We’re hiring a new staff member this fall to help us meet the community demand for career education. The nonprofit Portland Workforce Alliance is seeking a part-time program manager who will build the organization’s capacity for career learning and workforce development.


We’re looking for someone who believes in our mission and understands what it takes to build effective community partnerships. We’re also eager to get going: The application period opens today and closes Sept. 4.

PWA started small in 2005 and has grown into a thriving nonprofit with an active board of directors and a full-time staff of three. We work with Portland-area high schools to connect students with employers in virtually every major employment sector, including health care, technology, design, construction, energy and manufacturing.

Today, we serve more than 8,700 students a year through career-learning experiences such as career days, mentorships and the annual NW Youth Careers Expo. Our goal is for students to develop career aspirations and make informed, inspired choices about their education after high school. This work is part of a strategy to boost Oregon’s graduation rate and help regional employers build their pipeline of talent.

This work is also – dare we say? – fun.

Read our new 2015 annual report to learn more about our work and plans for growth. Prospective candidates should read our job announcement for details about job responsibilities and application requirements. (No calls, please.) Meanwhile, connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

PWA’s growth continues in 2015-16: We’re hiring