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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.


TURNO Program Manager


Employment Status: Full-time

Job Description: TURNO Program Manager

Salary Range: $40,000- $47,500 annually (Depending on Experience) + Healthcare benefits (Medical, dental, vision) and pension

Job Control: Executive Director

Direct Supervisor: Ines Pena (Deputy Director)

Program Description: Talento Universitario Regresando a Nuestros Origenes (TURNO) translated to University Talent Returning to Our Origins is a youth program that creates a path for high school aged Latinx youth to embrace and prepare for long-term movement leadership through; self-discovery and development, community-based service, and academic success and post-secondary education.

Summary of Position:  The TURNO Program Manager is responsible for analyzing, planning and implementing activities that are aligned with the institute’s mission and vision to insure the overall success of the program. They are to manage and provide support to their team in carrying out the program activities with ongoing course correcting evaluations that help meet outcomes and improve the future of the program.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work in coordination with supervisor, and executive director to promote a well-managed, high quality, youth-oriented learning environment; 
  • Recruit, and manage new TURNO staff; 
  • Lead the TURNO Leadership team; 
  • Recruit program participants alongside TURNO youth program team; 
  • Establish a relationship with the youth’s parents and engage them in the work; 
  • Facilitate some of the weekly sessions; 
  • Support the coordination and implementation of specific TURNO projects in the Academy; 
  • Oversee program data collection and evaluation system; 
  • Support the long-term and strategic program planning, implementation and vision ensuring that benchmarks are established to measure outcomes of CLI and TURNO goals and objectives; 
  • Coordinate TURNO’s volunteer outreach and recruitment efforts; 
  • Develop, establish and maintain strong working relationships with community organizations and leaders; 
  • Partner with development coordinator to fundraise for TURNO youth program, including soliciting individual donations and collaboratively submitting information for grants and reports; 
  • Produce quarterly reports on program activities, outcomes, and budgets; 
  • Create a culture of respectful collaboration among staff, partners, volunteers, and parents to ensure participants’ safety and wellness in the delivery of a culturally inclusive program with measurable results; 
  • Be an active member of a participatory work environment where trust, respect, professionalism, teamwork, open communication, and strong work ethic are highly valued; 
  • Apply safety practices in all facets of the performance of duties, contact emergency services as needed, and act as a Mandatory Reporter for the safety of the participants; 
  • Attend professional development trainings and implement new knowledge to work; 
  • Attend field trips and other program projects 
  • Work with JVC’s Program Coordinator 



  • Commitment to the mission and vision of CLI 
  • BA/BS preferred or AA Degree in Education, Social Science or strongly related field AND a minimum of 2 years of actual experience with youth and families 
  • Bilingual/Bicultural Spanish – English 
  • Knowledge of different computer programs such as word, excel, and powerpoint 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills 
  • Strong organization and time management skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to implement and enhance curricula 
  • Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and meet deadlines 
  • Ability to collaborate with diverse populations 
  • Experience problem solving and dealing with conflict resolution 
  • Experience supervising people (volunteers, staff, etc.) 
  • Criminal Background check to be completed prior to employment 
  • Certification or Accreditation: CPR/First Aid Certification and Food Handler Certification within first 30 days of employment 
  • Current driver’s license and ability to travel
  • Sense of humor, positive attitude, creativity, flexibility and willingness to pitch in when necessary


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


Deadline to apply:

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