Executive Director - Epilepsy Foundation Oregon Chapter



Executive Director - Epilepsy Foundation Oregon Chapter

Employment Type:

Full time


Portland, OR

Application Contact:

Sharon Cupp at scupp@efa.org

Job Description:

TITLE: Executive Director 
CHAPTER: Epilepsy Foundation Oregon Chapter
LOCATION: 5251 NE Glisan St., #A338, Portland, Oregon 97213-3052

The Epilepsy Foundation is growing! We are a dynamic and passionate team of professionals and community leaders. We are seeking a new Oregon Chapter Executive Director that will significantly strengthen our impact. The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.

The Oregon Chapter Executive Director will implement the core national programs, policies and activities, in partnership with epilepsy community. This position provides strategic leadership for the chapter by working with national leaders and the Oregon Chapter Advisory Board to establish, implement and monitor long and short-term goals and objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Implements administrative policies and procedures and manages the chapter, establishing routine operational procedures. Collaborates with regional staff team. Supervises all Oregon chapter personnel.
  • Together with the Chapter Advisory Board Chair, leads and manages the Chapter Advisory Board to include setting and monitoring expectations to meet organizational goals and objectives.
  • Works with the Pacific Northwest Regional Director and Finance department to exercise fiscal management and control of the chapter by presenting budget recommendations and regularly reporting on the fiscal performance of the chapter as it relates to the budget.
  • Works with the Pacific Northwest Regional Director and Development department to establish a fundraising plan which fulfills the anticipated financial needs of the chapter. Responsible for execution of the fundraising plan with the assistance of the Development department.
  • Collaborates with the Field Operations department to advance the mission of the Foundation and to implement and cultivate the Community Action Network. Assists in recruiting, training and ongoing support of leaders and volunteers for the Community Action Network.
  • Collaborates with and engages appropriate community resources, organizations, and groups toward the advancement of the chapter's program objectives.
  • Develops and conducts an active public education program.
  • Works collaboratively with the Pacific Northwest Regional Director and Advocacy department as the state point of contact for advocacy and policy matters.
  • Working collaboratively with the Program department, evaluates program activities and develops program expansion projects.
  • Analyzes local program needs and recommends new services or changes in present program offerings.
  • Develops good working relationships with hospitals, medical societies, health departments, social service agencies, clubs, organizations, media, etc., keeping them informed about policy and programs. Attends meetings related to health issues and/or development of chapter programs.
  • Reports regularly on various phases of the Chapter’s operation.
  • Attends conferences and meetings as scheduled by the Epilepsy Foundation and other appropriate agencies.
  • Willingness to travel extensively and work extended hours, including weekends and evenings, as necessary.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred.
  • Five to seven years of demonstrated successful experience in positions requiring a substantial amount of public contact in education, fundraising, public relations, and community services.
  • Must be able to accept responsibility, work with minimum direction and supervision, and obtain the support and cooperation of volunteers.
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.
  • Analytical—the individual synthesizes complex or diverse information.
  • Innovative Fundraiser—the individual is creative and thinks outside the box in order to develop new sources of revenue.
  • Problem Solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
  • Oral Communication—the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts productive meetings.
  • Delegation—the individual delegates work assignments, gives authority to work independently, sets expectations and monitors delegated activities.
  • Leadership—the individual inspires and motivates others to perform well and accepts feedback from others.
  • Management Skills—the individual includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; is accessible to staff; provides regular performance feedback; and develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth.
  • Quality Management—the individual looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Judgment—the individual displays willingness to make decisions, exhibits sound and accurate judgment, and makes timely decisions.
  • Planning/Organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
How to Apply

Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter detailing how his/her experience and qualifications translate to the requirements of the role, and salary requirements to scupp@efa.org. In the email, applicants should reference the job title, “Oregon Executive Director,” in the subject line. This position is open until filled, with priority given to applications received by February 1, 2019.
For more information about what we do, please visit the Epilepsy Foundation at www.epilepsy.com.

Diversity Policy

The Epilepsy Foundation recognizes that in order to fulfill its mission to serve people affected by seizures, it must acknowledge the diverse makeup of its clients and the people who work to fulfill the mission.

To that end, the Foundation is committed to ensuring that its workplace has an inclusive environment, that maximizes the benefits of the differences of its workers and presents equal opportunities to all applicants and employees. The Foundation will work diligently to see that cultural differences are not seen as obstacles but as essential elements of each employee to be shared and acknowledged positively. Each employee will be valued and respected regardless of race, gender, religion, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, age, education, geographic origin, position, or grade level.
Epilepsy Foundation
8301 Professional Place - West, Suite 230
Landover, MD, United States
Web: https://www.epilepsy.com/

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