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Come work with FolkTime!

Working at FolkTime is a rewarding and fulfilling experience for individuals passionate about making a positive impact in the mental health community. As a peer-run organization with a rich history spanning over four decades, FolkTime offers a unique and supportive work environment where employees can connect with others who share a commitment to promoting mental health and wellness.


At FolkTime, we believe in the power of lived experience and the transformative potential of peer support. Our team consists of dedicated individuals with diverse backgrounds, all driven by a shared mission to create inclusive communities where individuals facing mental health challenges can find understanding, connection, and support. As a peer-run organization, we value authenticity and mutual learning, fostering an environment where every voice is heard and valued.

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The staff at FolkTime are compassionate and caring, and I always feel supported in growing in my role! Being surrounded by colleagues who believe in the power of peer support makes all the difference.

Willita Ross

Joining FolkTime means becoming part of a close-knit community where collaboration, innovation, and continuous learning are embraced. Our team members have the opportunity to engage in meaningful work, from developing curriculum and providing training to peer support specialists, advocating for policy changes that advance the field of mental health support, to walking alongside one of our members on their wellness journey.

We believe in investing in our employees' personal and professional growth, offering ongoing training and development opportunities to enhance their skills and expertise. Additionally, we provide a range of great benefits to support our team's well-being, including health insurance, paid time off, and flexible work arrangements.

At FolkTime, we are committed to creating a workplace that is safe, affirming, and inclusive for all employees. We prioritize cultural competence, trauma-informed practices, and diversity in our hiring and promotion processes, ensuring that our team reflects the communities we serve.


Join us in our mission to empower individuals on their journey to recovery and wellness, and together, we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve.

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Working at FolkTime has allowed me to grow both personally and professionally. The supportive atmosphere has meant everything to me.

TaMara Edens

Open positions

Deputy Director

FolkTime Leadership and Training Offices, Portland OR Metro


Full time position + great benefits


This senior leadership position is key towards maximizing FolkTime's ability to achieve its mission. They will oversee HR, Finance, and Operations.

If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, please email with your Resume and Cover Letter.  Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

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