Bridging Cultures

Executive Director

Job Logistics Summary

Posted on: 
September 15, 2023
  • Title: Executive Director
  • Location: (Hybrid/Remote) for Canby, OR locals
  • Type: Full-time
  • Compensation: $60 -75K DOE (+ 500 monthly health insurance stipend)
  • Application deadline: October 10th, 2023

Bridging Cultures' next Executive Director will step into an exciting role to build the impact of our small and growing nonprofit. The role will focus on Strategic Leadership, Fund Development, Staff Management, Board Management, Financial Management (with support of treasurer and board).


Bridging Cultures fills a vital role by providing accessible classes, resources, and services to residents in Canby and surrounding rural areas, with a focus on uplifting the Latino/a/e community. BC is proud to be a trusted, low-barrier organization serving Latino/a/x community members with a majority Latino/a/e staff. To learn more about Bridging Cultures, visit this link.

Position Overview

Bridging Cultures' next Executive Director will step into an exciting role to build the impact of our small and growing nonprofit. The Executive Director will have the support of a dedicated and passionate Board and staff and will have excellent community relationships to deepen and expand. We are looking for a leader that can inspire others and build alignment around a shared strategic vision. Because we are a small nonprofit, our next Executive Director must be able to dive into a variety of tasks and be great at organizing and prioritizing their work. They will join a strong staff and will have ample opportunity for creativity, learning, innovation, and growth. Please note that our staff are majority bilingual/bicultural and some only speak Spanish so knowledge of and passion for our community is a must. Our ideal candidate will have lived experience in order to best honor and respond to the diverse strengths, needs and and beauty of the Canby area’s Latino/a/e community.


Strategic Leadership (10%)

  • Work with the Board and staff to develop and implement the organization’s strategic plan
  • Conduct regular assessments of BC’s performance and programmatic alignment with its strategic plan and unique strategic positioning
  • Identify opportunities for growth and expansion and develop plans to pursue them
  • Establish and nurture positive relationships with community members, donors, and funders
  • Grow the visibility and credibility of BC’s excellent work in the community and beyond

Fund Development (15%)

  • Lead, co-create, and execute an annual fund development plan
  • Develop sufficient resources to ensure financial sustainability, including maintaining/securing foundation and government funds and developing new revenue opportunities for programs
  • Partner with the Board to develop donor relationships and strengthen community giving

Staff Management (30%)

  • Act as a visionary and effective leader, mentor, and supporter for all staff, ensuring they receive clear and timely feedback, have attainable goals and are provided with needed resources
  • Ensure appropriate professional development opportunities are available to staff members along with consistent performance reviews, supervision, mentorship, and clear feedback
  • Lead with a positive, inclusive, and culturally-responsive management style and further a healthy, collaborative, and effective working environment
  • Facilitate staff leadership in program areas and co-create effective workflows and processes to translate the excellent work of staff into clear, compelling messaging for funders
  • Develop, implement, and monitor policies and procedures and ensure staff fidelity
  • Support programs as needed

Board Management (10%)

  • Collaborate with the Board to ensure that the organization is fulfilling its mission.
  • Provide regular updates to the Board regarding the organization’s operations and performance
  • Work to develop and implement policies and procedures that support BC’s mission and goals.
  • Collaborate with the Board to develop sufficient resources

Financial Management and Leadership (35%)

  • Co-create an annual budget, maintain fidelity to proper policies and procedures, and ensure the organization’s financial sustainability by remaining within budget
  • Manage relationships, contracts, and performance of vendors and contractors/consultants
  • Ensure that BC bookkeeping is timely, accurate and efficient and that expenses are properly allocated and accounted for in accordance with funding restrictions
  • Collaborate with the Treasurer to ensure that the budget and fundraising plans are aligned with organizational goals
  • Other duties as assigned


Position Requirements

  • Bilingual (Spanish & English)
  • Multi-cultural humility and strong capacity for empathy
  • Demonstrates a personal and professional dedication to uplifting rural Latino/a/x community members leads and acts in accordance with diversity, equity, and inclusion values
  • Bachelor’s degree or any combination of experiences that have prepared you for the role
  • Two or more years of experience in any of the following areas: nonprofit programs, advocacy, project management, fund development, communications, leadership and management, etc.
  • Proven history of exceptional planning, managing multiple projects, multi-tasking skills, and the ability to prioritize work tasks, particularly without ongoing supervision
  • Mastery of Google Suite, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Survey Monkey, and Zoom, and willingness to learn new donor software and accounting software
  • Previous experience in a small nonprofit or in a position with a wide range of variable tasks
  • Supervisory and/or leadership experience

Professional Attributes

  • Thorough knowledge of and respect for Latino/a/x culture, strengths, challenges, and barriers
  • Promotes a culture of respect, inclusion, and appreciation of diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and values, including respect for those with beliefs different from your own
  • Strategic thinker
  • Exhibits professionalism
  • Exhibits curiosity, intentionality, and proactivity
  • Effective problem-solver, anticipates roadblocks and mitigates them
  • Excellent communicator, accepts and provides feedback
  • Takes initiative, solution-oriented with a learning mindset
  • Is a team player and finds joy in the simple act of helping others

Work Conditions

This is a regular, full-time exempt (not eligible for overtime) hybrid position based in Canby, Oregon. Working hours are Monday through Friday, with occasional weekends and evenings. Regular lifting of 5-10 pounds is expected. Must maintain good attendance and regular communication and be accessible and accountable to your colleagues, stakeholders, and the Board. Employment is dependent upon the successful completion of a background check.


The Executive Director must hold a current Oregon Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and have access to an insured and safe vehicle for travel throughout Clackamas County and occasionally outside of the County. Employees receive mileage reimbursement while traveling.


  • $60-75K DOE + $500 monthly healthcare stipend

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit the following to by October 10, 2023. Current resume Optional: A cover letter that addresses the position requirements and presents any other characteristics that you would like to highlight for consideration.
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