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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 Ford Family

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.

President and CEO

The Ford Family Foundation seeks a President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who embraces the Foundation’s legacy, mission and values and will propel the organization to an exciting next chapter of impact. Experience inspiring, growing, and leading an organization while upholding the highest standards of innovation, integrity, and commitment to drive for results will be critical to achieving the Foundation’s increased ambitions.

The President and CEO will work closely with the Foundation board, management team, staff, and the communities it serves to actualize philanthropic priorities that reflect and support a recently adopted strategic plan. The Foundation’s new leader will inherit an organization that has earned and enjoys a strong reputation and deep, trusted relationships across Oregon. The unique opportunity exists to exponentially elevate the Foundation’s influence in the state of Oregon and nationally as a model champion for rural communities.

If you wish to submit application materials or nominate someone to serve as the next President and CEO of The Ford Family Foundation, please email:

Learn about the opportunity PDF

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.