Position: Executive Director
Status: Regular Full-Time Exempt
Pay: Total compensation package $70,000
Kôr Community Land Trust (KCLT) is a nonprofit, public-benefit organization that works to provide affordable homeownership opportunities for the residents of Central Oregon. Chartered in 2014, KCLT pursues its mission through the community land trust model, which takes a different approach than traditional housing development as KCLT owns the land in perpetuity and offers the homes for sale through a land lease. KCLT raises funds from both private and public sources to build and deliver environmentally friendly and energy-efficient houses in a way that keeps them affordable to both initial and subsequent owners.
As of the beginning of 2021, KCLT is in the process of completing its first development, a five-home cottage community called Kôrazon. A second community, to be called Crescita, is funded and approaching construction. KCLT intends to expand its offerings in coming years and become a broadly recognized player working to improve the affordable housing situation in Central Oregon.
KCLT is seeking to strengthen its mission capacity for future work by dividing the managerial work of the previous incumbent into two positions, an Executive Director and Land Development Director, the latter position to report to the former. Our current Executive Director, who is also a co-founder of KCLT, will be transitioning to the Land Development Director position and will work in close partnership with the new Executive Director.
This announcement is for the position of Executive Director.
Working under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for all aspects of KCLT’s operations, with special focus on community relations, operational fundraising, outreach, partnership development, organizational management, and strategic planning. The subject position will work closely with KCLT’s Land Development Director, a subordinate position that manages KCLT’s land project fundraising, real estate acquisition, land development, and home-ownership programs. These two positions constitute KCLT’s management-level staffing. As mandated by the workload, other employees may be added from time to time, and their supervision will fall to the Executive Director or the Land Development Director.
The Executive Director serves as the primary connection between the KCLT’s staff and operational program and the organization’s Board of Directors. The Executive Director is responsible for keeping the Board fully informed regarding KCLT’s operations so that the Board may carry out its responsibilities for oversight and governance and thus ensuring that board decisions are carried out.
The Executive Director will serve as the lead development officer for KCLT, with ultimate responsibility for raising the funds that make KCLT’s work possible such as by seeking funds from private donors, charitable foundations, and government grant programs at local, state, and federal levels. The Executive Director will have direct responsibility for raising operational funds and will oversee fundraising efforts carried out by the Land Development Director.
The Executive Director also serves as the KCLT’s fiscal manager, with ultimate responsibility for preparing and executing operational and land development budgets. Since KCLT expends grant funding from many sources and carries long-term loans related to real estate developments, applicants should anticipate that fiscal management of the organization’s affairs will entail considerable complexity and require careful attention. Fiscal management of the organization’s land development program will require close coordination with the Land Development Director.
The Executive Director will have broad responsibilities for envisioning the future of the organization and its programs. This work will be done in close consultation with partners, the community, the Board, and other employees.
The Executive Director serves as the public face of KCLT and will need to envision and implement programs to make the KCLT visible to the public, existing, and potential partner organizations, and government officials. These responsibilities will entail various communication channels such as face-to-face meetings as well as news media and social media programing. The position also plays the lead role in KCLT’s donor relations efforts.
Because of the position’s community outreach and partnership responsibilities, it is expected that the applicant will reside in Central Oregon and become a part of the community here. If the selected applicant is not currently a resident of this region, the timing of relocation will be negotiated.
The Executive Director will be expected to be able to travel to meetings and events throughout the region and state, including the possibility of out-of-state travel.
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