Career Opportunities

Strengthening Rural Families

…working together to build stronger families and communities in rural counties.

Strengthening Rural Families is an equal opportunity employer. 

Rural Outreach Coordinator

Position Description: 

Promote Strengthening Rural Families’ (SRF) mission, initiatives, services, programs and events.  To engage with, advocate for, educate and mobilize Latino community members in rural Benton County. Act as the primary person to organize and coordinate program events, including translation and interpretation, recruitment and marketing, finding and negotiating use of facilities, working with agencies and event collaborators, advertising volunteer opportunities, assuring necessary supplies, meal preparation and childcare. Must be bi-lingual in Spanish.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Continually keep track of community needs related to maintaining healthy families. Conduct community assessments with the assistance of other SRF staff.
  • Assist in building relationships with local families, school staff, churches, community groups, local government, and social service agencies that serve the local population in an outgoing, engaged and friendly manner.
  • Assist in translation, interpretation and distribution of resources, promotional and advertising materials for SRF and its partners in the community.
  • Organize and coordinate programming, including some evenings. Recruit participants for classes, services, and programs. Follow current OHA COVID protocols.
  • Communicate with class instructors to assure logistics are in place. Work with instructor throughout class to assure the class is going smoothly and proper paperwork is being completed.
  • Recruit and supervise local childcare providers (paid and volunteer).
  • Partner with community and coalition partners to connect families with community resources, as needed.
  • Be responsible for class and program evaluations, and other information for grant reporting. Document hours worked, operate within budget and submit receipts for reimbursement.
  • Be available on regular basis to answer questions regarding local SRF and partner events, communicate and interpret, as necessary, with families that are registered for events (e.g. reminder calls), and participate in local events to increase community engagement.
  • Participate in Strengthening Rural Families staff, trainings, community, and coalition meetings.
  • Other duties as deemed necessary by SRF Executive Director.

Job requirements:

  • Must be fluent in Spanish, spoken and written, with excellent communication skills
  • Management skills, computer literacy, including proficiency at word processing, spreadsheets, data entry
  • Attention to detail, organizational skills, and completion of tasks. Be able to work independently
  • Active involvement in local community, with reliable transportation and proof of insurance
  • Must be able to pass an ODE and criminal history check
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination may be required

Pay:  Starting at $16-$17/hr, 15-20 hours per week, depending on organization’s funding or activity level. Additional hours may be added with the approval of the Executive Director. Eligible for wellness bonus and retirement program at 30 hours per month.

If you are interested, please send cover letter, resume, and employment application to Paul Smith by email: paul.srf@ruralfamilies.org.  If you have questions, please call the SRF office at (541) 929-2535. 

Strengthening Rural Families is an equal opportunity employer.

Financial Coach

Position Description:

The role of the Financial Coach is to provide one-on-one personal financial coaching services in person or virtually through the $tand By Me program. You will be an employee of Strengthening Rural Families, and have proficiency in the following: developing meaningful personal relationships; identifying and understanding financial issues, services and goals; conducting training and public speaking; developing and implementing a marketing and outreach plan; working in a professional manner, independently and with a team; as well as entering data into the $tand By Me data management system and reporting to Strengthening Rural Families. Training will be provided.

Job responsibilities include:

Financial Coaching

Coach, mentor, and motivate individuals and families to clarify their options and actively identify, assess and implement their financial goals.

Understand the steps needed to pursue our participant’s financial goals and to assist them in achieving individual milestones. Maintain strict confidentiality.

Become familiar with community resources and services to help our clients achieve their goals, such as home ownership, debt reduction, and improved credit scores.

Develop meaningful relationships with our neighbors, participants, and community and program partners.

Participate in all financial coaching training programs and in coach team meetings.

Data Management and Reporting

Ensure completion of all $tand By Me participant intake forms and privacy documents, as needed for our community members requiring credit reports.

Track all workshops and activities utilizing required sign-in sheets, program milestones and deliverables,manage and input information on coaching, workshops and other program related efforts in the $tand By Me outcomes measurement system in a timely manner.

Maintain all documentation for intake, credit permission, and credit reports for all participant files.

Workshops, Public Presentations, Marketing, and Outreach

Develop competency to deliver program related presentations, including orientations and workshops.

Develop a marketing and outreach plan to recruit participants. Work with staff and other coaches to create awareness about the program.

Actively promote the program to our community members and participants. Attend community events.

Job requirements:

  •  Must have excellent communication skills, both spoken and written.
  • Computer literacy, including proficiency at word processing, data entry, and platforms such as Zoom.
  • Attention to detail, organizational skills, and completion of tasks. Be able to work independently
  • Active involvement in local community, with reliable transportation and proof of insurance
  • Must be able to pass an ODE and criminal history check
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination may be required

Pay: Starting at $15/hr DOE, 10-15 hours per week, depending on organization’s funding or activity level. Additional hours and duties may be added with the approval of the Executive Director. Eligible for wellness bonus and retirement program at 30 hours per month.

If you are interested, please send cover letter, resume, and employment application to Paul Smith by email: paul.srf@ruralfamilies.org. Position will remain open until filled.

If you have questions, please call the Strengthening Rural Families office at (541) 929-2535. You can find the employment application above.

Strengthening Rural Families is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Santiam Canyon Preschool Lead Teacher

Position Description: 

The Lead Teacher is responsible for providing a preschool program with quality learning outcomes in a nurturing environment. You will work with the Santiam Canyon School District staff, and with preschool families on a regular basis. You will be an employee of Strengthening Rural Families.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Lead Teacher for the preschool program at Santiam Canyon Early Childhood Center.
  • Create and employ curricula and activities that are developmentally appropriate, that promote social-emotional growth and meet the needs of children from diverse backgrounds.
  • Supervise and manage assistant teachers and classroom aides.
  • Maintain good communication and working relationships with Strengthening Rural Families, the Santiam Canyon School District, parents/guardians and community partners.
  • Create and maintain relationships with every child and family.
  • Evaluate the progress of students on an on-going basis and implement any necessary modifications to improve growth and development.
  • Conduct parent/teacher conferences twice a year and in-home visits, as needed, to meet performance standards and support children and families.
  • Schedule and attend parent meetings.

Job Skills Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years or older and complete an ODE criminal history verification.
  • Have an associates or bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, child development, elementary education, special education, or other closely related field, state credential, OR High school diploma and some post-secondary training and at least three years of qualifying teaching experience OR at least five years equivalent experience in working as a lead teacher with preschool-aged children OR Step 8 or above in ORO.
  • Have a solid understanding of development throughout early childhood and knowledge of how to facilitate learning.
  • Ability to work effectively with other staff members and parents and caregivers.
  • Ability to relate to a diverse group of preschool-aged children; instill trust and motivation, meet the academic and emotional needs of all students, appreciate cultural differences and respond to individual learning styles.
  • Must register with the Central Background Registry (CBR) and Oregon Registry Online (ORO)

Salary:

  • Pay for this position ranges from $18.00-$20.00 per hour depending on experience.
  • 30-35 hours a week, 4 days a week, Monday – Thursday (with some Fridays as school days, planning or professional development days), following the Santiam Canyon School calendar.
  • This position offers wellness and SIMPLE IRA benefits.

To apply please send your resume and a cover letter to Paul Smith at Strengthening Rural Families, paul.srf@ruralfamilies.org, Mail to: P.O. Box 1528, Philomath, OR 97370  Phone: (541) 929-2535, Website: www.ruralfamilies.org THIS JOB WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

Strengthening Rural Families is an equal opportunity employer.

Childcare Provider (On-going)

Position Description: 

Strengthening Rural Families is a nonprofit organization that provides parent education and other programming to families in rural Benton County. Childcare Providers will provide responsible, dependable childcare and program support. SRF will provide training.  They will lead childcare programs during our classes and events around rural counties. (Alsea, Mill City, Monroe & Philomath.)

Job Responsibilities for Childcare Providers:

  • Greet families and children, help transition them into childcare
  • Plan and implement activities for children
  • Check to make sure supplies are in place for activities
  • Oversee consistent implementation of activities and program procedures
  • Complete nightly childcare paperwork
  • Work with the Community Coordinator to problem solve behavior issues.
  • Put away childcare supplies and communicate with community coordinator to maintain adequate supplies.
  • Help community coordinator with classroom and food service setup and clean up.
  • Document hours worked

Job Skill Requirements:

  • Must be bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must enjoy working with children; prior experience providing childcare is important
  • Dependability, reliability, ability to follow direction and take on responsibility and friendliness is essential
  • First Aid, babysitting certification is preferred
  • Should be able to provide own transportation to the childcare site
  • If out of high school and 18 or over, you must be able to pass an ODE criminal history check

Pay:  Starting at minimum wage, 3-7 hours per week, with class length varying.  Those interested should contact SRF at 535 S. 19th Street, #152, Philomath, OR 97370 or by phone (541) 929-2535 for more information and to pick up a job application.