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Director of Rural Outreach

Ethos, Inc.

Posted: 1/10/2017
Location: Portland Metro
Closing Date: open until filled
Industry: Arts, Education, Nonprofit
Type: Full Time

Director of Rural Outreach
Ethos, Inc.

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 with 2,800 students enrolled last year and an additional 5,000 students benefiting from workshops, presentations and artist-in-residence programs. Ethos' offerings reach both inner city and rural youth, empowering communities with high quality music education. For more information about Ethos, please visit:

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 national service and exemplary written and verbal communication skills to the role.

Ethos, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the advancement of equity within our organization and programs. We encourage applicants from diverse and underrepresented communities and backgrounds to apply, including those with disabilities and veteran status.

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.


Human Resources
- 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
- Maintain organized member folders including: AmeriCorps entrance and exit paperwork,
timesheets, background checks, identification, and payroll information.
- 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
- Initiate and monitor FBI background checks
- 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
- Design Rural Outreach Project marketing materials and update program materials
- Create and maintain documents that help with program continuity (contact lists, local
resources, standard procedures in each town, etc.).
- Respond to incoming requests for information
- Work with sites and AmeriCorps Members to develop and continually update class
schedules (before and after school), and community music events.
- 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.

- 2+ years in nonprofit program management
- A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
- Experience managing and motivated personnel
- 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

- Fluency in Spanish
- Bachelor's Degree in music education
- Experience as an AmeriCorps member
- Experience teaching music in a classroom setting

Compensation / Benefits: DOE, $32,000 - $40,000 annually, 40 hours a week. Employee
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

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to: Initial review of applications will begin January 26, 2016.

More information on Ethos can be found online at

Application Guidelines/Contact:
To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to: Initial review of applications will begin January 26, 2016.


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