CONFLUENCE ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT POSITION TITLE: Executive Director
SALARY: $55,000 - $65,000 (dependent on experience)
LOCATION: Portland, OR APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: September 8, 2017 (5pm PST) Founded in 2011, Confluence currently operates a 22-member AmeriCorps Program that advances environmental justice in traditionally disenfranchised communities and builds future environmental leaders. In a community where many organizations are doing important on-the-ground work, Confluence’s role is to be the catalyst and connective tissue: we help them do it better, at greater scale, with new partners, and with an eye to the future. Our current flagship is the Confluence AmeriCorps Program (currently focused on the Portland region), which builds the movement’s future leaders while jumpstarting initiatives that improve the environment for low income communities, communities of color, and those subject to environmental injustice.
The organization is looking for our first Executive Director who will chart a course to expand our work, including identifying areas for future programming and raising the funds to make them possible, leading Confluence to the next stage of its evolution. A successful candidate would hold significant nonprofit management experience with increasing responsibilities in leadership duties, community and coalition building, and demonstrated skill in fundraising and resource development. They bring a creative, innovative approach to developing programs and forming strategies and can communicate Confluence’s story and vision in powerful ways. They believe deeply in collaborative leadership and operate with honesty, integrity, curiosity and transparency.
Duties and Responsibilities Organizational Development - Lead and advance Confluence’s mission, vision, and goals through relationship building and strategic planning. • Play a leading role in representing Confluence to the nonprofit community and the community-atlarge, positioning the organization for maximum impact and effectiveness. • Develop and monitor sustainable operations and systems that allow Confluence to uphold its financial and organizational responsibilities. • Establish new and nurture existing partnerships with key allies and funders. • Collaborate with the Board of Directors to assess the organization’s strategic position, set strategic direction, and recommend future programming to best fulfill Confluence’s mission. • Advance Confluence’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion throughout our programs, policies, procedures and practices. • Serve as liaison between Board and staff. Staff Management - Cultivate a professional, values-driven culture where all feel empowered to participate and excel. • Foster an equitable and inclusive workplace where people of diverse backgrounds feel supported and invested in the work • Ensure the employment, supervision and ongoing training of (currently) 3 productive and culturally responsive staff members. • Ensure effective working relationships and design policies and procedures that promote inclusive discussion, decision making, and action. • Review and revise job responsibilities as needed, and conduct timely performance evaluations. • In conjunction with Board and staff, set, facilitate, implement and evaluate organizational goals and objectives. • Oversee programmatic excellence and consistent, high-quality program delivery. • Hold self and others accountable. Fundraising and Financial Management - Ensure growth and sustainability by designing and leading innovative fundraising and sound financial management strategies. • Develop and monitor strategies to maintain and grow the organization’s financial health; ensure sound management of organization's finances. • Make certain the annual budget is acquired (currently $633,000). • Propose and manage a budget that fulfills Confluence’s strategic priorities in collaboration with Board and staff. • Direct the development, implementation and diversification of the organization’s revenue sources. • Develop and strengthen key relationships with existing partners and potential funders. • Engage the Board and staff in foundation grants, governmental awards, individual donor contributions, and other revenue sources. • Lead the planning and management of the organization's fundraising events. • Lead the development of sponsorship arrangements, relationships with businesses, and donors interested in supporting the organization. • Oversee general administration of programs, business and operations, including but not limited to budgets, financial systems, human resources, legal and regulatory compliance.
Equity and Inclusion Confluence is engaged in an ongoing process to identify inequities in our programming, organizational culture, and community and to constantly reassess Confluence’s role in helping end systemic oppression. Applicants from communities historically underserved and under-represented are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors.
Requirements and Qualifications Required Qualifications (professional and life experience are both valued) • Five or more years of experience demonstrating excellence in organizational management and leadership. • Executive nonprofit management experience, including supervising a team and cultivating a collaborative organizational culture.