NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon (NPCO) seeks a dynamic and skilled Executive Director to lead the organization​ with intention and in partnership to sustain and continue to achieve expansive and lasting reproductive freedom in Oregon.

Since its inception in 1977, NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon has been a leader in the reproductive freedom movement — in Oregon, and nationally. We have fought to protect and expand the legal rights and true access for everybody to choose if, when, and how they want to start, raise and support their family. Now, we aim for continuous improvement in centering communities most impacted, being meaningful and unapologetic about our engagement, and building capacity across the state. Transformational work must occur in coordination and coalition with partners from underrepresented and diverse communities and community-of-color-led organizations in order to address intersectionality. In this critical time, we need to know when to lead from the front, and when to step back, so that our powerful cross-movement work can grow stronger, bolder and more expansive than ever.

We are looking for a leader who has the passion, drive and know-how to take us there.

In this role, your vision is fueled by your passion for our mission. You are excited (not stymied) by our multifaceted nonprofit (c3, c4, PAC) organizational structure. You have proven ideas about building, growing and leading a team; and the acumen to balance long-term strategic plans with the immediate day-to-day intricacies of a small nonprofit, along with the programmatic operations of a statewide powerhouse. You are ready to fundraise, work in politics, interface with the media – and have the skills to navigate all these systems with diplomacy, tact and flexibility. You demonstrate your commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion without jargon and with concrete action. You can act fast, with urgency; and you are practiced at the kind of slow, engaged listening that builds authentic partnerships.

While you will be identified as the public face, the spokesperson, and the organizational leader, you’re not in this alone. You have a team — paid and volunteer — that is similarly committed to the mission and associated activities.

  • NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon staff has experienced, new, and vacant positions — allowing you to rely on a wealth of experience, the ability to shape plans with new vision, and the freedom to build out the team in a way that best supports your vision.
  • Of course, in a nonprofit organization, you report to the board of directors. NPCO’s volunteer leadership at this level is comprised of a c3 board (Foundation), a c4 (Affiliate), and a PAC — collectively, a badass group of pro-choice champions who want to see you succeed and are ready to help you shine.
  • 13,000 statewide members engage with NPCO in a multitude of different ways — volunteering in the community, attending events, showing their pro-choice pride in action and through their personal/public media, and giving philanthropically. Our appreciation is deep and broad. And with 7-in-10 voters agreeing that Roe should remain the law of the land, we seek to find ways to further engage and grow our membership.
  • Our partner organizations and our connections with key decision makers help us build coalitions that truly allow us to do our best work. Working as a team, we can all contribute our unique expertise and come out stronger together.

Here are the brass tacks: The Executive Director is responsible for the programmatic, financial and administrative management of NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon and its affiliated organizations. In addition to overall responsibility and implementation of organizational goals, programs and day-to-day operations, and an annual operating budget of approximately $1Million, the Executive Director is expected to play a strong, visible, and strategic role in building and promoting statewide relationships among elected leaders, coalition partners, members, funders and the communities we serve throughout Oregon. The ED is the primary liaison and support for the Boards of Directors, and recruits and supervises a talented staff team of approximately 5 full- and part-time staff and consultants.

We seek a visionary, a creative problem-solver, a fun and compassionate connector, a savvy diplomat, a proven listener, a trusted leader, a responsible pacesetter who can leverage NARAL’s rich history and strategic plan with our Board, staff, and partners to develop and implement an inspiring vision to propel NPCO ever forward. If this is you, or someone you know, please check out the full position description and apply today.

Position Details, Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time, permanent position based out of our Portland office. Although hours will fluctuate depending on the time of year, the Executive Director position is a very demanding job, which will regularly require evening (and sometimes weekend) work.

Salary: $90,000-$105,000 depending on experience

NPCO provides a comprehensive benefits package, including medical and dental coverage (with 100% of the premium covered by the employer), a 401k retirement savings plan, a transportation stipend of $100/month, 9 paid holidays (plus the six days between December 25th and January 1st), paid vacation (accruing) of 15 days per year in the first three years, and increasing thereafter, a flexible work environment/schedule, and (!) the chance to work in a fun, smart, connected organization where you have the opportunity to make real and positive change in the world.

Preferred start date is May/June 2020.

To apply , please send your cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of four references to by 5pm on March 25, 2020. Applications will be held confidentially by board and staff representatives on the hiring committee.

NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to a work environment that supports, inspires and respects all individuals. We welcome applications from all, and strongly encourage people of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, refugees and LGTBQ people to apply.

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