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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.


Director of Programs and Strategic Impact

The Director of Programs and Strategic Impact oversees and manages all agency programs to achieve strategic performance outcomes. Program areas include: career education, outreach, recruitment, support services, job placement, retention, apprenticeship-readiness training, leadership development, and advocacy.

This position is responsible for achieving strategic outcomes and meeting performance goals related to the organizational strategic plan, grants and contracts and overseeing the overarching vision of agency programming. The position is also responsible for managing and deepening community and industry partnerships to further programmatic goals.

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Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm on Monday, February 1 ,2021.

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.


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