assist individuals with barriers to employment to become economically self-sufficient by providing employability assessment, career counseling, classroom and worksite training, job search preparation, support services like transportation or clothing assistance, job development, job placement and follow-up.


We were originally the Clark County Employment and Training division back in the early 80s. In 2002 we separated from the Workforce Development Council and became Partners in Careers. Since 2004 we have focused exclusively on job seekers with special challenges.

We are a warm, friendly and culturally diverse office with a current staff of 14 speaking multiple languages, and an annual budget of close to $1.8 million. We are passionate about our work and we’ve been successful at finding jobs for refugees, persons with limited English proficiency, persons transitioning from welfare to employment, high school dropouts, persons with disabilities, seniors ages 55+, and job-seekers who are homeless or at risk of homelessness


We’re seeking a supportive Executive Director with a passion for helping people that is

•          A proven leader with the ability to oversee a strong and multi-faceted office while working collaboratively with skilled staff to run the organization

•          Has a solid financial background with the ability to read financials, develop budgets, understand cost allocation, and understand a chart of accounts

•          A collaborative leader with a proven ability to bring together, train and motivate staff

•          Able to expand our fundraising efforts, and continue effective negotiation with community partners and state agencies to maintain our strong fiscal standing

This is a position which requires a wide range of skills, someone with the following experience and characteristics:

•          Successful leadership experience working with and leading a non-profit organization

•          Ability to review, develop or oversee the writing of Requests for Proposals.

•          A forward looking leader with a proven ability to develop new ideas and business plans to implement those ideas

•          Negotiation skills

•          A proven track record in fundraising and development, including grant writing and cultivating donors

•          Ability to recruit, lead and work hand in hand with a diverse Board of Directors

•          Great written and oral communication skills

•          Able to connect well to staff, clients, donors, City, County and State agencies as well as being an effective public face of the organization

•          Oversight of all fiscal aspects of a non profit including preparing annual budgets, monitoring expenses and meeting financial goals

•          Work well with and leverage the skills of a diverse and highly competent staff

•          You bring joyfulness and humor to those with whom you work

To learn more about Partners in Careers, please go to:  http://www.partnersincareers.org                                 

To Apply:  Please submit a detailed and compelling letter showing your passion and fit for the mission of Partners in Careers and why you should be the next Executive Director, as well as names and contact information of four references and a complete chronological resume to: [email protected] with “PIC” in the title, by Monday February 16th at 5:00 pm. Or by mail to: TACS, 1001 SE Water St, Suite 490, Portland, OR  97214. Attn: Bob Hazen, PIC.