Job type: Administrative/Financial/Legal
Position: Executive Director
Status: Regular Full-time, Exempt (salaried, with a considerable benefits package)
Reports to: Board of Directors
Summary: The Executive Director is the chief executive officer, responsible for leading UVPD in implementing its mission and managing the organization. Key areas of responsibility are: vision and strategic development, team leadership and staff management, resource development and contract management, Board relations and support, financial management, operations and services, and advocacy, while handling a criminal caseload that will include a mixture of misdemeanor and felony cases.
Vision and Strategic Development
? Lead UVPD in developing and implementing a shared vision and strategic plan to ensure that the organization is meeting the current and emerging needs of its clients.
? Remain abreast of trends that are shaping UVPD’s operating environment, such as developments in public defense and criminal justice, as well as factors shaping the environment for clients (e.g., wealth inequality, systemic racism, the housing crisis, disparate health outcomes, etc.).
? Cultivate and maintain effective and productive relationships with stakeholders including the Public Defense Services Commission (PDSC), Office of Public Defense Services (OPDS), legislators, trial judges, Douglas County District Attorney’s Office, law enforcement, peer public defense organizations, and social service providers.
Resource Development and Contract Management
? Develop and maintain relationships with the PDSC, OPDS and other potential funders.
? Negotiate and manage the OPDS contract.
? Ensure that UVPD remains in compliance with contract requirements and applicable laws.
Team Leadership and Staff Management
? Hire, develop, support, and make efforts to retain staff; encourage professional development; manage staff separation as necessary.
? Support and empower supervisors as a cohesive management team with shared responsibility for supervising, developing, and supporting staff; directly supervise the Assistant Director, Supervising Investigator and Operations/HR Manager.
? Foster a collegial organizational culture that supports diversity and balances UVPD’s values of autonomy and collaboration in service of our clients.
? Honor and effectively work with staff of all backgrounds and identities, particularly those who are underrepresented in the community and/or at UVPD.
Board Relations and Support
? In cooperation with Board officers, plan and implement effective Board meetings and planning sessions.
? In partnership with Board officers, provide for effective Board member orientation, integration, and self-evaluation.
? Provide the Board with relevant information on critical issues relating to UVPD and public defense in Oregon.
? Provide adequate facilities and technology resources for UVPD’s smooth operation within the parameters of our financial limitations.
? Identify and evaluate the risks to UVPD and implement measures to manage risks.
? Effectively communicate with partners and serve as UVPD’s primary external spokesperson.
? Lead advocacy at the local and state levels to advance UVPD’s mission and work for systemic change.