Director of Education and Justice

Portland, OR

Job Title: Director of Education and Justice

Salary: $70,000/year

Benefits: Medical, Vision, & Dental, 85% employer paid, PTO & Holidays

Reports To: Executive Director  



WVDO is a non-profit membership organization providing professional programs and networking opportunities to its members. The role of Director of Education and Justice is to provide skills training and experiential learning opportunities for individual members and organizations connected to WVDO.

The successful candidate will be joining the organization during a time of transition and will need to be comfortable with change in general and take an active role in shaping how this role functions both now and in the future. The successful candidate can expect to refine and create the different processes and systems that help to achieve the mission and theory of change.



The Director of Education and Justice is a critical position that provides the greater Oregon nonprofit community access to educational programs, events, and activities that help them grow their fundraising programs AND stay connected to the important work of equity in our communities. This position requires a strategic thinker, synthesizer, self-directed performer, and a consummate networker who is able to ignite enthusiasm for professional growth in the fundraising community. This person understands WVDO’s theory of change and will communicate our vision and mission effectively - internally and externally. This position reports directly to the Executive Director, has the potential to work 32-40 hours depending on the successful candidate and will be working a hybrid remote 3 days and in office 2 days a week for the foreseeable future.


  • Chooses overarching educational topics each year in collaboration with Executive Director, board committees as assigned.
  • Develops curriculum, instructor training and provides management over all cohorts, courses and long-term programming initiatives that meet mission and budget goals.
  • Ensures overall quality of educational content being created. 
  • Engages with new educational initiatives to ensure consistency with existing curriculum, instructors and program areas.
  • Infuses all current curriculum and programming to center justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion practices, and creates new programming and methodologies that address specific JEDI needs and growth in the nonprofit community and online learning sector.
  • Works in collaboration with the Director of Member Engagement to strengthen the JEDI culture among WVDO stakeholders. Provides regular evaluation on JEDI initiatives, theory of change alignment, scholarship usage, and other program components.
  • Works in collaboration with staff on contracting faculty and presenters, communications, and other administrative needs.
  • Works in collaboration with Executive Director on fundraising and sponsorship for educational and justice programming.
  • Provides content and works with marketing volunteers/contractors to build a sales pipeline and newsletter content for educational offerings.


A. Cohorts, Courses and Long-Term Programming Initiatives:

  1. Develops educational cohorts, courses and initiatives meeting needs of nonprofit communities throughout Oregon.
  2. Engages instructors; reviews curriculum; engages in instructor training.
  3. Provides rubrics/reviews/assessments for students and instructors throughout the program year.
  4. Annual assessment of overall results and ROI with recommendations for the following year.
  5. Understands and stays current with understanding and best practices of online education/training and the different methodologies used for evaluation and learning.
  6. Manages the logistics and planning for the annual conference with support from all staff, board and volunteers.

B. Marketing/Sales:

  1. Assists in executing marketing strategies and objectives.
  2. Develops and implements strategic sales plans to accommodate enrollment goals.
  3. Participates in providing content for newsletters, social media and press releases.
  4. Conducts outreach to build partnerships in existing and new markets with a focus on historically under-represented communities.

C. Organizational Development:

  1. Collaborates and networks with community partners. 
  2. Watches landscape of market for trends and opportunities. 
  3. Creates and manages budgets for all educational programs. 
  4. Builds business plans for new/proposed programs
  5. Provides reports to Board of Directors on program attendance, revenue and success.

D.  Office Environment:

  1. Maintains punctual, regular and predictable attendance.   
  2. Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.
  3. Displays excellent communication skills including presentation, persuasion, and negotiation skills required in working with clients and coworkers and including the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under pressure.
  4. Is proficient at systems building and management, creating organizational efficiencies, and is adaptable.
  5. Understands intent versus impact and works to maintain a just and restorative work relationship with coworkers and clients. 
  6. Other duties as assigned.



  • An equivalent combination of education credentials and/or experience.
  • Experience in community or workplace organizing, or campaigning in racial justice and equity movements.
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in building curriculum, implementing training and programs with a preference towards those with experience in adult education and distance-learning programs.
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in the nonprofit community.
  • Deep knowledge of nonprofit fundraising work, active understanding of the equity in the philanthropic landscape.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employees are provided with a $25 stipend to work remotely along with a laptop and office supplies.


Medical, vision, and dental benefits are included and are 84% employer paid. This position receives 4 weeks PTO and WVDO recognizes 10 paid holidays and 2 half day holidays.


Nonprofit Professionals Now is a proud supporter of WVDO.  Please review the full job description and application information and submit your resume, cover letter and screening question responses.

Applications will be accepted through January 18, 2021.  All applications will be reviewed.  Initial interviews and screenings will be conducted by Nonprofit Professionals Now.