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The CAPACES Leadership Institute (CLI) was established in July of 2011 to prepare emerging leaders in the Latina/o communities of the Mid-Willamette Valley to lead community-based non-profits and for public service.  In Spanish, CAPACES means both “we are capable” and “capabilities”. The acronym stands for Colaboración Adelantando a Personal de Apoyo para Capacitarnos, Enlazarnos y Solidarizarnos (Collaborative Assisting Personnel to Advance our Capacity, Engagement and Solidarity). However, the work began as a project out of PCUN, one of our sister organizations, back in 2003.

The CAPACES Leadership Institute was founded to prepare leaders with the political consciousness and skills needed to lead and support social justice work. We envision a Latina/o community with equitable leadership representation in all sectors that is working to address social disparities. Our guiding values are commitment, courage, humility, equity and justice, sacrifice, and sustainability.


Alianza Poder Coordinator


Employment Status: Full-time

Job Description: Alianza Poder Coordinator

Salary Range: $40,000- $50,000 annually (Depending on Experience) + Healthcare benefits (Medical, dental, vision) and pension

Job Control: Executive Director

Direct Supervisor: Jaime Arredondo

Program Description: Established in 2003, Alianza Poder—AP (Formerly the CAPACES Network) is a collaborative of nine sister organizations, hosted and coordinated by the CAPACES Leadership Institute (CLI). AP serves, organizes, and builds the leadership of the Latina/o/x communities in Oregon to improve the quality of life for all, especially working families. The nine organizations include: PCUN, Farmworker Housing Development Corporation, CAUSA, Mano a Mano Family Center, Latinos Unidos Siempre, Centro de Servicios Para Campesinos, Mujeres Luchadoras Progresistas, Salem-Keizer Coalition for Equality, and the CLI.

Summary of Position: The AP Coordinator works to strengthen the capacity and wellness of AP organizations and their employees to fulfill the collaborative’s purpose, strategies, and vision. The AP coordinator is responsible for managing and coordinating the benefits and program activities for the collaborative. They are to carry out the program activities with ongoing course correcting evaluations that help meet desired outcomes and strengthen the future of the AP.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Regular communication with points of contact from each sister organization; and coordination of that information to facilitate coordination of AP
  • Oversee the implementation of program activities
  • Prepare program activity materials and logistics as needed
  • Facilitate the implementation of wellness activities and initiatives
  • Serve as a resource navigator to boost the capacity of member organizations and their employees
  • Facilitate technical assistance and general capacity building activities for the sister organizations
  • Participate in CLI/Cambio Non-Profit Management Training of Trainers pilot project
  • Oversee and coordinate any program activity data collection
  • Support alignment between the long-term and strategic program planning, implementation and vision ensuring that benchmarks are established to measure outcomes of CLI and AP goals and objectives;
  • Develop, establish and maintain strong working relationships with community organizations and leaders especially with AP members
  • Partner with the CLI’s fundraising team and membership organizations to fundraise for AP program by collaboratively submitting information for grants and reports
  • Serve as the liaison for AP member organizations to put out radio program content in Radio Poder that’s in alignment with their missions.
  • Coordinate Alianza Poder structural updates (membership, expectations, onboarding, communications, evaluation)
  • Maintain a broad understanding of each organization’s priority campaigns
  • Produce quarterly reports on program activities, outcomes, and budgets
  • Be an active member of a work environment that’s guided by the following values: trust, respect, professionalism, teamwork, open communication, and strong work ethic
  • Attend professional development trainings as needed and implement new knowledge



  • Evidence-based commitment to the mission, vision, and values of the CLI
  • Successful experience working with community based non-profit organizations serving communities of color
  • Ability to perform as a team member and to support others in creating a healthy team environment
  • Experience working in collaboratives and collective impact approaches
  • Experience problem solving and dealing with conflict resolution
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • BA/BS preferred or AA Degree
  • Bilingual/Bicultural Spanish – English
  • Knowledge of different computer programs such as word, excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to collaborate with diverse populations
  • Ability to travel


How to Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to:


Deadline to apply:

* Position will be open until filled, but looking to hire in May of 2019