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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 12:02 AM


Are you passionate about helping women succeed? We need you! We are looking for a friendly, compassionate, and engaging individual that shares our commitment, and our passion for empowering women!

About Us:
The mission of Dress for Success Oregon (DFSO) is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Established in 1998, Dress for Success Oregon has helped over 20,000 low income women get and keep employment. Our vision is a world where women do not live in poverty; but do live with dignity and respect; and are strengthening their families and shaping their communities.
We believe that achieving gender equality is imperative to developing a sustainable and just world for all, which is possible by acknowledging the crucial role that women play in the world economy.

We believe that by building up a woman’s agency and knowledge, better synergies between gender equality and economic sustainability are realized, enabling her to generate a long-term impact in both her private and public life

We are an ever-expanding network of referral agencies, volunteers, and companies to make a big impact in women’s lives. By supporting each other, we can reach a greater number of women and make our vision a reality.

The Volunteer & Store Manager plans, organizes, and supports many of DFSO’s programs by managing our clothing program and by training volunteers in their respective roles within each of the DFSO programs requiring volunteer participation. This position acts as liaison between Dress for Success Oregon, its volunteers, and the local community. The primary purpose of the position is to maximize the effectiveness of the DFSO programs and volunteer team of over 600 volunteers while meeting the goals of the organization.


Key Responsibilities
• Recruit, train, and motivate a vibrant volunteer workforce to meet the needs of DFSO.
• Build authentic relationships with volunteers and community partnerships.
• Represent DFSO at community fairs and corporate events.
• Maintain prompt and proactive communication with volunteers.
• Provide ongoing training and informational meetings to volunteers.
• Manage the day-to-day volunteer needs of the agency in all programs.
• Supervise and support the work of volunteers, respond to volunteer concerns and resolve conflict and disagreement.
• Train volunteers on clock in/clock out systems and other training required for events.
• Maintain volunteer database “Volgistics” and stay on top of scheduling, tracking, and reporting Oversee volunteer logistics of all major fundraising events.
• Recognize and celebrate the work of volunteers formally and informally.

• Manage the Assistant Store Manager.
• Manage the Suiting Program, which provides professional clothing for our clients, including administrative tasks, daily work flow, and looking for ways to streamline processes.
• Manage the clothing donation processing, deciding whether items are appropriate for the floor or should go in our inventory reduction sale.
• Organize the inventory and determine any needs, making requests to community partners when necessary.
• Track program purchases and follow budgeting guidelines.
• Complete needed program reporting.


• Minimum of 3 years’ experience in volunteer management, community outreach, non-profit program management, or related field.
• Friendly, flexible and can-do attitude is required.
• Experience managing others, specifically scheduling people, reviewing job performance, and conflict resolution.
• Strong, demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Ability to work effectively in an ever-changing work environment with many distractions.
• Ability to work both independently and as a team, and take direction when given.
• Ability to develop effective and efficient systems to streamline procedures.
• Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, with an emphasis in Outlook, Word, and Excel.
• Must have access to a vehicle.
• Available to work occasional evenings and weekends.
• Database experience a plus.
• Bachelor’s degree preferred.

• Medical, vision, dental insurance
• 401K with company match, FSA, AFLAC, and EAP
• Generous holiday time off
• PTO and paid four-week sabbatical every 5 years

Applications accepted until a suitable pool of applicants has been established.

Dress for Success Oregon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection of candidates for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, military service, family medical history, legal source of income, gender identity, political affiliation, or family leave obligations. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Guidelines/Contact:
Email your resume and cover letter in a PDF or Microsoft Word document to with “Volunteer & Store Manager” in the subject line.

$40,000 per year

• Location: Portland, Portland Metro

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