Executive Director Position Announcement

POSITION TITLE Executive Director
SUPERVISED BY Board of Directors
STATUS Full-time Exempt
COMPENSATION $80,000 – $100,000 (DOE) + Benefits
LOCATION Oregon City

Parrott Creek Child & Family Services is an established trauma-informed youth serving organization that is positioned for a healthy future, based on 50 years of dedicated service. As a 501(c) (3) nonprofit with an annual budget of $2.5 million and 40+ employees, our programs assist struggling youth and their families in overcoming personal challenges to regain and/or become productive community members. Our approach is to address the various social, economic, and health factors that can lead to risky behavior, poor choices, and dysfunction in the home. We weave mindfulness throughout our programs to help youth self-regulate, become aware of past and current behaviors, and develop tools to internalize concrete change. Parrott Creek is highly regarded by our partners and our patrons. Financially and organizationally sound, we have an outstanding team of dedicated and highly skilled professionals to carry out our important work.

Parrott Creek seeks a seasoned and enthusiastic professional to move our innovative and effective restorative justice programs forward, champion our mission, and authentically convey the respect and dedication that our clients and community deserve. The ideal candidate will have experience leading a complex nonprofit organization and also bring exceptional community engagement and fundraising skills to the role. This individual has a unique opportunity to join our organization during an exciting time of growth, providing expertise in preparing the organization to launch a capital campaign to improve and expand our delivery of residential services. The ability to manage effectively while building strong relationships with donors and decision makers is essential. The Executive Director is accountable to the Board of Directors and works in partnership with the board and key staff to fulfill the strategic plan and goals, and to clearly position the agency within the community as a leader in trauma-informed services for youth and families.
Parrott Creek offers a culture of respect, teamwork, integrity, and pride as well as a competitive compensation package, based on experience and education. Join our team to help make a positive impact in a young person’s life today!

The Executive Director of Parrott Creek Child & Family Services provides leadership and support across the organization, setting and implementing strategic direction to further the organization’s mission. The position has overall administrative responsibility for operations and is charged with ensuring that the organization achieves its mission, maintains financial viability, and functions as an innovative and effective public benefit provider. Of equal importance, the Executive Director is a fearless fundraiser, an articulate spokesperson, and a passionate advocate for youth and families.

Executive Leadership
External Relations

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Articulate the vision and mission to staff, board, partners and the community at large.
  • Provide the Board of Directors with information, guidance and support that leads to the development and implementation of effective planning and policies.
  • Lead strategic planning and build consensus around priorities.
  • Spearhead fundraising strategy, including a capital campaign.
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders, investors and patrons.
  • Meet with donors and partners to present a strong case for support and secure financial commitments and other beneficial resources.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with other service providers, government agencies, community groups and organizations to ensure consistent involvement in and with the community.
  • Ensure that the organization and its mission, programs and services are consistently presented in strong, positive ways to funders, other organizations and the community.
  • Prepare recommendations for approval of contracts and other matters requiring Board attention.
  • Assist the Board with the identification and recruitment of potential board members and integrate them into the organization. Develop and involve trustees in the fundraising process.
  • With Human Resources, ensure that all employment related policies and procedures are implemented in compliance with all state, federal and local requirements.
  • With the Director of Finance, ensure that the fiscal management of the agency conforms to state, federal and local requirements. Oversee the preparation and monitoring of the annual budget.
  • With the Development Manager, ensure the success of fundraising efforts.

Experience, Qualifications, Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required or equivalent combination of education and experience. Graduate degree is preferred.
  • Demonstrated executive leadership experience, preferably in a nonprofit or philanthropic organization.
  • Experience in leading fundraising, especially with donor development, major gift solicitation and/or capital campaigns.
  • Strategic thinker with experience leading an organization to the next stage of growth, stability and maturity.
  • Operational competence in aspects of managing a business or agency such as finances, policy-making and management, risk management, HR, technology, board of directors, etc.
  • Demonstrated success at building community and statewide relationships.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with the issues, the language, and the mechanics of foundations, corporations, local, state and federal funding for capital campaigns.
  • Understanding of social service systems and programs.
  • Experience leading and motivating staff, boards, and volunteers.
  • Strong public information skills, articulation, optimism, and energy. Ability to motivate and inspire people at all levels.
  • Ability to work well with diverse people, organizations, and situations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with the media, the public, government partners, board, and staff.
  • Positive experience working with other service providers, government agencies, community groups, and organizations
  • High ethical professional standards and commitment to equity and inclusion.

Application questions:
What leadership positions have you held that are relative to the requirements of this positon?
What is your experience with fundraising, including major gifts and/or capital campaigns?
In what ways have you been involved in community relations?
Why is Parrott Creek the right place for you at this stage in your career?

Application Instructions:
All applicants are asked to submit a resume, cover letter and complete the application questions and send to resumes@pcreek.org or mail to 1001 Molalla Ave Suite 209, Oregon City, OR 97045
Deadline: Friday August 24, 2018