Marketing & Communications Manager, PBDG

Portland, OR





Job Title:  Marketing and Communications Manager

  • Full-time, exempt

Reports to:  Executive Director

Salary Range:  $60,000 - $70,000 based on experience


  • Health, Dental, & Vision Insurance (waiting period may apply)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Retirement Savings Plan

Work Location:  Portland office (4444 SE 27th Ave, Portland, OR 97202)


PBDG (Professional Business Development Group) is a 501c6 trade association for minority-owned, women-owned, and certified firm in construction. PBDG operates a technical assistance program through its Foundation. PBDG Foundation’s mission is to improve the business conditions of small minority and women-owned firms in the construction industry through education, training, and mentorship.

We are currently seeking a full time Marketing and Communications Manager person to join our team in Portland, Oregon. The Marketing and Communications Manager will be responsible for oversight of all PBDG communications, advertising, and media. This role will develop and execute key functions, ensuring all PBDG outreach efforts to our partners and donors are engaging and professional. 


  • Oversee the development of all print and electronic communications, including Executive Director communications, invitations to key events, PowerPoint presentations for member and community meetings and the member directory.
  • Oversee the weekly newsletter, including content creation and distribution. Ensure newsletter content is extended through other channels including social media and on the website.
  • Manage website content to ensure the organization’s online presence is accurate, up-to-date and in-line with the core values.
  • Oversee execution of social media calendar for timeliness of events happening in the organization, accuracy, and promptness. Regularly monitor and respond to posts PBDG is tagged in across all social media accounts.
  • Collaborate with program staff to develop external communications, including creating flyers, one-pagers and other collateral needed to advance the work of all PBDG staff members.
  • Create the organization’s annual impact report
  • Conduct and manage media relations including initiating and maintaining relationships with reporters, editors, and publishers; writing releases; preparing information packets; coordinating media events; acting as the organization’s Public Information Officer; and promoting coverage.
  • Cultivate a team of vendor partners to support the work through necessary design, editing, production and dissemination of key publications such as the PBDG Directory, videos and materials intended to increase awareness and support of the organization.
  • Logistical communications and media support on a project-by-project basis, including writing press releases and facilitating interview opportunities.
  • Develop and manage a simple system for tracking impacts and results related to PBDG’s programs and members. Mine this information for stories and data points to be shared across platforms and in grant reports and donor communications.
  • Ongoing tracking of website analytics, social media analytics and response rates to email and video communications.
  • Provide script writing, copywriting, talking points, etc. for presentations and outgoing communication.
  • Provide copywriting and editing for appeals, press releases, and print/mail/digital/social communication pieces. 

Other Responsibilities: 

  • Represent PBDG Foundation at off-site community events as needed.
  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Required Skills

  • Minimum five years of experience in a Marketing and Communications role for a non-profit or community-based organization.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in standard communications practices.
  • Knowledge and experience with software including standard workplace technology plus WordPress, InDesign, PhotoShop, etc.
  • The ability to research and stay abreast of new industry developments, trends, and best practices.
  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to engage authentically, effectively, and professionally with different audiences including community members, staff, board members, partners, and funders.
  • Highly organized, with the ability to multi-task and switch priorities in a quick & calm manner.
  • The ability to consistently produce high-quality deliverables in a timely manner.
  • Proficient in standard office procedures, software, and communications technology.
  • Ability to work autonomously, be proactive, and self-directed.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Demonstrates awareness, attitudes, knowledge, and skills that foster a climate of equity and inclusion.
  • Possess multi-cultural intelligence, appreciation and respect for equity, diversity and inclusion and demonstrate an ability to work with a diverse group of co-workers and constituents.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

The Marketing and Communications Manager will be required to travel regionally, participate in conferences, give presentations internally and externally, and may work evenings and weekends to meet project deadlines, attend events, and complete position responsibilities. A valid driver’s license is required.

Work is usually performed in an indoor office environment with long periods at a desk. Environment is oriented to community member service and subject to constant work interruptions. Employees may work under the stress of continual client, community member, and/or inter‐association contact and pressure to meet deadlines. The employee must be able to move about the facility to communicate with staff members. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


When applying, please include all of the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Writing sample
  • Samples of flyers, brochures and/or marketing

PBDG is an Equal Opportunity Employer.