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Metro, the regionally elected government for the Portland, Oregon, tri-county metropolitan area, is seeking an Executive Director to oversee our Oregon Convention Center. The Oregon Convention Center ("OCC") is managed among a family of Metro-owned and/or operated visitor venues, including the P'5 Centers for the Arts, the Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center and the Oregon Zoo.
The OCC Executive Director will bring exceptional leadership in the management of public facilities, a solid business background, sales and marketing expertise, entrepreneurial experience, a passion for sustainable operations, a commitment to advancing equity through leadership and management practices and proven performance as a motivator and team player to Metro's visitor venue management team.
It is an exciting time at OCC! In partnership with Mortenson Development and Hyatt Corporation, construction of a 600-room Hyatt Regency Hotel at the center will begin this year. Construction of the hotel will attract more national conventions and lifestyle events, bring visitors to the area and create and sustain jobs – all of which will generate new and increased spending and revenues for the center and our community. Additionally, OCC is about to embark on a major renovation to upgrade exterior landscaping, entrances and interior finishes. The Oregon Convention Center is the largest convention facility in the - Pacific Northwest, annually hosting over a half million visitors at roughly 500 events and contributing an average of over $700 million in regional economic impact each year. The industry leader for its sustainability practices, the OCC was the first in US to be both certified LEED-EB (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – Existing Building) and recertified LEED-EB Silver. The facility is now certified LEED Platinum. In operation since 1990, the OCC has earned international recognition for numerous achievements and honors, including the prestigious Venue Excellence Award in 2010.
Deadline to apply: April 26, 2017 @ 5:00 PM, PDT
To apply: visit www.oregonmetro.gov/jobs for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.