At Caldera, we believe in the power of creativity. Our mission is to inspire and support youth from underserved rural and urban communities by awakening the potential of their creative voice. We do this through a unique fusion of art, environment and mentorship. Our Youth Program provides students from Portland and Central Oregon with long-term relationships with caring adults, which nurtures individual creativity, beginning in sixth grade and continuing into young adulthood.
Caldera has a $2.6M budget, a 15-member board, 16 full-time year-round employees, and a range of seasonally contracted artists and staff. Its administrative office is located in Portland, Oregon, and its Arts Center is located outside of Sisters in Central Oregon.
Supervisor: Director of Advancement
Full time (37.5 hrs/week) 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday–Friday
Location: Portland office, 224 NW 13th Ave, Suite 304, Portland, OR 97209 (some WFH possible)
Benefits include: generous paid time off, health, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement matching, long-term disability, short-term disability, and life insurance.
The Advancement team focuses our development efforts on partnering with the communities in which we work to build strong, meaningful investments in our mission. We seek to diversify our support and develop long-term relationships that will sustain our programming for years to come. As a creative organization, we believe in creative community organizing and partnerships.
As part of the Advancement team, the Advancement Special Events Manager is responsible for building out Caldera's public events, donor cultivation events/fundraisers, corporate sponsorships, and in-kind giving. Reporting to the Director of Advancement, this position will support Caldera's community partnership efforts, and manage fundraising and community engagement events.
This position manages additional event contractors/vendors and provides overall fundraising support for the Director of Advancement and Executive Director, as needed. This position interfaces regularly with donors and supporters and will be a very public-facing representative of Caldera Arts.
This position typically involves a hybrid office/ work-from-home option. However, there is significant evening/ weekend time required, with advance notice. Our team is present for events both in Portland and in Central Oregon throughout the year, so flexibility with scheduling is required. A valid driver's license and access to reliable transportation is required. Strong CRM and reporting skills are required; Raiser's Edge experience is preferred.
Equity & Inclusion
We recognize that Caldera communities face many societal inequities. We recognize the history and ongoing impacts of racism in our country, state, and institutions. We acknowledge that we will always have room to grow as an organization and as individuals in our understanding of racism and oppression.
We commit to continually examining our role in both perpetuating and combating institutional racism. We also commit to ongoing alignment of our policies and practices to advance racial equity, inclusion, and freedom of expression.
We commit to integrating equity and inclusion into all areas of our work to better serve our mission; when we do, we get closer to the world that we want for our youth. To ensure our own accountability, we will 1) seek deeper relationships with and feedback from our larger community; 2) use our Equity Plan to guide ongoing work; and 3) apply our Equity Lens to decision-making. We will also seek inspiration from artistic and cultural traditions.
Caldera is an equal opportunity employer encouraging applicants of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.
Administrative Duties: (Percentage 25%)
Event Planning & Support (Percentage 25%)
Executive Director & Board Support (Percentage 20%)
Grant Administration (Percentage 15%)
Donor/ Supporter Cultivation and Engagement (Percentage 10%)
Advancement Storytelling Support (Percentage 4%)
Racial Equity Work (Percentage 1%)
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to stand. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Online applications due by Monday, August 8 by 5pm.
At Caldera, we believe in the power of creativity. Our mission is to inspire and support youth from underserved rural and urban communities by awakening the potential of their creative voice. We do this through a unique fusion of art…