Youth M.O.V.E. Oregon
Salem, OR
Monday, January 1, 2018
16.50 - 17.50
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Youth M.O.V.E. Oregon (YMO) is seeking a young adult peer who can lead, support, motivate, and inspire an energetic team of staff as the Program Manager of The Salem Drop Center. The Salem Drop Center is open to youth and young adult participants ages 14-25, many of whom experience challenges related to mental health, oppression, addictions/recovery, and other system involvement. The Salem Drop Center staff provides innovative peer support to participants and assists them in building leadership skills, goal-setting, improving their communities, and fostering a successful transition to adulthood. Reporting to the peer services manager, you will be responsible for supervising 2-4 employees. As a supervisor, you will be required to assign duties, schedule meetings, provide coaching, and discipline employees as needed. Furthermore, you will maintain communication with youth participants and their families, as well as network and build relationships with community partners and professionals.


Compensation: $16.50 - $17.50 D.O.E. / Hourly
Benefits: Medical/Vision/Dental included
Work Schedule: 40 hrs/wk (hours vary)
Position Type: Full-time 1.0 FTE


The program manager organizes and executes:

Weekly staff meetings and regular supervisory meetings
Weekly leadership groups
Evening and weekend events and activities
Staff and participant trips and transportation

At the Salem Drop Center, the program manager:

Meets with participants and their families during the enrollment phase to review expectations and address questions
Shares their lived experience and provides support to participants as they navigate the system(s) they participate in (mental health, education, foster care, juvenile justice, etc.)
Monitors the physical and emotional safety, appropriateness, applicability, and engagement of participants and interrupt oppressive and inappropriate behavior

The program manager communicates and keeps documentation on:

Weekly supervisory meetings
Participant, staff, contractor, and community partner interactions (these documents may be used for official purposes)
Any data related to goal setting/meeting

Utilizing their specific training, the program manager:

Schedules meetings or additional communication regarding support, resources, or crisis intervention as necessary
Represents YMO when tabling or presenting at community events, or in any interaction with local, state or national agencies and institutions
Networks and maintains positive relationships with community partners and agencies
Recruits, interviews, and hires (or signs-up) employees and volunteers

To meet objectives set by the board of directors and the administrative team, the program manager:

Communicates with their supervisor about program developments and needs
Collects paperwork and complies with confidentiality procedures, tracks attendance of youth and volunteers, and inputs data into data tracking software
Completes quarterly reports for contractors
Coordinates groups and activities that are within a strict budget
Facilitates and supervises conflict resolution between staff, volunteers, and/or participants to resolve problems, complaints, or grievances


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent leadership or managerial experience.
Ability to travel and willingness to work evenings and weekends as required.
Valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and car insurance.
Ability to pass a background check and drug screening.


Leadership skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Outstanding oral/written communication skills and strong organizational skills.
Demonstrated understanding of cultural responsiveness/competence.
Excellent advocacy and public speaking skills.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
Ability to be self-motivated, results-oriented, and to work efficiently in fast-paced environments.
Ability to analyze and determine a program budget.
Understanding of peer-support, youth advocacy, and the youth movement and the ability to discuss it intelligently with professionals and the public.
Identification as a peer with lived experience in youth/young adult-serving systems (i.e. mental health care, addiction/recovery, juvenile justice, Oregon Youth Authority, foster care).
Multilingualism (especially in Spanish and English).


First Aid Certification
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification
Oregon Food Handlers Card


Please send your resume and cover letter explaining your relevant personally lived and professional experience and interest in the position via as a response to this Craigslist ad. Only applications with both resume and cover letter will be considered. No phone calls please.


YMO has a two-tier interview process. Based on the pool of applicants, we will conduct an initial phone interview, and then a second in-person interview with our Creative Director and Supervisor of the Position. Please read the job post completely and thoroughly and reply to the posting with BOTH cover letter and resume.

Please, no phone calls.

Position open until filled.

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