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Children’s Center Executive Director

June 11, 2024

Children's Center

Children’s Center works with the community to end child abuse and neglect through  assessment, treatment, and prevention. By providing medical examinations and  forensic interviews, we support Clackamas County children and families experiencing  suspected physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect, including drug  endangerment and witness to violence. Children’s Center is a private, non-profit  Children’s Advocacy Center accredited by the National Children’s Alliance. Our vision  is to build a world where all children feel safe, valued, and heard. 

The Executive Director (ED) leads the overall strategy, resource development, and  operations of Children’s Center. This includes working with the Board to create and  implement a shared vision; ensuring all staff work together in unison to create a  positive impact in the community; ensuring strong partnerships with agency partners;  ensuring clinical staff are able to provide the highest quality of service to children  and their families; providing oversight and engagement of fundraising and community  relationship building efforts; and managing the organization in a way that upholds  Children’s Center’s mission, values, goals, policies, and procedures. 

TO APPLY: Please include a letter of interest that describes how you meet the  position requirements and a resume or CV that outlines your previous experience.  The job posting closes on Tuesday, July 9th, 2024, and will remain open until  filled.

Department: Administrative/Operations

Reports to: Board Executive Committee, on behalf of the Board of Directors

FLSA Status: Exempt

Revision Date: 5/29/2024

Salary: $120,000 – $140,000

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, EAP, Retirement


Organizational Culture and Staff Management 

  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate all Children’s Center program leads, Directors,  and senior staff. 
  • Oversee implementation of personnel policies and procedures, ensuring they  create a supportive work environment and follow all appropriate laws and  guidelines. 
  • Proactively cultivate strategies, policies, and practices that mitigate vicarious  trauma and its impact on staff and volunteers. 
  • Model good self-care and work/life balance for all. This includes creating  opportunities for staff to engage in their own self-care and work/life balance. ● Continually find ways to integrate and expand Children’s Center’s diversity,  equity, and inclusion lens into all efforts and relationships. 
  • Promote training and continuing education for the entire staff that creates a  culture of staff development and growth. 
  • Foster and practice open, respectful communication. Actively engage in  receiving feedback and cultivate a culture of continuous feedback within the  organization. 
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment with a generous spirit of  cooperation by seeking input and including others in decision making and  planning. 
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships at all levels of the  organization and with external partners and donors. 

Fiscal Management and Governance 

  • Oversee management of all activities related to the Children’s Center’s  finances. 
  • In collaboration with the Finance Director, provide regular financial reports to  the Board Sustainability Committee. 
  • In partnership with the Finance Director, create a sound annual budget for  Board approval. 
  • Adhere to the organization’s financial policies and sound management of all  financial assets including revenues, investments, property, and equipment. ● Ensure compliance with all funder requirements.
  • Oversee coordination of Board and committee meetings, providing statistical  reports to the Board and committees as appropriate. 
  • In collaboration with the Board of Directors, recruit, orient, and integrate  Board members in ways that foster their active and sustained engagement with  Children’s Center. 
  • Ensure that the Board of Directors is well informed on critical issues. ● Perform other duties as requested by the Board of Directors.  

Resource Development 

  • Oversee development and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising  program, including annual giving, major gifts, foundations and corporations,  and event planning. 
  • In collaboration with the Therapy Program Director, ensure ongoing support for  the provision of evidence-based therapy services and maintain a sustainable  plan for growth. 
  • In partnership with the Board and Development Director, identify, cultivate,  solicit, and steward major donors.  
  • Oversee the ongoing evolution of the Children’s Center brand including (but not  limited to) the website and development materials. 
  • As the face of the Children’s Center across the community, act as liaison to the  media and other important community groups such as the Multi-Disciplinary  Team (MDT), Oregon Child Abuse Solutions (OCAS – formerly the Oregon  Network of Child Abuse Assessment Centers), businesses, and local chambers of  commerce.  
  • In partnership with the Development Director and Board of Directors, ensure a  diversified fund development strategy and plan while cultivating an  organization-wide culture of philanthropy.  
  • In collaboration with the Therapy Program Director, ensure ongoing support for  the provision of evidence-based therapy services and maintain a sustainable  plan for growth.  
  • Ensure that reporting and tracking requirements are met for all funding  sources. 

Programs and Operations Oversight 

  • Work with the Medical Clinic Director and other staff to ensure that Children’s  Center operations meet national, state, and local standards for excellence.
  • Work with the Medical Clinic Director to ensure Children’s Center practices  adhere to HIPAA compliant regulations and current privacy best-practices  regarding client, volunteer, and donor data.
  • Maintain the organization’s National Children’s Alliance accreditation through  direct work and support of staff. 
  • Collaborate with the Director of Prevention to support the Prevention and  Community Engagement department in overseeing Prevention & Outreach  efforts to the community, including schools, civic groups, and professional  groups. 


  • Lead the vision and strategic planning of Children’s Center through the  engagement of and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Monitor and ensure thoughtful implementation of strategic goals and provide  regular updates to the Board of Directors and leadership team on their  successes, challenges, and any necessary adjustments. 
  • Collaborate with staff and the Board of Directors to establish, update, and  implement Children’s Center mission, goals, policies and procedures. 


The issue of child abuse and neglect, and the work at Children’s Center, is often  emotionally challenging. You will hear many stories related to child abuse and  neglect and be exposed to cultural and socio-economic diversity and disparities on a  regular basis. You will also be exposed to the resilience and positive outcomes that  occur when working with children, families, and professionals in a supportive, trauma  informed environment. 

Minimum Requirements 

  • Master’s degree in social sciences, medical sciences, public health, or related  field and two or more years’ experience working with vulnerable populations;  OR Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences, medical sciences, public health or  related field and five or more years’ experience working with vulnerable  populations. 
  • At least five years of senior management experience including: skills at  nurturing a culture of collaboration and shared accountability; a demonstrated  commitment to developing and supporting the staff team; proven track record  of high-integrity, ethical leadership. 
  • Demonstrated experience of managing an organizational budget of at least $1  million that includes complex funding streams (i.e. government contracts,  insurance reimbursement, private foundations, and individual giving). ● A successful track record of resource development including individual gifts.
  • Ability to foster a culture of philanthropy, engaging board and staff members  as partners in fundraising. 
  • Experience developing community partnerships, engaging a nonprofit Board of  Directors, and advancing thoughtful strategy. 


  • Knowledge of child development and the dynamics of child abuse and neglect. ● Previous experience with a Child Advocacy Center (CAC). 
  • Existing relationships with Clackamas County-based organizations, donors, and  other community contacts. 
  • Knowledge of and experience in implementing trauma informed practices. ● Bilingual in Spanish. 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each  essential function satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation and  without posing a direct threat to safety or health of themselves or others. The  requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability  required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with  disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Core Competencies  

  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication, problem-solving,  decision-making, strategic thinking, relationship building, adaptability,  organizational skills. 

Language Skills 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults in crisis. Discreet in handling  confidential matters and materials; tactful and diplomatic in dealing with  others. 
  • Ability to read, analyze, interpret, and write reports and correspondence. ● Bilingual English/Spanish speaking skills preferred. 

Mathematical Skills 

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using  whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio,  and percent. 

Computer Skills 

  • Advanced basic computer job skills including logging on to systems, ability to  communicate by email, compose documents, enter database information,  download forms, and preserve/backup important data. 
  • Proficiency in working with Microsoft Office suite applications including Word,  Excel, and Outlook recommended. Ability to learn other data management  systems. 

Reasoning Ability 

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables  in situations where limited standardization exists. 
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram,  or schedule form.  

Work Environment  

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an  employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to  perform essential functions. 

This job operates in a professional clinical office environment and routinely uses  standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, fax machines  and filing cabinets. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate with  moderate distractions.  

Physical Demands 

While performing the essential functions of the job, the employee is regularly  required to walk, stand, talk and hear; to sit, see and use a computer; to use a  phone; to use hands to feel and handle documentation and utilize office equipment;  reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or  crouch.  

Hiring Process 

  • 45 Minute Phone Screen Via Zoom. Interviews will be conducted between July 15, 2024, and July 19, 2024.
  • 1st In Person Panel Interview will be conducted between July 22, 2024, and August 8, 2024. Duration will be at minimum 1.5 hours.
  • 2nd In person Panel Interview and Onsite visit with employees and department supervisors will be conducted between August 12, 2024, and August 23, 2024. Duration will be a minimum of 4 hours.
  • Job offer extended by August 31, 2024.

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