SE Uplift Neighborhood Coalition

Title: Executive Director
Reports to: Board of Directors
Supervises: 4 FTE
Compensation: $70,000-75,000 + benefit package
Status: Full Time, Salaried, FLSA-exempt, IRA
Benefits: Paid medical, dental, and PTO

To apply, please email a cover letter and chronological resume to lara@rosecityphilanthropy.com. Please title your documents and email with your last name, the name of the organization, and the name of the document. (Example: Subject: Miller SE Uplift, attachments: Miller Resume SE Uplift and Miller Cover Letter SE Uplift.) The first round of application materials will be reviewed on Monday, November 25. Position will remain open until filled.

The Organization:

Mission: To collaborate with the SouthEast Portland Community to build informed, inclusive, and participatory neighborhoods that support our social and ecological well-being. SE Uplift’s values include relationship building, community involvement, grassroots democracy, sharing, teaching and learning, diversity and inclusiveness, and building capacity. To learn more, please visit our mission and values page. 

SE Uplift was created by the City of Portland in 1968 to support community revitalization. Since then SE Uplift has:

● Defeated an attempt to build the Mt. Hood Freeway through the SE Portland
● Launched a fiscal sponsorship program to help neighborhoods and grant recipients that don’t have tax exempt status
● Helped establish a neighborhood grant program
● Incubated community groups such as Portland United Against Hate
● Convened community conversation around current issues including houselessness, transportation corridors, land use planning, diversity, residential infill and many other topics

SE Uplift is seeking a visionary leader for this dynamic civic engagement organization. Currently funded by the City of Portland, Office of Community and Civic Life (formerly the Office of Neighborhood Involvement), SE Uplift continues to be an incubator of movements and organizations throughout SE Portland. Acting as the connection between neighborhood associations, community groups, the City of Portland, and other government agencies, SE Uplift is a hub; providing resources, support, and advocacy. SE Uplift owns two buildings, including their office in the heart of the Hawthorne District which provides meeting space for many community organizations and groups.

The Position:

The executive director has the overall strategic and operational responsibility for advancing the mission of the organization while upholding organizational values. We seek a thoughtful leader to work with our talented and dedicated staff, fostering an environment where they can thrive. The executive director works in concert with City of Portland agencies and other governmental organizations e.g., Metro, TriMet, State of Oregon, agencies, community groups, and community members to foster civic engagement in policy making and support grass-roots efforts on behalf of the SE Uplift Board. Working closely with the board chair and executive committee, the executive director informs meeting agendas and supports good governance practices of the board. With a large board of directors (up to 30-members) and an Executive Committee of five, the ideal candidate will have familiarity with public meetings and experience managing a large diverse group of high-level volunteers.

For the full job posting and qualifications, please follow this link: 

SE UPLIFT Executive Director Job Description