Become a part of the team behind the team.

As employees of the Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose Quarter, we do more than basketball. We are blazing trails toward winning championships on and off the court.

We are pioneers and innovators. We look for people who push boundaries, who dream, who are committed to inclusivity – who want to contribute to Rip City!

As our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Manager, you’ll support in designing and driving creative ways to retain, develop and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across all areas of the organization. A significant part of the role is to promote and support the development of training programs to enhance employee understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion. You will plan and coordinate projects, working effectively across teams to align diversity and inclusion efforts with organizational goals.

This role is an on-site position. Currently, the Portland Trail Blazers work in a hybrid environment, with three days in the office and two days remote.

You will be responsible for the following:

  • Lead and develop internal diversity, equity, and inclusion learning initiatives, programs, and trainings for internal staff.

  • Collaborate within the department to develop and execute logistics of special internal events, including internal speaker series and other DEI-specific employee engagement initiatives such as Rip City Unplugged and Heritage Month Celebrations

  • Supporting the expansion of DEI efforts using internal storytelling, external communication through social media, the DEI website, and varying media channels aimed at sharing all the company’s impact work in an engaging and creative way.

  • Project manage Racial Equity Project in close partnership with the Community Programs team and special events as they arise.

  • Own the logistics and evolution of Celebration Nights (Latinx and Hispanic History, Pride Night, Black History Night, HBCU Night, AAPI Heritage Night, Women’s History Night)

  • Cultivate and develop relationships with Portland area Employee Resource Group Leads for joint engagement opportunities and to build more extensive networks for diverse staff.

  • Liaise with and support the Ally Council, Inclusion Board, and Business Resource Groups in addition to providing feedback on identity-based initiatives, celebration nights, and engagement as needed.

  • Partner with People & Culture to onboard new employees, as well as assist with cultivating diverse talent pools by creating relationships with Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI), and Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISI).

We’d like to hear from you if:

  • You have a bachelor’s degree OR equivalent in a related field.

  • You have a minimum of 3 years of demonstrated experience in community outreach and/or work reflecting a passion for actively supporting underserved communities.

  • You have learning and development or training experience

  • You have project management (and/or event management) experience

  • You have experience in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • You have experience working or volunteering in the environmental field

  • You have a demonstrated history of success in providing outstanding customer service and building positive relationships

  • You provide a solid cross-functional consultative presence and the ability to influence critical partners

  • You have strong organizational skills and can handle a fast-paced environment with a lot to juggle

  • You possess excellent communication skills and can effectively turn conflict into collaboration.

  • You have strong technical skills with proficiency in Microsoft office applications.

  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule that may include occasional evenings and weekends

Offers of employment are conditional upon proof of COVID-19 vaccination or approval of a medical or religious exemption and accommodation from the company, along with the successful results of an individual background check. We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories and review results on an individual basis.

The Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose Quarter embrace diversity and inclusion. We celebrate individual expression and uniqueness on our campus. We do not tolerate harassment or discrimination. We are committed to hiring individuals that reflect the community we serve without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or other legally protected characteristics. We are an equal-opportunity employer.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


We invest in our employees inside and outside of work. Our benefits package for full-time teammates includes the following:

  • Competitive Healthcare Coverage

  • Retirement Plan

  • Paid Maternal & Parental Leave

  • Flexible Time Off (3 weeks + 11 holidays)

  • Wellness Perks

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Free Parking + Discounted Mass Transit Passes

  • Discounted & Complimentary Tickets

  • Ongoing Learning & Development