Executive Director

Circle of Friends
February 10, 2020
Sisters, OR
PO Box 1718


Circle of Friends seeks a dynamic and experienced leader, one with a heart for children and a head for business, to serve as the Executive Director of the organization. The primary responsibility of the ED is to advance the mission and vision of the organization. The ED must have the ability to work in all facets of the organization, with a primary focus on strategic planning and fund development.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization, ensuring that it is operating efficiently and effectively to meet organizational goals. The Executive Director is the face of the organization, working closely with the Board of Directors, the local community and the partners that enable us to deliver on the mission and vision. He/she will ensure that staff members are working together to successfully achieve strategic objectives. CoF is in search of an Executive Director who is aligned with the organizational culture and will continue to enhance it through positive leadership, business acumen and strong relationships to ensure ongoing success of the organization.


Primary Duties include:

  1. Development and implementation of three-year Strategic Plan with Board of Directors; with annual review and update.
  2. Identification, management, and solicitation of donations from business, private, public and non-profit donors
  3. Identification, management, preparation and tracking of grant applications to foundations, non-profits, public entities and businesses
  4. Ensuring delivery of program services
  5. Supervising CoF staff and contractors
  6. Supporting Board of Directors activities
  7. Oversight of CoF non-profit business operations, systems and processes


  • ED will be totally committed to the Circle of Friends mission
  • BA or BS - Education; Social Sciences, Health Care or equivalent with minimum five years non-profit leadership experience, OR equivalent combination of education training and experience. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Youth Oriented - enjoys, respects and understands children and has relevant experience working with children and families, especially in Trauma Informed Care, ACE’s, resiliency and reflective supervision.
  • Nonprofit management experience – excellence in organizational management, with demonstrated ability to:
    • set and achieve strategic objectives
    • develop and manage organizational teams to achieve success
    • Supervise and coach staff
    • manage a budget.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Passionate, Self-motivated, collaborative and mission-driven
  • Computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Financial IT and Donor data base.
  • Valid Oregon Driver’s License and reliable insured vehicle required.

How To Apply

Required application materials:

  • A cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae;
  • A narrative from a successfully funded grant application;
  • A one-page essay about why you will succeed at this position and your vision for the future of CoF


Optional materials may include:

Personally prepared financial statements, board reports, etc.

Fund Development, Marketing or other representational materials from current/previous employment


Inquiries /Applications will be received through email submission at: debbie@circleoffriendsoregon.org

Supplemental materials can also be received through hard-copy submission addressed to:

Circle of Friends

Attention: Debbie Newport

PO Box 1718

Sisters, OR 97759


Position Closing date: March 9, 2020 3 PM

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