OEN NewsNow Hiring: Events and Marketing Manager

Please submit applications by December 16, 2022 for consideration; details below:

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 1991 to help local, growth-minded entrepreneurs start up and scale up. The organization has gone through a significant transformation over the last couple of years and is well positioned to grow its impact. 

OEN delivers a series of sector-specific investment and education programs known collectively as Angel Oregon, as well as an annual awards show and celebration of entrepreneurship. In addition, it hosts a variety of networking and education activities, such as the popular OEN PubTalk series, and supports statewide efforts to build support for entrepreneurship with universities, economic development agencies, and a wide variety of community partners.


The Events and Marketing Manager is responsible for planning, managing and marketing OEN events, including the PubTalk series, the Angel Oregon events, the annual OEN Awards show, and various other programs.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Working collaboratively with the Executive Director to establish annual events and programs goals and calendar; 
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with vendors, contractors and venues;
  • Working collaboratively with staff, partners, sponsors and board to plan and support events;
  • Planning event details and all aspects, including but not limited to, venues, catering, decor, seating, guest lists and program production
  • Creating reliable budgets and communicating budgets to actuals to the Executive Director; 
  • Remaining under budget with all costs;
  • Managing events and addressing potential problems that may arise and planning for potential scenarios that could impact the integrity of the event;
  • Managing sponsor relationships associated with events such as collecting assets, sharing social media content, confirming attendees, etc.; 
  • Creating and documenting systems and processes for successful, sustainable events;
  • Managing marketing for events, including website content and social media marketing.

The successful candidate will: 

  • Live in Oregon or Southwest Washington, but be comfortable working remotely and able to travel regularly to Portland for meetings and events;
  • Show passion for entrepreneurship;
  • Demonstrate strength in operational excellence and execution;
  • Have successfully led teams and managed staff;
  • Show evidence of diversity, equity and inclusion skill development, and be committed to building inclusive projects and networks;
  • Have a track record of success with managing event budgets;
  • Be comfortable with public speaking and cultivating new relationships;
  • Be adaptable, collaborative and results-oriented.

Candidates will be reviewed holistically and lived experience will be considered in addition to professional experience. We know that many life experiences are transferable to professional success. If the position description feels like a match for you, but you don’t have all of the specific experience listed, we still encourage you to apply.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary range: $60,000-$70,000 annually, with additional performance bonus
  • Excellent healthcare benefits
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Flexible work location and hours, although frequent participation in Portland-area networking, community building events will be expected, along with some travel to other parts of Oregon
  • Paid holidays 
  • Generous 401(k) contribution and matching program
  • 20 days PTO annually

How to Apply 

Please submit an application packet which includes:

  1. A cover letter explaining your qualifications, experience, and passion to be the next Events and Marketing Manager of OEN.
  2. A detailed resume that speaks to the qualifications listed above.
  3. The names, contact information, and professional affiliations of three professional references. We won’t contact your references until we’ve cleared it with you.

To apply, email all 3 items to: info@oen.org by December 16, 2022.

OEN is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, race, color, creed, mental or physical disability, religion, national origin, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or source of income in the admission or access to, or employment in, our programs or activities.

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