Careers @ Worksytstems|

Company Overview:

Worksystems is an award-winning nonprofit organization serving Multnomah and Washington Counties and the City of Portland whose mission is to build and invest in a comprehensive workforce development system that supports individual prosperity and business competitiveness. 

About the Position:

This Senior Project Manager sits on the Youth Program Team and reports directly to the Youth Programs Manager. The Senior Project Manager’s (Youth Programs) main priorities are related to management of grants, contracts, and contractor relationships within our youth program services. The ideal candidate for this role will have experience with youth programming, contract and project management, and a passion for helping youth in the community connect to quality jobs and employment opportunities. A successful hire will combine that experience and those passions with a detailed understanding of our funding source obligations through WIOA Youth.

This position works closely with other Senior Project Managers on the Youth Programs team and with the Compliance and Procurement Manager.

Job Duties:

  • Manage contracts with community-based organizations who provide youth employment and career development services.
  • Support our partners in understanding and abiding by grant requirements.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key partners.
  • Run monthly meetings with partners to check in on youth programs – celebrate wins and provide constructive help when needed to ensure contract and / or grant obligations are met.

What You Can Expect to Accomplish in the First 6 Months:

  • Learn Worksystems’ workforce development system. Have a solid understanding of our network of partners, roles, and services – and how these entities interact.
  • Establish yourself as a trusted resource and main point of contact for Washington County partners within the Youth NextGen program.
  • Take lead as the contract manager for contracts within the Youth NextGen program.
  • Oversee grants for the Youth Employment Program.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience in community-based or government organizations overseeing Youth Programming
  • Understanding of youth development principles
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to understand complex and detailed policies, procedures, and regulations, then synthesize and communicate those obligations to key partners.
  • Prior familiarity and experience with WIOA or SNAP a plus
  • Prior experience with Microsoft 365, Scribe, and Mural a plus

*A note on qualifications: Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job and will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role. 

Physical and Sensory Requirements:

  • Mostly sedentary work; using standard office equipment including: a computer, keyboard, and telephone. 
  • Work environment: flexible, with options to work from home, from the office, or in a hybrid setting. Employees may be asked to attend in-person meetings or spend a day at the office occasionally.
  • Position requires some local travel within the Portland Metro area to partner sites.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request accommodation please email

Salary & Benefits:

  • Salary Grade: E5 Range: $76,340 – $114,480
  • Medical (including vision) and dental plans with employer contribution toward monthly premiums.
  • 401k plan with up to 6% match, 100% vested at the time of enrollment.
  • Generous PTO
  • 4 hours of Volunteer Leave per month
  • 8 free sessions with mental health providers, unlimited free financial coaching, and 25% legal discounts through Canopy EAP


Note:  Worksystems employees must live in the state of Oregon or Washington for payroll processing purposes.  Although we operate in a hybrid work environment, proximity to the Portland Metro Area is needed for this role.  Employees may have to attend in-person meetings in the Portland Metro Area.  Sometimes with same-day notice.


To Apply, click on this link:,

Answer the required questions in the application and submit a resume.  First review of resume’s will be 9/18/2023.  Position open until filled.

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