Program Coordinator

Website Division Midway Alliance for Community Improvement

Position Title: Programs Coordinator

Wage: $42,000- $46,000 per year

Reports to: Executive Director

Hours: 1.0 FTE, 40 hours a week

Benefits: Monthly health care stipend, work phone, paid time off

Opening Date: 11/9/2022

Closing Date: Open until fulfilled

About the Organization:

Established in 2012, Division Midway Alliance (DMA) is a place-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to create healthier neighborhoods, social stability, and economic prosperity for residents and businesses. We work to achieve equity – in resources, opportunity, and quality of life for diverse communities. We value grassroots community development, creating inclusive economic opportunities, and local ownership for place-making by valuing lived experiences and honoring community voices.

Position Summary:

Division Midway Alliance (DMA) is looking for a motivated and culturally responsive Program Coordinator who will oversee DMA core programs, provide support to DMA’s Cultural Liaisons and build partnerships with existing and new program partners, Government entities. DMA is located in one of the diverse districts in the City of Portland, serving communities from diverse ethnic and language backgrounds. Therefore, this position requires a good understanding of East Portland communities. The ideal candidate for this job is community-oriented, collaborative, detail-oriented, resourceful, innovative, self-aware, attentive, a team player, and a good problem solver. The successful candidate will have a range of opportunities to develop skills, knowledge, and confidence in working for justice-oriented community development work.


Program Coordination (80%)

  • Oversee DMA core programs and work collaboratively with the Executive Director in the planning and execution of the programs
  • Coordinate Transit Justice Program and Youth Development Program
  • Supports the development and maintenance of project and program plans, including leading program plans as directed by the Supervisor. This includes project schedules and budgets, and plans for project quality, resources, communications, and risks.
  • Supports all levels of resources working on multiple projects, as projects vary in complexity and duration
  • Assists with monitoring and execution of project tasks against the project plans, tracking, and management of project costs, resources, issues, changes, and risks.
  • Supports the preparation of status reports and other project reports and presentation of information to organizational leadership, project teams and funders.
  • Coordinates and facilitates project meetings, with the ability to own meetings as necessary – including setting agendas and generating follow-up notes/action under the supervision of a supervisor.
  • Monitor and communicate with DMA community liaisons regarding program implementation, outcomes, monthly reporting and project deadline.
  • Monitors project documentation for compliance with standards.
  • Provide administrative support, as needed.
  • Create a project management calendar for fulfilling program/s goals and objectives.

Outreach and Engagement (20%)

  • Create and maintain relationships with local businesses and communities
  • Attend meetings and community events
  • Work with Program Assistant in creating content for programs and projects and maintaining the district business database
  • Work with the team in preparing and planning DMA special events, workshops, and training.
  • Promote and inform community, and funders about DMA programs and events
  • Coordinate communication with key organization’s program partners

Essential skills and experience:  

  • Experience with non-profit organizational systems is preferred
  • Program management and community organizing experience
  • Familiarity with East Portland communities and organizations in East Portland.
  • Community Oriented and committed to racial justice and advocacy
  • Respect for and demonstrated experience working with BIPOC communities, newcomer refugee and immigrant groups, non-native English speakers, and a deep understanding of issues affecting BIPOC communities.
  • Deep commitment to DMA’s mission, and vision, including an understanding of the role of grassroots community organizations in uplifting the voice of the community.
  • Highly organized, with attention to detail, and adherence to deadlines.
  • Excellent team player who is also capable of self-direction.
  • Demonstrated experience using MS Office products (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel)
  • Communicates effectively and tactfully with persons on all levels and maintains productive relationships
  • Willingness to work with a positive and helpful attitude
  • Must be able to work both independently as well as in team-oriented work groups, and to work cooperatively with other support team members and staff

Preferred Education /Training and/or Experience:  Bachelor’s degree and three or more year’s program coordination experience. Bilingual and multilingual candidates are preferred.

Physical Requirements: The position requires physical lifting of 25lbs. or less, on a limited basis. The position requires sitting for extended periods of time.

Work Schedule: At present, DMA has moved to remote work with a minimum of 1-2 days of work from the office location and be present in the office for any in-person meetings (case by case).

How to Apply

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and this position will be open until filled. Applications should be emailed (PDF preferred) to [email protected] with the subject “Programs Coordinator”.

Complete applications include:

Cover letter (1-page max) clearly outlining the specific skills, knowledge, and experience you bring to the job and how those are a good fit with the responsibilities of the position.
A complete resume (2 pages max) detailing relevant experience, work history, education and accomplishments.
3 references, with contact information, and your relationship to the reference

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