Executive Director
Organization/Company Name:   Health Care for All Oregon-Action
Position Description:   Working for an equitable, affordable, comprehensive, high-quality,
publicly funded universal health care system serving everyone in Oregon and the United States

Health Care for All Oregon-Action Seeks Dynamic Executive Director

Want to provide leadership in a movement and an Organization that is addressing an issue that impacts every Oregonian?  Health Care for All Oregon-Action (HCAO-Action), a 501(c4) and partner Health Care for All Oregon (HCAO), a 501c(3) organization, seek an Executive Director to lead, shape, inspire and manage the organization as we work to bring about Universal Health Care.  The ideal candidate will work in close collaboration with staff, volunteers and Board of Directors to realize this vision.  Could you be the one?

About Health Care for All Oregon-Action:

Our work is to bring about equitable, affordable, comprehensive, high quality, publicly-funded health care to everyone in Oregon and the United States. Toward this end Health Care for All Oregon-Action, a 501c(4), and partner Health Care for All Oregon, a 501c(3), are established to flexibly foster grassroots activism, legislative advocacy, and community education programs. HCAO-Action builds relationships with state-wide constituents, organizations, and legislators to drive policy advocacy and initiatives that move us towards a universal affordable and accessible health care system. HCAO is a statewide coalition of approximately 100 member organizations, local Chapters, and individual members. We boast over 28,000 people who have already joined our movement and are building room for more.

For additional information visit www.hcao.org

Position Overview:

The Executive Director (ED) we seek will have the experience and skills necessary to lead our education and advocacy organizations.  They will have a strong cadre of volunteers and sufficient resources for a small support staff to engage in the work ahead.  The ideal candidate is passionate about social change, with experience leading and supporting community groups, advocates, and support staff.  Preferably they will present with experience in the healthcare industry or a related field. Familiarity with Oregon legislative and political processes, and with issues related to health care finance, will be key attributes of the winning candidate.  Ability to work with all of Oregon’s diverse population is essential.

The ED will report to the Boards of Directors of HCAO-Action and HCAO and will be directly supervised by the Board Presidents. The ED is responsible for the overall management of the organization located in Portland, inspiring and managing volunteers and staff, community relations, fiscal oversight, engaging member organizations and assuring sufficient financial resources for success.

The ED is a full-time salaried professional (exempt) employee expected to work venings and weekends as needed outside of the routine workday.

HCAO-Action and HCAO are located in Portland, Oregon. The Executive Director should be located in the Portland Metro Area.

Salary and Benefits: $65,000-$70,000, vacation and sick leave.

To apply: Email your resume with 3 references and a cover letter that addresses the following:

Why you are a strong candidate for this position.
How you meet the desired qualifications.
Your experience working with volunteers and/or grassroots organizations.
Submit your complete application materials (resume, references, and cover letter) via e-mail to jobsearch@hcao.org with the subject line, ED SEARCH.

Address cover letter to:

Health Care for All Oregon-Action

ATTN: ED Search Committee

1443 SE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR  97233

Applications will be reviewed as received. Interviews may begin as early as March 23, 2018. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

Please, no phone inquiries.

Position Function:
Position Type:
Full Time
See Position Description

Required Qualifications and Experience:
Preferred Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; Master’s degree preferred or experience providing equivalent learning.

Aligned Past Work Experience:  a minimum of 5 years in executive leadership position in a not for profit or for profit organization.  Other relevant combinations of education and experience that meet HCAO’s needs will be considered.  Experience should demonstrate these skills:
Mission Minded: Ability to maintain mission focus and inspire it in others while navigating strong personalities, multiple deadlines, ambiguity and shifts in the political and interpersonal landscape.
Long-Game: Big-picture thinker and decision-maker with a knack for planning, creating systems and achieving results- short and long term. Proven ability to translate complexity and big ideas into appropriate, practical action.
Leadership: Ability to lead and motivate staff, volunteers, boards, and officers, including working collaboratively, building and cultivating volunteer leadership, matching individuals’ abilities and aspirations with appropriate needs of and responsibilities to HCAO, and assessing and responding efficiently and fairly to mismatches.
Financial Acumen: Proficiency in setting, managing and reporting annual budgets and managing day-to-day fiscal needs.  Able to allocate resources efficiently and frugally as necessary. Ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local 501(c)(3) and 501(c)4 laws and regulations.
Fund Raiser: Successful foundation/grant and corporate fundraising; and small donor and member organization sustaining financial support.
Political Savvy:  Ability to work in a complex political context, including using both formal and informal channels. Knowledge of Oregon political environment and of health care financing sufficient to sustain credibility as leader and spokesperson for HCAO interests
Inclusive: Commitment to inclusion and equity with a record of experience working with diverse communities such as people of color, LGBTQI, new immigrants and individuals with disabilities; and other communities such as faith, labor, business, low-income and rural communities.
Communication Skills: Strong speaking, listening, and written communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal skills that demonstrate trust and respect, and ability to solicit diverse input and contributions.
Technologically Capable: Able to use technology effectively, efficiently, and creatively to meet organizational needs.  Technical competence with database systems, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Email, social media, search engines, and filing electronic reports.
Plus: Able to pass a criminal background and/or fingerprint check and has dependable transportation with ability to travel statewide.

Required Education and / or Certifications:
Education: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; Master’s degree preferred or experience providing equivalent learning.

1443 SE 122nd Ave
Portland, OR 97233
Website:  http://hcao.org
Where Will Work Be Performed?:
Same as the Employer Address
Application Email:
Application Address:
ED Search Committee
Health Care for All Oregon-Action
1443 SE 122nd Ave
Portland, OR 97233

Application Website:
Application deadline:
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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