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Come join us

Our employees are our most important resource as we work across rural communities in our region to ensure that children from all backgrounds have the family, educational and community supports they need to succeed in life. Our work is grounded in the wisdom of rural communities, and hiring and retaining the best employees in rural is a high priority.

What we believe

The diversity of our experiences, passions, educational backgrounds and perspectives enrich our work. Learn more about us and what we believe.

Our culture

We are proud of our high-trust, collaborative workplace culture that focuses on building relationships and connection among our staff. Being a member of our team means having a chance to take on meaningful, rewarding work alongside caring, talented colleagues.

Careers at Ford Family Foundation

Laura Crosier

“It’s such a pleasure to welcome new colleagues into our community of dedicated rural advocates. No matter our background, we bring the best of ourselves to our work.”

— Laura Crosier, Human Resources Specialist

Job opportunities

Are you interested in joining our community and contributing your talents to our work? View our open positions or subscribe to our newsletter to learn about upcoming opportunities.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage a wide range of candidates to apply.

Senior Program Officer - Community Economic Development

The Foundation is increasingly focused on the interconnectedness between our public, private, nonprofit, and community systems, and identifying how they must work together more effectively for improved outcomes in rural communities.

The Community Economic Development Senior Program Officer will further develop and manage a portfolio aimed at strengthening regional and statewide systems, while contributing to the Foundation’s broader, cross-cutting efforts to strengthen supports for children, youth, and families in rural areas. The portfolio focuses on strategic grantmaking in support of strengthening the economic development ecosystem to better facilitate collaboration and cohesion that results in alignment across statewide strategies and priorities.

The focus of this position is with rural communities across Oregon and in Siskiyou County and is based out of our Roseburg Office. Relocation to Douglas County is not required however, rural Oregon residency is required, as is travel to Roseburg as needed.

To apply for this position, please send an email to Laura Crosier, Human Resources Manager with your cover letter of interest and resume. Application packet emails must be received by March 1, 2024, 5:00 pm.

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Careers Ford Family Foundation

Working with us

Our employees are passionate and dedicated, and we work hard to invest in their growth and development. We offer a variety of professional development benefits, including tuition reim­burse­ment, individualized professional development and oppor­tu­ni­ties to attend con­fer­ences.

To support our colleagues in bal­ancing taking care of themselves, their families and their work obligations, we offer a generous employee ben­e­fits package. We are proud to emphasize the “family” part of The Ford Family Foundation, and in 2022 we were recognized as one of Douglas County’s Best Places for Working Parents.