Executive Director at Historic Parkrose Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative

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JOB DESCRIPTION POSITION: Executive Director at Historic Parkrose

SALARY: $55,000 – $68,000 (DOE)

BENEFITS: PTO, paid holidays, retirement, and health benefits

HOURS:   Full-time, some evenings and weekends. Flextime, telecommute options

REPORTS TO: Board of Directors

Application Process:

Interested applicants can send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] Application is open until filled.

About Historic Parkrose

Historic Parkrose is committed to increasing social equity, economic opportunity, and safety in Portland’s Parkrose district. We make change happen by fostering collaboration between our diverse neighbors, local businesses, and property owners. Historic Parkrose is a Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative (NPI) district funded in part by Prosper Portland and tax increment financing. The organization’s goal is the Parkrose neighborhood and businesses, grow jobs, fill vacancies, raise visibility through promotion, and improve the neighborhood’s appearance and sense of community while representing the existing values and richly diverse individuals of the surrounding neighborhood. Our latest newsletter including a report on our successful pop-up market and COVID19 assistance is available here

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Historic Parkrose is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion because it is central to our work: increasing social equity, economic opportunity, and safety in Portland’s Parkrose district. Equity is the pursuit of equal outcomes and it requires removing barriers and eliminating social and economic disparities. This is possible only when we center those who have been excluded from the decision-making process. We recognize that people of color and other communities continue to be marginalized and excluded – both intentionally and unintentionally – from processes that aim to revitalize communities and combat deterioration. We are committed to fostering an environment of belonging and implementing policies that are responsive to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religion, and other individual identities for all board members, staff, volunteers, and members. We are committed to being non-discriminatory and providing equal opportunities for employment, volunteering, and advancement in all areas of our work.

Organizational Values 

Community – We forge meaningful relationships as the foundation of all of our work and use our positive influence to improve the lives of the business owners, residents, and community groups of Portland’s Historic Parkrose Business District. Diversity, Equity, Anti-Racism, and Anti-Discrimination – We believe in the intrinsic dignity and value of every person. We strive for fairness and justice in the way people — our staff and our communities — are treated and the opportunities they have to succeed by addressing racism, inequitable treatment, and other barriers to inclusion. Innovation – We embrace new ways of thinking; planning and acting that improve the impact and effectiveness of our work. We continuously learn from experience, each other, our partners, and the communities we serve.

About the Position

The Executive Director serves as the face of the agency and oversees strategies to fulfill the organization’s mission and strategic plan. The Executive Director manages all aspects of the organization’s day-to-day operations, including coordinating the board, supervising staff, budgeting, fundraising, community outreach, leading advocacy efforts, and achieving organizational goals. The Executive Director develops and oversees our main programs including small business support, district improvement grant, workforce development, rent assistance, youth programs, summer pop-up markets, and various community engagements. The Executive Director operates under the general direction of the Board of Directors.

Leadership & Strategic Planning

In partnership with the board and staff, the Executive Director develops, communicates, and executes the organization’s vision and strategic plan. Leads our efforts for achieving the organization’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) goals, ranging from recruiting and retaining diverse staff to evolving culture and programs to be inclusive and representative of the community at large. Responsible for all fiscal, operational, and personnel oversight.

Program Oversight

  • Supervises staff and the programs they manage.
  • Ensures appropriate allocation of staff time to efficiently achieve goals, reduce costs, and limit stress.
  • Ensures staff work collaboratively and coordinate across program areas.

Financial Management & Fundraising

  • Works with staff to create an annual budget and ensures program managers work within budget constraints.
  • Ensures restricted grant funding is used appropriately and effectively.
  • Builds long-term financial stability through fundraising and revenue diversification. Serves as primary contact for major donor fundraising, with additional support from staff and programs, as needed.
  • Fosters relationships with elected officials and leaders within Portland and Parkrose communities.
  • Establishes and strengthens relationships with the community, partners, and funding organizations.
  • Represents the agency’s events through public speaking and community engagement.

Board Support

  • Coordinates and nurtures a high-functioning, consensus-based oversight body.
  • Works with the board and communities to recruit and retain new board members.
  • Works with the Executive Committee to oversee annual meetings calendar, create meeting agendas, and provide background materials.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of four years practical experience in fields relevant to nonprofit management, including staff and stakeholder relations and fundraising, business, finance, economic development, public policy, urban affairs, or a related field.
  • Master’s degree and higher and background in community place-making, economic development, small business support and/or workforce development preferred.
  • Experience managing an annual budget of $100,000 or more.
  • Experience in volunteer management.
  • Experience in donor development, fundraising, event production and grant writing.
  • Proficient in standard computer software, including Microsoft Office, Google Suite and QuickBooks.
  • Ability to work flexibly nights and weekends, as required.
  • A commitment to economic development.
  • Ability to develop and track organizational budgets, including operating cash flow, restricted, and unrestricted funds.
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing, public speaking, and networking.
  • Ability to serve, engage, and partner with the historically excluded Black, Indigenous, and People of Color who live, work, and recreate in Parkrose.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including staff management, fostering a healthy, open, inclusive office environment, and partner collaboration.
  • Demonstrated success with nonprofit fundraising, including grant writing and management.
  • Organizational leadership experience, including running effective and efficient meetings, hiring and managing staff, and working with a board of directors.

Historic Parkrose an Equal Opportunity Employer. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position. This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the job change.

To apply for this job email your details to seile@historicparkrose.com

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