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Rogue Valley Council of Governments - Executive Director

Posted: 11/2/2020
Salary: $101,000 - 111,000; DOQ 
Location: Central Point, OR

The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring the highest level of professionalism and service to the membership and region through active management of the organization’s programs and operations. In the role of RVCOG’s chief operations and administrative officer, the Executive Director maintains responsibility for strategic development, coordination, direction, and execution of the policies and programs of the agency, as well as informing and advising the RVCOG Board on policy issues and executing their directives.

The Executive Director may also, as has been the case in the past, assume direct responsibility for the implementation of projects of special importance to the region. While RVCOG is undeniably an influential presence within the region, it is first and foremost a service organization, with its success tied directly to the quality of its programs and their relevance and responsiveness to the needs of its member jurisdictions and partner agencies. To ensure the continuation of the reputation RVCOG enjoys in the region, the Executive Director must set the tone of the organization by maintaining an up-to-date awareness of the needs of its members and the region, and by determining when and how RVCOG can be most useful in meeting those needs.

The ideal candidate will be someone who:

  • Doesn’t insist on making all the decisions, but rather is adept at facilitating effective decision-making from others;
  • Is an engaged leader but not a micromanager;
  • Anticipates organizational financial needs and collaborates with management staff to address issues and ensure that goals are met; makes furthering the interests of the organization the top priority;
  • Demonstrates the highest degree of integrity and ethical conduct;
  • Engenders trust and credibility; embraces innovative ideas while also ensuring that they are financially and operationally feasible;
  • Is politically savvy but does not aspire to be a political “player”;
  • Is ready to step in and take the lead on a project when appropriate; and
  • Can function without a great deal of administrative support.

Key strengths include:

  • Excellent communication
  • Organizational skills
  • Problem solving abilities
  • The capacity to effectively multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • An ability to scrupulously maintain an apolitical posture
  • A bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, planning, community development, or related field; a Master’s degree is desirable.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in an organizational leadership position, preferably in the public or non-profit sector and including local government administration, is required.

RVCOG would also like to see candidates with:A history of successful on-the-ground project implementation. A satisfactory equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties of the job will be considered.

Benefits include holiday, vacation, and sick pay, and comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage. Employer paid long-term disability, life insurance, HRA, and 13.02% non-PERS 401(a) retirement contributions are available after the successful completion of six months of service.

How to apply:
For application instructions, please see How Do I - Apply For A Job at A cover letter, current resume, and completed RVCOG Employment Application are required to apply for this position.

Application Deadline: First round consideration due by November 9, 2020 - Open until filled.