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Oregon Tradeswomen promotes success for women in the trades through education, leadership, and mentorship.  We were founded in 1989 on the principles that women deserve and can attain economic self-sufficiency by pursuing careers in the construction, manufacturing, mechanical, and utility trades while helping and encouraging the trades industry to build a diverse workforce.

Twenty-nine years strong, Oregon Tradeswomen offers innovative trades-based training programs, trades awareness activities and technical assistance to organizations seeking to be inclusive of women in their trade occupations. We offer professional and leadership development for tradeswomen, promote the skilled trades as a highly desirable career path for women and girls, and have earned the respect and support of trades industry employers.  Respect, excellence, equity, community, and empowerment are the values reflected in all of our programs and services.

Employment Opportunities at OTI

Pathways Program Director

The Program Director oversees and manages the Pathways to Success team to achieve outcomes for programming, including support services, placement, retention, and apprenticeship readiness training. This position drives the overarching vision and direction of Pathways to Success program and is responsible for achieving strategic outcomes and meeting performance goals, which are related to the organizational strategic plan, grants and contracts. The position requires collaboration as a member of the organization’s leadership team to support agency strategic plan, staff, and foster an inclusive, equitable and productive nonprofit environment.

Download the full position description.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please send:
1) Your resume
2) A cover letter detailing what in your background and experience qualifies you for this position
3) OPTIONAL: Applicants are encouraged to share their demographic information if they so choose. 

No video applications please.  

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm on Friday February 21, 2020.  Applications may be sent by e-mail to kelly@tradeswomen.net or mailed to:

Oregon Tradeswomen
ATTN:  Kelly Kupcak, Executive Director
454 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Women, people of color, and trans/non-binary/non-gendered persons are strongly encouraged to apply. Oregon Tradeswomen is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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454 SE 187th Avenue, Portland, OR 97233; phone: 503.335.8200  |  fax: 503.249.0445