The League of Oregon Cities (LOC) is the trusted, go-to resource to help Oregon city staff members and elected officials serve their cities well and speak with one voice. We support Oregon’s cities by connecting city leaders and state legislators, advocating for cities’ needs, sharing vital information, and helping build vibrant, resilient communities that Oregonians are proud to call home.
The Operations and Member Engagement Director is a newly created position that will perform highly responsible and complex management duties, while also undertaking a variety of special projects for the Executive Director.
This position is expected to have three main components. First, the Director will be responsible for developing strategic plans and overseeing employees in the development of major member service features of the LOC, including: two major conferences; the training program; affiliate management; and external engagement with Oregon cities and their representatives. Second, the Operations and Member Engagement Director will be responsible for all internal LOC operations, with the exception of finance. This includes responsibility for the organization’s IT needs, facility management, and other duties that ensure the organization is effectively managed. Third, the Director will serve as the LOC’s diversity coordinator – a role which has responsibility for working with the LOC Board, staff and membership to create, implement and sustain programming through an equity lens that reflects the mission and vision of the LOC.
The Operations and Member Engagement Director will be an active and equal member of the LOC management team. The Director will oversee an annual Division budget of approximately $1.7 million.
If you enjoy working for cities and want to work with a team dedicated to the same, now is your chance to join our team.
Per Oregon Revised Statutes 408.225-237, the LOC grants a preference in hiring to veterans and disabled veterans as defined by state law. If you are eligible and wish to claim veterans' preference points, you must include supporting documents along with the LOC’s veterans’ preference claim form no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 30, 2020.
Assuming qualified applications are received, LOC intends to conduct Zoom interviews with all qualified candidates between November 5, 2020 – November 10, 2020. No more than 10 finalists will be asked to participate in a second round of Zoom interviews on November 18, 2020. The final two candidates will be interviewed on November 20, 2020.
The LOC seeks a progressive, results-oriented professional with extensive working knowledge of all aspect of local government. Experience with Oregon local government is preferred. The ideal candidate will be dynamic and engaging, with a commitment to the mission and success of the LOC.
The successful candidate will have a positive attitude and a strong focus on customer service. LOC will select a person who is committed to its growth and development. A team player and leader is needed in this position – collaboration is the key to LOC’s successes, both internally and externally.
The ideal candidate will have comprehensive knowledge of overall city operations, including governance structure, budgeting, and typical programs and services provided. Strong project management skills, including organization, attention to detail, innovation, and communication, are essential to be successful in this position. The Operations and Member Engagement Director must have the ability to devise and employ the use of quantitative and qualitative methods to evaluate program effectiveness.
Due to the diversity of Oregon’s cities, be it geography, population, demographics, or politics, the Operations and Member Engagement Director must be someone who can communicate effectively with diverse persons and groups. The ideal candidate is someone who has a proven success record at bringing people together, finding common ground, and developing ways to bring underrepresented and underserved communities into the fold.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About League of Oregon Cities
The League of Oregon Cities (LOC) is the trusted, go-to resource that helps Oregon city staff and elected leaders serve their cities well and speak with one voice. We provide cities what they need to build thriving communities, through advocacy, training and information. Created in 1925 through an intergovernmental agreement of incorporated cities, the LOC is essentially an extended department of all 241 Oregon cities. Our mission is to support city leaders and state legislators in building a strong Oregon by connecting with all Oregon cities, sharing vital information and advocating on their behalf. The LOC is governed by a 16 member Board of Directors, lead by an Executive Director, and comprised of 21 employees, five of whom are managers.