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Executive Director

Company: HR Personal
Location: Portland
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

After 38 incredible years Barbara Hall is retiring. The $250 million Harold & Arlene CARE Foundation and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation is looking for an individual who likes working with nonprofits not only in the Portland Metropolitan Area but throughout the Western United States.Our family foundation and company, Schnitzer Properties, has always felt a strong sense of giving back to the communities where we live and work. We support major philanthropic programs such as CommuniCare which involves 1200 high school students at over 50 high schools helping them learn about needs in the community and becoming Grantmakers. We also support over 200 nonprofits in and throughout our regions. These nonprofits range all the way from programs that help patients at the Harold & Arlene Diabetes Center at OHSU to dozens of social service agencies, art museums, and homeless programs. We also are major supporters of symphonies, opera, ballet, theater, and other dance programs.The qualifications for this individual are first drive and ambition to help make our communities a better place every day! This position reports directly to Jordan Schnitzer, President of all 3 entities, and will also work with 5 other people in our foundation offices.Normally, we would look for someone that has worked for another foundation and while that experience may be helpful, we are also looking for someone who has worked for a nonprofit and understands the day and day out issues that nonprofits have and how foundations like ours can help them help so many others. We look forward to hearing from the right individuals soon.ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIESWorks with the Board of Directors to fulfill the CARE Foundation's mission.Board Communication:

  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.Mission and Strategy:
    • Responsible for working with program and associated staff in a manner that supports and guides the Foundation's mission as defined by the Board of Directors.Foundation's Operations - responsible for the effective administration including the following:
      • Responsible for Daily/Monthly tasks associated with the administration of the Foundation's work.
      • Responsible for communication with marketing staff and other communications efforts.
      • Responsible for the enhancement of the Foundation's image by being a representative of the Schnitzer family and its philanthropy.Other - Liaison between CARE Foundation President Jordan Schnitzer and the Harold & Arlene Schnitzer Donor Advised Fund at the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TASKSAdministrator's Duties
        • Track Foundation's projects and goals.
        • Maintain all Foundation disbursement records.
        • Maintain and process all Foundation contribution and database records.
        • Review all grant requests for proper information.
        • Organize proposals and event sponsorship requests for Board of Trustee and/or committee meetings.
        • Initiate and approve contribution vouchers.
        • Monitor and coordinate payment of multi-year pledge payments.
        • Possible monitoring of expenditures of a particular grant.
        • Possible site visitations for certain grant requests as required by the Board of Directors.
        • Communicate with grant applications in a timely manner.
        • Ensure all required paperwork by government is updated and accurate.
        • Possible evaluation of past grants for Foundation effectiveness in grant making.
        • Attend seminars and lectures concerning issues relating to Foundations (i.e. reporting requirements, staffing requirements, etc.).
        • Supervise Care-to-Share Program Consultant.
        • Schedule regular meetings with CommuniCare Program Coordinator to be informed of all projects.
        • Schedule regular meetings with the Benevity Care Administrator to be informed of the Matching Gifts Program.
        • Read and obtain pertinent articles and information from trade publications regarding Foundation issues.
        • Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.
        • Oversee the Website Content and update on a regular basis in partnership with the Marketing Department.EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING/SKILLS REQUIRED
          • College degree preferred.
          • Transparent and high integrity leadership.
          • 5 or more years senior nonprofit management experience.
          • Familiarity with non-profit sector; grant making procedures, database, and reporting.
          • Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors.
          • Ability to envision and convey the organization's strategic future to staff, board, and community.
          • Ability to collaborate with staff.
          • Organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
          • Strong written and oral communication skills.
          • Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.
          • Workload is quite varied in its projects and demands flexibility from employee regarding scheduling and focus. Supervisory skills; strong word processing skills (MS Word preferred); proficient 10-key user; basic math, record keeping and bookkeeping skills; proper telephone etiquette; ability to respond to callers needs when appropriate; pleasant and courteous; excellent communication skills a must (interpersonal, verbal and written); ability to interrelate with other personnel within the Company on a professional level; ability to compose correspondence; strong grammar and punctuation skills; must be discreet and keep confidences with highly sensitive information; ability to meet deadlines and follow-through on projects; demonstrates initiative and self-motivation; ability to plan, organize and prioritize multiple activities/projects; professional appearance and demeanor; detail oriented; dependable.We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Keywords: HR Personal, Portland , Executive Director, Executive , Portland, Oregon

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