Job Details

Manager, Member Programming

Partners in Diversity, Portland, Oregon

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 02/10/2020

POSITION:  Manager, Member Programming
DEPARTMENT:  Partners in Diversity
REPORTS TO:  Executive Director, Partners in Diversity
CLASSIFICATION: Nonexempt, Fulltime

Formed in 2005 to support employers in Oregon and SW Washington, Partners in Diversity is an affiliate of Portland Business Alliance’s Charitable Institute – a 501(c)(3) organization. Partners in Diversity aims to create a competitive advantage for our region by attracting, retaining and developing diversity influencers and professionals of color. We are a well-respected organization collaborating with over 200 member employers that pledge to cultivate inclusive work environments and diversify their staff. Together, we hope to achieve a thriving, diverse and welcoming community in which all people can work and live.

The Manager, Member Programming is responsible for duties within Partners in Diversity that pertain to future and current members.  Duties will include creating and executing diversity, equity and inclusion programs to support Partners in Diversity’s mission to help employers recruit, retain and support professionals of color. Must have a passion and experience in diversity, equity and inclusion work.


  • Designs and delivers high quality educational programming pertaining to diversity, equity and inclusion for current members through current programs including but not limited to Breakfast for Champions, Equity Conversations, CEO Cohort, Leadership Training
  • Conducts New Member Orientations to ensure members understand Partners In Diversity’s benefits and programming
  • Provides staff support for various committees
  • Manages and executes the NW Equity Summit – including identifying speakers, reserving space, registration responsibilities, etc.
  • Consults with members regarding Partners in Diversity programming regularly through surveys and individual meetings
  • Manages the membership process including communicating membership status
  • Responsible for increasing and retaining membership yearly to hit budget and membership goals
  • Build long-term relationships with members to assure programming meets member expectations and needs
  • Builds relationships with diversity, equity and inclusion trainers and organizations.
  • Must be highly organized with sense of urgency to assure quality and timely program execution
  • Maintains punctual, regular and predictable attendance
  • Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation
  • Displays excellent communication skills including presentation, persuasion, and negotiation skills required in working with [members/coworkers] and including the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under pressure
  • Respectfully takes direction from Supervisor
  • Other duties and projects, as assigned
  • Must have access to a personal vehicle to be able to drive to program event locations
  • Flexible work hours required due to program event times that range from early morning to late evening 
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Excellent professional communication skills both written and verbal
  • Strong attention to detail, process improvement and timeline development skills
  • Time management and planning abilities are essential
  • Must have expertise in Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
  • Proficiency with ChamberMaster or other database program desired
  • Ability to maintain and update website
  • Team player, collaborative and thoughtful
  • Core competencies include integrity, inclusivity, innovation, cultural awareness, respect for all cultures and people of all backgrounds
  • Cultural competency and ability to work with various community and industry representatives

  • Associate degree from college and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Two plus years in guiding or organizing diversity, equity and inclusion events, programs or other educational programs.
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.

Partners in Diversity an affiliate of Portland Business Alliance Charitable Institute is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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