We are more than just a sports team and a concert venue. We are innovators, achievers, leaders, strategic problem solvers and, most importantly, Rip City fanatics.

Whether our guests are attending a game to see their favorite player on the court or their favorite artist Illuminate the stage, as our Talent Acquisition Partner, you play a key role in driving the organization’s recruitment strategies and initiatives both internally and externally.

You will build, implement, and assess programs and policies that supports the development of strong applicant pipelines that organically leads to inclusive hiring of talent into the organization. This role is the dedicated support for our Rip City Management teams and reports to the Sr. Director of People & Culture.

This is a full time, salaried - exempt position. The Portland Trail Blazers have a hybrid office environment: 3 days in office, 2 days remote.


  • Responsible for full cycle recruitment and selection of full- and part-time employees for all rip city management business units to include purposeful job posting, candidate pre-screening, collaboration with hiring managers, making recommendations for hire, and coordinating a successful onboarding.

  • Collaborate with leaders to identify and anticipate departmental business needs around core people activities that supports individuals and teams.

  • Build positive collaborations with applicants, employees, P&C team members, recruiting contacts/vendors, training and development contacts, and internal leadership team to attract the best talent for positions.

  • Provide proactive partnership as a change agent and culture advocate that empowers our leaders and employees to drive success for themselves and within their teams.

  • Deliver innovative and creative recruiting solutions that attract a diverse pool of candidates and elevates our recruitment practices.

  • Evaluate the recruiting process and make recommendations for improvement to continuously evolve candidate pipeline and service levels.

  • Lead internship recruiting efforts by attending internship-focused career fairs, hosting students at Rose Quarter (RQ) events, forming relationships with college career centers; organizing and hosting job shadows; and assessing possibility for future engagement with interviewees.

We’d like to hear from you if you:

  • Applicant Tracking System experience required with proven understanding of iCIMS ATS preferred.

  • Proficiency and affinity for using social platforms in recruiting practices in a way that reinforces our employment brand.

  • Must appreciate working independently with minimal direction, while still meeting all departmental and organizational goals.

  • Outstanding project management, organizational and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work with a variety of audiences and departments to cultivate collaboration and effective communication.

  • Excellent written and verbal interpersonal communication skills; capable of communicating with a diverse range of individuals.

Offers of employment are conditional upon the results of a background investigation. We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories and review results on an individual basis.

The Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose Quarter embraces 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, to perform crucial job functions, and to 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:

  • 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

  • Daily Free Lunch

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