Clothing Closet Coordinator at St. Johns Center for Opportunity


Job Title: Clothing Closet Coordinator

Reports to: Executive Director

Status: Part-time (16-20 hours/week), non-exempt

To apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to or Lindsay Jensen, 8250 N Lombard Street, Portland, OR 97203 Applications will be accepted through 5pm on Friday, January 4th. No phone calls please.

About St. Johns Center for Opportunity St. Johns Center for Opportunity is working to strengthen the St. Johns and Cathedral Park neighborhoods in Portland, OR through people-centered economic development and community building. We envision a thriving, diverse, and just community where everyone has access to affordable housing, benefits from economic opportunity, and is civically engaged.

Qualifications for position:

• Demonstrated ability to work independently and proactively, meet multiple concurrent deadlines, and organize time and priorities

• Program management experience

• Excellent written and verbal communications skills with intuitive interpersonal skills

• Excellent analytical skills

• Ability to be comfortable in a wide range of settings with diverse groups

• Exceptional attention to detail and highly organized

• Ability to lift 50+ lbs

• Commitment to social justice and community economic development

Preferred Skills:

• Fluency in Spanish

• Experience managing other clothing closet programs

• Experience working with vulnerable community members, especially those experiencing houselessness

Overview of Position:

Weekly Hours: 16-20 hours

Pay rate: $15/hour

The Clothing Closet Coordinator will play a key role in organizing and growing SJCO’s community Clothing Closet program. This position requires a high level of enthusiasm and “can do” attitude, ability to work well with a multitude of people and personalities, and passion for seeing our neighborhood thrive. As a grassroots organization, SJCO does a lot with a little. Operating in this environment requires team members to be flexible, open to change, and excited about wearing multiple hats. You can read about all of our organizational values here:

Essential Functions:

Program Management (95% of time)

• Manage our Clothing Closet program and oversee day-of operations

• Ensure all donors receive a tax receipt for their donations within a timely manner

• Support and help recruit volunteers for the Clothing Closet

• Lead regular clothing sorting parties with SJCO volunteers in preparation for our monthly Clothing Closet

• Work with Clothing Closet partners to pick up/distribute donations (i.e., Roosevelt High School Teen Clothing Closet and Consign Couture)

• Build new partnerships in the community and identify ways to increase our impact

• Transport any unusable donations to Goodwill

• Manage our clothing storage areas and ensure they stay clean and organized

• Track Clothing Closet participants and report data to the Executive Director

• Submit Clothing Closet supply orders to the Executive Director as needed

• Help build processes and procedures for the Clothing Closet, including safety guidelines for staff members and volunteers

• Provide our social media consultant with content and information about the Clothing Closet to post on social media

• Create or update any marketing materials or signage needed for the Clothing Closet

Other (5% of time):

• Participate in weekly team meetings and staff retreats

• Support SJCO’s strategic plan and annual goals

• Attend key organizational events

• Act as a champion for the organization in the neighborhood

• General office maintenance and clean-up

• Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

St. Johns Center for Opportunity provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics.