Join our amazing team

Join our amazing team

The Alliance is seeking qualified professionals to join our amazing team. Learn about the director of leadership programs position and apply now!

Director, Leadership Programs

Organizes and manages the Alliance’s leadership development programs including Leadership Portland (LP), Leadership Portland Alumni Association (LPAA) and Public Sector Service Training (PSST).


  • Designs leadership programs yearly calendars of program days
  • Develops and organizes all aspects of LP retreats and program days, including solicitation of government officials, business leaders and nonprofit directors to speak at program days and graduation
  • Develops and organizes all aspects of PSST programs days in partnership with VP of Government Relations
  • Develops and/or expand current program offerings as appropriate
  • Develops and monitors all leadership program budgets
  • Cultivates alumni network and programs
  • Leads the recruitment and selection of LP participants, working with business leaders to ensure class meets diversity goals set by the Alliance board of directors
  • Assists with soliciting sponsorship and grant funding for all leadership programs
  • Serves as a resource and guide for class participants
  • Leads in alumni retention, outreach and communication
  • Produce communications including monthly LP alumni e-newsletter, event invitations, surveys, thank-you notes and other communications as needed
  • Coordinate meetings and logistics for planning all program days
  • Coordinates and attends before and after-hour events
  • Provide admin support for LPAA board and attends LPAA events
  • Manage social media postings as needed in partnership with Alliance communications team
  • Maintain LP Alumni contact information up to date
  • Actively recruits and retains Alliance members
  • Other duties as assigned by manager or CEO


  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Demonstrated ability to manage events, implementing long-term, multi-faceted projects as well as managing and working with volunteer committees
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate discussions and speak publicly
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with boards, multiple private and public partners
  • Demonstrated ability to think analytically, logically, and creatively, and to integrate experience and knowledge to form reasoned judgments and solve problems
  • Must be exceptionally well organized and able to provide own support
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Proficiency with ChamberMaster or other database program
  • Cultural competency and ability to work with various community and industry representatives


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in public administration, education or related field, or five years successful experience in non-profit or private sector program administration, including, organizational management, program development, fiscal management, event management.

Salary range: $50,000 - $52,000 per year, depending on experience and qualifications


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The Portland Business Alliance promotes and fosters an environment in the Portland region that attracts, supports and retains private-sector jobs, spurs economic vitality and enables quality educational opportunities for the region’s residents. The Alliance is the leading voice of business for the Portland-metro region. The Alliance is a membership-based organization and as such, all staff support the work of the membership department by enrolling and retaining businesses.