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Assistant Director of Operations

Catholic Charities, Portland, OR, USA

Job - Corporate/Business

Close Date: 09/28/2019



Full-time / Exempt (40 hours/week)

Reports to: Director, Save First Financial Wellness


Catholic Charities of Oregon (CCO) is a highly regarded, innovative and rapidly growing leader in Oregon's non-profit sector with a mission to partner with the most vulnerable to achieve lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. Save First Financial Wellness, a service of Catholic Charities, supports financial empowerment for individuals and families through a continuum of services. We offer emergency assistance funds, resource navigation, financial wellness workshops, personalized financial coaching, matched savings programs, and a loan product for our clients. Our philosophy of financial empowerment is that every person has experiences and knowledge to share, the capacity to learn and change behaviors, the right to safe financial products, non-judgmental and unbiased information to support their goals.


We are looking for an innovative person who enjoys a fast-paced environment to assist in the oversight, management and growth of Save First, with the following qualities and interests:

Passion for Catholic Charities' mission to work in partnership with vulnerable populations to achieve lasting solutions to poverty and injustice.
Dynamic, creative thinker, proactive, able to take initiative, resolve problems, follow through, and simultaneously manage multiple priorities to ensure goals are met in a timely manner.
Ability to work well in team setting, as well as independently; be flexible and adapt well to different dynamics.
Ability to work creatively and adapt to new environments and tasks in a fast-paced environment.


Provide support to the Director of Save First by tracking program budgets, reconciling income/expense reports, processing invoices and generating grant reports.
Provide support to partners by generating MOU's, contracts, reports, and other partner documents, templates, and presentations.
Provide Sales Force database support by generating reports and managing database projects.
Effectively manage assigned staff.
Provide office management support by ordering supplies, equipment, and providing logistical support.
Create and implement annual communication plan including social media, newsletters and website
Project management of special projects and effectively manage relationships with contractors and vendors
Oversee operation/service processes and optimize for client focused and efficiency

Participate in trainings and coordination meetings as requested by Director.
Adherence to Catholic Charities policies and procedures.
Perform other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in related field.
Two to three years of professional experience preferable in a database environment.
Ability to communicate concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Experience in Salesforce, InDesign, and WordPress a big plus.
Ability to effectively work with standard Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint; and Adobe Suite.
Demonstrated competency when working with low-income populations.

Demonstrated competency working with individuals from diverse cultures.

Russian or Spanish a plus but not essential.

Demonstrate judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential matters.
High attention to detail required.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Willingness to learn new skills and take on new responsibilities.
Strong analytical and strategic problem-solving skills.

Ability to work a flexible schedule, which could include some evenings and weekends.

Ability to support organizational and program specific mission and goals.

Ability to lift 40 pounds.

Travel in Portland Metro area required. Must have driver's license, access to vehicle and ability to obtain automobile insurance at levels required by agency (100/300/100).
Satisfactory results from criminal, civil and/or motor vehicle background check required.

COMPENSATION: Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience. Competitive benefits package (dental, vision, and health) including: 100% employer paid health insurance (employee portion), disability, life insurance, paid time off, 12 paid holidays, 401k and retirement plan, free parking and more.

TO APPLY: Submit your application, resume and cover letter at


For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

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