Post Date: 07/21/2020
Close Date: 08/16/2020
The Oregon Advocacy Commissions Office (OACO) is conducting a recruitment for an Executive Director with solid leadership, management and budget experience to lead the Oregon Advocacy Commissions Office. This is an executive service position, appointed by and reporting to a board consisting of the chairpersons of the commissions served by the office and the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries.
The Advocacy Commissions Office enables the following commissions to carry out their statutory work: Oregon Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (OCAPIA); Oregon Commission on Black Affairs (OCBA); Oregon Commission for Women (OCFW); and Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs (OCHA).
The Oregon Advocacy Commissions Office was established in 2005 by Senate Bill 359 to manage the administrative support to four, eleven-member commissions appointed by the Governor. The Executive Director has the sole authority to administer the operations of the Oregon Advocacy Commission Office and to authorize expenditure of the funds of the Commissions.
The Commission on Hispanic Affairs works for the implementation of economic, social, legal and political equality for Oregon’s Hispanic community. It identifies the issues and needs confronting this population. These needs are then relayed to policy makers. The Commission helps other agencies interact more effectely with Hispanics.
The Commission on Black Affairs works for the implementation and establishment of economic, social, legal and political equality for African-Americans who live in Oregon. It identifies the issues and needs confronting this population. These needs are then relayed to policy makers. The Commission helps other agencies interact more effectively with African-Americans. The agency also participates in annual events such as Black History Month.
The Commission for Women works for the implementation and establishment of economic, social, legal and political equality for women through education and communication with policymakers at all levels of government and the private sector. The Commission also participates in special events including the annual Women of Achievement Dinner, Celebration of Oregon Women, and Women’s History Month.
The Commission on Asian Affairs promotes equality for Asian Americans who live in Oregon. It identifies the issues and needs confronting this population. These needs are then relayed to policy makers. The Commission helps other agencies interact more effectively with Asian Americans. The agency also participates in annual events such as the annual Asian American Heritage Month celebrations.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oregon Advocacy Commissions Office Oversight and Supervision:
- Serves as the principal spokesperson for the Oregon Advocacy Commissions.
- Assists the Commissions in working with the Governor’s staff in achieving equality for all Oregonians.
- Proactively manages the development and implementation of the OCAs policy agenda.
- Supervises and coordinates the work of the Advocacy Commissions and OACO including the development of a long range strategic plan for the agency.
- Supervises and hires interns, volunteers, and staff as needed and authorized.
Support to the Oregon Advocacy Commissions’ statutory work:
- Supervises assessment of the economic, environmental and social implications of existing and emerging issue relating to equity for all Oregonians.
- Coordinates the drafting of legislative proposals with the Commissions, the Director of DAS and the Governor’s office.
- Works with stakeholders and other state agencies on interdepartmental teams to advance equity and increase inclusive engagement across Oregon.
- Facilitates communication between the Commissions and elected officials; communicates with the Governor’s staff and DAS on issues and concerns regarding State policies as they impact the rights of Oregonians and recommends appropriate response/action.
Governmental and Public Relations:
- Leads government relations among policy makers in all branches that increase the OAC’s visibility and presence in policy and legislative circles.
- Primary liaison to agencies on behalf of the Advocacy Commissions, connecting the work, building inter-agency partnerships and agreements, and disseminating the reports of the OAC’s.
- Directs analysis or relevant legislative and regulatory matters and keep up-to-date with government policy discussions in related areas.
- Reviews legislative issues of interest to the Commissions; coordinates the drafting of legislative proposals with the Commissions and the Governor’s office.
- Determines fiscal requirements to carry out and achieve objectives of the Commissions; manages agency resources in collaboration with the CFO and LFO.
- Develops agency budget; analyzes funding sources for various projects; initiates and negotiates all contracts for the Commission.
Six years of experience in staff supervision, staff-technical, or professional-level work. Two years of this experience must have included supervision and management of a program, section, or unit which included: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, or d) budget preparation.
Six years of experience in supervision, staff-technical, or professional-level work. Two years of this experience must have included program/project leader responsibility involving one or more of the following areas: a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation and/or project evaluation, or d) monitoring and controlling or preparing a budget.
NOTE: A Bachelor's degree or equivalent course work (144 quarter or 96 semester hours) in a field related to management, such as Business or Public Administration, or a field related to the program of the employing agency, may be substituted for three years of the required experience, but will not substitute for the two years of specialized experience.
- Experience working with diverse populations to promote equity and inclusion for all.
- Experience working with multiple stakeholders, often with competing interests.
- Experience evaluating agency programs and making recommendations for program or policy changes.
- Experience working with a Board, Commission or public agency.
- Experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of strategic program rules, policies, long- and short-range goals and plans.
- Experience with the legislative and administrative rule processes.
- Experience in development, management and evaluation of budget and funding sources.
How to Apply:
1. Submit a resume that clearly demonstrates your experience and/or education to meet the needs of the position.
2. Submit a cover letter describing your interest for the role of Oregon Advocacy Commissions Executive Director. No more than two pages.
- If you are requesting Veterans’ Preference, please check your Workday account for additional tasks that will require your attention and action. Veterans’ Preference information can be found here.
- Finalists will be subject to a computerized criminal history check. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification
- Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. Applicants who require VISA sponsorship will not be considered at this time
- If you have questions about the recruitment or need an alternate format to apply, please contact Francisco Garibay, Senior Recruiter at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 971-719-6326