Executive Director

Organization/Company Name: 
Oregon Health Forum
Position Description: 


The Oregon Health Forum (OHF) is a nonprofit organization committed to advancing health policy solutions through meaningful community dialogue. It hosts in-person and virtual events that convene health care executives, clinicians, legislators, government officials, and leaders of community and social service organizations from Oregon, Washington and beyond. Topics range from physical and mental health care to health care financing, education, housing and policy issues. OHF is an affiliate of The Lund Report, Oregon’s only independent news source dedicated to health care. The two organizations operate as separate business divisions under a single board of directors.


Reporting to the board of directors, the executive director (ED) is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and strategic objectives. The executive director provides leadership in the development of program, organizational and financial plans with the board and staff and carries out board-authorized plans and policies. The position is full time.



Facilitate and participate with the board of directors in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization.

Act as an advisor to the board of directors on all aspects of organizational activities.

Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in health care and health policy to inform event programming.

Manage one full-time employee (marketing and development specialist) and oversee relationships with the marketing agency and bookkeeper.

Attend meetings of the finance, marketing and fund development committees and board of directors.

Event Development, Planning and Management

Accountable for OHF virtual and in-person programs from inception through participant acknowledgement:

  • Recruit appropriate speakers
  • Oversee work of marketing agency to publish details about events on the OHF and The Lund Report websites and in mass emails
  • Develop a promotion strategy to broaden event participation
  • Host and co-manage virtual events with OHF staff
  • Ensure thank-you notes are sent to OHF speakers and sponsors
  • Review and be responsive to feedback from participants and attendee satisfaction surveys

Expected to re-launch in-person events.

Expected to plan and execute an annual gala/fundraiser.

Ensure that programs and services offered advance OHF’s mission and reflect board priorities.

Collaborate with The Lund Report’s editorial staff in developing programs.

Consult with planning committees on OHF events.

Business Development

Recruit sponsors for OHF programs and events.

Work with the board of directors to develop sponsorship standards and benefits.

Responsible for donor and sponsor stewardship and their acknowledgement in accordance with IRS regulations.

Seek grants and foundation support.

Communications/Community and Partner Relations

Establish strong working relationships and collaborative agreements with community groups and organizations.

Use external presence and relationships to promote OHF’s successes and create new opportunities.

Financial Planning and Management

Prepare an annual budget for board review.

Secure adequate funding for the organization’s operations.

Administer the approved budget, ensuring that sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are followed.

Collaborate with The Lund Report’s editor to reconcile joint revenue and shared expenses.

Provide the board with comprehensive monthly financial reports generated by the bookkeeper.

Ensure systems and processes are in place to support financial decision-making and appropriate financial controls.

Application deadline is Wednesday, December 15. Send resume and cover letter to Diane Lund-Muzicant, board chair of The Lund Report/Oregon Health Forum, at [email protected].

OHF is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.

Position Function: 
Position Type: 
Full Time
$75,000-$80,000 annually

Health and dental insurance, 15 days PTO, sick leave, major holidays off, cell phone and internet stipend.

Required Qualifications and Experience: 

Experience managing online and in-person events (familiarity with Zoom platform a plus).

At least five years of progressively responsible management experience; nonprofit leadership, business development or event management role preferred.

Previous work in Oregon’s health care sector preferred.

Strong interpersonal, collaboration and written/verbal communications skills.

Past success working with a board of directors.

Marketing and public relations experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.

Action-oriented, entrepreneurial and adaptable with an innovative approach to business planning.

Required Education and / or Certifications: 

Bachelor’s degree required.

PO Box 82841
Portland, OR 97282
Where Will Work Be Performed?: 
To Be Determined
Application Email: 
Application deadline: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021