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Be a part of our crew! 

We’re so excited to share that we are currently looking for several people to fill some unique roles at Wayfinding Academy. Any role that is not an AmeriCorps VISTA role may be combined with another role, if interested.

Roles currently available: 

  • AmeriCorps VISTA: Recruitment & Retention Coordinator
  • AmeriCorps VISTA: Equity and Inclusion Specialist
  • Chief Business Officer
  • Wayfinding Guide

AmeriCorps VISTA: Recruitment & Retention Coordinator

For this position, we are partnering with Campus Compact of Oregon to recruit an AmeriCorps VISTA Member to join our team. VISTA is a national service program designed to strengthen communities across the country by building capacity in nonprofit organizations.

This VISTA will help to strengthen recruitment and retention programs at the Wayfinding Academy by deepening sustainable community partnerships and implementing engaging opportunities that will improve retention of students. In particular, these programs will work towards alleviating poverty by focusing most strongly on recruiting and supporting traditionally underserved students, especially students of color and students from a low socioeconomic background. Both recruitment and retention will focus on creating an inclusive, safe, and welcoming space for a racially and socioeconomically diverse community.

Time Commitment: One year, full time, beginning in August 2018
Salary: A living allowance of $14,136 along with an education award of $5,920 or cash stipend of $1,500 upon successful completion of service

To apply: Click the "apply here" button to be taken to Campus Compact of Oregon's website. Follow the instructions at the top of the page. Please also email us at hello[at]wayfindingacademy.org to let us know you'll be applying! 


AmeriCorps VISTA: Equity and Inclusion Specialist

For this position, we are partnering with Campus Compact of Oregon to recruit an AmeriCorps VISTA Member to join our team. VISTA is a national service program designed to strengthen communities across the country by building capacity in nonprofit organizations.

The VISTA will strengthen Wayfinding Academy’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts internally as well as our outreach externally through creating campus events, building sustainable community partnerships, and increasing funding for students. In particular, these programs will work towards alleviating poverty by focusing on traditionally underserved students, especially students of color and students from a low socioeconomic background. Our VISTA will have the opportunity to create new opportunities, with the goal of developing sustainable programs that will persist for many years.

Time Commitment: One year, full time, beginning in August 2018
Salary: A living allowance of $14,136 along with an education award of $5,920 or cash stipend of $1,500 upon successful completion of service

To apply: Click the "apply here" button to be taken to Campus Compact of Oregon's website. Follow the instructions at the top of the page. Please also email us at hello[at]wayfindingacademy.org to let us know you'll be applying! 


Chief Business Officer

The Chief Business Officer role is primarily responsible for all non-academic components of operating the college and is one of the primary strategic conversation partners for the President and Chief Academic Officer. You would have lots of opportunity to tailor the details of this role to your specific interests, talents, and desired areas of growth. Some key responsibilities include: 

  • Strategic budget conversations and ongoing cash flow management responsibility
  • Budget maintenance
  • Securing lines of credit or friendly loans
  • Tuition billing and model oversight
  • Legal and compliance responsibilities 
  • Grant management and oversight

Time Commitment: ½ time role (can be combined with an additional roles to form a full time role
Salary: $35k - $40k annual full-time salary, depending on experience


Wayfinding Guide

We have a team of Guides who serve as academic advisors and career coaches for our students. Each Guide serves 5-7 students at a time and ideally works with them through their entire 2 year experience at the Wayfinding Academy. The primary role of a Guide is to (1) help the students navigate the academic requirements of the program in an informed and intentional way; (2) help the students build a strong effective portfolio they can use to show the world who they are and what they can do and (3) help their students make connections in the community and choose learning opportunities (e.g., Labs, Learn & Explore trips, internships) that are a good match for them. The Guide role is one of the most fundamental and critical roles in the students’ experience at Wayfinding.

Time Commitment: 10 hours per week on average year round (assuming you are serving approximately 5 students), possibly slightly more at times when classes are in session and less during academic breaks; if being combined with another crew role, this position is equivalent to a ¼ time role
Longevity Commitment: We understand that sometimes life happens and plans change, but ideally we seek Guides for 2 year commitments so the students can have the same Guide throughout their entire program
Salary: Negotiable and varies per Guide based on the number of students they are serving and other roles in the organization, current standard budget assumption is $750 per month if the person has no other role with Wayfinding other than being a Guide. If combined with other roles, this one would be a ¼ time role.