LeadingAge Oregon (LAOR) is the statewide association of not-for-profit and other mission-directed organizations dedicated to advancing quality aging services in Oregon through advocacy, education, and partnership. Together with our national partner, LeadingAge, we advance policies, promote practices and conduct research that supports, enables, and empowers people to live fully as they age. We also represent not-for-profit providers in Alaska with approximately 95 total members.
- The Association’s principal executive officer, public spokesperson, and primary advocate for the provision of quality housing, care, and services to older Americans in the state of Oregon.
- Develops strategic priorities, directs Association staff, and manages its operations and resources to achieve the annual goals approved by the Board of Directors.
- Establishes proactive, collaborative relationships with state and federal legislators, regulators, public officials, agencies, and other key stakeholders.
- Seeks out appropriate partnerships with other nonprofit organizations that align with LAOR mission and goals to leverage joint strengths.
- Represents the Association at meetings and events, including those with other state and national associations.
- Reflects the mission, vision, and ethical values of the membership.
- Connects LAOR members with best practices and innovations across the country, in order to raise the overall quality of eldercare, advance research, and support educational opportunities.
- Assures that the mission, vision, and values of LAOR members are reflected and advanced in all matters connected with the Association’s internal operations and external relationships and activities.
- Establishes the LAOR brand as the premier state association in Oregon for all member types, including but not limited to home health, hospice, long-term care services and supports, housing, and community-based services.
- Build and maintain a positive public image for LAOR. Create media, from press releases to social media messages, which shape public and member opinion of LAOR and increase awareness of its mission.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Ensures that the strategic vision for the Association is developed and executed.
- Leads a strategic planning process that identifies goals to meet the needs of the Board and membership.
- Attracts, develops, and retains the professional talent necessary to execute the organizational strategy.
- Enacts the strategic plan within budgetary constraints.
- Manages the organizational strategy with Board oversight.
Ensures effective public policy and advocacy on behalf of LAOR members.
- Identifies issues and emerging policy related trends that may impact LAOR members.
- Coordinates policy analysis of existing and emerging guidance from Oregon legislators and regulators.
- Engages members in and/or directs research prior to establishing position statements.
- Leads advocacy efforts, building grassroots and stakeholder support. Advocates for the Association, its members, and especially older adults.
- Acts as a liaison between the Association and the community, building relationships with peer organizations and strategic partners.
- Maintains credibility and visibility with both legislators and regulators.
- Provides public testimony or selects the most strategic person to provide testimony on behalf of the Association.
Serves as the public face of the Association - both internally and externally.
- Raises the public visibility of LAOR, its members and its policy positions.
- Builds Association credibility by assuring that the mission, programs, and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders.
- Serves as lead public spokesperson for the Association on matters affecting the members through print, digital, and other media.
- Provides leadership and participates in Board retreats/meetings, governmental committees, member gatherings, consumer groups, community functions and the public at large, advocating for the membership.
- Develops consistent communications with key elected and governmental officials, whose work has the most impact on Association members.
Ensures that all major organizational processes are developed and run both efficiently and effectively.
- Establishes, maintains, and routinely updates board governance.
- Works with the Board to plan impactful programs and meetings that achieve the operating, governance, and strategic goals of LAOR.
- Oversees the budget and assures that the organization’s financial performance is within budget and established benchmarks.
- Manages day-to-day Association operations in accordance with established policies, procedures, and code of conduct.
- Cultivates a work team spirit that promotes excellence.
- Provides relevant and timely communication to internal and external constituents.
- Accommodates additional duties as requested by the Board.
Ensures that members are provided with high value.
- Initiates programs and provides the necessary leadership to achieve success.
- Assures that membership numbers, dues revenue, and educational programming meet targets.
- Maintains member satisfaction through valued educational programming, member services, and networking opportunities.
- Gathers feedback from survey data and research to assure member satisfaction.
- Meets with new member executives and introduces them to LAOR.
- Increases member engagement and participation across all member types, activating members as needed for visibility and effectiveness for the organization.
- Balances the needs and priorities of all member types.