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Executive Director Application Period Open

Updated: May 3

Oregon Pride in Business (ORPIB) is seeking an Executive Director to work collaboratively with its Board of Directors and stakeholders to seed the organization’s growth and expansion across Oregon and SW Washington, and develop strong business and government partnerships to support the organization’s future. This position is an excellent fit for developing and experienced leaders with strong relationship and management skills, and a desire to lead a mission-driven organization.

What is Oregon Pride in Business?

Oregon Pride in Business champions economic empowerment for LGBTQ+ businesses and communities throughout Oregon and SW Washington.

We create opportunities for marketing, networking, procurement, and referral-based business growth, programs that support development of business skills and expertise through workshops and seminars, and we advocate for positive economic, social, and political change.

We envision an economically empowered LGBTQ+ business community that inspires others. We empower our small business entrepreneurs and professionals, collaborate with nonprofit advocates, and engage with business and civic leaders to support policies that foster a more inclusive and welcoming business community.

Our values are inherent to our identity as an organization. They guide the way we work with our members, our community, and with each other. Above all, we value service, leadership, passion, diversity & inclusion, and success. We lean on these pillars to support a culture where ideas can blossom, individuals can thrive, and our entrepreneurial spirit can flourish.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work in collaboration with ORPIB’s stakeholders to evolve the organization and seed its growth and expansion to serve LGBTQ+ businesses across Oregon and SW Washington.

  • Build and maintain positive, professional relationships and partnerships with businesses and government organizations to advance ORPIB’s goals.

  • Manage the organization in accordance with the philosophy, policies, and objectives set by the ORPIB Board of Directors, and work collaboratively with the board, staff, and volunteers to carry out ORPIB’s mission.

  • Set clear direction and objectives that are aligned with ORPIB’s vision and mission.

  • Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems. 

  • Recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.

  • Ensure effective systems to track scaling progress. Regularly evaluate program components to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents.

  • Actively engage and energize ORPIB volunteers, board members, committees, partnering organizations, government contacts, and funders.

  • Recognize individual differences while focusing on team cohesion. Develop and sustain an inclusive collaborative team environment to support diverse stakeholders and team members.

  • Manage ORPIB’s public image, as perceived by members, business, government partners, and the public at large. Ensure ORPIB is viewed as a credible source of information about the LGBTQ+ business community in Oregon and SW Washington.

  • Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support program operations and regional expansion.

  • Provide leadership in managing the development and implementation of brand management and communication strategies internally and externally.

  • Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities.

Recommended Qualifications

  • Previous experience in a leadership role within the LGBTQ+ community

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the unique challenges and political landscape for LGBTQ+ business owners

  • Track record of effectively leading and scaling a performance- and outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth

  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation

  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget

  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships

  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills

Qualities & Characteristics

  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning

  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people

  • Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all they do

  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed

  • Commitment to our values: Committed, courageous, and connective

  • Understanding of community needs

  • Committed to ORPIB’s mission


  • Financial health

  • Program and event participation

  • Advocacy and policy impact

  • Collaboration

  • Community engagement

  • Diversity and inclusion 


  • This will be a hybrid position, with the Executive Director splitting time between the ORPIB office in Portland, Oregon and a home office. 

Time Commitment:

  • Full-time

Supervisory Responsibility 

  • This position reports to the Board of Directors and has one direct report.


  • $70,000 - $85,000 commensurate with experience

  • Annual incentives based on performance KPIs

  • 20 days PTO (vacation/sick leave/personal leave)

  • 5 paid federal holidays of your choosing

  • Insurance benefits included

Hiring Process

To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter and professional resume to with your name in the subject line.

  • Applications will remain open until this position is filled, with the first round of application reviews and phone screenings starting on May 21. 

  • Within a week of phone screening, candidates will be notified whether or not they were selected to move forward.

  • Candidates selected to move into interviews will be contacted to schedule a panel interview. 

  • The panel will provide their recommendation(s) to the Board of Directors to review all recommendations and application materials. 

  • Once a final selection has been made, the candidate will receive a formal offer. 

  • Ideal start period will be mid-June, 2024 (exact start date can be flexible). 

Oregon Pride in Business is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process – including the online application and/or overall selection process –  you may contact us at

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