The Director of Oregon Solutions oversees the community based, collaborative implementation program, Oregon Solutions (OS). As Director of OS, this position is responsible for the overall supervision of staff and contractors who serve as project managers working with communities across Oregon to convene key parties from the business, civic, governmental, non-profit, and other sectors to leverage and align resources to implement governor-designated solutions using a consensus based model. The director will also provide these project management services, craft strategic directions, manage the program budget, and build and maintain networks critical to the OS mission. The OS director works under the direct supervision of the NPCC director and serves as part of the NPCC leadership team.
●A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. ●Increasing level of administrative or managerial responsibility involving planning, organization, or implementation. ●Experience supervising staff and their work products. ●Valid driver's license. ●Successful completion of a background check.
●Proven leadership skills and abilities. ●Oral and written communication skills, and the ability to establish effective working relationships with people from diverse backgrounds. ●Ability to be a self-starter, who is comfortable taking initiative, handling responsibilities and able to manage many tasks, people and projects at the same time. ●Evidence of innovative, creative, and entrepreneurial thinking. ●Knowledge of project management, budgeting and effective decision-making. ●Proficiency with word processing software, internet use and electronic communications. ●Ability to seek out and integrate public, private and nonprofit resources. ●Experience in leading, managing, and supervising a team of employees to reach identified goals. ●Facility in presenting materials and information. ●Outstanding organizational skills. ●Outstanding ability to work as part of a team. ●Experience developing, designing and implementing successful collaborative processes. ●Extensive facilitation skills, knowledge and experience in complex public policy collaboration and project implementation. ●Knowledge of both process and systems design. ●Knowledge of business and nonprofit needs and resources. ●Strong analytical and problem solving skills for complex issues and problems. ●Demonstrated success in mediating/facilitating collaborative processes. ●Minimum 5 years in consensus building or dispute resolution. ●Experience with, or keen understanding of all levels of government; federal, tribal, state, county & municipal. ●Knowledge and experience with public policy issues and an understanding of administrative processes, regulations, bureaucracies and tribal governments. ●Grasp of public policy dispute resolution concepts. ●Understanding of public decision-making processes. ●Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to connect with people at all levels in public, private and non-profit sectors. ●Ability to function effectively in highly political and contentious situations. ●Ability to relate well with high level public officials and with advocates with strongly held views. ●Skill in promoting diversity and bringing an equity focus to NPCC's work.
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