Venture Portland is currently hiring a District Manager for the Lents Business District! See below for more info.

District Manager

TITLE:                       District Manager
SALARY:                     $43,000/year plus $175/month gas/phone/internet stipend. 36 hours per week with excellent health benefits and generous paid holidays, vacation, and sick time
HOURS:                     36 hours/week, Monday-Friday, Occasional Evenings/Weekends
BENEFITS:                 Employer-paid Medical/Dental/Vision; 15 Days Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Sick Days & 13 Paid Holidays
SUPERVISOR:           CII Director
START & TERM:         This position is available immediately. The position may run through November 30, 2024 with possible extension.

Applicants: We highly encourage women and POC to consider this job.

Position Description
If you have a true passion for Portland’s small businesses, this job might be right for you! We are a District Manager (DMs) to support the Lents Business District at 36 hours per week. The position is available now and may run through November 30, 2024 with a possible extension. The DM’s work within our Catalytic Investment Initiative (CII) program to support underserved business districts. To learn more about us, please visit

What does a “typical” week look like? This full-time job offers flexible hours and no two days are quite the same! Every day is an opportunity to engage with local small business owners and their BDA’s. This is done IRL and/or virtually.

As a District Manager, your week may look something like this:

Monday: All Staff Meeting, set up meetings with your board and the CII Director. Create a Halloween event/party, plan for Holiday shopping events

Tuesday: Work on your membership campaign, attend a work training, walk through part of your district to check in with new small businesses. Create monthly newsletter

Wednesday: Work with Events Team to get help for your fall and winter district events. Attend a webinar training on board development

Thursday: Create board agenda, confirm guest speaker. Host board meeting. Organize a volunteer gathering to pick-up trash around your district

Friday: Spend the day in your district; reconnecting with small businesses and/or guiding a mini-tour of the local shops

Obviously, there’s a lot of exciting activity taking place each day other than what is listed here!

Characteristics we hope you have (or aspire to):

  • Infectious energy to gain support and get things done
  • Very creative, out of the box thinking (what ideas do you have without Googling first?)
  • Able to seamlessly blend professionalism with accessibility
  • Ability and desire to create positive systemic change using the tools/programs we have available at Venture Portland
  • Volunteer experience
  • Board experience

Please express your interest in whatever format you prefer through But, please, in the subject line, type “District Manager.” The position is available immediately so don’t wait!

Individuals seeking employment at Venture Portland are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.