Career Path: A minimum of two years of experience relevant to the key responsibilities of writing, event planning, and administrative management.
Salary Level: This is a full-time, exempt position offering a salary of $45,000 to $55,000 per year, depending on experience, and a comprehensive benefits package (see below).
Location: Portland, Oregon with an office in the Pearl District, though we are currently working remotely due to COVID-19.
SVP Portland is at an exciting point in our trajectory. Portland’s community is experiencing significant momentum in expanding early childhood learning opportunities. Through Multnomah County’s Preschool for All program, and other new public funding streams, many more families will soon be able to access affordable, high-quality programs for their young children. SVP’s nonprofit partners will play a critical role in the expansion of our community’s early learning system.
As our new Communications and Events Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to learn about and share stories of impact and growth through newsletters, social media, events, and grant proposals & reports. You will be responsible for communications with Partners (individuals who collectively invest their skills and money to fuel our mission), nonprofit partners, and the general public about our internal goals and external work to keep our audience informed and excited about our impact.
You will be an integral member of our six-member staff team that has a deep investment in our mission to support nonprofits who share in our early education goal. You will be assuming duties currently held by these team members, who will onboard and help integrate you into our highly interconnected team. You will collaborate not only with each team member, but also with around 50 Partners. You will also join our internal Equity Team, which works in partnership with the Center for Equity & Inclusion to advance racial equity within our organization.
If the statements below describe you, we hope you will apply:
SVP Portland offers our employees a work environment that is conducive to:
Marketing & Communications (50%):
Project Coordination (30%):
Event Planning (20%):
Preferred Skills and Experience
Any demonstrated combination of experience and education that ensures the ability of an individual to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position may substitute for the stated qualifications.
Social Venture Partners Portland (SVP Portland) is a venture philanthropy partnership that brings professionals and organizations together to address community challenges. Our current goal is to ensure that all children—regardless of ethnicity, wealth, religion, gender, or zip code—have access to high-quality, culturally-relevant early learning experiences.
The SVP community includes engaged donors (who we call Partners) who invest their money, talent, and connections to support nonprofit organizations, collaborative initiatives, and policy advocacy efforts. We develop multi-year partnerships with community-based organizations and initiatives, providing a combination of financial grants and pro-bono consultation. We match our Partners to volunteer projects that strengthen the organizational capacity of our community partners, which support them in achieving their goals for growth and improved services for children and families. We currently work with twelve organizations and initiatives, supporting them in projects that include strategic planning, executive coaching, financial management, business planning, and development of operational plans.
We are currently working remotely from our homes due to COVID-19, and this position will do the same, at least initially (until COVID restrictions change). When we return to in-person work, our office is located within the CENTRL Office coworking space in the Pearl District. It is near public transportation with various modes available for local travel to attend work related events. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Compensation & Benefits
This is a full-time, exempt position offering a comprehensive benefits package (see below). Salary is $45,000 to $55,000 per year, depending on experience.
SVP Portland is a nonprofit committed to Equal Opportunity Employer standards. We are dedicated to the value of advancing equity. In particular, SVP prioritizes partnerships with organizations and initiatives serving children and families of color, children who speak a primary language other than English, and children and families in poverty. We believe our work is stronger when led by staff and partners whose lived experience relates with our priority populations, and therefore strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or from additional marginalized groups. Please review SVP Portland’s Commitment to Advancing Racial & Ethnic Equity.
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