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The CAPACES Leadership Institute (CLI) was established in July of 2011 to prepare emerging leaders in the Latina/o communities of the Mid-Willamette Valley to lead community-based non-profits and for public service.  In Spanish, CAPACES means both “we are capable” and “capabilities”. The acronym stands for Colaboración Adelantando a Personal de Apoyo para Capacitarnos, Enlazarnos y Solidarizarnos (Collaborative Assisting Personnel to Advance our Capacity, Engagement and Solidarity). However, the work began as a project out of PCUN, one of our sister organizations, back in 2003.

The CAPACES Leadership Institute was founded to prepare leaders with the political consciousness and skills needed to lead and support social justice work. We envision a Latina/o community with equitable leadership representation in all sectors that is working to address social disparities. Our guiding values are commitment, courage, humility, equity and justice, sacrifice, and sustainability.

Programs Director

Position: Programs Director

Type: Regular Full-Time Employee

Program: Administration

Project Reports to: Capaces’ Executive Director

Pay Range: Salary $70,000 – $75,000 D.O.E. (depending on experience)

Work Setting: Hybrid, in-office work days in Woodburn, OR.

Hiring timeline: ASAP

Application Deadline: June 30th, by 5pm (Applications will be reviewed the following week)


*To apply submit a cover letter and resume (with TWO  references) to:  jules@capacesleadership.org


Summary of Position:

The Programs Director is responsible for overseeing the planning and execution of the Capaces programs to fulfill the organization’s mission, values, and vision successfully. At the core, this includes supporting the development of the people and effective management of the program’s resources.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the development of program plans and oversee the execution of plans
  • Support the development of program evaluations and oversee their execution
  • Develop annual program budgets in collaboration with program managers, accounting/finance staff, and Executive Director
  • Oversee program budgets to ensure they are maintained up-to-date
  • Oversee the deliverables of program grants
  • Support the development of grant proposals and reports as needed
  • Support the development of financial reports for funders
  • Supervise and evaluate program managers
  • Identify and coordinate the provision of professional development opportunities for program managers and their staff as needed.
  • Develop and manage program partnerships/contracts in collaboration with program managers
  • Oversee the program staff responsibilities related to the organization’s annual fundraising and communications plans
  • Support the planning and implementation of the program-specific fundraising efforts
  • Support program volunteer recruitment efforts
  • Support program curriculum development
  • Lead the hiring process for new program staff in coordination with the Operations Coordinator
  • Evaluate potential new project and/or program opportunities in collaboration with the organization’s directors
  • Implement new projects and/or programs in collaboration with the organizational directors
  • Participate in program and general meetings and events


Minimum Qualifications

  • Commitment to the values, purpose, and vision of Capaces
  • Five years of experience in an upper-management role, preferably in nonprofit program management
  • Basic accounting, finance, and data management skills
  • Experience in at least two of the following: program evaluation, budgeting, data management, grant reporting
  • Experience working with underserved and opportunity populations, especially Latine, Indigenous, and Afro-descendant Latine populations.
  • Commitment to “big picture” thinking and executing administrative tasks
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Bilingual and Bicultural in English/Spanish.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Creative and strategic thinking with a results-oriented mindset.
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively lead teams.
  • Willingness to work some evenings and weekends.



  • PTO and generous winter break leave
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance for individuals and dependents
  • Employee Wellness Fund Stipend
  • Professional Development Stipend


How to Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume (with TWO references) to: jules@capacesleadership.org


Deadline to Apply: June 30th, by 5pm (Applications will be reviewed the following week)