Sisters Of The Road is a nonprofit Cafe in Downtown Portland. Since 1979, Sisters has offered accessible, made-from-scratch meals to folks experiencing extreme poverty and houselessness. Sisters is rooted in relationships built over good food and conversation. While the core program at Sisters Of The Road is our cafe, we do more than just feed people: we build a cross-class, cross-cultural community one person at a time, and we organize to dismantle systems that lead to hunger and houselessness. Sisters is now seeking an Executive Director who can join us in that work as both a grounding and an invigorating force, someone who is deeply motivated by our mission to build authentic relationships and alleviate the hunger of isolation in an atmosphere of nonviolence and gentle personalism that nurtures the whole individual, while seeking systemic solutions that reach the roots of homelessness and poverty to end them forever. Our next Executive Director will be committed to the values and philosophies of Nonviolence, Gentle Personalism, Racial Justice, and Anti-oppressive practice. They will be practiced in self reflection that creates an awareness of their role in the dynamics of privilege. They will value a collaborative leadership style and empower others to identify, create, and implement solutions. They will be adept at nonprofit management, including financial oversight, fund development, staff support and accountability, and strategic planning. They will be flexible, creative, and steady while working collaboratively to create a supportive space with Sisters’ vibrant community at the heart.
How to apply
Please e-mail as three separate attachments, in PDF format, to [email protected]:
1. Your resume AND
2. A cover letter addressing: your experience with nonprofit management and leadership, including long-term strategic
planning; your experience with budgeting and fiscal oversight; your experience with fundraising; your experience with
sharing power; and why you are committed to the philosophies and processes Sisters Of The Road uses to address
homelessness and poverty AND
3. Your written responses to all the following questions:
● What is your experience with racism, classism, sexism, and other oppressions?
● What do you think is/are the root cause/s of homelessness or poverty?
● What part of Sisters philosophies do you relate to the most?
● What is your understanding of your privilege?