The City of Portland's Bureau of Parks and Recreation is seeking a Property and Business Development Manager. This position plans, organizes, directs and evaluates the programs, activities and personnel of the Portland Parks & Recreation Property and Business Development team, including 7 direct reports and over 30 team members. This position oversees a team who is responsible for managing City-owned properties and facilities, including over 11,600 acres of park land; negotiates and manages leases for the City as tenant in non-City-owned property; advises and participates in the sale and purchase of real properties; negotiates and manages leases of City-owned real property by non-City tenants; negotiates and manages a variety of license and partnership agreements with public and private partners; leads Park permitting policy creation and implementation of all park permits through Portland Parks & Recreation's Customer Service Center; management of Parks System Development Charge (SDC) collection and allocation of funding; and serves as a member of Portland Parks & Recreation's Senior Management Team by participating in setting the strategic direction and policy of the Bureau, particularly relating to Bureau's business development, real estate, Park permitting, partnership development, and other Bureau-wide strategic business improvement initiatives.
Competitive candidates will possess a combination of education and experience that can be applied to this position, including business development, relationship management or real property experience, financial and organizational management analytical skills to evaluate business development opportunities and property valuations.
Additional Bureau Information
Portland Parks & Recreation strives to develop public-private partnerships to expand services, generate new revenue, or create new capital improvements in support of Portland Parks & Recreation's mission. Portland Parks & Recreation recognizes that effective public-private agreements have the potential for not only mobilizing additional resources for park and recreation programs and improvements citywide, but also promote greater impact sustaining a healthy park and recreation system that makes Portland a great place to live, work, and play for all Portlanders.
The City of Portland, Oregon is a growing and diverse city of 620,000 residents, nearly 20% of whom speak languages other than English at home. The successful candidate will have experience working with people from diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, and will have experience with the removal of barriers to access for underserved communities. Portland Parks & Recreation values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization. PP&R encourages applications from candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and diverse communities. Although not required, PP&R encourages candidates that can fluently speak another language to include that information in their resume.
The City is offering an optional information meeting for this recruitment please see the complete announcement online for details.