Executive Director, Oregon Center for Public Policy

  • Job posted by Oregon Center for Public Policy

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $90,000
Maximum: $94,500



Start Date


Application Deadline



United States


The Oregon Center for Public Policy (OCPP or the Center), the leading public policy research institute in Oregon, seeks an Executive Director with a passion for advancing progressive state fiscal and economic policies that benefit all Oregonians. The Executive Director will oversee the Center’s high-quality research and analysis work; manage staff and operations including leading fundraising; maintain and build coalitions to advance strategic economic agendas; advise the legislature, state government, political influencers, and the public on priority issues; and ensure that the organization has the resources and support to achieve the mission.

About the Oregon Center for Public Policy

The Oregon Center for Public Policy (OCPP) (www.ocpp.org) does in-depth research and analysis on budget, tax, and economic issues to improve Oregon’s public policies and better the economic and social conditions of all Oregonians. Its mission is to “use research and analysis to advance policies and practices that improve the economic and social opportunities of all Oregonians.” This independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization was established as a progressive research institution, committed to provide fact-based analysis on issues that impact economic opportunity, with special attention to low- and moderate-income families and under-represented communities. The Center is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion both in its policy work and organizationally.   Learn about our mission, values and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement at: (www.ocpp.org/about/).

OCPP has a budget of $750,000+ and a staff of six. It is part of two consortia: the State Priorities Partnership, coordinated by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN), coordinated by the Economic Policy Institute. It seeks to broaden and deepen relationships with these and other partners that share a concern about improving the lives of all Oregonians, working closely with community groups representing those most affected by government social and economic policy.

Critical Responsibilities

The Executive Director is responsible for overall leadership, setting strategic direction with the board and guiding priority activities of the organization. This includes coordinating tax, budget, and policy analysis; leading partnerships and communications; and day-to-day management. Responsibilities include maximizing staff effectiveness, ensuring effective fund development efforts, and supporting the strategic work of a small Board of Directors representing key constituencies and issues to positively help shape state economic policy. The Executive Director is accountable to the Board.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


This is a full-time position with salary and benefits commensurate with skills and experience with an expected range of $90,000 - $94,500 annually.

Nonprofit Professionals Now (NPN) is proud to be working with Oregon Center for Public Policy on this exciting opportunity. To review the complete job description and apply, please visit: www.wvdo-or.hiringthing.com. All application need to include a resume, cover letter and complete screening questions.

Application Deadline: June 11, 2018