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Executive Director

MBL Group | Portland OR 97204 USA | Full Time | Posted: 03/05/2013

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Overview of Organization

Established in 1983 in Portland, Oregon, Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) is the oldest and largest community based provider of HIV services, housing, prevention, education, and advocacy in Oregon and Southwest Washington.  CAP is in a place of strength, financially and programmatically, and is searching for their next Executive Director to lead the organization to the next level.

Starting as a grassroots organization, CAP has grown to one of the leading AIDS service organizations in the country. With over 60 employees, a volunteer base in excess of 750 people and an annual operating budget of $5.5M, CAP’s mission is to prevent HIV infections, support and empower people affected and infected by HIV/AIDS, and eliminate HIV/AIDS-related stigma. Over the last several years, CAP has continued to expand its programs including a 40%+ increase in HIV testing, providing supportive housing services to over 650 people, expanding its education in the community including outreach to 3000+ youth, as well as expanding programs targeted at marginalized communities disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS. CAP is a highly visible organization with a strong reputation for delivering innovative service programs that have served as national models for other AIDS service organizations. CAP has an organizational culture that embraces: a client-focused approach, transparent and direct communication; innovative thinking; social justice issues; and collaborative engagement both internally and externally.  CAP is seeking a leader who models those values. For more information go to:

Executive Director Role

This position is an outstanding opportunity to think big, do important work, partner with an expert staff and live in one of the best cities in the country. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED will serve as the primary face of CAP to clients, staff, community partners, donors, government officials, and other stakeholders. This individual will be responsible for developing and conveying visionary leadership for the agency and building consensus for strategies to further the mission. Responsibilities also include oversight of a management team that includes housing and support services, prevention and education services, development, and finance / operations, as well as direct involvement in local, state, and national policy matters and partner investment and engagement.

The successful candidate will possess strong leadership skills and have a solid understanding of the complexities facing today’s non-profit AIDS service organizations. Experience, knowledge of, and a vision for identifying opportunities within federal funding related to health care reform are important. Outstanding communication skills that can inspire, engage, and mobilize a diverse constituency - including clients, staff, board of directors, donors and local, regional, and national partners - are a must. Clear vision, proven commitment to diversity and social justice, and a history of transparency and collaboration in leadership are critical. The successful candidate will have solid business acumen and demonstrated ability to raise money, manage a large budget and grow a diverse major donor pool.  Superior interpersonal skills and a value driven collaborative style are essential.

Qualifications include at minimum a BA degree in business, health, public administration or a related field. Master’s degree is preferred. A minimum of 8 years of management experience preferably in the field of HIV and AIDS or a field with similar challenges and a minimum of 5 years in a senior management role are required. Previous Executive Director experience or equivalent is preferred. Experience with a unionized workforce is strongly desired.


A highly competitive compensation package is being offered which includes employer-paid health, dental, vision, long-term and short-term disability, life insurance, retirement plan with employer matching contribution, 125 cafeteria saving plan, vacation and health leave benefits.  Relocation expenses, if necessary, will be considered for a successful candidate living outside the Portland, Oregon or SW Washington area.

Interested in having a conversation to learn more?  CAP is an EEO/AA/ADA employer committed to diversity. All interested candidates must apply online with a cover letter and resume at: . If necessary, you may send your resume to MBL Group by mail or email to: CAP Executive Director c/o MBL Group, LLC, Attn: Paul Barber 10121 SE Sunnyside Rd., Suite 329 Clackamas, OR 97015 email:


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Location Portland, OR, 97204, United States
Travel Required 20% of the time
Categories AIDS/HIV, Education, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Organization, Human Services, Medical Services/Health Care, Social Work/ Services, Housing/Shelter
Function Senior/Executive Management
Experience Years 7 yrs
Pref Degree Bachelors

Location Maptop

Contact Informationtop

Contact Name Paul Barber
How to apply Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.
Primary Phone 503-850-4972 x 12
Job Code ED - CAP