Do you enjoy working with people? Want to find a fulfilling, keep-you-on-your-toes job? If you said ‘yes!’ to those questions, then you would be a great addition to the BCS team. Below are the current job openings here at the BCS warehouse/office. Please read the listings carefully and send a cover letter and resume to the appropriate supervisor. We would love to have you on our team!

Before applying for any position, please read our Cultural Values and Principles below:

Financial Literacy Assistant (FLA)

Reports to: Financial Literacy Manager (FLM)
Level/Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt (Approximately 10-12 hours per week)

Must submit COVER LETTER and RESUME to be considered.


Birch Community Services, Inc.

17780 NE San Rafael, Portland, OR 97230


PURPOSE: Birch Community Services, Inc. (BCS) seeks to provide a community where people can be responsible and accountable for meeting their basic needs and to equip them with tools to overcome financial difficulty. The successful FL Assistant candidate will give support to all curriculum-based BCS training (excluding training of warehouse volunteers and employees). He/she will help coordinate the recruitment, screening, training, and evaluation of BCS course instructors. He will also assist in the management and tracking the progress of each family.  The FLA will also assist in scheduling, follow up and support the systems for tracking and reporting on the outputs related to BCS training and program impact on families.




Objective:  In cooperation with the FL Manager the FLA will support all activities related to family meetings, schedule and information management.  Gather “story-based intel” gleaned from factors inside and outside of BCS which will be used to help families learn to better manage their resources and to assist BCS in improving our programs and developing new ones. 



  • Review participant financial information to ensure accuracy and goals with SF
  • Maintain confidentiality and respect for each family
  • Send follow-up communication for tracking and accountability
  • Assist with quarterly board reports on the findings and outcomes associated with family meetings



Objective:  In cooperation with the FLM the FLA will support best-in-class curriculum for courses designed to fulfill BCS’s stated mission. The FLA is responsible for pre-planning through delivery of BCS training programs, assisting all class curricula development, logistics, scheduling and delivery. 


  • Send out teaching schedules to staff, volunteers, and interns
  • Update the education class calendar in Microsoft Outlook/Shared Docs
  • Prepare materials for our education classes
  • Electronically record all garden class activities
  • Maintain a safe an organized work environment
  • Maintain clear and open communication with BCS staff and volunteers
  • Interact with participant and volunteers in an enthusiastic and friendly manner
  • Host each of the finance classes (in person or online), and potentiall any class held on site


OTHER (10%)


  • Assist the FLM with program outcomes
  • Monitor and evaluate program effectiveness and the exit questionnaire process
  • Assist with office tasks and other duties as requested




  • Be personally cognitive of and implementing wise financial management



  • Experience with developing statistical reports
  • Knowledge of case management and/or volunteer management best practices



Currently, much of the above can be completed off-site, with the understanding this could change at any time.


To apply, please email resume and cover letter to  Please, no phone calls.