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OLCV Executive Director
OLCV Seeks Executive Director
August 1, 2011
The board of directors of Oregon League of Conservation Voters is seeking a dynamic executive director.
About OLCV: OLCV is Oregon’s leading environmental political group. OLCV runs aggressive campaigns to elect pro-environment leaders and hold elected officials accountable. During the 2008 and 2010 election cycles, the organization endorsed more than 100 candidates each year, winning more than 70% of our targeted races. The organization also plays a leadership role in coordinating the Oregon environmental community’s lobbying and legislative efforts in Salem. OLCV and its Political Action Committee, along with its sister organization, the OLCV Education Fund, has a staff of nine. In 2010, the combined budget of the three organizations was $1.3 million.
Timing: We are seeking somebody who can start on or around Nov. 1, 2011.
Job Description: The successful candidate for executive director will have strong fundraising, political, and nonprofit organizational experience and skills as well as a passion for protecting Oregon’s environment. Primary responsibilities include:
• Play lead role in raising the budgets of OLCV, OLCV PAC and the OLCV Education Fund.
• Work with staff and board to develop and conduct a robust electoral program.
• Work with staff and allied conservation leaders to build power in Salem, helping the community to pass its highest priorities.
• Hire and manage staff and vendors.
• Work with board of directors to develop and achieve long-range strategic goals.
• Oversee financial, personnel and administrative management of the organization.
The executive director reports to the board of directors.
Attributes Sought: The successful candidate will have a strong personal commitment to OLCV’s mission. He or she will be a charismatic, visionary leader with proven fundraising and successful political experience. The successful candidate will have demonstrated an ability to work effectively as a legislative advocate with people from both sides of the political aisle, business groups, and other non-traditional potential allies. He or she will have successful experience leading and managing a non-profit advocacy organization. Experience and skills sought include:
• Significant experience soliciting major gifts from individuals – Required
• Political campaign experience – Required
• Superior leadership, organizational, staff management, strategic thinking and planning skills – Required
• Strong communications, media, public speaking skills – Required
• Experience in the legislative process – Preferred
• Knowledge of environmental politics, issues and the political landscape – Preferred
• Successful experience working with volunteer boards on the governance and development of a non-profit advocacy organization – Preferred
• Existing network of contacts in political and environmental circles in Oregon – Preferred
• Good listening and mentoring skills – Preferred
Location: OLCV’s headquarters are in downtown Portland. Regular travel within the state is required, with occasional travel outside the state.
Compensation: OLCV offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, along with holiday, vacation, sabbatical, retirement and health/dental benefits.
Process: The OLCV Search Committee will begin processing resumes as submitted. Please submit a resume and cover letter to the OLCV Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cover letter should summarize relevant experience and why you are interested in the position.
OLCV is an equal opportunity employer.