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New Avenues for Youth

About New Avenues for Youth:

New Avenues is a social services agency working in partnership with the Portland area community to provide homeless, foster-care, and at-risk youth of all backgrounds with the resources and skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives.  We are a diverse non-profit organization in our 20th year serving youth.

Our Commitment to Equity:

New Avenues for Youth imagines a community where all young people experience health, wellbeing, and a self-determined home. We understand that racism, poverty, and experiences of oppression lead to social injustice and housing instability for youth. Due to current and historical exploitation and racism, youth of color are disproportionally impacted. In order to advance equity at New Avenues and fulfill our mission, we must address how privilege has shaped our organizational culture, policies, and practices.

New Avenues believes equity is an ongoing commitment without closure; in taking risks, we will learn from our mistakes. We will listen to and learn from young people’s lived experiences. We will seek multiple perspectives, strive for transparency, remain humble, and resist the urge to simplify or silence hard truths. We make these commitments because we believe in social justice and the inherent human dignity of each individual.

The Position:

The Senior Project Manager is a twelve month long position providing project management and support for the Executive Director and the Executive Team at New Avenues.  The Senior Project Manager works very closely with the Executive Director to successfully navigate and execute the various operational commitments and projects underway at the agency.  This qualified person has experience with strategic planning and implementation, development and delivery of training, Quality Assurance, continuous improvement, program design and implementation, and working with diverse stakeholder groups.  In addition, this person operates with a sense of urgency, is decisive, and highly resourceful.

This position pays a salary commensurate with experience.

Required for Consideration:

Minimum of three years of project management experience
Prior experience with Compliance/Quality Assurance and the Continuous Improvement Process
Minimum of two years of experience supervising staff
Established experience with strategic writing (public/private grant writing, persuasive written communications, etc.)
Behavioral/mental health program oversight experience a plus

Skills and Knowledge:

Detail oriented; ability to track and organize large amount of data
Proven inclusive leadership style and commitment to advancing equity
Background with identification and vetting opportunities
Expressed interest in developing and managing teams to support a positive team culture

New Avenues for Youth offers a very generous benefits package.  To apply, send your cover letter and resume to gro.seunevawennull@sboj.  Please be sure to include where you came across this opportunity in your response.  You can learn more about New Avenues by visiting our website at  New Avenues for Youth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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☆ Dont forget to tell your interviewer that you heard about this opportunity from the Urban League of Portland ☆