Title: Executive Director
Reports to: Board of Directors
Job Status: Full-time; Year-round; Exempt
Salary Range: Competitive, based on experience
Oregon Adaptive Sports (OAS) is a premiere year round adaptive sports organization serving the Pacific Northwest located in Bend, Oregon. OAS was founded in 1996, is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit and a chapter of Disabled Sports USA. OAS serves approximately 400 individuals a year.
The Executive Director is responsible for OAS’s consistent achievement of its mission. The Executive Director shall work with the Board of Directors to plan strategic goals and objectives, develop organizational policies, coordinate functions and operations within all programs, and to establish responsibilities and procedures for attaining goals and objectives. Key responsibilities include formulating and directing financial programs to provide funding for new or continued operations. The Executive Director oversees the activities of the entire staff, and directly manages and evaluates the Program Director(s), Administrative Assistant, and other staff as becomes necessary.
Business / Financial Management
- Analyze and manage risk in all aspects of the business including insurance, liability exposure, employment issues, and training and program protocols.
- Plan and develop operational, employment, and public relations policies designed to improve service with customers, employees, volunteers, donors and the community.
- Review activity reports and financial statements to determine progress in attaining objectives; revise objectives and plans in accordance with current conditions.
- Track all incoming and outgoing funds.
- Create, implement and manage detailed organizational budgets.
- Oversee annual financial reviews and/or audits.
- Regularly communicate with the board treasurer and/or finance committee on financials, while managing cash flows and investment funds.
- Provide positive senior leadership for the organization and staff to ensure the highest quality execution of the OAS standard of excellence.
- Evaluate the performance of directors and staff for compliance with established policies and objectives of OAS.
- Track staff performance and provide annual evaluations and compensation agreements.
- Regularly communicate and meet with staff.
- Regularly review and manage employment policies and practices.
- Actively manage professional development and succession planning of the director staff.
- Develop long-term strategies for the future growth and success of the organization.
- Plan and implement steps to reach short and long-range program and development goals.
- Create and implement three-year strategic business and fund development plans and corresponding budgets.
- Be vigilant for new opportunities that may arise and benefit the organization.
- Organize and manage all board meetings.
- Manage the board in a way that elicits time and energy from each individual.
- Report to and advise the board on program and staff issues, and the overall status of the organization.
- Develop a shared vision for the future of the OAS.
- Cultivate and develop new board members.
- Oversee and participate in all development events.
- Plan, organize and direct all development activities, including, but not limited to, major donors, grant writing, annual appeals, planned giving, special events, capital campaigns and in-kind donations.
- Cultivate long-term strategic partnerships with existing OAS stakeholders.
- Establish and maintain partnerships with various organizations, and utilize these relationships to enhance the fulfillment of the OAS mission.
- Solicit local funding entities.
- Solicit and engage potential major donors.
Marketing and Outreach
- Maintain a positive rapport with the community, donors, partners and program clientele.
- Serve as the key representative of the organization at various meetings and special events.
- Prepare and give informational presentations for fundraising and participant recruitment events.
- Provide quotes and oversee press releases for print and broadcast media.
- Promote OAS as a leader in the adaptive sports industry.
- Develop appropriate marketing and public relations plans, programs or strategies, including a crisis management protocol.
- Follow organization’s policies and applicable laws.
- Plan, assign and direct work; appraise performance; reward and discipline employees; address complaints and resolve problems.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in business administration, nonprofit management, outdoor recreation leadership and management, or a closely-related field required.
- Six to ten years of experience in the nonprofit industry, preferably related to outdoor recreation, education or conservation, or a comparable field.
- Five or more years of senior-level nonprofit management experience.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Ability to create and maintain an organizational culture of honesty, transparency and integrity.
- Budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting.
- Strong organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
- Ability to convey a vision of OAS’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors.
- Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to the nonprofit sector.
- Skills to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups.
- Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.
- Strong public speaking abilities.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and QuickBooks.
- Broad knowledge of adaptive outdoor recreation programs and hands-on experience leading outdoor recreation programs desired.
- Commonly required to work weekends and evenings, with some independent regional travel.
- Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
- Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
- Fast-paced, highly interactive office environment with moderate noise levels.
- Flexible work schedule.
If interested in applying, please send resume, cover letter, and a minimum of three references
no later than June 30th, 2017.