Motus Recruiting is proud to partner with the Columbia Slough Watershed Council on their search for their next Executive Director.
About the Columbia Slough Watershed Council
The Columbia Slough Watershed Council is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1994 with an annual budget of about $500K. The Council’s mission is to protect and enhance the Columbia Slough and its watershed through community engagement, education, and restoration. The Council is a diverse and highly engaged group of neighbors, property owners, businesses, environmental groups, recreation advocates, and government agencies who work to restore and enhance the 60 miles of waterways, wetlands, and slow-moving channels known as the Columbia Slough. The watershed spans from Kelley Point Park to the west through Gresham and Fairview to the east, covering aquifers relied upon by the populations of Portland, Gresham, and Fairview.
The Columbia Slough Watershed Council serves the region of ceded land that was the traditional home of Chinook peoples, including the Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Chinook, Tualatin, Kalapuya, and Molalla tribes. The Council is committed to ongoing collaboration with Tribal entities to amplify their voices, issues, and needs to promote accurate historical narratives that help reverse harmful cultural and economic stereotypes.
About the Position
The Executive Director serves as the face of the Council and oversees strategies to fulfil the organization’s mission and strategic plan. The Executive Director manages all aspects of the Council’s day-to-day operations, including coordinating the board, supervising staff, budgeting, and achieving organizational goals. The Executive Director operates under the general direction of the Council’s Board of Directors.
Leadership & Strategic Planning
Financial Management & Fundraising
Serve as the Face of the Council
This is an extensive list, and we highly encourage all who are interested to apply, even if they cannot meet every attribute listed.
Commitment to Diversity & Equity
The Council is committed to building an internal cultural and natural environment that is equitable and inclusive. The Council has a Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee and corresponding JEDI Plan with internal and external goals. All Council employees are expected to serve diverse audiences and help advance our strategies for justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Columbia Slough Watershed Council is committed to:
A core priority moving forward is to infuse Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) into all the goals and work of the organization. This position will serve as the leader in achieving the organization’s JEDI goals through engagement with staff, board members, donors, volunteers, government agencies, and the public. We recognize that in order to serve diverse communities, we must also have diversity represented in our staff. The next Executive Director must:
- Offer personal interest and commitment to working in a diverse and inclusive work environment that places a high value on equity.
- Participate in promoting a positive workplace culture of collaboration, innovation, and respect. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish effective working relationships in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment.
- Effectively engage with underrepresented communities on the importance of habitat and wildlife protection and the economic and environmental impacts on those communities.
- Understand the historical and political impact that conservation policy has had on diverse communities.
Click here to view the Council’s Equity Action Plan.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
Columbia Slough Watershed Council is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity, and complies with all federal, state, and local laws concerning employment discrimination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. To this end, the Council ensures equal opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race; color; age; gender identity or expression; sexual orientation; religion; marital status; national origin or ancestry; citizenship; lawful alien status; physical, mental, or medical disability; veteran status; or liability for service in the United States Armed Forces.
The Council is an equal opportunity employer. BIPOC, transgender, gender non-conforming and gender non-binary job applicants, as well as applicants with disabilities and applicants with criminal record histories, are encouraged to apply.
About Motus Recruiting and Staffing, Inc:
Founded in 2006, Motus is an award-winning recruiting and staffing firm in the Pacific Northwest, specializing in professional services and technology solutions. We are a group of people who not only recognize the importance of representation, but actively fight for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the recruitment process. Our goal is to educate organizations on the importance of DEI when hiring, promoting, and supporting diverse employees. We are calling organizations to demonstrate their commitment to DEI by being intentional about who they hire.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.