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Executive Director

We are looking for an Executive Director candidate who is passionate about education and wants to make a difference our small, stable non-profit. The mission of the Ashland Schools Foundation (ASF) is to maintain and enrich public education in Ashland, Oregon for the families, staff and roughly 3,000 students who make up our district.

 

The Executive Director position is currently full-time, but we are open to restructuring the position for the right candidate. This position is an opportunity to build on the successful 30-year history of ASF as we continue to evolve and collaborate with our public school partners.

About Ashland

The successful candidate must be based in beautiful Ashland, Oregon, home to America’s largest repertoire theater, the widely-acclaimed Southern Oregon University, and some of the best outdoor recreation in the country. The historic town has a population of about 22,000, just off of Interstate 5, and is sandwiched between Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport 15 miles to the north, and the Mt. Ashland Ski Resort 15 miles to the south.  In the past decade, Ashland has been named one of the Top 10 Best Places to Live by Money Magazine, one of the Top 20 Best Small Towns in America by Smithsonian Magazine, one of the Top 10 International Wine Travel Destinations by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, one of 2021's Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker by Moviemaker Magazine, and one of the Top 10 Geo-tourism Places in the world by National Geographic Magazine.

 


Highlights of the position include:
 

—Reporting to a community-based Board of Directors

—Collaborating with school administrators, staff, and families to improve educational opportunities

—Preparing and managing the organization’s budget

—Planning and conducting the fundraising activities of ASF

 

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree, or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to public education
  • Experience with fundraising
  • Experience working with or for a non-profit organization
  • Ability to supervise the work of others
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently or on a team
  • Strong office software skills
  • Strong public speaking and leadership skills
  • A commitment to advancing equity and anti-racism in work environments and the community


How to Apply 

 

Please submit an application packet, including:
 

1. A cover letter explaining your qualifications, experience, and passion to be the next Executive Director of ASF.

2. A detailed resume that speaks to the qualifications listed above.

3. The names, contact information, and professional affiliations of three professional references. We won’t contact your references until we’ve cleared it with you.

 

To apply, email all three items to: jobs@ashlandschoolsfoundation.org

 

We are an equal opportunity employer, and do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, race, color, creed, mental or physical disability, religion, national origin, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or source of income in the admission or access to, or employment in, our programs or activities.

 

We encourage those with non-traditional skill sets and experiences to apply, even if you believe you do not meet 100% of the qualifications described. Our goal is to hire the candidate who is best able to meet ASF’s needs. If you’re unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact us at the email listed above to discuss your application.



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