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Executive Director



Posted: 1/6/2017
Location: Portland Metro
Closing Date: open until filled
Industry: Fundraising, Management, Nonprofit
Type: Full Time

Please see our website for the full job description of duties and qualifications. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Oregon Tradeswomen Inc. (OTI)’s staff, programs, expansions, and execution of its mission. The ED will initially develop deep knowledge of the trades, core programs, operations, and business plans for Leadership & Management, Fundraising & Communications, and Planning & New Business.
The ED will be thoroughly committed to OTI’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching and relationship management experience. Concrete, demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:
• Five or more years of senior management experience; track record of effectively leading and regionally and/or nationally scaling a performance- and outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth.
• Understanding of non-traditional work for women (i.e. in construction, manufacturing, STEM/CTE fields, or similar areas where women are grossly underrepresented in the workforce).
• Strong commitment to feminist and racial justice frameworks.
• Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
• Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage non-profit budgets.
• Past success working with a board of directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships.
• Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage and develop relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
• Must have experience with writing and winning grants.
• Verifiable record of creating, monitoring and tracking large (over $1M) budgets.
• Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning.
• Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
• Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.

Application Guidelines/Contact:
Visit our website for full job description of duties and qualifications!!

To apply, please send: 1) Your resume. 2) A cover letter (3-4 page suggested length) detailing what in your background and experience qualifies you for this position. A complete response should include reference to all responsibilities and qualifications listed in the job description, and explain what about your experience and training prepares you to excel. 3) OTI standard application form, available at: . 4) No video applications, please.

Applications will be reviewed starting January 13, 2017; position will be open until filled. Application may be send by e-mail to, faxed to 503.249.0445, or mailed, ATTN: Madelyn Elder.
Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. OTI is an EEO Employer.


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