The Portland Housing Bureau is recruiting for a Neighborhood Housing Preservation Program (NHP) Manager. The work of the NHP team serves thousands of low-income Portlanders to increase Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) homeownership and to support homeowners obtain and retain their homes. The position reports to the Deputy Director and manages a $10M budget of programs and a team of 8 FTE.
The NHP Manager must have the ability to apply an equity lens to all policy and programmatic decisions, with a good sense and understanding of the challenges faced by vulnerable and historically marginalized communities. The position is expected to carry out responsibilities with initiative, independence and creativity while exercising sound professional judgment and problem-solving skills. The NHP Manager requires a high degree of public involvement, complex problem-solving skills, people management, and political acumen. Existing relationships and understanding of Culturally Specific and Community Based Organizations is a plus.
Lauded as one of the best places to live in America, Portland is a city with a vibrant downtown, diverse neighborhoods, natural beauty, good schools and friendly people. Home to about 680,000 residents within 145 square miles, Portland maintains deep ties to the Pacific Northwest's natural beauty. Portland is listed among the top 25 arts destinations in the United States, named one of the best cycling cities in North America, and one of America's best walking towns. Mount Hood, the Cascade Mountain Range and the renowned Oregon Coast are all just over an hour away. There are 37,000 acres of parks and green spaces within the metropolitan area including the largest urban wilderness in the U.S.: the 5,000-acre Forest Park located within the city limits. Average temperatures range between 34° in winter to 80° in summer and Portland receives 37" of rain annually, less than Seattle, Houston, Baltimore, Boston and Atlanta.