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Executive Director - Restore Oregon

16 Feb 2021 3:05 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

About Restore Oregon

Restore Oregon, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is seeking a highly skilled and motivated professional to lead the organization as its next Executive Director. This full-time, salaried position, which is based in Portland, Oregon, reports directly to the organization’s Board of Directors and overseas the organization’s staff. Applications will be accepted until 5pm (PST) on March 16th, 2021, with a targeted start date of May 2021.

Job Description

The Executive Director provides leadership, management and oversight for all aspects of Restore Oregon including programs, finances, resource development, human resources, member services, communications, and board development. The Executive Director works with the Board and Board committees to establish an overall vision for the organization and takes the lead in implementing the policies and programs that derive from that vision. The Executive Director maintains key relationships throughout the state with partner and collaborator stakeholders, businesses, foundations, government officials, and other nonprofits.

Staff: The Executive Director will oversee a six-person staff that includes a Director of Development (full-time), a Programs Director (full-time), a Special Project Manager (full-time), a Marketing Manager (part-time), a Development and Programs Associate (full-time), and an Office Manager (part-time).

Salary and Benefits: Salary is anticipated to be between $72,000 and $90,000, commensurate with knowledge, skills and experience. Benefits include medical insurance, dental insurance, paid time off and nine paid holidays.


Communicate the Importance of Historic Preservation

  • Develop a communication strategy to foster Restore Oregon’s role as a “go to” expert on historic preservation issues and a trusted source to the public, policymakers, and general media on preservation policy.
  • Develop the capacity to convene stakeholders throughout the state around statewide issues affecting historic preservation.
  • Develop relationships with the media, organizations, and persons pertinent to historic preservation, coordinate activities and co-sponsor events.

Lead and Develop Statewide Advocacy Efforts

  • Ensure the organization is a proactive advocate for preservation-related issues across the state.
  • Build and maintain relationships with local, state and national organizations and government officials so that Restore Oregon remains a valued source and thought leader on preservation policy issues.

Engage Stakeholders and Members with Impactful Programs

  • Serve as lead spokesperson for Restore Oregon and ensure that the organization’s mission is properly presented to diverse audiences. 
  • Oversee the development of high-quality preservation programs and services consistent with the needs of the sector.
  • Oversee development and coordination of events and programs, conferences, workshops, publications, website, and endorsed service provider relationships.
  • Set up systems to track processes and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders and other constituents.

Provide Overall Strategic Direction with the Board of Directors

  • Work with the Board to ensure that Restore Oregon operates with a clear mission and a strategic plan consistent with that mission. 
  • Maintain thorough communication with the Board, providing necessary background information to support informed decision making by the Board. 
  • Actively engage the Board and its committees, partnering with Board members to leverage their specific talents and knowledge to advance Restore Oregon.
  • Work with the Board annually to establish Key Performance Indicators and report on them.

Manage Restore Oregon’s Finances and Fundraising Efforts

  • Develop an annual budget and fundraising plan for review and approval by the Board.
  • Develop relationships with funders. Identify grant opportunities, oversee proposal development and produce required reporting to funding sources.
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial practices and reports.

Manage Organizational and Staff Operations

  • Provide overall staff direction, support and supervision.
  • Develop a yearly work plan with staff that includes goals, objectives, inputs and outcomes, and timeline for the programs and services to be carried out. Provide ongoing management to ensure the organization operates according to approved plans and budgets.
  • Utilize outside vendors, professional organizations, and other strategic relationships to advance Restore Oregon’s issues and strategies, as needed.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8604, Portland, OR 97207
Contact: connect@oregonmuseums.org 
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