Join the SJCO Team: Apply to serve on our Board of Directors! 

Who: We are looking for collaborative, thoughtful, and committed community leaders who are interested in helping us to build our organization, strengthen our neighborhood, and have some fun doing so! Our organization is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and we welcome applications from community members who share these values. Some of the specific skill sets we are looking for include: nonprofit fundraising, business development, community organizing, and expertise around equity, diversity, and inclusion.
What: Apply to serve as a board member on the St. Johns Center for Opportunity board of directors. We are currently looking for 2-3 new board members to join our team. 
When: Applications are open now through May 24, 2019. New board members would start at our July board meeting scheduled for Monday, July 22, 2019.  
Where: Serve in St. Johns - your community! 
Why: The St. Johns Center for Opportunity is working to strengthen North Portland through people-centered economic development and community building. We need a team of passionate community leaders to help propel us closer to our vision of ensuring that all community members have access to affordable housing, benefit from economic opportunity, and are civically engaged in the community. 

Board Member Responsibilities:

Becoming a board member for the St. Johns Center for Opportunity is an honor and a responsibility. Here is a general list of board member expectations:

1. Serve on the board for a period of two years. 

2. Attend the following meetings/events (about 10-15 hrs per month):

  • Board Meetings – monthly (4th Mondays in the evenings)

  • Board Committee Meetings - monthly (scheduled by the committee chair)

  • Annual Retreat – end of January (two days)

  • Annual fundraiser - April

  • Other organizational events

3. Participate in fundraising! Give and or get $150 each fiscal year

Application Timeline:

  • Applications due on Friday, May 24th. Fill out the form below or complete the hard copy of our application and turn it in at our office (8250 N Lombard Street).

  • You will be notified if you have been selected to move on to the interview round by Friday, May 31st, 2019.

  • Interviews begin on June 1st and go through June 17th, 2019.

  • The current board makes final selections and notifies candidates by Friday, June 28th. 2019.

Interested? Fill out the application below:

Name *
Phone *
Address *
Do you have strengths in any of the following areas (check all that apply): *
SJCO understands there are challenges scheduling events and meetings during evening hours. We are striving to be as inclusive and as accommodating as possible.