Executive Director

Organization/Company Name: 
Health Care for All Oregon
Position Description: 

Exempt: The ED is a full-time salaried professional (exempt) employee.

Reports to: HCAO Board or Executive Committee.

Work Schedule: Full-time. Core Hours of Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Flexible schedule, including early morning, evening, and weekend work with option to work remotely as appropriate. Ability to travel throughout the state is required.

Location: HCAO office is located in Portland, Oregon. The Executive Director should be located in the Portland Metro Area. 

Overall Responsibilities: The ED provides strategic leadership and overall management to ensure implementation and management of programs and activities to achieve the mission of Health Care for All Oregon.  The ED collaborates with the Board of Directors to fulfil the vision and direction of the organization. The ED is responsible for inspiring, managing and coordinating staff and volunteers.  The ED engages member organizations and  builds community, partner, and funder relations, The ED provides fiscal oversight and assures sufficient financial resources for success.  The ED consults with the President and reports to the Board and/or its Executive Committee for overall strategic planning.

To apply: Email your resume(3 page limit) with 3 references, and a cover letter that addresses the following:

  1. Why you are a strong candidate for this position.
  2. How you meet the desired qualifications.
  3. Your experience working with volunteers and/or grassroots organizations. 
  4. What are practical steps for incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion in the day-to-day operations of Health Care for All Oregon.

Submit your complete application materials (cover letter, resume, and references) via e-mail to [email protected] with the subject line, ED SEARCH. 

Address cover letter to:

Health Care for All Oregon

ATTN: ED Search Committee

1443 SE 122nd Ave 

Portland, OR  97233 

Position Function: 
Position Type: 
Full Time

Healthcare stipend, generous vacation, holiday, sick leave, with flexible schedule

Required Qualifications and Experience: 
  • Aligned Past Work Experience:  A minimum of 3 years in executive leadership position in a not for profit or for profit organization.  Preferably with experience in health, nonprofit management, social justice activism, and/or related fields. Other relevant combinations of education and experience that meet HCAO’s needs will be considered.  Experience should demonstrate these skills:
  • Mission Minded: Passionate about social change with an 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 both short and long term. Proven ability to translate complexity and big ideas into appropriate, practical action. 
  • Leadership: Experience in leading, motivating, and supporting community groups, advocates, staff, volunteers, and board while 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. The ideal candidate is passionate about social change with experience leading and supporting community groups, advocates, and staff.
  • 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) laws and regulations.
  • Development and Fundraising Background: Successful foundation/grant/corporate and/or small sustaining donor fundraising with demonstrable experience in successful marketing, 
  • Advocacy Savvy:  Ability to work in a complex advocacy context, including using both formal and informal channels while engaging various communities in the process. Familiarity with Legislative and political processes with knowledge of Oregon’s political environment and of healthcare systems and financing sufficient to sustain credibility as leader and spokesperson for HCAO interests.
  • Inclusive: Ability to work with all of Oregon’s diverse population is essential. 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 systems, social media, search engines, and filing electronic reports.

Required: Has dependable transportation with ability to travel statewide.  Agrees to background check.

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
Where Will Work Be Performed?: 
Same as the Employer Address
Application Email: 
Application Address: 
Health Care for All Oregon
1443 SE 122nd Ave
Portland, OR 97212
Application deadline: 
Monday, November 15, 2021