Mission: The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Oregon Latino Health Coalition,(OLHC) a non-profit advocacy organization that is committed to ensuring that all Latinos in Oregon have the same equal and unabridged access to affordable, high-quality health care and coverage. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission.

About OLHC: Founded in 2004, OLHC is the only Latino-led, Latino-accountable health policy advocacy organization in Oregon dedicated to eliminating Latino health disparities. From 2004-2011, we were a volunteer-led organization and not until 2012 did we hire our first Executive Director and begin to formally develop our programming.

We are also deeply committed to helping build the capacity of sister, allied organizations that work to change the conditions that contribute to the health inequities experienced by our immigrant communities. As an example, we co-lead (and staff) the Steering Committee for the Oregon Health Equity Alliance, which advances health equity for communities of color, immigrants and other marginalized groups through community organizing and policy advocacy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Oregon Latino Health Coalition in executing it’s mission and managing the strategic vision of the organization by working collaboratively with the OLHC Board of Directors, staff and community input.
  • Staff and provide guidance and leadership to the Board of Directors and its committees in the development of the policies and activities in accordance with the mission and strategic vision of the organization.
  • Fosters and encourages professional development of staff improving HR and fiscal systems and practices as needed.
  • Sets clear expectations for staff, improves morale and ensures a healthy working environment.
  • Identifies, pursues and strategically diversities funding in order to further OLHC’s objectives and results. Be responsible for oversight of all grants, contracts and agreements.
  • Budget development and oversight.
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with community stakeholders, healthcare organizations, coalitions, foundations, businesses, government officials and other community-based organizations.

Experience, Knowledge and Capabilities:

Education & Knowledge:

  • Bilingual/Bicultural in English and Spanish.
  • Masters degree or equivalent experience in public health, public policy, nursing, social work, nonprofit administration or related field.
  • Experience related in health policy development and implementation, advocacy and/or public policy.
  • Solid understanding of the Social Determinants of Health Framework.


  • Strong skills in public speaking, media communications and presenting to large and small audiences.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. A proven ability to effectively represent the organization to a wide range of stakeholders including donors, media, community-based partners, elected officials and other government contacts.

Political Acumen:

  • Interest and passion for improving access and affordability to high quality healthcare and coverage.
  • Experience working with diverse, low-income and underserved populations.
  • Aware of trends and familiarity with the public policy landscape in Oregon impacting access to healthcare.


  • Senior level experience in nonprofit administration including supervision of personnel.
  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively with board of directors or key stakeholders.
  • Ability to foster a healthy organizational culture, encourage teamwork and collaboration.
  • Strong interpersonal skills that include the ability to inspire and motivate.
  • Ability to listen, show compassion, initiative, flexibility and good judgement.
  • Past experience in raising funds, securing grants and cultivating successful donor relationships.
  • A solid grasp of financial planning, management and oversight.
  • Strong understanding of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Compensation Salary range of $70,000 to $80,000, depending upon experience, plus competitive benefits. This is a full-time exempt position.

How to Apply

Please submit the following by May 30, 2018.

  • A cover letter that reflects how your experience qualifies you to become the ED of OLHC.
  • A complete chronological resume.

Send via email as a PDF to OLHC’s Executive Search Consultant, Edith Molina: edith.q.molina@gmail.com. Subject Line: OLHC ED Search.

To learn more about the Oregon Latino Health Coalition: http://orlhc.org/

OLHC values diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity.