Permanency Program Assistant

AGENCY DESCRIPTION: A Family For Every Child is a nonprofit organization located in Eugene, Oregon. AFFEC’S mission is to find loving and permanent families for every waiting foster child.

JOB SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Permanency Director, candidates will complete tasks related to the multiple permanency program AFFEC supports. This unpaid internship/volunteer position is ongoing and there are positions with flexible times/duration.

WHAT YOU GAIN: You will receive real world work experience in multiple areas which could include outreach, organization, scheduling, community involvement, document creation, social media, marketing, and a great deal more. This is a great opportunity to learn marketable skills as well as do important and valuable work while supporting at-risk, foster and homeless youth in our community.

INTERN RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the supervision of the Permanency Director, the Permanency Program Assistant will perform one or more of the following:

  • Document creation and editing
  • Seek out free and low-cost activities for our program newsletters
  • Research topics for program, and agency national newsletters
  • Create youth biographies
  • Research, schedule, market and attend youth outings
  • Create social media posts for our permanency programs
  • Assist with Host Home licensing
  • Assist with recruiting traditional and non-traditional mentors
  • Assist with tabling events and community outreach
  • Log notes on all conversations
  • Communicate accurately and efficiently

EDUCATION NEEDED: Training will be provided


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with diverse populations
  • Strong computer/email skills
  • Experience using Microsoft Office and Google Docs types of programs; experience utilizing Adobe products is also welcomed
  • Well organized with attention to detail and ability to complete tasks independently
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Phone skills a plus
  • Strong desire to help at-risk, foster, and homeless youth in our community and to connect with adults of all ages to support these youth

PERSONALITY FOR POSITION: Outgoing, motivated, dedicated, confident, punctual, conscientious

EXPERIENCE OR SPECIAL SKILLS DESIRED: Team player, attention to detail and follow-through


  • 3-6-9 month commitment/continuous
  • 6-9 hours per week/flexible