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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Technology Program Manager

SPOON Foundation, a young and growing global nonprofit, is the first and only organization dedicated to transforming nutrition and care for orphaned and vulnerable children worldwide. UNICEF and Ashoka recognize SPOON for its innovative approach and system-changing work, which has catalyzed national policy change and yielded dramatic improvements in childrenís health and development.

As a key member of our program team, the Technology Program Manager is tasked to translate data and technology resources and gaps in a variety of settings, regions, and countries and translate the real world data and needs into technical requirements. The Technology Program Manager will manage the creation of a comprehensive database and user-friendly digital assessment and intervention tool package, including informing content and design, coordinating with all parties, testing the end-product with users, and revising and customizing as needed. This generalist will be organized, strategic, and entrepreneurial. This full-time, exempt position is based in Portland, OR and will involve periodic travel to domestic and international program locations. S/he reports to the Deputy Director and is empowered to creatively and strategically shape the impact of SPOON and of the lives of children around the world.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Product Development

Innovation

Program Management

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: This is an exempt, full-time position. Salary competitive. Benefits include health coverage, generous paid time off, participation in our self-care plan, and flexible schedule.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume and completed application to hiring@spoonfoundation.org. Application deadline: May 28, 2015.

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Pediatric Feeding Therapist

SPOON Foundation, a young and growing global nonprofit, is the first and only organization dedicated to transforming nutrition and feeding for orphaned and vulnerable children worldwide. UNICEF and Ashoka recognize SPOON for its innovative approach and system-changing work that has catalyzed national policy change and yielded dramatic improvements in childrenís health and development.

SPOONís Pediatric Feeding Therapist is a key member of the program team that also includes a Nutrition Scientist; a Technology Program Manager; and an international Medical Advisory Board. The Pediatric Feeding Therapist occupies many critical functions, including developing safe feeding curricula, performing feeding assessments in orphanages and other low-resource settings, training orphanage caregivers on best feeding practices for typically developing children and children with disabilities, and providing input on the design of an innovative, integrated digital assessment and intervention package for nutrition and feeding. This exempt position is based in Portland, OR, and will be full time (hours pending long-term grant funding). The position requires international travel several times a year, and is empowered to creatively and strategically shape the impact of an organization, and of the lives of children around the world.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: This is an exempt, full-time position (hours pending long-term grant funding). Salary competitive based on experience. Benefits include health coverage, generous paid time off, participation in our self-care plan, and flexible schedule.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume and completed application to hiring@spoonfoundation.org. Application deadline: May 22, 2015.

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Director of Philanthropy

SPOON Foundation, a young and growing nonprofit, is looking for an experienced Director of Philanthropy with an entrepreneurial spirit to collaborate with the leadership team and board in advancing SPOONís global presence and impact.

SPOON is the first and only organization worldwide dedicated to transforming nutrition and care for orphaned and vulnerable children worldwide. We have been recognized by UNICEF and Ashoka for our innovative approach and system-changing work, which has catalyzed national policy change and yielded dramatic improvements in childrenís health and development. We are in the midst of rapid and strategic expansion with a goal of doubling our revenue in the next two to five years, and are eager to bolster our development potential so we can reach more children in more corners of the globe.

Headquartered in the progressive Central Industrial District of SE Portland, we offer a fun and flexible work environment free of bureaucracy and full of passion and big ideas. This key leadership position reports to the Executive Director and is supported by an Administrative and Development Coordinator, as well as team of high-level local, national and overseas board members and advisors. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced fundraising professional to creatively and strategically shape the future of an organization, and of the lives of children around the world.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Leadership and strategy

Donor cultivation and stewardship

Brand and donor communications

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, AND QUALIFICATIONS:

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: This is an exempt, full-time position. Salary $75,000 Benefits include health coverage, generous paid time off, participation in our self-care plan, and flexible schedule. Domestic travel up to six (6) times per year.

HOW TO APPLY: WVDO is pleased to be working with the SPOON Foundation to find a Director of Philanthropy. To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume and respond to the screening questions located at: wvdo-or.hiringthing.com. Application deadline: May 2, 2015.

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Volunteer Opportunities

SPOON Foundation is the first and only organization worldwide working to protect orphans and vulnerable children from the debilitating - yet fully preventable - impacts of malnutrition and improper feeding. We have been recognized by UNICEF and Ashoka for our innovative approach and systems-changing work, which has catalyzed national policy change and yielded dramatic improvements in children's health and development.

Program Volunteer

We are seeking a dynamic volunteer to work with our program team approximately 5-10 hours a week. Key responsibilities include organizing our products, providing pre-trip support, developing fact sheets for our products and partnerships, perfecting our international volunteer orientation package, and desk research on partners and grant opportunities.

Administrative Volunteer

We are seeking a detail-oriented volunteer to work with our Executive Director and Director of Finance & Operations approximately 10-20 hours a week. Key responsibilities include assisting with mailings, database entry and reports, general office management, such as filing and ordering supplies, and meeting scheduling.

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We offer collaboration with an exceptional and fun team, mission-driven work, and an opportunity to make a huge impact in the lives of vulnerable children around the world!

We ask that volunteers commit to the position for at least 3 months. Please contact volunteer@spoonfoundation.org with your interest and availability.