Job Details

Director, Leadership Programs

Portland Business Alliance, Portland, OR

Job - Corporate/Business

Close Date: 08/15/2019

The Portland Business Alliance, a 501(c)(6) organization, is the Greater Portland Chamber of Commerce and the leading voice for business in the region. The Alliance advocates for business at all levels of government to support commerce, community health and the region’s overall prosperity. We also offer a variety of networking events and professional development opportunities to connect and foster growth in our region’s business community.
Organizes and manages the Alliance’s leadership development programs including Leadership Portland (LP), Leadership Portland Alumni Association (LPAA) and Public Sector Service Training (PSST).
 Designs leadership programs yearly calendars of program days
 Develops and organizes all aspects of LP retreats and program days, including solicitation of government officials, business leaders and nonprofit directors to speak at program days and graduation
 Develops and organizes all aspects of PSST programs days in partnership with VP of Government Relations
 Develops and/or expand current program offerings as appropriate
 Develops and monitors all leadership program budgets
 Cultivates alumni network and programs
 Leads the recruitment and selection of LP participants, working with business leaders to ensure class meets diversity goals set by the Alliance board of directors
 Assists with soliciting sponsorship and grant funding for all leadership programs
 Serves as a resource and guide for class participants
 Leads in alumni retention, outreach and communication
 Produce communications including monthly LP alumni e-newsletter, event invitations, surveys, thank-you notes and other communications as needed
 Coordinate meetings and logistics for planning all program days
 Coordinates and attends before and after-hour events
 Provide admin support for LPAA board and attends LPAA events
 Manage social media postings as needed in partnership with Alliance communications team
 Maintain LP Alumni contact information up to date
 Actively recruits and retains Alliance members
 Other duties as assigned by manager or CEO

 Demonstrated leadership ability
 Demonstrated ability to manage events, implementing long-term, multi-faceted projects as well as managing and working with volunteer committees
 Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally
 Demonstrated ability to facilitate discussions and speak publicly
 Demonstrated ability to work effectively with boards, multiple private and public partners
 Demonstrated ability to think analytically, logically, and creatively, and to integrate experience and knowledge to form reasoned judgments and solve problems
 Must be exceptionally well organized and able to provide own support
 Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
 Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
 Proficiency with ChamberMaster or other database program.
 Cultural competency and ability to work with various community and industry representatives.


 Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in public administration, education or related field, or five years successful experience in non-profit or private sector program administration, including, organizational management, program development, fiscal management, event management.

A well-organized self-starter with the ability to multi-task and handle a wide variety of tasks, including project management tasks in a timely manner, while maintaining a courteous and professional manner.
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
 No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
 The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 20 pounds. Occasionally that requirement may be higher.
 The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet and, at all times, is within safe OSHA decibel constraints.
The Portland Business Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.
Salary range: $50,000 - $52,000 per year, depending on experience and qualifications
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to