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Executive Director

Oregon Community Health Workers Association (ORCHWA)

Oregon Community Health Workers Association  (ORCHWA)

Posted: 2/10/2017
Location: Portland Metro
Closing Date: 2/27/2017
Industry: Health Care, Management, Nonprofit
Type: Full Time

The Oregon Community Health Workers Association (ORCHWA) is Oregon’s statewide association for Community Health Workers (CHWs). Founded in 2011, our mission is to work as a unified voice to empower and advocate for CHWs and our communities. We envision a world where CHWs are recognized as members of a profession, working together for community health, social justice, and equity.

With overall strategic and operational responsibility for ORCHWA’s programs, community relations, and advocacy, the Executive Director’s initial priorities will include:

• Establishing ORCHWA as a 501-c-3 public benefit nonprofit organization and solidifying organizational systems (ORCHWA currently has a fiscal sponsor, Oregon Public Health Institute)
• Identifying strategic goals and resource / business development priorities in partnership with the Board, staff, and stakeholders
• Deepening partnerships and continuing to build relationships across the state with government agencies, philanthropic organizations, health care systems, and community-based organizations
• Supporting our outstanding staff team, developing our Board of Directors, and capitalizing on the skills and connections of our board members
• Deepening our capacity for program management, convening, and technical assistance, and
• Planning to bring the CHW model to additional Oregon communities.

The Executive Director will be committed to ORCHWA’s mission and will embody its values of advocacy, community, unity, respect, support, culture, inclusion, sharing, equity, collaboration, diversity, trust, commitment, listening, justice, corazón (heart), compassion, and fun.

Application Guidelines/Contact:
• Leading a nonprofit organization as a senior manager or executive director
• A track record of operationalizing strategies that to take a program or an organization to the next stage of growth
• Cultivating board member relationships and developing / engaging a Board of Directors
• Developing and supporting staff and high-performance teams; developing participatory, shared leadership
• Collaborating effectively across cultural differences; engaging diverse stakeholders including constituents, funders, and community and political leaders
• Working effectively with a community or communities affected by inequities and disparities

Capabilities and Knowledge:
• Knowledge of the CHW profession
• Familiar with resource development and able to generate resources, e.g., through a mix of grants, sponsorships, individual gifts, government contracts, and/or other revenuegenerating opportunities
• Strong written and verbal communication skills including public speaking; ability to communicate persuasively and with passion; excellent interpersonal skills
• Knowledge of nonprofit financial management; ability to develop and manage budgets
• Ability to develop and lead multidisciplinary projects and programs
• Strong understanding of data-driven program evaluation

Personal Qualities and Commitments:
• Demonstrated commitment to working for social justice and equity
• Entrepreneurial, flexible, and adaptable
• Mission-driven, passionate, idealistic, positive, and self-directed; possessing integrity Other Helpful Experience and Knowledge
• Leading public policy advocacy efforts; knowledge of the policy environment
• Leading an organization through the transition from fiscal sponsorship by another
organization to independent 501-c-3 status

$65,000 to $75,000

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