Events, Media, and Office Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Portland, OR
  • Applications have closed

Website VenturePortland Venture Portland

Title: Events, Media, and Office Assistant (Exempt) Salary: $42,000/year plus a $2,100/year stipend for phone, transportation, and home internet. Hours: 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday, occasional evenings and weekends. Benefits: Employer-paid Kaiser Permanente medical benefits package OR up to $320/month stipend to cover other medical benefits. 15 Days Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Sick Days & 13 paid holidays plus additional paid days off between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Supervisor: Events Director Start & Terms: Position available now. This position runs through November 2024, with a possible extension. Applicants: We highly encourage women and POC to consider this job. Position Description: If you have a true passion for Portland’s small business and events, this job might be the one for you! We are hiring a full-time Events, Media, and Office Assistant to support our Events Hub and marketing and communications efforts, and help maintain our office in SE Portland. 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 (BDAs). This is done approximately 60% remotely, 30% in the field, and 10% at Venture Portland’s office. As the Events, Media, and Office Assistant, your primary responsibilities would be: Social Media:

  • Three original static posts on Venture Portland’s Instagram account every week
  • Three original Instagram stories/reels every day, Monday through Friday highlighting both Venture Portland’s programs and our member business district associations
  • 30-40 minutes/day to engage with member accounts from the Venture Portland Instagram account, plus responding to comments and direct messages received through the Venture Portland Instagram account in a timely manner

Events Hub:

  • Ideate/produce/execute an Events webinar a minimum of once per month
  • Update the Events Hub’s “Information & Assistance” document on a weekly basis
  • Support and attend monthly business district tours
  • Support and attend monthly Venture Portland Member Meetups
  • Aid in every district event. This is a hands-on expectation of being “boots on the ground” in real life to help with everything from set up-to clean up
  • Create reusable templates/graphics and support District Managers in using each


  • Ideate/coordinate/execute weekly e-newsletter promoting local businesses
  • Ideate/coordinate/execute weekly ‘Friday Email’ promoting local business news and events

Office Coordinator:

  • Check the physical mail twice a week and submit it to the necessary individuals
  • Maintain printer, inventory office supplies, and submit orders as needed
  • Ensure dishes/refrigerator are clean
  • Correspond with landlords regarding maintenance requests, parking issues, etc.

Plus, other duties as assigned by the Events Director and Leadership Team. Characteristics we hope you have (or aspire to):

  • Has a reliable vehicle and is willing to drive
  • The ability to arrive at events/meetings/etc. precisely on time, if not early, to ensure they are well-positioned to fully execute their duties without delay
  • Highly organized and always looking for innovative solutions
  • 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
  • Experience working with volunteers and/or boards
  • Willingness to collaborate and take direction

Please express your interest in whatever format you like no later than January 31, 2023 through [email protected]. Please put “EVENTS, MEDIA & OFFICE ASSISTANT” in the subject line. Interviews may begin for this position while this job posting is active. So, if you are interested, please submit your interest now! Individuals seeking employment at Venture Portland are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

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