Hiring Organization Information
Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) was founded in 1973 with a big mission: to improve the lives of all Oregonians through the power of philanthropy. In partnership with donors and volunteers, OCF works to strengthen communities in every county in Oregon through research, grantmaking, and scholarships. In 2022, OCF distributed more than $180 million, supporting 3,500 grantees and awarding more than 3,000 scholarships. With OCF, individuals, families, businesses, and organizations create charitable funds that meet the needs of diverse communities statewide. 2023 marks OCF’s 50th anniversary. Since its founding, OCF has distributed more than $2.2 billion in community investments, including grants to 10,850 nonprofits and 53,375 scholarships to students. Individuals, families, businesses, and organizations can work with OCF to create charitable funds to support causes important to them.
OCF is an Equal Opportunity Employer with five offices throughout Oregon in Bend, Eugene, Medford, Portland and Salem. Come join our team.
Oregon Community Foundation is hiring a Philanthropic Advisor and Regional Director, responsible for introducing and familiarizing the Southern Oregon region with the work carried out by OCF, and for working with prospects and nonprofits to create new charitable funds. Based in OCF’s Medford office, this position will perform strategic community outreach and develop and maintain relationships with donors, prospective donors, professional advisors, volunteers and community leaders. As the lead position within a regional team, the Regional Director supervises a Regional Office Associate, oversees implementation of regional strategies, ensures alignment with statewide strategies and values, supervises regional office operations, oversees outreach, stewards relationships with the Southern Oregon OCF Leadership Council, and provides local philanthropic leadership. Open Until Filled
Required Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred, or equivalent experience in lieu of a degree.
- Eight or more years of experience as a development and/or planned giving officer; licensed attorney, preferably in estate planning or tax area(s); Certified Financial Planner; Certified Public Accountant; or Bank Trust Officer working in trust administration.
- Five or more years’ supervisory experience.
Required Professional Competencies:
- An understanding of all major life income gift vehicles and planned giving opportunities.
- Knowledge of local philanthropy and individual and business wealth in the region to be served preferred.
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills; demonstrated ability to present to individuals and groups, ability to articulate the mission of OCF and discuss philanthropic projects in detail
- Demonstrated public speaking skills to diverse audiences.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to provide effective outreach, develop and maintain relationships, and work collaboratively with others to achieve positive outcomes.
- Demonstrated initiative, creativity, and experience working independently, proactively identifying or initiating ways to enhance a process, procedure or outcome that benefits OCF.
- Attention to detail.
- Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and a high volume of work with minimal supervision.
- Excellent analytical skills: able to think critically, apply sound judgment and problem- solving skills.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of donors and their records.
- Confidence and competence with data and in learning and using existing and new technologies.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, and integrated databases.
- Cultural agility skills necessary to work effectively with diverse groups of individuals and communities.
- Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
- Ability to travel and meet with individuals and groups within the region as necessary.
- Valid driver’s license.