Youth Program Coordinator

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Campus Compact of Oregon

Location: Portland, OR

Organization Description

Located in Northeast Portland at the corner of Prescott & 42nd Ave, Alder Commons is a community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit where kids and adults alike can attend workshops & classes, and spend their time freely. Our goal is to provide multigenerational and multicultural programs based on our Core Values of Self-Determination, Collective Liberation, and Community Support (read more: ).

Position Summary

We are looking for a Youth Program Coordinator to work alongside our Organizing Team. Responsibilities include:

  • Developing programs and meet-ups focused on interests of younger Alder Commons Members
  • Outreach to youth-oriented and mission-aligned partner organizations about opportunities for collaboration, upcoming events, details around co-hosting events, etc.
  • Communicating and coordinating with Facilitators for upcoming youth classes, workshops, etc.
  • Assisting with marketing and social media efforts to spread the word about upcoming programs, Youth Membership opportunities, etc.

We can accommodate flexible hours within the week, including both in-person and remote work. We are a non-profit with a very small organizing team, so we’re hopeful to find someone who is a self-starter and who is willing to help lay the foundation for our programs.

Campus Compact of Oregon AmeriCorps Responsibilities

  • Attend all Campus Compact of Oregon trainings and events for Connect2Complete AmeriCorps Members.
  • Complete all Campus Compact of Oregon required progress reports, timesheets, and other paperwork.

Required Qualifications:

  • Passionate about, and committed to practicing, Alder Commons' Core Values of Self-Determination, Collective Liberation, and Community Support
  • 18 years and older
  • Must have at least an Associates Degree or equivalent credits
  • A U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident
  • Ability to pass a criminal history background check
  • Demonstrate a commitment to or willingness to explore issues of racial justice and equity
  • Requires high level of multicultural competency and sensitivity, including documented experience working with populations that are multi-ethnic and from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds;
  • Strong professional customer service skills;
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills;
  • Excellent computer skills, including database use;
  • Demonstrated organizational, multi-tasking skills and abilities, with the proven ability to work independently as well as with direction.
  • Excited to spend time with people of all ages and backgrounds in a consent-based environment


Connect2Complete AmeriCorps Member Benefits:

  • A total pre-tax living stipend of ~ $11,200 (disbursed twice monthly in even payments
    throughout service)
  • A taxed education award of $4,441 pending successful completion of service
  • Loan forbearance and interest accrual payment on qualified student loans
  • Childcare (if eligible)
  • Access to extensive network of AmeriCorps Alums
  • Ongoing training and professional development opportunities

Alder Commons Benefits:

  • Free Alder Commons Membership, which includes access to all programs, space rental, borrowing tools, woodworking studio, commissary kitchen, and access to the building every day 7am-Midnight
  • Access to $150 professional development fund
  • Community of Members that align with our Core Values

Alder Commons is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We especially encourage candidates from underrepresented racial, ethnic, religious, gender association, sexual orientation, economic, (dis)ability, and cultural backgrounds to apply.

COVID-19 Risk Reduction

We are taking precautions to reduce the spread of COVID at Alder Commons and in the greater community, including but not limited to the following:

  • Requiring use of masks for Members, Staff, and anyone else indoors
  • Maintaining small numbers indoors, maximum 20 people per room
  • Practicing frequent hand washing and hand sanitizing
  • Asking Staff and Members to self-isolate if they or anyone in their household is experiencing COVID symptoms
  • Strongly encouraging vaccinations for Staff and Members, and providing support for getting transport to a vaccination site and paid time off for Employees if feeling ill after getting vaccinated
  • Accomodations for remote work

We will be in continuous, open communication as we navigate a situation like this together, and welcome any and all feedback and ideas on how best to prioritize the collective health of the community.

1 Shift

  • 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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About Campus Compact of Oregon


620 SW 5th Ave. Suite 910, Portland, OR 97204, US

Mission Statement

OUR MISSION Campus Compact of Oregon convenes and supports the work of educational institutions individually and collectively to improve their practice around institutional equity, collaborative learning, and community engagement to respond effectively to a racially diverse and changing Oregon. OUR EQUITY STATEMENT As a racial justice and educational equity organization, we owe it to ourselves, our partners, and the communities that we collaborate with to strive for the utmost integrity. With this, we seek to dismantle harmful systems that perpetuate hate, xenophobia, and ignorance while working to center those most impacted by institutional, systemic, and interpersonal oppression: Black Indigenous & People of Color, LGBTQAI2++ people, immigrants and refugees, low-income people, and people with disabilities. ‚Äč


Campus Compact of Oregon is the only statewide organization working with private, public, four-year, and two-year institutions of higher education, and the only regional or state Compact welcoming K12 schools and education nonprofits as members. We embrace our unique position to strengthen educational equity in Oregon through a focus on racial justice, community engaged learning, and college and K12 partnership. Take a look at how we do this through our programs.

Campus Compact of Oregon currently operates four AmeriCorps programs: an AmeriCorps VISTA program, Summer VISTA, and two state/national projects Connect2Complete and College Access Corps. All Campus Compact of Oregon programs are committed to promoting racial equity and social justice, and eliminating inequities that exist in Oregon in postsecondary access and success for students of color and first generation students. National service members are placed at colleges, universities, K12 schools, or education nonprofits and work with a supervisor at this host site. Each of our programs achieve this mission in a slightly different way.

Children & Youth
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