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Portland Mercado Manager

Position Title: Portland Mercado Manager

Program/Department: Community Economic Development

Supervisor: Community Economic Development Director

Status: Exempt/Full-Time

1. Position Description: The Portland Mercado will celebrate the Latino contribution to our region, honor our growing diversity and serve as a bridge to unite cultures and communities in Portland. The Portland Mercado is slated for opening in late 2014, but Hacienda wishes to engage the Market Manager in advance of the opening date to guide critical processes, including final selection of Mercado tenants, finalization of the lease terms for those tenants, implementation of a marketing campaign, and ongoing fund development. The Market Manager will also then play the lead role in launching the opening and operations of the Portland Mercado. Once operational, the Market Manager will play a crucial role in insuring that the Mercado operates successfully, that the Mercado businesses are performing well and adhering to the terms of their lease, and that the Mercado is implementing a marketing plan to draw customers on a regular basis. Compensation will be based on the successful applicant’s experience and skills, but Hacienda anticipates negotiating performance bonuses and incentive compensation in addition to a competitive base salary. Day to day duties will include insuring that tenants are following market operational and health code rules, insuring that the community kitchen and associated equipment is being appropriately used, finding tenants for spaces as they become available, marketing the Mercado to draw customers and traffic, and coordinating with Hacienda’s Community Economic Development team to create a successful market.

2. Desired Characteristics

Successful candidates will have some or all of the following characteristics, in approximate order of importance:

  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment, adapt to changing circumstances, absorb new information and quickly solve problems
  • Strong relationship building skills and an ability to effectively communicate with multiple stakeholders with interests in the Portland Mercado, including a range of tenants, customers, neighborhood groups, partner organizations and Hacienda CDC's staff and Board.
  • Cultural awareness of the Latino community and the barriers to its success in Oregon, including Spanish/English bilingual and bi-cultural skills and experience working in the Latino immigrant community
  • Five or more years of experience managing and operating a kitchen or restaurant
  • Experience managing or working in a multi-tenant commercial enterprise, such as a food cart pod or other similar commercial endeavor
  • Experience or knowledge of commercial property management, tenanting and leasing, rent collection and contract management.  Some comfort level in performing basic repairs and maintenance on equipment is also desirable.
  • Experience in or knowledge of microenterprise development techniques, particularly working with low-income Latino business owners.
  • Experience or expertise in developing and carrying out marketing efforts, including Latino cultural events, social media efforts and other strategies to draw a diverse clientele to the Portland Mercado on a regular basis
  • The ability to track economic and other data for grant and program reporting
  • The ability to work with Hacienda management and Hacienda's Community Economic Development department to leverage resources and insure the Portland Mercado's success

3. Skills and Educational Requirements

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree or comparable work experience in business administration, economic development (with a preference for background in green development), the food industry or other related fields.  Must possess good interpersonal, written and oral communications skills in English and Spanish. S/he must be decisive and resourceful, self-motivated and able to handle sensitive confidential information as required. S/he must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.  S/he must be proficient in word precessing, spreadsheet, electronic arts and database computer programs as well as have a genuine interest in working in a team environment to fulfill Hacienda's mission.

4. Working Conditions

This is a full-time exempt position that will require flexibility in shcedule and the ability to respond to situations that emerge in the Mercado.  Local travel is necessary.  Evening and weekend hours will be required. All positions at Hacienda CDC are at will and subject to annual performance evaluations.

5. Compensation

The Portland Mercado Manager will be offered a competitive base salary between $40,000-$50,000 depending on the successful candidate's experience and relevant skills. In addition, Hacienda anticipates negotiating a competitive compensation package that includes incentives for performance and the Mercado operating and cash flowing successfully.

6. How to Apply

Please submit all application materials to Nathan Teske, Director of Community Economic Development at nteske@haciendacdc.org.  A complete application will include the following items:

  • A cover letter that speaks to your experience, skills and interest in this position
  • An essay of no more than two pages that offers your assessment of the barriers to success that Latino immigrant entrepreneurs confront in Oregon
  • A resume that includes at least four references who are familiar with your work history and experience.

Application deadline: This position is open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Maintenance Technician- Miraflores

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