Employment Opportunity

Classroom Law Project is looking for a SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER


Join Team CLP

Tired of today’s political discourse? You can make a difference at Classroom Law Project.

CLP is looking for a top-notch individual to join our team now!

Classroom Law Project is a non-profit organization of individuals, educators, lawyers, and civic leaders building strong communities by teaching students to become active citizens. CLP provides civic education opportunities to teachers and K-12 students statewide.

We are a dedicated, passionate, talented and caring team of civic-minded individuals. Our team is small but mighty. We leverage our impact by using amazing volunteers and, as a result, reach over 50,000 students a year. If this is a climate in which you would flourish, read on.


The Senior Program Manager is involved in all facets of CLP’s operation. He or she is an excellent communicator, advocates for civic education, and moves easily between Oregon’s education and legal communities. He or she is comfortable working in a small, non-profit environment where responsibilities overlap. This is a full-time, year-round position in Portland, Oregon; the position is open until filled.


  1. J.D.
  2. Teaching experience preferably in middle or high school social science.
  3. Mission oriented – passion and dedication to CLP’s mission, vision and values.
  4. Team building – works collaboratively with various groups such as CLP’s small professional staff, our large board of directors, and teachers from diverse school environments.
  5. Entrepreneurial, envisions possibilities – develop, incubate, evaluate, and evolve mission-oriented programs.
  6. Cultural awareness and responsiveness – works cross-culturally with empathy, sensitivity and respect.
  7. Superior communication orally and in writing in a variety of settings with various stakeholders. Examples: marketing pieces, lesson plans, presentations.
  8. Financial management – creates and manages budgets, oversees finances for program activities.
  9. Relevant content knowledge – has strong foundation in the history of the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights and key cases; understands of the role of courts, juries, judges and attorneys. Familiar with interactive teaching strategies activities such as mock trials and hearings, and best practices in project-based learning.

The EXCEPTIONAL APPLICANT is a member of the Oregon State Bar and has middle or high school teaching experience in the social sciences. He or she is committed to CLP’s mission, is passionate about civic education and enjoys advocating for it. He or she understands Oregon’s education and legal landscapes and has experience with one or more of CLP’s programs such as Street Law, mock trial, or We the People. He or she has 3-5 years management or senior-level experience.


  1. Provide follow-up support to Oregon civics teachers such as helping in classrooms working with students, developing lesson materials, finding resources, recruiting community volunteers.
  2. Assist with developing new mock trial case for high school competition.
  3. Recruit and support new teachers and teams for the high school mock trial and We the People competitions.
  4. Conduct teacher professional development on CLP programs such as mock trial, Project Citizen, We the People, and others.
  5. Develop workshops for Oregon Civics Conference for Teachers and recruit presenters.
  6. Provide budget oversight for grants and special projects; write grant reports.
  7. Assist CLP communications using social media.
  8. Work with staff and board to implement the strategic plan.
  9. Actively identify and pursue resources and partners to advance CLP’s mission and programs.
  10. Work with ED to develop annual budget and programmatic work plan.
  11. Ensure evaluation of CLP programs including regular feedback loops for continual learning and improvement.
  12. Assist in maintaining positive relations with partners and funders; promote CLP with community and civic leaders.
  13. Monitor education policy developments that may influence CLP’s future.
  14. Work in partnership with board leadership to foster meaningful engagement by all board members based on their skills, knowledge and community connections.


  • Salary range is $55,000-65,000
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Long term disability and life insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan


The successful applicant will:

  1. send an email to employment@classroomlaw.org with Senior Program Manager in the subject line;
  2. attach a cover letter that includes the following: I can further Classroom Law Project’s mission (by or because…); and
  3. attach a resume that clearly details experience relevant to this position and includes three references.

Classroom Law Project adheres to a non-discrimination policy with respect to employment, educational programs, and activities.  Classroom Law Project does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or disability, sexual orientation, or marital status and has a firm commitment to promote the letter and spirit of all equal opportunity and civil rights laws.