The Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Oregon & Southwest Washington seeks an Executive Director to provide leadership as we fulfill our mission: to educate, empower and support those affected by ovarian cancer. For more information, please go to our website:

The Executive Director is responsible for managing the overall operation of OCAOSW including: program planning, budgeting, fundraising, overseeing volunteers and fostering strong relationships with partners, stakeholders and the overall community.

This is a remote position providing an opportunity to work from a home office (Portland Area or Southwest WA) with flexible scheduling options. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors. We offer a competitive compensation package including a health care stipend. Annual salary range depending on experience is: $65, 000-$72,000

Essential Responsibilities for the Executive Director include:

Programs & Community Engagement

  • Work with board on the organization plan, including developing measurable goals and objectives.
  • Plan and implement programs and activities to carry out the organization plan, measuring results and reporting to the board regularly.
  • Build OCAOSW’s visibility and presence in the community, developing strategic partnerships which support those affected by ovarian cancer.
  • Build volunteer corps to assist with events and education programs.

Operations and Management

  • Manage OCAOSW’s overall operations in accordance with the guidelines and policies established by the Board.
  • Provide support to the Board.
  • Oversee web, graphic design and other services as hired by OCAOSW.
  • Manage OCAOSW’s internal and external communications, including the OCAOSW website, social media and other modes of communication.

Finances and Fundraising

  • Manage fundraising activities and events.
  • Foster, develop, and manage relationships with donors, potential donors, and community partners to increase financial support and involvement.
  • Manage the financial systems of the organization, including budgeting, financial reporting and appropriate internal controls.
  • Create annual fundraising plan.
  • Appropriately recognize and thank OCAOSW donors.
  • Pursue grant opportunities, writing and submitting grant applications.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Desired:

  • Passion for the mission of OCAOSW.
  • Three or more years of leadership experience in a nonprofit organization including supervision of volunteers.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage the following functions: nonprofit operations, strategic planning, budget development and volunteer team growth; fundraising and event planning familiarity are a plus.
  • Ability to easily establish rapport while cultivating positive working relationships with volunteers, donors, board members, those we serve and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to comprehend and analyze financial and program reports.
  • Organized with exceptional follow-through.
  • Professional and confident with a strong work ethic, integrity and reliability.
  • Cheerful and adept at handling multiple priorities; flexible and adaptive based upon organizational needs.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills; grant writing experience is a plus.
  • Ability to operate effectively in a small non-profit with limited staff resources.
  • Familiarity with MS Office programs including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint; past use of social media applications for communication and development is beneficial.


The Executive Director is a full-time salaried/exempt position. Work expectations are 40 hours per week with a very flexible schedule. Attendance at some evening and weekend events is anticipated.

Application Process:

For consideration, please email a complete packet to our recruiting partner at:

  1. Résumé including work history (months and years).
  2. A cover letter that discusses each of the following:
  • What does the mission of OCAOSW mean to you?
  • Please summarize past leadership and/or work experience in a nonprofit organization–including work with volunteers.
  • As applicable, how would past employees describe your leadership style?
  • Compensation goals

Reference and background checks are conducted with finalist candidate(s) as part of our interview process. The Executive Director position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.