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Executive Director

Company: Equitable Hiring Group
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

The Oregon Donor Alliance is seeking their first-ever Executive Director. This position requires an experienced fundraiser and skilled strategist who is well-versed in anti-racism and anti-classism theory, policy, and practices. The Executive Director is responsible for building and leading a healthy, dynamic organization that can create and sustain meaningful progressive change.

This full-time position (40 hours/week) is based in Portland, Oregon. The salary range for this role is budgeted at $110,000 - $130,000 depending on experience and fundraising capacity, with a dynamic performance bonus structure.

Are you ready to build power for progressive change? Do you dream of collaborating to create the ideas that are powerful enough to improve the lives of all Oregonians? Then come lead this organization!


Organizational Strategy

  • Ensure this organization's programs and strategies contributes to the development of healthy, progressive infrastructure in Oregon;
  • Craft a multi-year plan for member, board, and advisory council development with a clear implementation strategy and with racial equity as a core lens of measuring organizational impact and success.
    • Implement the multi-year fundraising strategy, ensuring that there is sufficient funding for emergent and existing organizational need;
    • Lead the donor conversations that will retain and increase support and political engagement of members and allies through events, communications, and individual meetings/communications;
    • Develop strong relationships with local and national foundation funders;
    • Develop a healthy individual donor pipeline focused on recruitment, retention, and upgrading donor investment levels.
      Organizational Management & Administration
      • Leads from a place of vulnerability and authenticity while creating a fun, challenging, rewarding and supportive work culture;
      • Recruit, motivate, lead, and retain highly skilled staff and consultants;
      • Ensure organization's legal and financial compliance and strong, transparent fiscal position.
        Member Engagement
        • Work with the Board, the Advisory Council, and contracted DEI Consultants to define and implement the best practices for building an anti-racist, anti-classist donor community and work culture;
        • Develop strategic communications, including donor recruitment materials and presentations, to inspire donors and partner organizations;
        • Help donors identify and fund short-term and long-term progressive infrastructure projects in Oregon;
        • Recruit and on-board board and advisory council members;
        • Establishes a strong communications strategy and brand for the organization.
          External Relations
          • Meet with funders, partners, elected leaders, allies, and other community leaders to ensure political wins;
          • Identify and fill gaps in Oregon's political infrastructure;
          • Replicate best practices and successful models from other states to strengthen Oregon's strategy;
          • Represents the organization as the spokesperson and increases capacity-building of grantees or partners to engage in communications work.
            • Minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience
            • Minimum of 5 years in senior management roles including staff supervision, fundraising, finance, board oversight, and/or operations in a nonprofit organization
            • Anti-racist leader, with track record of embedding anti-racism at the organizational and programmatic levels
            • Skilled fundraiser with experience as lead in closing five figure gifts from individual donors
            • High-level understanding of social and political change and progressive movements backed by direct experience with grassroots and/or electoral efforts
            • Proven ability to work in a dynamic environment and build strong partnerships
            • Exceptional communicator and writer with ability to manage challenging conversations and ask the hard questions
            • Experience and cultural proficiency working with politically underrepresented communities, including but not limited to, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities, immigrant and refugee communities, LGBTQ communities, justice-involved communities, and youth
            • Takes initiative and can make tough decisions
            • Success supervising and mentoring staff and teams, including professional and leadership development
            • Strategic planner with the ability to write organizational theories of change and strategic frameworks
            • Collaborative leadership style, engaging and confident interpersonal style
            • Commitment to the mission, vision, and values of the organization

Keywords: Equitable Hiring Group, Portland , Executive Director, Executive , Portland, Oregon

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