Director of Rural Outreach
Ethos, Inc. is a vibrant nonprofit dedicated to making music accessible for kids, regardless of their socioeconomic status or geographic location. Founded in 1998, Ethos is the largest community music school in Oregon, providing access to music education to thousands of youth in Portland and across rural Oregon. For more information about Ethos, please visit: www.ethos.org.
Since 2010, Ethos has served as a direct program site for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Through this partnership, Ethos places 10 AmeriCorps volunteers each year to live and facilitate music education throughout rural Oregon. Ethos seeks a dynamic professional to lead and manage this important mission-focused work. The right candidate will bring leadership, organization, a dedication to public service, and exemplary written and verbal
communication skills to the role.
We deeply value the diverse array of life experiences within the communities we serve, and celebrate the role that music plays in lifting up all of our voices. Ethos is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to addressing the barriers to music education that exist due to systems of inequity and discrimination. We strongly encourage applicants from diverse and underrepresented communities and backgrounds to apply, including people of color, people with disabilities, and veterans.
SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Director of Rural Outreach reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for the management of Ethos’ AmeriCorps program, called the Rural Outreach Project. This includes the placement of ten AmeriCorps Members in rural communities in Oregon to offer music education residencies, immersions, assemblies, and workshops.
-Recruit, interview, and supervise Ethos’ AmeriCorps Members
-Develop and coordinate quarterly training orientations and workshops
-Track and compile member time sheets and ensure that members meet service hour requirements
-Maintain organized member files
-Observe classes, complete evaluation forms for members, and attend student performances to evaluate and document program quality
-Communicate with Ethos’ AmeriCorps Members weekly and respond to their needs including classroom management instructional resources
-Train and communicate regularly with site supervisors
-Attend Oregon Volunteers and CNCS trainings, meetings and gatherings
Partnership Development and Management
-Promote the Rural Outreach Project to schools and communities in underserved areas
-Create and maintain documents that help with program continuity (contact lists, local resources, standard procedures in each town, etc.)
-Work with sites and AmeriCorps Members to develop program schedules
-Review and implement Ethos and AmeriCorps policies and reporting requirements
-Track and document the program via photos, video, partner interviews, and media coverage in coordination with other Ethos staff members
Budget Management and Reporting
-Analyze data and complete quarterly internal program evaluation reports
-Submit required progress reports to AmeriCorps
-Monitor the Rural Outreach Project budget and coordinate budget revisions
-Experience managing and motivating personnel
-Familiarity with nonprofit operations
-Understanding of music education principles and best practices
-Strong organizational skills
-Familiarity with standard computer programs for creating materials and reporting
-Good driving record and reliable transportation for statewide travel
-2+ years in nonprofit program management
-Fluency in Spanish
-Bachelor’s Degree in music education
-Experience as an AmeriCorps member
-Experience teaching music in a classroom setting
Compensation / Benefits: DOE, $36,000 – $41,000 annually, 40 hours a week. Employer-provided medical insurance, 11 paid holidays (including employee birthday), 12 days of PTO each year, accrued monthly (18 days after 3 years of employment), and a 30-minute weekly private music lesson.
Reports to: Executive Director
Position is open until filled. To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to: firstname.lastname@example.org