Executive Director

At your core, you believe that everyone has the right to direct their own life. You understand that each person is born with value and rights. You genuinely care about people, and want nothing more than to see those around you not only succeed, but thrive in what they do. You know that takes effort and team work, and you are eager to round up the necessary players to get the task completed.

You like to communicate with people - on the phone, in person and in group settings. You are clear in how you present information and are open to clarifying questions. You are self-motivated and organized. You are professional and well respected.

People naturally look to your example, and trust you. You have a successful track record as the "go to" person. You are willing to do your research, because you like to know rules and processes. People call you dependable, reliable and consistent. Being able to share what you know and help others learn what you have figured out excites you. You know what quality work looks like and, more importantly, you expect everyone around you to strive to achieve that level. Yet, you know how to encourage and motivate others - guiding them towards your standards. 

You are able to see the big picture - understanding how the system works and the reasons why it works the way it does. You enjoy "strategy sessions" as well as workgroup and committee environments. You see problems as challenges - creatively looking at those situations and problem-solving solutions is fun for you. 

Key tasks of the Executive Director:

  • Work with the Board of Directors to oversee organizational operations.

  • Provide input and guidance to the organization's mission and strategic plan, and implements both according the Board's decisions.

  • Ensure the integrity of the organization's financial management.

  • Ensure thorough quality assurance measures are in place for all organizational activities.

  • Responsible for the hiring, firing, retention and termination decisions of the organization.

  • Ensures proper accountability of organization to all state and federal laws and regulations.

  • Serve as the principle liaison with funding agencies, customers and primary stakeholders.

Wondering if you might be who we are looking for?
We are looking for someone with these skills and qualifications:

  • A bachelor degree in a Human Service Related field with at least 5 years of relevant managerial experience in the IDD field is preferred. Minimum qualifications require at least a bachelor degree in a Human Service Related field, Education, or Management with 3 years experience managing projects in the IDD field.

  • Thorough knowledge of case management principles and the Oregon IDD service system.

  • Demonstrated commitment to self-determination and personalized support, with at least 2 years of experience in person-centered planning and support approaches.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of standard business practices - budgeting, financial management and personnel.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. (bilingual abilities are a plus)

  • Capable with computers.

  • Professionalism in both attitude and appearance.

  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment while working under multiple deadlines.

  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends, as needed.

  • Reliable transportation, good driving record and ability to attend meetings in various locations.