We’re Hiring: Deputy Director

Applications accepted until filled.

Please send a resume and cover letter to ceic (at) with Deputy
Director Application
in the subject line.

TITLE: Deputy Director
HOURS: Full-time Monday-Friday, Occasional Nights/Weekends
BENEFITS: Employer-paid Medical Coverage; Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Sick Leave
SUPERVISOR: Executive Director
Salary: 95K

Since 1979, the Central Eastside Industrial Council (CEIC) has supported the Central
Eastside Industrial District, which contains 1,300 businesses that provide over 20,000 jobs.
In 2019, the CEIC formed Central Eastside Together, the enhanced services district for the
Central Eastside, which is managed by the CEIC. The Program Director reports to the
Executive Director and works with the CEIC team to foster a safe district, enhance the
pedestrian and visitor experience, reinforce economic viability and promote Central
Eastside’s unique identity through innovative and responsive programs.

The Deputy Director will assist the Executive Director in overseeing the Central Eastside
Together (CET) Enhanced Services District board and program vendors. They will represent
the CET to program partners, manage contracts and billing for all CET programs and
vendors, and oversee the Program Associate.


  • Co-create with the Executive Director the annual CET program strategy, and ensure
  • the successful implementation of program goals.
  • Co-create and implement a short- and long-term advocacy strategy with the Executive
  • Director and CET Board, to garner support for programs from City and County
  • elected officials and to influence public policy directly affecting CET programs.
  • Negotiate CET vendor contracts and ensure vendor compliance for safety, cleaning,
  • and transportation programs, and co-lead racial equity and trauma-informed care
  • policy development.
  • Ensure the CET meets all City contract requirements, including insurance, yearly
  • audit/ reviews, and program reporting, and work with the Program Associate
  • to ensure grant reporting is done promptly.
  • Research public policies that affect CET programs and make recommendations
  • Leverage CET programs through grant writing and sponsorships.
  • Leverage cleaning and safety, and transportation by forming new and supporting
  • current partnerships with social service partners, community groups, nonprofits,
  • and City and County officials.


  • Oversee the CET Program Associate
  • Ensure vendor contract compliance.
  • Assist the Executive Director in constructing annual budgets in collaboration with
  • treasurer and Finance Committee, monitor program spending, and coordinate mid-
  • year budget revision process
  •  Develop strong stakeholder awareness through regular meetings to hear their
  • concerns and create responsive programs that represent the needs of the district.

The ideal candidate is a strong leader that knows how to bring diverse stakeholders and
community groups together to solve complex issues. They are a skilled negotiator and can
provide sustainable, equitable solutions through active outreach, creative problem solving,
and clear and frequent communication with stakeholders. They are a keen analyst who
researches and is able to make sound recommendations for program improvement based
on data. They are a passionate change maker familiar with many of Portland’s economic,
safety, cleaning, and transportation issues. Successful candidates have proven experience
negotiating contracts, developing and managing budgets, managing projects, and
supervising personnel. They are a flexible, collaborative listener with strong political

At least 3 years of non-profit management with a background in Urban Planning and/or
Public Policy, Community Organizing, Advocacy, and Fundraising are preferred. Experience
working with non-profit boards and guiding organizations through major periods of growth
and change will be key in this position. A background in equity and/or trauma-informed care policy development is desired. Knowledge of Central Eastside businesses is a major

The CEIC Office is located in the Central Eastside and operates under a hybrid schedule (in
office MWF, WFH T/TH). Work requires traveling around the district to meet with stakeholders and assess program responsiveness.
Please send a resume and cover letter to ceic (at) with Program
Director Application in the subject line.

The Central Eastside Industrial Council is an equal-opportunity employer and does not
discriminate against any employee or applicant based on age, color, disability, gender,
gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any
classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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