Executive Director of Historic Parkrose
Position: Parkrose Revitalization Executive Director
Position Type: Community & Economic Development
Location: Portland, Oregon (Northeast)
Hours: Typical office hours (8 am – 5 pm), flexibility possible with approval. Job requires occasional night meetings and weekend commitments.
Status: Full Time (40 hours per week)
Compensation: $50,000-$65,000 per year, depending on experience
Benefits: 10 days paid vacation per year / Insurance & benefits to be determined
Supervision: Supervised by Historic Parkrose Board Chair
Historic Parkrose is seeking an organized, motivated, creative and resourceful Revitalization Director to lead our district. Historic Parkrose is a neighborhood prosperity initiative (NPI) district funded in part by Prosper Portland and tax increment. The goal of Historic Parkrose mission is to strengthen 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.
The Parkrose Revitalization Director is responsible for the coordination and oversight of Historic Parkrose within our target area, which is focused along NE Sandy Boulevard between NE 99th and 122nd Avenues. This includes managing the organization’s development and financial management, and overseeing the program’s economic development, promotions, and design projects. The Director will help shape the program by working closely with the volunteer board, providing hands-on management of the program, and being an enthusiastic advocate for the District.
The ideal candidate will have experience in the development and execution of a grassroots-driven commercial district revitalization. Candidate must possess strong communication skills to coordinate neighborhood and business stakeholders, can develop and maintain connections among established stakeholders’ activities and projects to aid in business retention, engage a spectrum of community members, and possess competency in developing and overseeing volunteer-driven committees and projects.
Other Responsibilities Include:
Represent, market, and promote the District to existing and potential business owners, property owners, developers, residents and volunteers.
Promote business retention and recruitment efforts with frequent check-ins with business and property owners.
Act as a liaison between business owners and existing business resources to address obstacles to, and opportunities for, business success.
Coordinate and enhance community events in the district, such as the Taste of Parkrose.
Monitor the annual program budget and maintain financial records.
Manage the administrative aspects of the program.
Participate in Board’s meetings and serve as the liaison between the Board, Prosper Portland, the Parkrose Business Association, Parkrose Neighborhood Association, and media outlets, ensuring that all actions and goals are synchronized.
Lead fundraising and grant writing efforts.
Conduct other duties and tasks as defined in future.
Knowledge of the Parkrose area, including demographics, businesses, history, and general sense the opportunities and challenges of Parkrose.
Bachelor’s degree or minimum five years practical experience in business, finance, urban affairs/public policy, community development, or a related field.
Background in commercial corridor revitalization.
Proven track record in urban planning, non-profit, community & small business economic development, or volunteer/community organizing issues.
Ability to delegate responsibilities effectively and motivate volunteers is essential.
Excellent public speaking, interpersonal, time management, organizational, consensus-building and media-relations skills.
Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills with culturally diverse stakeholders.
Strong written and oral communication skills with prompt responsiveness.
Experience in grant-writing.
Strong computer skills using Microsoft’s Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
Strong presentation skills.
Please email your resume and cover letter describing your qualifications to SamanthaMontanaro@gmail.com.
For questions about the position, please contact Samantha Montanaro, Historic Parkrose Board Chair at 971.319.4105.