Program Director

Global Works Community Fund | Portland, OR

Posted Date 5/04/2021


Position: Program Director

Location: Portland, Oregon

Employment Type: .5 FTE

Salary: $20,000-25,000 with flexible schedule

Position Open Until Filled


Global Works Travel Fund is looking for a .5 time creative and entrepreneurial individual to join a small but mighty team. As a thought partner to the Executive Director, the Program Director Embodies GWCF’s mission of providing access to accelerated leadership opportunities for under-resourced youth through mentorship, civic engagement and travel. The Program Director will have a deep understanding of the organization’s three impact areas and how our youth can benefit from exposure to the individual programs of Unity Through Arts, Our Naturehood, and Community Health. In addition, the Program Director will play a key role in supporting students and families in preparation for domestic and international travel programs during the summer. Because of the youth served, the Program Director must work utilizing an equity lens and be rooted in equity, diversity, and inclusion. Additionally, a deep understanding of the inequities facing youth of color and from low-income or under-resourced communities is a must.


  • Displays a strong entrepreneurial spirit and strongly developed innovation muscle

  • Demonstrated ability as an adept and persuasive writer

  • Ability to authentically engage with board members and ED to take ownership of all program related activities and execution

  • Contribute to a positive organizational culture based on mutual respect, collegiality, collaboration, and openness to many perspectives

  • Creates community partnerships with organizations that fit the mission and needs of GWCF and the youth served

  • Work collaboratively in an equitable and inclusive framework with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds

  • Capable of self-directed work; able to set and meet multiple and/or competing deadlines in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment

  • Demonstrated discretion in managing confidential information


  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends

  • Availability during high season of summer programming

  • Bilingual

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills with the ability to delegate tasks, motivate colleagues, and manage priorities

  • Event and/or volunteer management experience

  • Successfully adapt to and embrace new technologies

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as directed to meet the ongoing needs of GWCF


A search committee consisting of representatives from GWCF’s staff, board, and student leadership will conduct interviews and oversee the process. Finalists will meet with all members of the GWCF staff/team during the interview process. We are seeking applicants who are inspired by Global Works Community Fund’s mission to empower changemakers to create the world they believe in and commitment to equip confident young leaders with the life-changing experiences they need to believe in themselves and in the impact that they can have in their communities.

Submissions should be emailed to with PROGRAM DIRECTOR SEARCH in the subject line. Please submit administrative and artistic resumes; a cover letter describing why this position aligns with your professional goals and how your personal and professional experience could be applied to the youth of GWCF, and a list of two references with contact information. No phone calls, please. A background check may be required due to the nature of this position. Global Works Community Fund is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. The position will remain open until a diverse list of qualified candidates has been assembled.

Global Works Community Fund does not discriminate in its hiring and employment practices against any applicant because of race, color, creed, age, national origin, religion, political affiliation, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law


Students from Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities often have less access to leadership development opportunities due to continuing inequity in resource distribution across systems - including school districts and neighborhoods. Global Works Community Fund (GWCF) seeks to dismantle this pattern through mentoring, global travel experiences, leadership opportunities, career development opportunities, and college-prep. Our students are brilliant, motivated changemakers and we recognize that where we come from is a part of our strength. Investing in our fellows’ future allows us to enhance the power of our communities. Our civic engagement projects focus on creating impact in these essential changemaking spaces. We work with local community partners to create robust programming in our home communities that drive cultural and social change.

GWCF Local Program Outline

Our Naturehood: A relationship with the natural world and access to clean air, clean water and green spaces is essential for all communities. These community projects range from habitat restoration, to park clean ups and community gardening.

Unity Through Arts: Art is a way of expressing the times, needs of community, and voices of individuals. Through public art projects with community members, our fellows share power and perspectives through what they create. Projects in this sector can include developing murals, podcast creation, digital magazine publication, community art exhibits and documentary film.

Listing Type
Position Type
Part Time
Experience Level
Mid Level
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Salary Type
Commensurate with Experience

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