Working at Prosper Portland offers a rare opportunity: to be an integral part of a dedicated, nationally-admired team that guides the city in its aspirations in channeling Portland’s rapid, but unequal, post-recession growth towards a widely-shared prosperity for all Portlanders. The Business & Industry Manager will lead a team which is responsible for programs, partnerships and business development that support five target industry clusters, innovation, entrepreneurship and international trade. Tasked with delivering on the vision of Prosper Portland’s Strategic Plan (“Portland will be one of the most globally competitive, healthy and equitable cities in the world”), the position oversees the City’s traded sector business retention, expansion and recruitment activities focused on growing family wage jobs, generating wealth creation while improving access and opportunity throughout the Portland community.
$106,964 - $155,102 annually
You must submit a resume, cover letter and online application to be considered for this position. Please note – Your application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 24, 2017. Visit www.prosperportland.us for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center.
We are the economic and urban development agency for the city of Portland. We focus on building an equitable economy by carrying out a comprehensive range of economic development programs that support small business, improve access to workforce training, and create jobs for Portland residents. We work with partners to drive public attention and resources to different areas of the city, which help...s Portland realize capital projects – parks, streetscape improvements, community centers –that would not happen on their own, making it a better place to live for all Portlanders.
Our work is based on four cornerstones: growing family-wage jobs, advancing opportunities for prosperity, collaborating with partners for an equitable city, and creating vibrant neighborhoods and communities.
We support innovative civic solutions that promote mixed-income neighborhoods with both affordable and workforce housing, and that evolve in ways that honor cultural diversity. We prioritize property ownership and real estate projects with communities of color and in low-income neighborhoods to create assets that can be passed from one generation to the next.