Outside In Employment

Outside In is required by law to obtain proof of staff COVID-19 vaccination status or an approved medical or religious exception on file for all staff, volunteers, or any other persons doing work onsite or on behalf of the agency. 

Join the Outside In Team

We’ll admit it, we think Outside In is a great place to work. Oregon Business Magazine ranked us as “One of the 100 Best Nonprofits to work for In Oregon” seven times. We believe our people are our greatest asset. We offer excellent health benefits and a generous paid time off package.

We look for people who are passionate about working with a diverse population of youth experiencing homelessness and people in need of medical care.

If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccination requirement or need information about the exception process, please email hr@outsidein.org.

Large group of staff standing in front of Outside In medical van, staff are dressed to participate in the annual Pride parade


Outside In recognizes that our clients and employees have unique experiences rooted in and affected by race, culture, gender and gender identity, age, belief systems, social class and income, sexual orientation, physical ability, and other aspects of individual identity. We acknowledge the beauty, strength, and opportunities that come from such diversity as well as the destructive and pervasive consequences that come from prejudice and oppression. We are deeply committed to dismantling overt and covert oppression, building personal and institutional diversity, and fostering inclusiveness.

Benefits at Outside In

Working at Outside In brings with it a sense of accomplishment and pride in being part of a mission that impacts people’s lives. In recognition to those that are a part of this agency, Outside In offers the following benefits to its employees.

  • Medical Insurance through Kaiser Permanente. Outside In pays 100% of the premium for employee-only coverage, 75% for employee+children, and 66% for employee+spouse or family.
  • Dental Insurance administered through Moda with plans starting at no cost to employees.
  • Life Insurance ($50, 000) and AD&D insurance – premiums fully paid by Outside In for employee
  • 403(b) retirement plan through Valic. Employees can contribute on day one and are fully vested. Employer contribution begins after meeting minimum time in service and hours worked requirements, 3% the first year of participation, 6% thereafter.
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance fully paid for by the employer. We hope you never have to use it, but it’s nice to know it’s there if you need it.
  • A generous Paid Time Off package starting with 21 days PTO in the first year increases every year until year 6.
  • Holidays – 10 of them each year
  • Flex Plans – We have three plans: Health, Dependent Care and Transportation to save you some money on taxes. In fact, to make it even better, Outside In deposits $750 annually into a HRA to help cover your out-of-pocket costs.
  • Employee Assistant Program (EAP) is there to help you through life’s journey. From counseling to help finding what you need, it’s all there and better yet, it’s free for employees.
  • Employee Discount Program – Employees can go on line and take advantage of employer discounts on everything from dining to cars.

Application Instructions

Please follow the link of the position for which you wish to apply and complete the online application.

A resume and cover letter are required. A cover letter for each position that you are interested in must be included with the application.

You must complete the online application to be considered. If you have any problems completing the application, please email HR@outsidein.org. We are unable to accept unsolicited applications.

You will hear from us. We think it is important to notify every applicant of their status. Please don’t call to follow up on your application as calls slow the process for all applicants.

Health Care Heroes

We are proud of the many heroes that make up our team. Check out what some of them have to say about Outside In.

Success Stories


As a patient at Outside In, the dignity, compassion, and respect that I was shown by staff truly had a lasting impact on me and directly resulted in me wanting to get involved in helping my community.


Outside In made me want to be around excellence. Outside In shaped me. It taught me how to be kind to people less fortunate.


When I came out as trans and reached out to the community for help, everyone had something good to say about Outside In.


Through these connections I was able to get into school and graduate as a Certified Medical Assistant


Through Outside In’s guidance and support, I was in my own apartment completely self-sufficient within a week.


If you met me today, you might never imagine I spent countless nights sleeping under the Burnside Bridge.


I wanted independence and stability. I wanted to belong. I found Outside In.


Housing at Outside In is so much more than a roof over your head. The staff is helpful and amazing. They were always there for us anticipating our needs. Finally, we weren’t hungry anymore and we were safe.


I feel safe at Outside In. I love Outside In people. How they love us, care for us. The wonderful and fresh food, the health care, the accommodations, the hospitalities. People talking to me, listening to me. Changing lives. It is a great moment.


By the time I was 17, I didn't trust anybody...except Outside In. The staff took my concerns seriously, and took a holistic approach. They protected me.