Current Openings at City Club

Program Strategist

POSITION OVERVIEW
We are looking for a dynamic, creative leader who will harness the power of our members to drive engaging and impactful programming. City Club programs cover three areas—research, advocacy and civic engagement, and public forums. Member volunteers sit on program bodies that guide the programmatic work, including methodologies, processes, and topics of focus. We think of this relationship as somewhat similar to how an Executive Director works with a Board of Governors—you will be an implementer, a co-conspirator, and a thought partner. You will work with our program bodies, members, and staff to plan and carry out programming that asks tough questions and inspires conversation. As our new Program Strategist, you’ll be responsible for ensuring all City Club programming is coordinated, high-quality, and aligned with our values and vision. You will be the connective tissue across the organization and will ensure that our work maintains high standards and makes meaningful contributions to our community. Together we’ll shape a new team and a new identity for City Club.

WHO YOU ARE

  • Outgoing and good at listening
  • A convener and collaborator
  • A coalition and consensus builder
  • Curious about people
  • Diplomatic, but not afraid to express their mind
  • Outcomes oriented
  • A juggler who knows how to prioritize
  • Someone who can interpret, distill, and curate complex ideas
  • Someone who meets conflict head-on
  • A risk taker who learns from mistakes

WHO WE ARE
City Club of Portland brings civic-minded people together to make Portland and Oregon better places to live, work, and explore through research, advocacy and public forums. Formed in 1916, City Club of Portland is a membership-based organization that informs our members and community about important public matters and encourages civic engagement. City Club of Portland is committed to being culturally-responsive and infusing equity, diversity, and inclusion across our organization. Successful candidates are expected to share this commitment. We believe that a diverse workforce is an asset to our organization and necessary to advance our mission. We actively encourage people of color, LGBTQ candidates, and people with disabilities to apply. For more information about City Club, please visit our website at www.pdxcityclub.org.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

  • Attends and provides leadership guidance for program board and committee meetings
  • Ensures high-quality, aligned programming across the organization
  • Works closely with program chairs to facilitate program functions
  • Manages overall program calendar
  • Develops a training and onboarding process for program volunteers
  • Facilitates a process to articulate and implement promising practices in our programming
  • Helps develop, track, and manage key performance indicators for each program
  • Collaborates with the Director of Communications & Marketing to increase program visibility, ensure programming aligns with our branding, ensure program topics speak to community and to launch reports and other program products
  • Identifies civic engagement opportunities in collaboration with our Community Engagement staff
  • Actively engages in conversations and critiques around community-based research, advocacy and civic engagement, and civic affairs forums
  • Identifies funding needs and works with Executive Director on funding proposals
  • Troubleshoots problems in our programming and manages conflict
  • Attends City Club programming
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Passion for discovering new ideas and sparking conversations
  • Background in creating, developing, and growing programs; specific background in our program areas a plus (community-based research, advocacy and civic engagement, and civic affairs forums)
  • Collaborative leader who actively demonstrates inclusion and respect for diverse voices, backgrounds, and ideas
  • Ability and experience maintaining effective working relationships while managing change, resolving conflicts, and building consensus at all levels of an organization and with diverse stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience contributing to strategic plans
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of project planning and management
  • Knowledge and experience preparing clear, concise, and comprehensive communications, and presenting conclusions and recommendations to diverse audiences
  • Experience fundraising either through grant writing or donor relations
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate others
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects seamlessly
  • Willingness to attend evening and weekend activities

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Starting salary is $55,000 to $62,000, commensurate with experience. Paid time off is based on tenure with the organization and includes generous accrual of sick leave and vacation hours. We also provide medical and dental insurance, and life insurance. Employees may enroll in a retirement plan with employer contributions after one year of employment.

TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@pdxcityclub.org. No phone calls, please. We will begin reviewing applications Thursday, December 28, 2017, but the position will remain open until filled. All applicants will be notified once a hiring decision has been made.

Community Engagement Coordinator

POSITION OVERVIEW
City Club of Portland designs informative programming and creates civic events for and with its 2,000 members and the broader Portland community. We need an energetic and thoughtful doer who can help us make City Club more fun. Your job will be to connect members and the community outside of City Club through engaging events and relationship-building opportunities. You’ll also use our database to learn more about our members and develop strategies to strengthen relationships and reach new members. As our new Community Engagement Coordinator, you’ll be the friendly face who connects members to meaningful experiences and deeper conversations. Together we’ll shape a new team and a new identity for City Club.

WHO YOU ARE

  • Networker
  • Connector
  • Collaborator
  • Doer
  • Community organizer
  • Listener
  • Cheerleader
  • Fun creator
  • Not afraid of data
  • A go-to person
  • Calm amid chaos

WHO WE ARE
City Club of Portland brings civic-minded people together to make Portland and Oregon better places to live, work, and explore through research, advocacy and public forums. Formed in 1916, City Club of Portland is a membership-based organization that informs our members and community about important public matters and encourages civic engagement. City Club of Portland is committed to being culturally-responsive and infusing equity, diversity, and inclusion across our organization. Successful candidates are expected to share this commitment. We believe that a diverse workforce is an asset to our organization and necessary to advance our mission. We actively encourage people of color, LGBTQ candidates, and people with disabilities to apply. For more information about City Club, please visit our website at www.pdxcityclub.org.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

  • In collaboration with our Membership Committee, leads and is responsible for creating and implementing member retention and recruitment strategies
  • Assists members in accessing member benefits and resources
  • Provides training and onboarding for new members and volunteers
  • Fosters a sense of belonging across the organization
  • Connects people with our civic engagement and advocacy opportunities and helps our volunteers be successful
  • Co-manages the production of Friday Forum and other public events including annual membership meetings and Ballotpalooza
  • Plans and executes networking opportunities for our members including monthly civic drinks and the New Leaders Collective
  • Develops and strengthens relationships and partnerships in community
  • Manages member data through our member database including collecting, analyzing, and reporting on member demographics, trends, opinions, and engagement activities; maintains member data integrity; and retrieves membership data as requested
  • Proactively contacts members to promote engagement and maintain high-quality data
  • Sends communications to members about membership status, renewals, acknowledgement letters, and payment receipts
  • With Executive Director, develops membership fundraising goals and supports our annual fund drive
  • Processes membership dues and donations
  • Helps develop and track key performance indicators around membership and civic engagement

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Outstanding people skills, including tact, diplomacy, clear communication, and a courteous and professional manner
  • You enjoy interacting with many different kinds of people
  • Ability to work independently and handle numerous projects concurrently
  • Experience and ability to use social media and/or technology to engage, inform, and communicate with members
  • Ability to establish positive relationships with community organizations and businesses to promote membership and programming
  • Knowledge of and experience with promising practices for recruiting and retaining a diverse membership
  • Strong skills in organizing and completing projects affecting a large number of stakeholders
  • Proven success at planning and executing events
  • Familiarity with databases and comfort with numbers and data
  • Willingness and ability to work some evenings and weekends

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Starting salary is $39,500 to $43,500, commensurate with experience. Paid time off is based on tenure with the organization and includes generous accrual of sick leave and vacation hours. We also provide medical and dental insurance, and life insurance. Employees may enroll in a retirement plan with employer contributions after one year of employment.

TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@pdxcityclub.org. No phone calls, please. We will begin reviewing applications Thursday, December 28, but the position will remain open until filled. All applicants will be notified once a hiring decision has been made.