• Direct-Hire
  • Oregon


Job Number: 15216

Salary: $125K-$135K

Industry: Non-Profit

What Matters Most:

  • Three or more years of leadership experience in a senior role within the nonprofit sector; experience in program management, fund and friend raising, business operations and external relationship management

  • Strategic thinking, building, planning, executing, and the capacity to develop a team and relationships statewide

  • Proven administrative competence in areas such as financial management, goal setting, and alignment of resources

  • Strong ability to communicate and build relationships with multiple stakeholders, including key business partners, government leaders, and community members

  • Skill in comprehending, interpreting, and analyzing data, as well as creating and overseeing budgets

  • Successful track record of securing ~$1 million annually through philanthropy, government, corporate, and individual donors, through grants and/or earned revenue

  • Familiarity with diverse communities across Oregon, or ability to quickly establish connections within those communities

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, organizational development, planning, communication, finance, nonprofit administration, or public administration required; Master’s degree a plus

Your New Role:
Boly:Welch, in collaboration with First Children’s Finance, is leading the search for their first Oregon State Director. First Children’s Finance (FCF) is purposefully expanding its presence into Oregon, with a clear mission of enhancing childcare accessibility and sustainability across the state.

As the Oregon State Director, you’ll develop and execute on an established business model, working as the executive of the team to lead business and financial initiatives and foster strong partnerships with private and public sector stakeholders. Reporting to the Chief Programs Officer at the headquarters in Minneapolis, you’ll oversee all day-to-day operations within Oregon. Someone who has proven leadership and problem-solving skills, is self-driven, and passionate for this cause will thrive in building out the state’s FCF team.

We’re looking for a State Director with experience formulating and executing fundraising strategies, who brings a background in successfully implementing training and business programs. A proactive and entrepreneurial mindset will be key as you swiftly establish a capable and cohesive team of small business consultants in Oregon, through process-based hiring, training, and mentorship. With a focus on leading through inspiration, you’ll guide the team in delivering support to individual childcare businesses, facilitating community-driven initiatives to tackle childcare obstacles, and advocating for enhancements within the early care and education systems.

Infusing your approach with creativity, curiosity, and a commitment to continuous enhancement, you’ll drive efforts to deliver impactful business development programs and financial support to early care and education providers statewide. This position presents a unique opportunity to make a meaningful difference in childcare provision and sustainability in Oregon.

Please find more information about this position here: Oregon State Director

Your New Organization:
Established in 1991, First Children’s Finance (FCF) is a national nonprofit dedicated to fostering the well-being of children, families, and communities by enhancing the accessibility, affordability, and excellence of early care and education services. FCF tackles the financial and operational challenges of childcare through three primary avenues: building the financial viability of childcare entrepreneurs, collaborating with communities to maintain and expand childcare resources, and advocating for supportive policies and investments at both state and federal levels.

In addition to a competitive benefits package that includes a 401(k) with employer match and PTO, FCF offers a remote work arrangement within Oregon, with occasional travel required throughout the state.

Our goal is to pair talented people with amazing job opportunities. In submitting your application, you’ll be considered for this and other positions with Boly:Welch. Click the apply button to get started. Already a Boly:Welch candidate? Please connect directly with your recruiter to discuss this opportunity.


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