Join Our Team

JULY 2016
POSITION: Full time 

SUMMARY: This role will coordinate all membership recruitment, membership renewal and fundraising efforts for City Club.  Working closely with the Executive Director and reporting to the Business Manager, the MDC will serve as primary liaison with members and donors.  This position requires both an outgoing personality and a strict attention to detail.  The ideal candidate is a team-oriented database geek with successful customer service experience.


  1. Provide five star service and timely support to City Club members
  2. Manage membership database (Timberlake) and generate reports as needed
  3. Coordinate special membership events and mass mailings
  4. Manage event reservations, and coordinate Friday Forum on-site event logistics
  5. Support Development and Membership committees
  6. Process and track membership payments, donations, and related income through membership software
  7. Other duties as assigned 
  1. Two years professional work experience
  2. Proficiency with MS Office, Word, Excel, Outlook
  3. Experience with a database/CRM system in a non-profit environment
  4. Excellent writing skills (i.e., to create personal correspondence)
  5. Confident and articulate verbal skills (ability to use diplomacy and positive language)
  6. Resourcefulness, creativity, commitment to excellence and a service-oriented mindset are essential.
  7. Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  8. Demonstrated problem solving skills and ability to work in a fast-pased environment
  9. Volunteer recruitment and management experience
  10. Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information          
  • Start Date: Mid-August 2016
  • Compensation:  $28,000 - $32,000 annually plus an excellent benefits package.
    To apply:  Please send a resume and cover letter AS ONE DOCUMENT to by July 24th.  Subject line should read MDC.  No phone calls, please.
City Club of Portland is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply


City Club’s Civic Associates are college-age people in the Portland area who are passionate about civic engagement and looking to develop research and nonprofit management skills. Club Civic Associates work in one of three areas: Programs and Communications, Policy and Research, or Development and Membership. Details about each of the positions can be found below.  THESE ARE UNPAID INTERNSHIPS.


Get experienced: Gain concrete knowledge and skills in nonprofit development, policy research, communications and event planning
Get guidance: Receive mentorship and constructive criticism from expert City Club staff.
Get involved: Attend City Club events, such as Friday Forums and Civic Workshops, for free
Get connected: Attend City Club committee and board meetings; network with high-profile City Club members and partners; Conduct informational interviews with City Club members hailing from business, government, nonprofits, and more.

These positions are not paid. Academic credit may be available and should be arranged with your educational institution.

Program Schedule

There are three Civic Associates terms: Winter/Spring, Summer, and Fall. Though the start and end dates of the positions are flexible, applicants must specify which term they are applying for and set their schedule within the start and end dates of that term. Applications are accepted year-round.

Application Requirements

  • Must be in pursuit of associate or bachelor degree, or recent graduate.
  • Applicants must be able to commit to 10 hours of work a week (flexible schedule). Time commitment varies by position. 

 Programs and Communications Associate 

This position assists the City Club of Portland’s programs and communications team and reports to the Programs and Communications Director. City Club’s Program & Communications Director supports City Club’s program committees, which oversees over 120 events a year, with 12,000 attendees and supports, engages and executes all City Club communications, working closely with staff, members and the Portland community at large. 
Responsibilities include:
  • Drafting content for events correspondence to City Club members and partners
  • Promoting City Club events and programs
  • Monitoring social media platforms for the issues, events and people City Club cares about
  • Maintaining City Club’s website with calendar of upcoming events
  • Preparing, staffing, and participating in City Club events (Lunchtime Friday Forums and after hours events)
  • Attending planning meetings for program committees
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by City Club staff.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:
  • Social media savviness
  • Interest in staying current on local issues and events
  • Strong writing skills, detail-oriented
  • Self-starter who works well in a fast-paced team environment
  • Interest in working with volunteers and community leaders 
  • Basic design experience a plus but not required

Time commitment: 10-20 hours per week


Research and Advocacy Associate

This position assists the Research and Policy Director and works directly with City Club’s research and advocacy committees. These member-led committees, with the support of the Research and Policy Director, produce unbiased reports and conduct powerful advocacy on the most complex issues facing our city, region, and state, such as the minimum wage and affordable housing. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with all Comprehensive Research Committees
  • Attending all meetings of the committee, and assists with logistics, research and writing as needed
  • Attending all meetings of the Executive committee

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Volunteer management experience
  • Interest in and understanding of public policy

Time commitment: 15-20 hours a week

To Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to Please include your desired focus area (Programs and Communications or Research and Advocacy) in the subject line of your email, and tell us how you found out about the position. 

City Club of Portland provides equal opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, gender identity, marital status, veteran status or any other status protected by law.