Oregon Native American Chamber
Executive Director - Oregon Native American Chamber
Employment Status: 1.00 FTE, Exempt
Hours: General working hours are 9am-6pm; Schedule may vary due to out of office commitments and travel
Supervision: Supervises administrative support
Reports To: Oregon Native American Chamber (ONAC) Board of Directors
Job Location: Portland, OR
Position Description: The Executive Director functions as the organization's Chief Executive Officer. The position is responsible for implementing policies and directives as set forth by the ONAC Board of Directors. The Executive Director will develop a sustainable fundraising model for ONAC, including identification of fundraising activities and potential donors, identification of appropriate grant opportunities, writing associated grant applications and/or proposals, and participating in other fundraising efforts in support of ONAC's mission and goals. The Executive Director will advocate on behalf of Oregon's Native community through the identification of needs and concerns and communication of these issues to leaders on a local, regional, and national scale. The Executive Director oversees agency administrative functions including fiscal and operations oversight, provides administrative approval on all obligations and agreements, and administrative support. Responsibilities also include strategic planning and the facilitation of strategic planning initiatives. In addition to these duties the Executive Director is responsible for increasing ONAC membership and providing benefits and incentives for ONAC members to participate.
- Fundraising: Establish and cultivate relationships with private foundations, government agencies, business leaders, individual donors and the public to maintain sustainable program delivery.
- Resource Development: Direct the identification, development of proposals, and application to local, state, and national agencies for resources to address critical needs within the Native community.
- Plan and implement professional, well attended monthly lunch events that highlight Native businesses and business opportunities.
- Work with staff and board to develop and maintain professional web site, written materials, newsletters and overall organization image.
- Partnerships: Identify and establish effective and viable partnerships with organizations and agencies that further the mission of ONAC in addressing the needs of the Native community.
- Board Relations: Collaborate with the Board of Directors to identify qualified individuals to actively participate as engaged and representative Board members. Identify periodic training necessary to develop and enhance Board members in their roles. Communicate Board directives to staff and report program achievements to Board.
- Strategic Planning: Communicate the mission and goals as developed by the Board and lead efforts to align programs, relationships and staffing with emerging needs and opportunities.
- Management: Model constructive and positive supervisory practices and provide organizational leadership for all employees.
- Other duties as necessary to achieve the mission of ONAC.
Qualifications and Skills:
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks/projects.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
- Experience working in urban and/or rural Indian communities.
- Experience with economic development, small business development and business cultivation
- Knowledge of Oregon Tribal history and general American Indian and Alaskan Native culture.
- Proficient with MS Office, specifically MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Business or equivalent work experience. Master's level degree in a pertinent field is preferred.
Work Environment: 60% office, 40% outside office; Local and regional travel
Physical Requirements: Lifting a minimum of 30 lbs. over your head, sitting for extended periods of time.
Equipment Used: Computer, phone, fax.
Other Requirements: Valid Driver's License; successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.
How to Apply: Forward Resume and Cover Letter to:
President Herb Fricke
Oregon Native American Chamber
PO Box 69563
Portland, OR 97239
Or e-mail to President Herb Fricke in care of: firstname.lastname@example.org