Welcome to the PRSA Portland Metro Chapter Job Center

We are proud to serve our communications professionals and the organizations who want to hire the best and brightest in our region.

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To submit information about a position in your organization, contact us at jobs@prsa-portland.org.  Be sure to include a brief position description, a telephone number and/or email address for applicants to contact, a web link to guide candidates to additional information and a closing date for the position.  Please also include your contact information.

Current positions

Portland Bureau of Transportation – Communications Manager

Applications for this position will be accepted, on-line, until 75 applications have been received, but will close no later than 4:30 pm, on Friday, September 26, 2014.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation’s Public Information Manager (PIM) is responsible for managing all internal and external messaging. This includes managing all communications staff, public relations, media relations and coordinating community relations team members to ensure appropriate messaging that builds and sustains the bureau’s reputation for quality, reliability and customer satisfaction. The PIM is also responsible for developing communications plans and strategies that align with internal short- and long-term plans that effectively demonstrate the bureau’s progress against established performance metrics, and showcase the bureau’s role in enhancing the economic well-being and quality of life in the City. The PIM works closely with top executives and elected officials to ensure messaging is consistent and tailored to targeted audiences. The PIM may act as a principal spokesperson for the bureau in responding to inquiries from the media and the public and is expected to exercise considerable discretion in carrying out responsibilities independently and with awareness of intergovernmental and community issues and sensitivities.

Applicants must submit a cover letter and professional resume online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the “To Qualify” section of this announcement. Please visit this weblink for application details and instructions: http://tinyurl.com/lr4j8ed

Questions relating to the application process:
Chaunci King, Senior Human Resources Analyst, Bureau of Human Resources
(503) 823-4034

Banfield Pet Hospital – Sr. External Communications Specialist

The primary purpose of the Sr. Specialist, External Communications is to ensure the success of the practice by promoting the brand by overseeing and leading external public relations campaigns, protecting the brand by managing crisis communications and increasing brand recognition through external PR and communication channels.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

Educational Background Required/Desired:

Salary Range: $65k – $81k
Please use this link to apply – https://banfield.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=CEN000B2

Director, Interactive Media and Web Communications – Willamette University

Willamette University invites applications for a full-time Director, Interactive Media and Web Communications for University Communications.

The Director of Interactive Media and Web Communications is responsible for determining the most effective ways for the University to advance its institutional communications goals on the web, via social media and in other digital domains. As the primary communications and marketing strategist for the University’s electronic, web and social media properties, the Director is responsible for determining how the University’s overall marketing and communications strategies can be best applied in social media, the web and developing digital spaces to internal and external constituencies.

To learn more about the University Communications, visit http://www.willamette.edu/dept/comm/index.html

This is a full-time, year round position. This position is eligible for the University’s generous benefits package that includes: medical/dental insurance, sick and vacation accruals, contribution of 10% of gross base pay from the University in exchange for a mandatory contribution of 1% by the employee, tuition remission, and holidays. Salary is commensurate with experience and education.

For additional information and application instructions, please visit https://jobs.willamette.edu/postings/1321

Editorial Director for University Communications – Willamette University

Willamette University invites applications for a full-time Editorial Director for University Communications.

The Editorial Director is responsible for overall editorial direction and planning of Willamette’s institutional communications. The university magazine, primary fund raising, alumni relations and student recruitment publications and web site editorial content are the primary focus for the Editorial Director. The Editorial Director is also a primary contributor to university marketing and branding strategy.

To learn more about the University Communications, visit http://www.willamette.edu/dept/comm/index.html

This is a full-time, year round position. This position is eligible for the University’s generous benefits package that includes: medical/dental insurance, sick and vacation accruals, contribution of 10% of gross base pay from the University in exchange for a mandatory contribution of 1% by the employee, tuition remission, and holidays. Salary is commensurate with experience and education.

For additional information and application instructions, please visit https://jobs.willamette.edu/postings/1322

Public Affairs Specialist – Natural Resource Group

Natural Resource Group, LLC (NRG) is seeking a Public Affairs Specialist with a strategic, client-focused mindset and demonstrated expertise in public affairs, public relations, government affairs, community relations, and/or media relations. This position will be located in NRG’s Portland office. Experience in the energy industry is extremely desirable. As a company, our primary service areas focus on public affairs and environmental consulting to clients who are engaged in the development or expansion of small to large-scale energy projects which demand strong stakeholder involvement and well developed communication strategies. Our clients, based throughout the US and Canada, range from companies with full, in-house public affairs capabilities to a staff of one person. The services our clients are looking for range from an established set of public affairs-related tasks to comprehensive strategic plan development and management and implementation of all tactics. The individual will be involved in the coordination, management and implementation of specific public affairs activities in support of these services.

Required Qualifications

•5-8 years of applicable experience – preferably in a public affairs capacity, public relations firm or similar; energy industry experience/knowledge desired

•BA/BS degree in communications, public affairs, public relations, community relations or journalism field of study preferred

•Excellent written and verbal skills; conversant with AP Stylebook

•Experience with the planning and implementation of public consultation programs and writing and producing informational material

•Independent multi-tasker with impeccable attention to detail

•Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

•Strong ability to organize, prioritize and complete deadline-driven tasks

•Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and deadlines

•High degree of comfort working on multiple projects simultaneously

Natural Resource Group, LLC will not sponsor an employment visa (e.g., H-1B visa, etc.) to fill this position.

Please submit cover letter and resume electronically via the link below. Upload and attach resume and cover letter as one document.


External Communications Specialist – PGE

In this position you will develop external and executive communications strategies, manage events and communication projects, serving as company spokesperson as part of the Corporate Communications department.

Candidates qualifying at level III will typically have:

Candidates qualifying at a level IV will typically have all of the above, and:

PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the deadline: https://PGN.igreentree.com/CSS_External/CSSPage_Referred.ASP?Req=R14-250 If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 503-464-7250.

Gateway to College Network – Director, Communications and Marketing

Gateway to College National Network (GtCNN) is a Portland-based education nonprofit organization working nationally to revolutionize education so that all young people have an opportunity to complete high school and succeed in college. GtCNN:

More information about Gateway to College National Network is available at: www.gatewaytocollege.org; www.facebook.com/gatewaytocollegeNN; and @gtcnn on Twitter.

The Director of Communications and Marketing is a new position that has been established to support an organizational strategic plan that builds from a 10-year record of achievement and growth.  A key goal is strengthening GtCNN’s role as a thought-leader in the fields of alternative education pathways, K-12 and higher education collaboration, and service innovations for at-risk and under-served youth.

The successful Communications and Marketing Director will have a strong grasp of traditional and emerging communications techniques and technology and will have the potential to shape and contribute to the long term marketing and branding strategy of the organization. He or she will work closely with program staff, the development department, and executive leadership to effectively engage with a range of key stakeholders and audiences. This is a prime opportunity for a communications and marketing leader to exercise a broad range of strategic capabilities to grow awareness of Gateway to College National Network’s valuable work and deepen its impact.

GtCNN is an equal opportunity employer and is actively seeking to increase the diversity of its workforce.

For more information on applying, visit: http://gatewaytocollege.org/pdf/CommMarketingDirector2014.pdf

Marketing Specialist – DePaul Industries

DePaul Industries seeks a full-time Marketing Specialist to create content and perform a wide variety of marketing, PR, development, and communications-related tasks, projects and strategies. The ideal candidate must have excellent writing and editing skills and a passion for DePaul Industries’ mission. DePaul Industries has multiple business lines and initiatives, and the new team member must possess a diverse skill set and be a quick learner.


* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Strong time management, project management and organizational skills
* Bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism, communications, marketing or business
* Excellent computer skills; proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (particularly InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop) and CMS or HTML strongly desired
* Preferred: At least 1 year of experience in a marketing, communications or PR position

Pay: $30,000/year

How to Apply: Combine, in a single PDF document saved as FirstNameLastName.pdf, a one-page cover letter explaining qualifications and reason for application, and a one- or two-page resume. Send to the Marketing & Outreach Manager at info@depaulindustries.com with the email subject heading Marketing Specialist – application.

About DePaul Industries: We are an EOE, encouraging applications by veterans, minorities, women and persons with disabilities.

PR/Communications Specialist – MobilePaks

MobilePaks, an award winning cloud-based marketing and sales enablement company, is looking for a highly motivated and creative PR professional with stellar communication skills and an entrepreneurial spirit to help us increase awareness about our products and build demand generation through PR campaigns. Duties include pitching to journalists, writing contributed articles, creating press releases and managing PR strategies.

Candidates must have:

This is a part-time position. Salary based on experience. To apply please send three writing samples to careers@mobilepaks.com and provide an example of how you used PR to generate measureable results for your company or client in your cover letter. Position closes 9.15 or when filled.

Director Communications & Digital Media – The Portland Business Alliance

Greater Portland’s Chamber of Commerce, a private sector, member-based business association, seeks an individual to be the Director of Communications & Digital Media. We are seeking an experienced communications professional to direct the creation and implementation of a strategic, multi-faceted communications plan designed to build and strengthen the Alliance’s role and reputation as a leader and authoritative voice in the Portland metropolitan region. This person will act as chief media spokesperson for the Alliance. You will devise program guidelines and policies, oversee implementation process, and provide quality control for communications programs, and media activities.

The ideal candidate will have 7+ years of Public or Media Relations, Communications or Journalism experience. Experience developing communication programs for business is preferred.

You will be a skilled communicator with a good understanding of corporate communications, social media strategies and news media. Proven ability to develop and implement comprehensive corporate communications plans and programs to address key issues and opportunities is a plus. Successful candidates will have experience managing a team and a budget.

We have an excellent benefits package including medical, dental and vision plans, STD, LTD and life insurance as well as an unbeatable 401K match. Salary is commensurate with experience. No phone calls please. Please send resume, cover letter and salary expectations to:

Karen Riley
Human Resources Director

DoveLewis – Event and Volunteer Coordinator

We are seeking an Event and Volunteer Coordinator to manage all DoveLewis events and the DoveLewis Volunteer Program. In this position, you will plan and execute the logistics of DoveLewis’ signature events (about two to four a year) and employee events (two a year) and arrange DoveLewis booth presence at various community events (about 50 annually). You will also be responsible for recruiting, training, and coordinating volunteers for events and administrative opportunities.

For DoveLewis-hosted events, you will coordinate all details which primarily includes creating (and adhering to) event timelines and budgets, working with the marketing team to promote events and distribute invitations, negotiating and securing event venue and vendor contracts, booking talent, maintaining event inventory, coordinating set-up and dismantling at event, acting as on-site event manager, and completing post-event evaluation.

Required Qualifications (A suitable combination of education, industry training, and experience may substitute.)

We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity and a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment drug screen required.

To Apply: Visit our website at www.dovelewis.org/about-us/employment-opportunities/ to complete an online application and submit your resume and cover letter.