Director

Organization/Company Name: 
Oregon Alliance/Oregon Child & Family Services Council
Position Description: 

JOB TITLE:                   Director of Center for Excellence           

LOCATION:                 Portland, Oregon with some travel within Oregon

FLSA STATUS:            Exempt                                                            

REPORTS TO:             Chief Executive Officer (CEO)                  

To help youth live their best lives, The Oregon Child & Family Center for Excellence, and the Oregon Alliance (Center/Alliance) work as one to champion the well-being of children, youth, families, and communities across Oregon.

 

The Oregon Child & Family Center for Excellence improves the quality of life for all children, youth, and families in Oregon by improving or enhancing policies and systems of care to create optimal and equitable health and mental well-being. We also facilitate educational opportunities including trainings, multi-day learning summits, and multi-stakeholder collaborative efforts to advance improvements in programs and services statewide. The Alliance is an association with a statewide membership of over forty organizations whose members work in partnership to recognize and respond to the complexities of behavioral health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, emotional challenges, and trauma in children and youth.

POSITION: Director – Oregon Child & Family Center for Excellence (Center)

The Center is seeking a highly motivated individual who has the abilities, vision, and passion to work with various key stakeholders at the national, state, and local level in developing and implementing policy approaches to improve the health and well-being of Oregon’s children, youth, and their families. This position is part of our Leadership Team, playing a crucial role in the success of the organization.

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Inform and implement the strategic direction of the organization and ensure the success of initiatives that benefit children, youth and families, community-based health organizations, partners, and the overall state ecosystem.
  • Develop, support, and manage a diverse team of experts and ensure the effective implementation of a variety of complex projects.
  • Partner with leadership to plan and implement a plan of financial sustainability, development, and growth.
  • Actively identify, develop, and apply for public and private opportunities that align with the Center’s mission and strategically grow the organization’s ability to serve community-based health organizations, partners, and the system of care.
  • Manage and grow, in response to system needs, the technical assistance the Center offers to child and youth community-based health organizations across the state. Projects may include strategic planning, data collection, analyzing information, developing visualizations, and supporting successful implementation of new/existing initiatives.
  • Work alongside agencies at the state and local levels to identify trends and issues that may impact capacity building efforts, use that data to analyze local strengths and barriers, and work with community-based health organizations to develop capacity across the continuum.
  • Facilitate discussions between various stakeholders and service providers on system gaps, processes, and potential systemic improvements.
  • Assist the CEO to ensure the efficacy of the organization’s overall work, reflecting the need to address systemic disproportionality and disparities based on race, gender, etc.
  • Stay current on emerging industry trends and best practices in child welfare research, clinical practice, data collection and analysis, continuous quality improvement, etc. Deliver information on emerging trends to community-based health organizations and other stakeholders to utilize the information to improve operations and practices.
  • Manage the development and deliver original content (presentations, policy papers, articles, analyses, trainings, etc.) on topics relevant to the child welfare service delivery system and the broader community.
  • Represent the Center for Excellence in workgroups, committees, and other venues as well as lead certain workgroups and committees.

Education/Professional Experience:

A bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant subject and 5+ years’ experience in a similar position or a combination.

Skills:

  • Ability to be a visionary and inspire a team with exceptional organizational skills to develop, plan, implement, and administer public policy and programmatic initiatives.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of people including community-based organization leaders, state agency staff, partners, community members, and public policy officials.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task with an eye for detail.
  • Willing to work some evenings and weekends and travel throughout Oregon.
  • Ability to examine complex information quickly and draw conclusions that are accurate and useful.
  • Qualitative and quantitative analytical abilities.
  • Professionalism, efficiency, and demonstrated commitment to consistent, high-quality work that is nonpartisan and impartial.
  • Efficient in Microsoft suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, etc..) and a quick learner of new technologies.

Benefits: This is a full-time salaried position. We offer a generous benefits package including medical, dental, paid time off, holidays, and retirement contributions.

Work: Combination of in-office and at-home work with flexible hours.  

Salary: $89,000 – 99,000/year, depending on experience.

Please submit your resume and one-page cover letter via email to:

Matthew Lashua – Operations/Communications Director [email protected].

Deadline to submit: Friday, December 2, 2022

Position Function: 
Administration
Position Type: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$89,000 - $99,000
Benefits: 

Benefits: This is a full-time salaried position. We offer a generous benefits package including medical, dental, paid time off, holidays, and retirement contributions.

Required Qualifications and Experience: 

Ability to be a visionary and inspire a team with exceptional organizational skills to develop, plan, implement, and administer public policy and programmatic initiatives.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of people including community-based organization leaders, state agency staff, partners, community members, and public policy officials.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task with an eye for detail.
  • Willing to work some evenings and weekends and travel throughout Oregon.
  • Ability to examine complex information quickly and draw conclusions that are accurate and useful.
  • Qualitative and quantitative analytical abilities.
  • Professionalism, efficiency, and demonstrated commitment to consistent, high-quality work that is nonpartisan and impartial.
  • Efficient in Microsoft suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, etc..) and a quick learner of new technologies.
Required Education and / or Certifications: 

A bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant subject and 5+ years’ experience in a similar position or a combination.

Address: 
10570 SE Washington Street
Suite 203
Portland, OR 97216
Where Will Work Be Performed?: 
Same as the Employer Address
Application Email: 
Application Address: 
Matthew Lashua
Oregon Alliance/Oregon Child & Family Services Council
10570 SE Washington Street
Suite 203
Portland, OR 97216
Application deadline: 
Friday, December 2, 2022