Executive Director of The Oregon Just Transition Alliance
About the Organization
The Oregon Just Transition Alliance is an alliance of frontline-led and base-building organizations, and ally organizations, working to build a more just and renewable economy in Oregon. OJTA is looking for its first Executive Director, who will then hire the rest of the small staff team. OJTA is at an exciting moment. We just finished our Oregon Green New Deal statewide listening tour and are launching our first campaign for Energy Democracy in the 2021 legislative session. The executive director will work closely with the Alliance’s member organizations and steering committee to steadily grow the Alliance, ensure its long-term financial health and coordinate a team to implement programs and projects.
Strategic Alliance Building
· Lead collaborative evolution of OJTA’s vision for a just transition in Oregon
· Actively create and maintain strategic partnerships for OJTA, within environmental justice, racial justice, labor, immigrant rights, and other social justice organizations.
· Represent OJTA’s vision and priorities in conferences, meetings and speaking engagements with elected officials and leaders of other organizations and movements.
Strategy and Program Development
· Work closely with the steering committee, member organizations and staff to develop and implement campaigns and programs.
· Lead development of OJTA’s policy and coalition organizing strategies
· Ensure the political coherence and values-alignment across OJTA’s campaigns and programs
· Ensure development and evaluation of annual workplans.
Fund Development & Financial Management
· Develop and implement an annual fundraising plan that aligns with OJTA’s principles and core values
· Cultivate relationships with funders, individual and institutional donors;
· Contribute to the development of fundraising appeals, proposals, and reports.
· Oversee development and management of organizational budgets.
· Liaison with fiscal sponsor (Community Initiatives) for financial management, human resources and administrative management.
· Work closely with the Steering Committee to ensure strong governance, infrastructure, policies, and fiscal health.
· Plan and facilitate regular meetings with Steering Committee; Actively engage the Steering Committee in strategic decision-making and bring concrete policy recommendations to Steering Committee for approval.
Staff Supervision and Management
· Supervise at least two other staff members.
· Ensure strong organizational systems for staff hiring, supervision and evaluation
· Work with staff to set clear goals and objectives and ensure strong workplanning
· Model and create values-driven, collaborative organizational culture
Qualifications (knowledge, skills & abilities)
· At least 5-7 years’ experience in environmental and social justice work
· Experience organizing with low-income, Black, Indigenous, and people of color, and/or rural communities.
· At least 2 years of management experience, including staff supervision
· Experience working in coalitions and organizing a diversity of stakeholders
· Policy advocacy experience, particularly with community-based organizations
· Experience with and enthusiasm for fundraising
· Skilled relationship-builder with membership organizations, donors, elected officials, and foundations.
· Excellent public speaking and written communication skills.
· Strategic planning and program development competency
Ability to remain in stationary position at computer for extended periods of time.
LOCATION: This position will require the ED to spend up to 20% of their time traveling to build relationships with organizations throughout the state of Oregon. During at least the next 5 months, the position will be mostly virtual, so there is some flexibility about location for the next five months, but in the future, the position will need to be based in Oregon.
COMPENSATION: Salary: $60,000-$70,000 depending upon experience. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401k plan with matching contribution, generous vacation and sick leave, and paid holidays.
To apply, email cover letter, resume and list of three professional references to Khanh Pham at. Applications will be reviewed Oct 15-Nov 5 and kept in strict confidence by a Hiring Committee. Screening interviews will begin on a rolling basis. We anticipate starting to schedule interviews in late October.
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