Intensive Career Coach Share:

Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center
Employment Type
Portland, OR 97217
$39,200.00 - $43,000.00 Annually
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Retirement Savings

About Us:
Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center + Rosemary Anderson High School (POIC + RAHS) is a minority-led nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization providing the highest quality services in education, mentoring, family outreach, employment training and placement.


Established in 1968, POIC + RAHS has been a beacon for communities of color for over 50 years. Today, POIC + RAHS provides education and direct services to over 700 students and work trainees annually, 80% of whom are Black or Latinx.

  • We believe all people have value.
  • We believe all people can grow.
  • We believe all people can contribute and build thriving communities.
  • Visit our website at

Job Summary:
As an Intensive Career Coach, you will support underserved residents of Multnomah County who are currently experiencing homelessness on a path to self-sufficiency by providing opportunities for skill building, training, and work experience. You will work closely with both clients and community partners. Intensive Career Coaches conduct outreach, recruit, enroll and maintain a caseload of clients with a focus on low income people of color experiencing homelessness. Additionally, Intensive Career Coaches coordinate outreach and develop relationships with local employers.


  • Engages clients in goal setting and monitoring, meets regularly with clients to implement individualized plans to achieve short and long term goals.
  • Collaborates with employer partners to develop opportunities for clients of diverse skill levels to obtain work experience.
  • Documents all client interaction, progress, participation, and data in workforce development-specific database system on a daily basis.
  • Manages client exits and enrollments to maintain full caseload capacity.
  • Develops culturally responsive, innovative, and engaging curriculum designed to build client-s employability and life skills.


Personal Requirements:

  • Passionate about the mission of POIC + RAHS and supporting underserved populations
  • Strong cultural competency
  • Familiarity with trauma-informed practice and strength-based approaches
  • Valid driver license, acceptable driving record, and access to an insured vehicle required

Experience/Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor-s degree or equivalent and two years of related experience OR equivalent combination of related training, experience, and education  
  • Prior experience in workforce development and placing clients with multiple barriers to employment required
  • Experience working with non-profits and within government funded systems preferred
What We Offer:
POIC + RAHS offers a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment where everyone has the opportunity to grow. Our compensation and benefits package represent our commitment to employee health and financial wellness.

- Generous vacation/PTO policy
- Employer paid Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
- Employer paid Life and Long Term Disability insurance
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA) option
- 403(b) Retirement Plan option
- Twelve paid Holidays per year
- Professional growth and advancement opportunities

Application Instructions:
To be considered for this opportunity, please submit:

1. Personal Statement that includes: 
  • Why you are interested in working for POIC + RAHS
  • How your skills and experience relate to this position
  • What you can contribute to our organization and the youth we serve
2. Resume

Please send your Personal Statement and Resume to with the job title in the subject line. Applicants who do not submit a Personal Statement that includes the requested information may be disqualified from consideration for the position. 

POIC + RAHS is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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