Executive Director, On-the-Move

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Organization: On-the-Move Community Integration 

Position: Executive Director

Status: Full-time, exempt

Reports to: Board of Directors 

Supervision: Leadership Team 


To enrich the social fabric of our community through fuller participation of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 


We believe that in order for true inclusion to occur, individuals must have regular opportunities to play a role in their community, and the greater community deserves frequent interactions with people who have differing abilities,communication styles, and experiences. Our role is to ensure the possibility of these interactions, to model the celebration of diversity, and to offer individuals choices that are meaningful, healthy, and environmentally responsible.


On-the-Move (OTM) seeks an energetic, innovative and professionally-minded Executive Director to manage comprehensive operations, secure financial resources, expand partnerships and lead a passionate and skilled team.  As the organization's key management leader the Executive Director develops, implements, and manages efforts to bring OTM’s mission to life through external outreach and internal operations. The Executive Director will shape the future of OTM with visionary thinking, skilled management, sound fiscal oversight and a passion for social inclusion.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Mission and Strategy

  • Work with the board to develop a strategic plan that embodies OTM’s mission and vision and lead efforts to execute that plan. 

  • Promote collaboration around maintaining an equity lens into the organization’s strategic plan, policy, and priority-setting process, and lead implementation. 

  • Maintain an advocacy-driven knowledge of significant developments and trends in the disability services field and nonprofit management to inform strategy.

Operations and Management

  • Create a culture of excellence, development and accountability, fostering a joyful workplace that attracts and retains top quality staff and volunteers. 

  • Oversee processes to recruit, hire, manage, and release all personnel, both paid and volunteer.

  • Establish and maintain an effective leadership team by delegating authority and responsibility, providing learning opportunities, and planning for succession.

  • Manage ongoing improvement and positive atmosphere of current programs and services and grow programs consistent with OTM’s strategic plan and budget. ·

  • Evaluate results, impact, and cost effectiveness of OTM’s programs through measurement systems and reporting in partnership with the leadership team. 

Financial and Accountability Systems

  • Ensure that sound financial and human resources policies are developed and followed in compliance with federal, state and local regulations, and that official records and documents are properly prepared and retained.

  • Lead and maintain accountability for the budget planning and forecasting process and ensure the organization operates within the approved budget.

  • Ensure that financial reports are timely, accurate, and in legal compliance. 

  • Develop and monitor financial practices and controls in accordance with GAAP and donor specifications.

Board Relations

  • Manage an effective working partnership with the Board of Directors by keeping them fully informed of the organization’s health and positioning and promoting active participation of all members.

  • Assist in recruiting and training new Board members.

Fund Development

  • Partner with the board to establish and develop sustainable development strategies sufficient to fund the operating budget.

  • Create and lead the execution of a fundraising plan that diversifies funding streams and best supports the mission and goals of the organization. 

  • Actively participate in donor cultivation and solicitation.

External Relations and Partnerships

  • Act as primary spokesperson for the organization.

  • Promote, market, and represent the mission, vision, plan, and programs of OTM  to all constituencies, through face to face and social channels.

  • Build and maintain productive relationships with funders, nonprofits, government agencies, community partners, program participants and their families to advance the strategic goals and mission of OTM.

  • Actively challenge policies that perpetuate systems of oppression and inequities in the disability and social service system.

  • Participate on state-level coalitions that advocate for I/DD support services (i.e. DD Coalition). 

Skills and Experience:


  • Minimum of five years FT experience working with underserved populations, (preferably in a non-profit as an executive director, ast. executive director, development director, or program/leadership manager.)

  • Bachelor’s degree.  

  • Demonstrated ability to recruit, train, supervise and motivate staff members and volunteers.

  • Knowledge of best practices and experience with non-profit fundraising and financial management. 

  • Strong interpersonal skills and a transparent, collaborative, and inclusive leadership style.

  • Clear and engaging verbal and written communication skills. 

  • Passion for OTM’s mission.

  • Humility and a sense of humor.

  • Must pass a criminal background check, maintain QED and Mandatory Abuse Reporter Status, and be CPR/First Aid certified.


  • Master’s degree.

  • Experience working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

  • Experience facilitating diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.


This is a salaried position located in Portland, OR. The salary range for this position is: $65,000 - $70,000 annually.  Fundamental benefits are included. 

Application Information:

Nonprofit Professionals Now (NPN) is excited to be working with On-The-Move on filling this key position. Applications may be submitted for full consideration to: www.wvdo-or.hiringthing.com. All applications will be thoroughly reviewed.

Applications need to include: cover letter, resume and completion of screening questions.

Application deadline: September 27, 2019.

Location: Portland, OR
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