Program Manager II

  • Job Reference: 00002436-1
  • Date Posted: 29 April 2022
  • Company: Forth
  • Location: Portland, Oregon
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Nonprofit
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Title: Program Manager II

Status: Regular, exempt position

Reports to: Senior Program Manager; Programs Director

Location: Portland, OR (Remote location in U.S. considered)

Hours: Full time

Starting Salary: $68,250-$78,250 annually

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Forth is a nonprofit 501(c)(6) trade association with a closely related 501(c)(3) charity, the Forth Mobility Fund. Forth works to advance electric transportation in the Pacific Northwest and beyond through innovation and industry development; demonstration and pilot projects; policy advocacy; and consumer engagement.

Our continued growth and increasingly nationwide scope of work has created an opening for a Program Manager II to support our Access-to-Charging team, specifically in our Workplace Charging certification program. The PM II will lead intentional electric vehicle charging initiatives to support Forth's efforts to increase equitable access to charging infrastructure for under-resourced communities.

We seek candidates who have demonstrated effective project management experience and cross-functional collaboration experience. Successful candidates are enthusiastic about electric mobility; and share our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.


Program Management (60%). The Program Manager II manages programs that expand access to electric vehicle charging and advances the goals outlined in Forth's strategic plan.

Support the charging team in project development, budgeting, project management and execution, and performance evaluation

Develop projects focused on electric vehicle charging initiatives and manage these and other transportation electrification projects as needed

Collaborate closely with cities, transportation companies, electric utilities, nonprofits, and other partners to develop and deliver high-quality programming

Develop strategies and advocate to share best practices and scale their adoption for electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Demonstrated ability to manage multiple conflicting program priorities and meet deadlines while maintaining a healthy work-life balance

Programs Team Management and DEI (20%). The Program Manager II manages the Program Associate. This person is expected to coach and support staff in their work, encourage their career development, and drive outstanding performance and program impact in support of Forth's strategic plan.

Provide guidance and direction for direct reports, ensuring that projects are completed on time, on budget, and efficiently managed

Manage continuous improvement and performance evaluation processes; including goal setting, annual reviews, and professional development, using systems and guidelines established by Forth

Actively promote and support diversity, equity, and inclusion in Forth's workplace culture and practices, program operations, and interactions with all stakeholders

Participate in board and committee meetings, as appropriate

Business Development (20%). The Program Manager II works with other staff to develop new project ideas and cultivate new sources of funding from governments, foundations, transportation companies, and other partners.

Maintain Forth's position as a thought leader in electrification with a specific focus on charging; speak on behalf of Forth at public events, as needed

Maintain knowledge of current industry trends and best practices to identify emerging opportunities, threats, and needs

Develop and manage stakeholder relationships with key stakeholder groups such as local government agencies, electric utilities, charging solution providers, OEMs, and more

Develop and refine new project ideas to carry out objectives within the charging team's focus area

Draft proposals and support staff in preparing RFP responses in collaboration with Forth's business development team

Communicate any updates or feedback from clients or partners to Forth's Leadership Team as needed



A passion for Forth's mission and the electrification of transportation

Demonstrated commitment to racial equity, diversity, and inclusion and understanding of key DEI concepts

Strong project management and organizational skills; ability to independently manage and prioritize multiple projects and tasks

Subject matter expertise in electric vehicle charging or related area

Demonstrated strength in team management; passion for supporting and developing staff; strong ability to motivate team members and assess performance

Demonstrated interpersonal skills; ability to cultivate professionally collaborative relationships at all levels from direct reports to members of the board

Exceptional attention to detail

Ability to work independently and maintain big picture perspective

Excellent cross-cultural communications skills, both written and verbal

Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years of experience in transportation, energy, non-profit or related field

Willingness and ability to travel, occasionally overnight; valid driver's license

Desirable (but not necessary):

Graduate-level degree in urban planning, non-profit management, business administration or related field

Experience presenting at conferences either as a sole-presenter or on a panel

Experience with project management services such as Asana

Experience with CRM services such as Salesforce

Experience working for a nonprofit organization with a mission-driven staff and board

Experience working for at least one of these key stakeholders: electric vehicle charging providers, electric utilities, local governments, consulting firms, or major transportation companies


Starting salary range is $68,250-$78,250 commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits include four weeks paid vacation annually, fully paid health, dental and vision insurance for the employee and all dependents, and an employer retirement contribution after six months (no match required.) We also provide access to electric vehicles for business use, a professional development budget, employee assistance program, and a flexible working schedule.


To ensure full consideration, please apply by May 11th by submitting your resume and cover letter through our HiringThing site . We will continue accepting applications after this date, but cannot ensure all will be reviewed. All candidates will be notified once we have made a hiring decision.

Forth values a diverse workforce. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQI(+) community are strongly encouraged to apply. Forth believes an equitable and inclusive work environment and a diverse, empowered team are key to achieving our mission. We're looking for candidates who can expand our culture, challenge business as usual, and bring their whole selves to work. We strive to provide those candidates with an equitable and accessible recruitment process. If we can offer accommodations for you in the recruitment process or you have feedback on how to make our recruitment more accessible, please contact our HR Team at