Venture Portland’s Catalytic Investment Initiative Manager must be passionate about Portland and its unique neighborhood business districts. The ideal candidate is a highly creative strategic thinker; skilled supervisor; successful multi-tasker capable of juggling time-sensitive priorities; detail-oriented program manager; spreadsheet master; customer service pro and innovative team-player focused on getting the job done brilliantly. The Catalytic Investment Initiative Manager must be a highly motivated, responsible, solutions-oriented people-person capable of managing staffers working in multiple business districts. Supervision and nonprofit management experience are required to support the organization’s expanding Catalytic Investment Initiative. The position requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong organization and attention to detail, computer fluency, flexibility, a great sense of humor and commitment to Venture Portland’s mission/values.
Launched in 2015, the Catalytic Investment Initiative (CII) provides in-depth, personalized assistance, including professional staffing, to business districts city wide. Initially focused on supporting historically underserved districts in East/North Portland facing significant gentrification and displacement pressures, the Initiative has more than doubled in scale, now serving 13 districts city wide. With a focus on inclusive membership growth, development of diverse leaders that accurately reflect the community they serve and creative district-specific events that make cash registers ring, the Initiative strengthens and promotes participating neighborhood business districts.
Since 1986, Venture Portland has supported Portland’s 50 unique and thriving neighborhood business districts, which together contain 19,000 businesses (98% of which have five or fewer employees) and provide 250,000 jobs. Through grants, training and promotion, Venture Portland invests in the smart, strategic growth of these critical commercial corridors.
The Catalytic Investment Initiative Manager works with the Executive Director and the rest of Venture Portland team to manage the robust Catalytic Investment Initiative, meet City of Portland contract requirements and build the capacity of Portland’s neighborhood business districts.
Venture Portland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. East/North Portland residents, people of color and people with foreign language competency are encouraged to apply.
Submit a compelling cover letter outlining your passion for, and fit with, the position. Please also provide a complete chronological resume and the names and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Catalytic Investment Initiative Manager” in the subject line no later than Wednesday, 8/15/18 at 5:00pm.