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Executive Director

Posted by
Hillsboro Community Foundation
Hillsboro, OR
Published 24 days ago

LOCATION: Initially located at Washington County Chamber of Commerce, with future flexible-remote option 

REPORTS TO:  Foundation Board of Directors, through Board President 

JOB STATUS:  Exempt, Full‐time  

SALARY: $70,000 – 75,000 annually and depending on qualifications 

BENEFITS: with a stipend available


Hillsboro is a place treasured by all who live and work here for its deep-rooted community spirit and support for the many organizations that contribute to its livability and quality of life. 

Hillsboro Community Foundation enhances the livability and quality of life in our community by promoting and facilitating charitable giving to address local needs. 


Now in its 35th year, the Hillsboro Community Foundation (HCF) seeks its first full-time Executive Director (ED). As the Foundation’s sole employee, the ED is charged with leading the organization through its next phase of growth: ensuring stability while expanding the visibility and viability of the Foundation by promoting philanthropy, fundraising, administering grants and scholarships, and increasing and deepening partnerships with area nonprofits to drive positive community change. With contract support in bookkeeping, tax preparation, and legal matters, the ED is also responsible for the Foundation’s day-to-day activities and operations. This is an incredible opportunity for a highly motivated self-starter to build a strong community foundation supporting Hillsboro and area nonprofits. 


  • Envision the future of HCF and Hillsboro, and build the organization to achieve that future.  
  • Foster a culture of philanthropy in Hillsboro as the lead partner in the Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan’s initiative to “Build philanthropic support and investment by connecting people with causes, engaging residents and youth in community-building, and celebrating community philanthropy.”  
  • Plan, coordinate, and ensure implementation of goals and strategies to develop a diverse, long-term, relationship-based universe of donors to support the organization. 
  • Professionally manage the complex, detailed operation of the organization.  
  • Motivated, highly organized self-starter. 


Board Relations and Organizational Visioning, Planning, and Development  

  • Work as an effective partner with the HCF Board in providing vision, strategy, leadership, and connections with the community.  
  • Confer regularly with the Board President and Executive Committee. Work as a team with the President, officers, and committee chairs to implement Board decisions.  
  • Prepare all materials for and attend all Board, Executive Committee, and committee meetings. Maintain HCF records of all meetings, correspondence, and communications.  
  • Provide the Board and Executive Committee with complete, accurate, and timely minutes and reports. 
  • Discharge other responsibilities that may be assigned by the Board or by one or more of the Board’s committees. 

Advancement and Donor Relations  

  • Provide overall direction, coordination, and implementation of the Foundation’s activities including foundation, corporate and individual major donors, planned giving efforts, capital campaigns, and portfolio of funds asset development efforts.  
  • Ensure responsive relationships with donors and a donor relations plan aimed at meeting donor needs and expectations and strengthening partner relationships. Prepare fund reports for endowed funds. Maintain accurate records of donor and partner meetings and communication. 
  • Serve as the Foundation’s lead fundraiser. Clearly express the Foundation’s “why.” Meet fundraising goals with direct asks, proposals, and engagement with donors, prospects, nonprofit and government agencies, and businesses to cultivate relationships and foster giving to and through the Foundation. 

Marketing, Public Relations, Community Partnerships, and Community Leadership  

  • Serve as a visible, respected community leader. Engage and partner with other community leaders to help develop and implement initiatives that enhance the community.  
  • Build community partnerships with nonprofit and government agencies, donors, and community leaders that result in identifying and clarifying vital community needs.  
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the Foundation for the media and to the general public.  
  • Expand brand awareness of the Foundation as a valuable, relevant community asset.  
  • Develop and implement high quality, sustainable communications as required.  
  • Initiate and coordinate updates on the web page and social media. 

Finance, Operations, and Organizational Management  

  • Administer and maintain records for the Foundation’s grants and scholarship programs.  
  • Work closely with accounting and financial services to ensure up to date and accurate transactions and records. 
  • Meet existing and potential funding partners to develop new fund agreements, provide fund updates, assist with fund development and asset growth.  
  • With the Treasurer and Executive Committee, develop the annual operating budget; monitor and report regularly to the Board on incoming revenue estimates, asset growth, and performance.  
  • Provide oversight for proper administration of the fiscal policies and procedures as developed by the Executive and Investment Committees. Supervise the operations of the accounting system and all fiscal, fund, and donor records and reports.  
  • Manage and administer the day-to-day operations of the Foundation.  
  • Guide the Board in development, review, and implementation of the Business Plan and strategic goals. 
  • Maintain professional partnerships and stay informed of trends, issues, and policies through affiliation with local, state, regional and national professional community foundation networks.  
  • Ensure that all policies and procedures are in place to allow the Foundation to function in an ethical, legal, cost-effective, and efficient manner. Ensure that the Foundation follows Board-adopted Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation, Resolutions, Fund Agreements, and any other contracts or agreements.  

As the Foundation grows, responsible for the recruitment, employment and oversight of employed or contracted staff. Make assignments and develop job descriptions. With staff, develop work plans and staff objectives. 

Oversee record retention in accordance with adopted policies. 

Fund Investment & Reporting 

  • Assist the Investment Committee in monitoring the investment of Foundation funds. Maintain necessary relationships with the investment manager(s) to ensure a sound working relationship consistent with the Board's policy.  
  • Coordinate with Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) on administration of HCF’s endowed funds held at OCF.  
  • Develop and implement proper procedures to endorse and record Foundation receipts and disbursements and to handle other documents specifically authorized by the Board in accordance with auditors' recommendations. 


  • A Bachelor’s degree and advanced foundation/philanthropic training are preferred.
  • 5-7 years of related professional experience with a proven record of job advancement is desired.
  • Analyze current and future financial resources needed to achieve the organization’s strategic plan
  • Financial Planning/Acumen- full range of development programs including major gifts and planned gifts preferred and knowledge of charitable giving and regulations relative to the field
  • Vision board planning and motivate leadership for the Board and staff


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, articulate and well informed
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and communicate financial information
  • Intermediate to advanced MS Office Suite, donor database, Google Docs/Sheets, and other web-based applications as appropriate to job duties; flexibility and ability to learn as digital tools evolve
  • Intercultural competence, ability to work with sensitivity and effectiveness with peoples of diverse backgrounds and identities, demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion for all 
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment drug screen. 

Decision-Making Authority 

The Executive Director reports to and coordinates with the Hillsboro Community Foundation Board of Directors, through the Board President. The ED has authority and responsibility to implement decisions within the policies set forth by the Board, in a manner consistent with the articles of incorporation, bylaws, policies and practices of the Foundation and applicable federal, state, and local laws. 

Physical Demands 

Those demands are typically needed in an office environment. i.e., sitting for periods of time, lifting and moving objects, climbing stairs, walking, reaching, etc. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable individuals to perform essential duties. 

LOCATION: Initially located at Washington County Chamber of Commerce, with future flexible-remote option 

REPORTS TO:  Foundation Board of Directors, through Board President 

JOB STATUS:  Exempt, Full‐time  

SALARY: $70,000 – 75,000 annually and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
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    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
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    August 8, 2022
  • Education
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    4-Year Degree Required
  • Experience Level
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USD $70,000 - USD $75,000
/ year


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Hillsboro, OR, USA

How to Apply

Nonprofit Professionals Now is pleased to be working with Hillsboro Community Foundation in the effort to fill this key role. 

Application portal:

All applications must contain a resume and cover letter. All submitted materials are reviewed by NPN staff and considered as part of the hiring process.

Application Deadline: August 8th, 2022 

Nonprofit Professionals Now is pleased to be working with Hillsboro Community Foundation in the effort to fill this key role. 

Application portal: https://npprofessionals…

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