5 bfsc weblogo 2020

Join Our Team

Program Manager, PCEF Grant

Who We Are

Black Food Sovereignty Coalition (BFSC) is a Black-led organization that a part of – and is accountable to – the communities it serves. The existing membership base has been gathered and maintained through genuine community connections and programming. BFSC has been a thought leader in the co-creation, design, and implementation of equitable strategies that improve community health by increasing access to fresh, culturally appropriate foods in low-income neighborhoods of color, increasing long-term community health through asset-building and ownership of food enterprises, fostering resilience through celebration, and by supporting self-determination and social capital development by and for people of color in urban communities.

Who You Are

BFSC is seeking a dedicated, meticulous, and outgoing Program Manager to support the implementation of our Portland Clean Energy Fund (PCEF) related projects. The Program Manager position is integral to the success of multiple projects that will positively impact BIPOC communities in the Portland Metro Area. The ideal candidate would be passionate about racial, environmental, and social justice in ways that would meaningfully inform all managing, planning, coordinating, staffing, and facilitating of PCEF undertakings. The ideal candidate will be living in the Portland Metro Area. The Program Manager works with the Board of Directors, staff, technical assistants, and consultants to carry out the mission and vision of both BFSC and the Portland Clean Energy Fund, while providing reports and invoicing relevant to all PCEF processes.

What You Will Be Doing

PCEF-related oversight would cover the following areas:

  • Completion of staffing plan and training

  • Supervision and verification of solar-related procurements and installation (electric vehicles, solar panels, etc.)

  • BFSC Headquarters property acquisition process (in direct consultation with BFSC leadership)

  • Installation of municipal electric utility lines and rainwater reclamation systems for Black Futures Farm and BFSC Headquarters

  • Procurement and installation of clean energy cold storage system

  • Collaborative implementation of community workshops and community trainings

  • Upgraded site security and lighting

  • Establishment of an Action-Research Monitoring (ARM) plan

  • Monitoring and maintenance of approved expenditures and records

  • Coordinating with BFSC staff, farm managers, and PCEF network to maintain the success of PCEF projects

  • Administration of any other aspects related to PCEF programs



  • A Bachelor’s degree in areas of agriculture, sustainability, or related fields

  • Minimum three years experience in a supervisory role over projects and/or programs related to sustainable systems (agriculture, energy, community, etc.)

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Workspace, and project management software applications)

  • Excellent interpersonal, listening, written, and verbal communication skills.

  • Cultural competency

  • A strong commitment to social and environmental justice

  • A vehicle and valid driver’s license

  • The ability to live and work in the Portland Metro Area and to travel for work


The compensation for this opportunity is XX per year. The PCEF grant ends in December of 2025.


How to Apply

Send a 1-2 page cover letter, resume, and three references in one PDF document here.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer where all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need to request accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact us at the email above.