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Now Hiring Director of Public Services

Posted: September 15, 2014
Filed under: Jobs

JOB TITLE: Director of Public Services

CLASS: Management


REPORTS TO: Board of Directors

SALARY RANGE: $40,000-$60,000 (initial salary ordinarily not more than median)


The Director of Public Services is part of a three­ person Senior Management Team that shares executive responsibility for the organization of Free Geek as a whole. This position is specifically responsible for connecting with the community while ensuring quality, responsive educational programs and customer, volunteer and donor satisfaction. The incumbent will be expected to cultivate external organizational partners, relationships with donors, and build team strength and cohesion across all organizational levels in the Public Services Department. Please see the full job description for further responsibilities and requirements. This full-time position is eligible for medical and dental insurance benefits.

Full job description

What will candidates love about this job? Free Geek is, hands down, the single best solution for e-waste handling in the greater Portland area. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with representatives from businesses and governments, as well as prospective volunteers, to show off our amazing programs. You’ll get to foster relationships with great community organizations and explore new ground in our outreach and fundraising programs. You’ll have the support of a committed staff and wide-ranging responsibilities that allow for a new adventure every week. Sharing the executive management responsibilities with two other senior managers makes decision-making more powerful and fun.


What do employees say they love about Free Geek? Our mission of combining technology, education, and volunteerism resonates with almost everyone, especially in nature-loving, tech-growing, community-minded Portland. We’ve been a darling of the community for fourteen years and are devising new ways to team up with other nonprofits to help conquer the digital divide. Because we focus on several areas of social service that aren’t often combined, our community of volunteers and supporters is incredibly diverse. Many of our employees cite the opportunity to work with this wide-ranging population as one of the most satisfying aspects of their work experience.


This search is open to INTERNAL and EXTERNAL candidates. For best consideration, please apply before 5pm on Friday, October 3rd. The anticipated start date for this position is early to mid-November. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and concise answers to the following questions to hiring (at) freegeek (dot) org:

  • Summarize the education and experience that have prepared you for this position and explain why you are the most qualified candidate.
  • Discuss your experience working with a team to develop and implement a program or project.
  • Describe an experience you have had leading or managing work in a changing environment.



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