District Manager

Website Venture Portland

TITLE: District Manager

SALARY: Average pay $31/hr (24 hrs at $35/hr and 12 hrs at $25/hr) for a total of 36hrs a week, plus $175/month gas/phone/internet stipend, excellent health benefits and generous paid holidays

HOURS: 36 hours/week, Monday-Friday, Occasional Evenings/Weekends

BENEFITS: Employer-paid Kaiser Medical/Dental/Vision;  Paid Holidays plus Winter Break (12/26-12/31) and a $2500 “Thank You For Your Service” will be given to DM’s who stay through Dec 31, 2024


START & TERM: This position is available immediately. The position runs through December 31, 2024
and will likely end on Jan 1st

Applicants: We highly encourage women and POC to consider this job.

Position Description
If you have a true passion for Portland’s small businesses, this job might be right for you! We are hiring a District Manager (DM) for 36 hours per week. The position is available now and runs through December 31, 2024 with a possible extension. The DM’s work within our Catalytic Investment Initiative (CII) program to support underserved business districts. To learn more about us, please visit ventureportland.org.

What does a “typical” week look like? This full-time job offers flexible hours and no two days are quite the same! Every day is an opportunity to engage with local small business owners and their Business District Associations (BDA’s). This is done IRL and virtually.

As a District Manager, your week may look something like this:

Monday: Coordinate, attend and join meetings with your board, community advocates and the CII Director. Create a festive event/party, plan for Holiday shopping events

Tuesday:  Attend work training, walk through part of your district to check in with new and existing small businesses, sharing resources. Promote your district by posting stories on social media and creating a Monthly Newsletter.

Wednesday: Attend a webinar training on board development. Track, update and report your activities and district expenses for the month.

Thursday: Create board agenda and host board meeting. Organize a volunteer gathering to pick-up trash around your district and create monthly activations in your district.

Friday: Spend the day in your district; reconnecting with small businesses and/or guiding a mini-tour of the local shops

Obviously, there’s lots of exciting activities taking place each day other than what is listed here!

Characteristics we hope you have (or aspire to):

  • Infectious energy to gain support and get things done
  • Very creative, out-of-the-box thinking (what ideas do you have without Googling first?)
  • Able to seamlessly blend professionalism with accessibility
  • Ability and desire to create positive systemic change using the tools/programs we have available at Venture Portland
  • Volunteer experience
  • Board experience

Please express your interest in whatever format you prefer through [email protected]. But, please, in the subject line, type “District Manager.” The position is available immediately so don’t wait!

Individuals seeking employment at Venture Portland are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. 

To apply for this job email your details to vpjobs@ventureportland.org

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