OMPA Now Hiring Executive Director

Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA) is now hiring for the position of Executive Director. See below for details:

Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA) is the champion of Oregon’s film, television, and digital storytelling industry, and the Association is the gateway to our state’s production resources. Our members are the heart of these resources. Our mission is to grow Oregon’s industry by promoting the work of our members and advocating for them in state and local governments.

We’re seeking a dynamic Executive Director who’s a collaborative leader, passionate about our mission, and prepared to grow the Association. Someone with proven success and enthusiasm as a policy-shaper and revenue generator. We’re looking for an articulate communicator and strategic thinker who excels at setting ambitious goals and working with partners to accomplish them. This ED has to “get” our production culture – we need a progressive, modern-minded exec as at home working the halls of the state capital as they are talking to members over coffee.

TITLE:  Executive Director
JOB CATEGORY: Salary Exempt
STATUS:  Full-Time
SUPERVISOR:  OMPA’s Board of Directors
LOCATION:  Portland, OR


The Executive Director manages every aspect of the Association’s operations.  They oversee the staff and budget of the Association, while providing strategic direction.  The Executive Director leads OMPA’s lobbying efforts in state and local government.  The ideal candidate for this position will:
·    Have 1+ years experience working as a leader of a non-profit or similar organization
·    Have 1+ years experience working with the state legislature or similar governmental body
·    Be knowledgeable of the media production industry
·    Have top-notch leadership and relationship management skills
·    Have experienced supervisorial and collaborative skills
·    Have excellent written and oral communication skills
·    Have current, savvy computer and social marketing skills
·    Be highly organized and capable of managing multiple tasks
·    Be inspiring for the members we serve


Work with our Board of Directors
·    Provide support and insight for the board to carry out the Association’s mission.
·    Assist the board with the ongoing needs of governance.
·    Partner with the board’s working committees, and execute the needs of those committees.
·    Organize board meetings, yearly retreats, and facilitate yearly board elections with impartiality.

Promote the work of our members
·    Be responsible for the publication and distribution of Oregon’s largest media services directory and promotional magazine, SourceOregon.
·    Direct public relations to spotlight the successes of our members to targeted audience and the general public.
·    Manage a communications program, including regular emails, newsletter, and website.

Advocate for our members in state and local government
·    Craft the Association’s legislative priorities and work in coalition with members and vested parties to accomplish policy goals (ongoing).
·    Directly lobby government officials, developing positive relationships with key players to progress the agenda of Oregon’s media production community.
·    Activate industry members to cultivate their own relationships with elected officials.

Manage the Association’s financial needs
·    Oversee an operating budget of $275k per year.
·    Direct the preparation of taxes and regular financial reports.
·    Raise funds to support the Association through member dues, advertising sales, event coordination, and direct fundraising.

Supervise staff
·    Oversee the work of OMPA employees, providing guidance, evaluation, support, and regular evaluation reportage to the board.
·    When necessary, manage hiring and staff replacement.

You must be able to lift and carry 40 pounds. You must be able to maintain a flexible work schedule that will often include early mornings, evenings, and weekend work with regular travel outside of Portland.

$60,000-$70,000 per year

Please submit the following materials electronically via PDF by 5 PM on August 21, 2015:
·    A one-page cover letter clearly outlining your skills and how they make you a good fit for this position with the OMPA, highlighting any production experience and relationships.
·    A resume detailing relevant experience, work history, and accomplishments.

Application materials should be submitted to:

The Oregon Media Production Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the Association.

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