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Open positions:

Director of Training

REPORTS TO: Executive Director


WHO WE ARE: Founded in 1986, Folk-Time, Inc. is a non-profit community service agency whose commitment is in providing connection through support, participation, wellness services, and dedication to the road of recovery. Our mission: Connecting individuals who share the experience of living with mental health and addiction histories through peer support and community-based activities.


The Director of Training is responsible for collaborating with staff and community partners in designing, implementing, and overseeing operations of the training department and agency events.  The position will focus on launching a Statewide HUB for Intentional Peer Support services. The Director of Training will coordinate and provide trainings throughout all of Oregon, as well as create and maintain resources that aid in supportive efforts. This role will also prioritize agency development partnering with stakeholders through fundraising, event planning and marketing and creating feedback loops/processes that ensure long term adaptable programming and planning. This position will be representing FolkTime at the local, county and state level.


Supervision Received – The Director of Training will be under the supervision of the FolkTime Executive Director and be given general direction as fit. Assignment of work usually consists of major objectives rather than detailed or specific assignments. The Executive Director will provide daily to weekly guidance and will also conduct the yearly performance evaluations.

Supervision Exercised – The Director of Training will not supervise anyone.


  • Work with internal and external resources to develop, certify/ recognize curriculum(s) thru Oregon health Authority (as needed), and maintain state certification/ recognition of developed Peer Support Training and other certifications applicable to State requirements.
  • Create State wide IPS “HUB” advisory group to advise and “rollout” state wide trainings specific to IPS.
  • Create data base system to ensure smooth collaboration with state wide organization facilitators and/or statewide IPS trainers.
  • Develop a toolkit for HUB development to include but not limited to A-Z how to building a state wide IPS HUB, document lessons learned, forms, etc.
  • Work with internal sources to develop resources and schedule to facilitate Peer Support Trainings on a regular rotation state wide.
  • Facilitate & be the lead Coordinator for the Intentional Peer Support training HUB. While working directly with statewide partners and IPS Central/National.
  • Work with internal and external resources to provide support and access to training for individuals/customers that may desire and are eligible to obtain certification as a Peer Support Specialist (PSS) and/or Certified Recovery Mentor (CRM) thru ACCBO (Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon).
  • Work with assigned agency co-worker to co-create plan for agency development including fundraising, event planning and marketing.



  • Provides ongoing development of the Training and Technical assistance center
  • Ensure the overall smooth operation of the training center.
  • Work to resolve conflict as appropriate and provides positive leadership and collaboration.
  • Oversee all activities of all training provided state wide to protect fidelity and smooth operation.
  • Assist with creating, implementing and adhering to agency and program polices and procedure manual(s) and internal “onboarding” trainings in collaboration with various administrative staff.
  • Build strong linkages between agency program(s) and other related organizations and/or groups at the local, county and state level.
  • Research and disseminate new information relevant to assigned program(s).
  • Provide quality support to the intended audience as needed.
  • Represent the FolkTime agency in public forums as needed.
  • Respond to pertinent requests for information by other organizations and individuals through mail, phone, email or fax.
  • Assist Program Director(s) in planning agency goals and objectives regarding delivery of assigned program(s) services.
  • Responsible for customer complaint resolution according to prescribe protocol.
  • Assist with the development of the program(s) budget for each fiscal year.
  • Provide all information in a timely and professional manner.
  • Assist with grant writing and/or responding to RFP and preparation as necessary.
  • Perform other tasks or projects as assigned.
  • Provides individual and group training, support, conference calls, continued education and co-reflection to program staff and supervisors.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Trauma Informed Care perspectives and supportive employment efforts to those with little or no work experience and/or re-entering work to peer delivered services.


QUALIFICATIONS: Education and/or Experience


  • A minimum of a high school diploma, equivalent or higher
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience is required in working with individuals who have addiction or mental health issues and/or any other vulnerable populations.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in peer delivered services or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience training, coordinating and developing training curricula and/or centers or equivalent.
  • Extensive knowledge of Oregon’s health system and partnerships, CSX Movement, Recovery system and Traditional Health Workers or alike.


  • Must be certified as an Intentional Peer Support facilitator and/or Oregon Statewide IPS Trainer. Have the ability to hold internal and external ongoing Intentional Peer Support Trainings agency wide and statewide.




  • Considerable knowledge of agency/program principles and practices. Work must be performed with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and consistent practice of Intentional Peer Support principles and tasks.
  • Knowledge of computer operation and databases is essential.
  • Must be a self-starter and demonstrate the ability to supervise and assign work to program staff; ability to work effectively with other employees, contractors and the general public.
  • In depth knowledge of statewide system, guidelines, Traditional Health Worker system, the C/S/X movement
  • Good organizational and time management skills are essential.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must have in depth knowledge of standard office equipment to include computer, phone system, and copier and fax machines.
  • The position requires the handling of highly confidential information. Must adhere to rules and laws pertaining to customer confidentiality.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in written and oral formats. Must have the ability to present and exchange information internally across teams and co-workers, and externally with customers and the public.  Information communicated ranges from routine/basic to complex and confidential information.
  • Must pass all criminal history check requirements as required by ORS 181.536-181.537 and in accordance with OAR 410-007-0200 through 410-007-0380.



The Director of Training must hold a valid driver’s license as well as personal auto insurance for privately owned vehicles utilized for FolkTime business such as customer service purposes, travel between business offices and the community, to attend required meetings and trainings around Oregon.

The Director of Training must show proof of $300,000 or more liability coverage for bodily injury and property damage, and maintain said level of coverage for the duration of employment at FolkTime.



While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use office automation including computer and phone systems that require find manipulation, grasping, typing and reaching.


The employee is also regularly required to sit; talk and hear; use hands and fingers and handle or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; stoop; kneel and/or squat when adjusting equipment or retrieving supplies.


The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.



Work is performed assigned program(s) designated office space.  Un-predicted amount of traveling local and state wide area with or without and overnight stays will be required for attendance and meetings or trainings. This position may be exposed to the everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places in an office (i.e. moving mechanical parts, airborne particles, electrical shock, etc.).

SALARY AND BENEFITS: DOE Position open until filled. Benefits: This is a benefited position as outlined in the FolkTime Employee Handbook FolkTime is an equal opportunity employer.



Send resume and cover letter to: aprater@folktime.org. No phone calls please

If there are no open positions and you are interested in working at FolkTime you may send your resume in at anytime and we will keep it on file. In your cover letter, please address how your shared experience would help you work with others in recovery.

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