Oregon Walks Continues Search for Permanent Executive Director


Title:        Executive Director

Organization:    Oregon Walks

Location:    Portland, OR

Status:        Full time, 1.0 FTE

Salary:        $50,000 - $60,000 annually - plus excellent benefits package

Oregon Walks is seeking a leader with a passion for pedestrian rights and a fierce commitment to equity to serve as our next Executive Director.

About the Position

The successful candidate will hold passion and commitment for our mission, know how to lead a small, highly collaborative team, demonstrate strong communication skills, and have the experience and ability to smoothly manage the day-to-day operations of a small nonprofit. They will have community-building and financial experience to support the expansion of Oregon Walks’ work, and a policy eye for advancing the organization’s advocacy goals and priorities that help create a safer and more livable Oregon for all.

Specifically, we are looking for candidates with 3-5 years of relevant experience in a leadership position; a proven track record of successfully developing and leading organizational strategy or programs that move people toward a shared vision and drive organizational goals; competency in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion principles and practice; the ability to work effectively in a collaborative and diverse environment; strong fiscal management acumen and skills, including experience in developing and managing budgets; highly developed oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate our mission and vision in highly compelling ways to motivate action across a broad range of individuals, allies, funders and the public; experience working directly with a board of directors; ability to effectively coach, counsel, supervise, and evaluate job performance of staff; ability to develop, implement, and sustain projects and ideas that advance the priority work of the organization; and a love for walking and dedication to pedestrian safety.

How to Apply

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The application process will be open until a qualified candidate is hired. Submit a current resume, including dates of employment, plus a 1-2 page cover letter that addresses why you’re compelled by this work and how your experience fits the criteria, as a single PDF document to: jobs@oregonwalks.org with the subject line “Executive Director”.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with interviews beginning August 1, 2018.