Association of Oregon Counties
Salary: $150,000 - $170,000 (salary under review)
Headquartered in the Oregon state capital of Salem, the Association of Oregon Counties (AOC) is a dynamic resource hub for advocacy, research, and leadership development that strives to strengthen and connect the state's 36 counties. Located in the lush Willamette River valley, Salem is just an hour away from the Cascade mountains to the east and the ocean beaches to the west. The Salem area offers year-round outdoor recreation, sports, music, theater, and arts, and is supported by a diverse economy, including agriculture, education, manufacturing, technology, recreation, and tourism.
Representing Oregon counties since 1906, the Association of Oregon Counties unites counties to advocate, communicate, and educate through information sharing and consensus development. AOC works with counties, other local government associations, and county affiliate and associate organizations to advocate and coordinate on behalf of the counties with the state legislature, state agencies, Congress and federal agencies. AOC is governed by a 47-member (with alternates) Board of Directors that has general supervision over all affairs of the association and appoints the Executive Director. AOC operates with 22 full-time employees, and an annual operating budget of $3,063,183.
Working under the administrative direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director provides leadership in developing and establishing the organization’s vision, goals and objectives. The Executive Director also organizes, plans, and directs programs, activities, and operations of AOC in order to continue to provide information service programs, and legislative representation and coordination for Oregon counties.
An equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in public or business administration and 7 years of experience in local government, including at least 3 years of responsible management or administrative experience, is required. A master’s degree or equivalent in a related field is preferred. Any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position will be considered. Previous experience leading a legislative advocacy organization is preferred.
For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. To apply, click on "Apply Online" and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The Association of Oregon Counties is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: September 29, 2019 (open until filled).