Social Enterprise Sales and Marketing Specialist

LOCATION:                         Portland, OR                                     

SALARY:                                $50,000 – $55,000 DOE

HOURS:                                 Full-time, flexible hours required


About New Avenues for Youth:  

New Avenues is a social services agency working in partnership with the Portland area community to provide homeless, foster-care, and at-risk youth of all backgrounds with the resources and skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives.  We are a diverse non-profit organization in our 21st year serving youth.


Our Commitment to Equity: 

New Avenues for Youth imagines a community where all young people experience health, wellbeing, and a self-determined home. We understand that racism, poverty, and experiences of oppression lead to social injustice and housing instability for youth. Due to current and historical exploitation and racism, youth of color are disproportionally impacted. In order to advance equity at New Avenues and fulfill our mission, we must address how privilege has shaped our organizational culture, policies, and practices.

New Avenues believes equity is an ongoing commitment without closure; in taking risks, we will learn from our mistakes. We will listen to and learn from young people’s lived experiences. We will seek multiple perspectives, strive for transparency, remain humble, and resist the urge to simplify or silence hard truths. We make these commitments because we believe in social justice and the inherent human dignity of each individual.


The Position:

The Social Enterprise Sales and Marketing Specialist is the key position dedicated to driving sales revenue of New Avenues for Youths’ $1M portfolio of Social Purpose Enterprises that include two Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops, an ice cream cart and catering operation and New Avenues INK screen-printing and custom merchandise business. This position will lead in the creation of a sales strategy and objectives to project and achieve annual sales volume goals as well as ongoing growth of all enterprises in the portfolio. This includes establishing and executing a realistic, aggressive sales and marketing plan to accomplish this.  Components of this plan include the development of effective promotion strategies, sales channel promotions, and other innovative marketing initiatives.  This position is charged with ensuring customer satisfaction by effectively addressing arising issues and providing effective solutions.


Education & Experience: 

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant marketing and sales experience required
  • A minimum of 5 years of service experience with various size accounts required

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated ability to create and execute a successful sales and marketing plan required
  • Strong initiative, drive, and excellent follow-up skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Ability and desire to work with culturally diverse staff, youth, and community

New Avenues for Youth offers a very generous benefits package.  To apply, send your cover letter and resume to  Please be sure to include where you came across this opportunity in your response.  You can learn more about New Avenues by visiting our website at  New Avenues for Youth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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