Operations Manager – New Avenues INK Screen Printing Shop

LOCATION:                         Portland, OR                                     

SALARY:                                $38,000 – $40,000 DOE

HOURS:                                 Full-time, some evenings and weekends required


About New Avenues for Youth:  

New Avenues is a social services agency working in partnership with the Portland area community to provide homeless, foster-care, and at-risk youth of all backgrounds with the resources and skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives.  We are a diverse non-profit organization in our 21st year serving youth.


Our Commitment to Equity: 

New Avenues for Youth imagines a community where all young people experience health, wellbeing, and a self-determined home. We understand that racism, poverty, and experiences of oppression lead to social injustice and housing instability for youth. Due to current and historical exploitation and racism, youth of color are disproportionally impacted. In order to advance equity at New Avenues and fulfill our mission, we must address how privilege has shaped our organizational culture, policies, and practices.

New Avenues believes equity is an ongoing commitment without closure; in taking risks, we will learn from our mistakes. We will listen to and learn from young people’s lived experiences. We will seek multiple perspectives, strive for transparency, remain humble, and resist the urge to simplify or silence hard truths. We make these commitments because we believe in social justice and the inherent human dignity of each individual.


The Position:

This Operations Manager is responsible for managing all production aspects of New Avenues’ INK screen printing enterprise.  They will oversee and manage production, work-order process, and supervision and training of production staff and youth interns.  Additionally, they will identify and provide recommendations for operational improvements.  This position is required to ensure that production schedule meets efficiency and spending on cost of goods sold, labor, and other expenses meet or exceed the annual budget.  The Operations Manager will work closely with the Customer Support Specialist and Screen Printing Production Lead to ensure business goals are met and coordinate with other New Avenues enterprise entities to ensure positive youth outcomes within the shop.


Skills & Knowledge:

  • Minimum five years technical screen printing expertise required
  • Experience with graphic design and art creation for production
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills
  • Willingness and desire to work with multi-cultural staff and youth
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including exceptional interpersonal skills, patience and sensitivity for youth employees
  • Proven analytical thinker with strong reasoning ability
  • Must possess strong initiative, drive, and detailed follow-up skills
  • Proven experience in a volume oriented environment
  • Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook proficiency a must

New Avenues for Youth offers a very generous benefits package.  To apply, send your cover letter and resume to jobs@newavenues.org.  Please be sure to include where you came across this opportunity in your response.  You can learn more about New Avenues by visiting our website at http://www.newavenues.org/contact-us/employment-opportunities.  New Avenues for Youth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@newavenues.org