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.
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.
Additional Salary Information: DOQ
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. The LOC brings together city officials from around Oregon, resulting in a unified, powerful and influential organization. Cities play an important role in maintaining and enhancing Oregon’s quality of life, and the LOC is a key partner with them in these efforts.
The LOC was created in 1925 through an intergovernmental agreement of Oregon’s cities. Today, all 241 home rule cities in Oregon are members of the organization. The smallest city, Greenhorn, has only two residents, whereas the city of Portland has over 600,000 residents. Most cities in Oregon have less than 7,500 residents. Responding to the needs and priorities of Oregon’s diverse cities, both in terms of size and location, is an ongoing challenge that LOC staff meet daily.
The LOC is governed by a 16-member Board of Directors, 15 of which are permitted to vote. The Board is comprised of 13 elected officials, two appointed city managers, and one non-voting appointed city manager. Any Past President who still holds elected office is a non-voting ...ex-officio member of the Board. The Executive Director serves at the pleasure of the Board and is responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of LOC staff and the organization’s affairs.
The LOC, at full staff, has 20 employees, 19 of whom are full-time. The total anticipated revenue for FY 2020 is more than $4 million. Fiscal resources for the LOC are sound, with the majority of revenue coming from membership dues and CityCounty Insurance Services, an insurance pool created by the LOC and the Association of Oregon Counties.
The LOC is the administrator for several municipal organizations in Oregon, including the Oregon City County Management Association (OCCMA) and the Oregon Mayors Association.