Opportunity Summary:  

Are you able to take complex problems and turn them into practical solutions?  

Do you thrive in environments where you have the agency and accountability to communicate nuanced ideas and create sustainable processes?  

Are you energized by collaboration and partnership?  

The Program Associate role is a unique opportunity for an individual who is poised to display creativity in innovating new program solutions and efficiencies. The ideal candidate possesses strong written and verbal communication skills, demonstrates attention to detail, commitment to excellent customer service, and a drive to learn and grow in their skillsets. In line with The Contingent’s central commitment to equity and radical hospitality, the Program Associate will work closely with the Sr. Director, Every Child PDX (EC PDX) to strategize best practices for communicating essential information to diverse populations, efficiently meeting crucial and specific initiative needs through the lens of excellence, empathy, and compassion.  

If you read this position description and are filled with a wholehearted, “YES! I’m in!” We would love to hear from you!  

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Program Communications  

  • Create and develop necessary communication materials and documents for EC PDX programs, events, website, and initiatives  

Team Support  

  • Crafting and tracking stories/interviews with beneficiaries/supporters to share with community  

  • Provide administrative support on funding efforts, i.e., grant writing, sponsorships, corporate partnerships, and other donor engagement  

Newsletters and Reports  

  • Oversee the execution of Every Child PDX newsletter 1x/month and other newsletters as requested on specified dates, as determined in partnership with the EC PDX team.  


  • Post content on social media as it is created  

  • Create graphics for social media  

Volunteer Management  

  • Acting as point-person for high-capacity volunteers (Box Site Coordinators, Liaisons, etc.)  

Education and Experience:  

  • BA preferred or 2 years of relevant work experience  

  • This role is ideal for someone with 2-3 years of experience with administration, communication,  
    and/or program coordination  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Demonstrates strong data management skills; excellent ability to enter, track, analyze and provide recommendations and learnings on data based on insight   

  • The ability to work independently and cooperatively in a diverse, perpetually changing environment, while maintaining a calm and positive spirit. 

  • Experience in successfully working with a diverse group of constituents utilizing multi-cultural intelligence, intentional listening, appreciation, and respect 

  • Effective communicator with strong written, verbal, and public speaking skills that is experienced in engaging with diverse audiences   

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), experience with SharePoint and Microsoft Teams is preferred   

  • Proficient in Asana or other task and project management software is preferred   

  • Experience working with Microsoft Dynamics 365, or another CRM (Customer Relations Management) platform  

  • Experience in Timecounts  

  • Utilize multicultural intelligence, intentional listening, and appreciation and respect to engage with a diverse group of constituents  

Personal Qualifications: 

  • Commitment to the mission of The Contingent, including Every Child, and The Script.   

  • Relates well and works effectively with diverse groups of people who represent the range of ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds   

  • Possess cultural and emotional intelligence and an ability to work with a diverse group of leaders   

  • Demonstrates a passion for operational, technical, and customer experience excellence  

  • Ability to articulate a position on the importance of the faith community engaging vulnerable children, youth, and families 


  • Comprehensive benefits including premium medical, vision, and dental insurance (covered 100% for employee and 80% for spouse and/or dependents)   

  • Paid Parental Leave: 12 weeks after 1 year of employment  

  • Paid Holidays: 19 days   

  • Paid Vacation Days: 10  

  • Paid Sick Days: 5  

Employment Terms, Accountability, and Compensation:   

  • Full Time (40hrs) exempt annual salary offered at a range of $45,000- $50,000 (estimated total compensation $55,000 - $60,000) doe 

  • Starting placement will not exceed this starting salary range and is based on qualifications, experience, and internal equity. 

  • This hybrid position is in Portland, Oregon  

  • Flexible work model that supports a blend of in-office, remote and on-the-go workers   

  • We have team members located in multiple time zones. To facilitate collaboration HQ Operations will not schedule all staff events outside of the 9am –2pm PST core hours. 

  • This position will be expected to work within The Contingent’s hybrid work policy (2-3 days in the office, 2-3 days from home)   

  • Legally eligible to work in the United States  


Anticipated Start Date: 
April 2024 

Screening of applicant materials will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We prioritize reaching out to talent local to the posting location.

Application Procedure:  

Those interested in this position must submit the following:  

  1. Letter of interest (Please include how you heard about the position) 

  1. Resume 

  1. Three references including: First and Last name, Role , A brief description of their relationship to you Contact Information (email + phone number where they may be reached)  

**"Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At The Contingent we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you are excited about this role but your experience does not align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles."  


All employment at The Contingent is “at will” and may be terminated by either the employee or the employer at any time for any reason, with or without cause, with or without prior notice or warning. Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles of The Contingent. Upon hire, the employee agrees to undergo a 90-day probationary period, which provides additional structure, scheduled check in meetings and opportunities to receive and give feedback to and from the employer.  


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