The Oregon Coalition of Local Health Officials (CLHO) is a statewide membership-based 501(c)6, non-profit organization representing the collective interests of the 32 local health departments across the state. The purpose of the CLHO is to advocate for effective and improved public policies, programs and financing of local public health programs in Oregon. This is accomplished by working on policies that will improve the public’s health, promote public funding in public health infrastructure, promote and message public health programs and work to improve the knowledge and skills in the local public health workforce and leadership. Check out www.oregonclho.org for more information on CLHO.
CLHO is a small two-person organization that serves all 32 local public health departments in Oregon through policy development, advocacy, and workforce development. Located in NE Portland, CLHO works with academic, public, and private partners to foster and support a collaborative public health environment across the state.
The Executive Director is the key management leader of CLHO. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, advocacy, communications and strategic plan of the organization. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.
1) Board Governance: Works with board to fulfill the organization mission.
Responsible for leading CLHO in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
Works directly with the Chair to develop monthly Board meeting agendas.
2) Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.
Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position including identifying potential grants and fundraising opportunities.
Responsible for the fiscal integrity of CLHO, to include working with a budget committee to submit to the Board of a proposed annual dues and operating budget and quarterly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
Oversees payroll, works with bookkeeper and CPA to file appropriate taxes.
3) Advocacy and Policy Strategy Development: Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through strong advocacy and public health policy development.
Works directly with the CLHO Legislative Committee to develop a policy priority agenda each long session.
Review bills and make position and priority recommendations to the CLHO Legislative Committee to be approved by the Board.
Provide day-to-day lobbying and advocacy during the Oregon Legislative sessions.
Works on behalf of local public health to implement public health legislation by participating on Rules Advisory Committees and partnering with state agencies.
Participates in advocacy coalitions and coordinates with other public health partner organizations.
Advocates for strong public health partnerships between public health and early learning, Coordinated Care Organizations and with other state agencies.
Builds relationships with key agencies and leaders including the Governor’s office, Oregon Health Authority, Early Learning Division, Commissioners, and legislators.
Develop talking points, one-pagers and communication strategies to support priority agenda items, budget requests and other bills of importance.
Develop, with CLHO staff and the CLHO Legislative Committee, training opportunities for greater legislator education by local health officials.
Register as an Oregon lobbyist as required by law.
4) Communications and Public Health Workforce Support: Oversees work and programs that support local public health departments.
Identify and develop communication strategies, with CLHO staff, that highlight and showcase the important work of local public health with commissioners and legislators.
Write reports and white papers.
Develop programs that support on-going training of local public health administrators and health officials.
Plan and facilitate yearly annual retreat of local public health administrators.
5) Organization Operations: Oversees resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are supported by funding available.
Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff.
Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.
Requirements and Abilities
Bachelor's Degree, minimum, Masters preferred but not required
Strong interest in public health
Knowledge of the Oregon Legislature and experience lobbying or working directly with the legislature in another capacity.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and development of anti-racist organizational culture.
Ability to give presentations for small and large groups of people ranging from general public to health department administrators, local and state elected officials
Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
High level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff and board.
Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.
Resides in Oregon
Ability to travel to Salem daily for the legislative sessions and to travel to the public health departments across the state during the interim.
Salary and Benefits
Salary range - $96,746-$131,238
Competitive benefits including employer covered health and dental insurance for employee and retirement plan
Please submit cover letter, resume and answers to the following three supplemental questions by October 22nd at Noon to be considered in the first round of interviews. Applicants must send complete application to email@example.com
An application must include the following to be considered for an interview.
Cover letter (no more than two pages)
Answers to the following supplemental questions (no more than two pages)
Please explain your philosophy working with elected officials in Oregon.
What do you believe are currently the most critical challenges and opportunities facing local public health?
Why skills do you bring to lead and work for the 32 local public health authorities throughout Oregon?
We encourage interested applicants to apply by Friday, October 22nd at Noon, however, the position may remain open until November 14th. Completed application received by October 22nd at noon will be considered in the first round as job will close when a successful applicant is identified.
Applicants must send complete application to firstname.lastname@example.org
CLHO is a small two-person organization that serves all 32 local public health departments in Oregon through policy development, advocacy, and workforce development. Located in NE Portland, CLHO works with academic, public and private partners to foster a collaborative public health environment across the state.
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