Headquartered in the Oregon State Capital of Salem, the League of Oregon Cities is a dynamic resource hub for advocacy, education, and best practices for its 241-member cities. Located in the lush Willamette River valley in central Oregon, Salem is just an hour away from the Cascade mountains to the east and the ocean beaches to the west. The area offers year-round outdoor recreation, sports, music, theater and arts, and is supported by a diverse economy, including agriculture, education, manufacturing, technology, recreation and tourism.
The League of Oregon Cities provides advocacy for cities on state and federal issues, information and research, education, and other member services. The League is highly regarded for its legislative and legal advocacy, research, educational programs and resources, and professional staff, and continually works to innovate, add, or improve its member resources and services. The League of Oregon Cities is governed by a 16-member Board of Directors and has 21 full-time employees, an annual operating budget of $3.3 million, and four divisions, including Administration and Member Services, Communications and Marketing, Intergovernmental Relations, and Legal/Research.
The Intergovernmental Relations Division (IGR) has 6 employees, including 5 exempt lobbyists and 1 non-exempt legislative assistant, and is funded by a 2018 budget of $601,220. The IGR Division is responsible for facilitation of the League’s policy development process on issues, including land use, incorporation, annexation, condemnation, housing, energy, finance and taxation, urban renewal, courts, public safety, elections, ethics, public contacting, personnel, infrastructure, and telecommunications. Staff of the IGR Division spend a significant amount of time with the Oregon State Legislature, members of Congress, and with appropriate state and federal agencies.
Working under the direction of the Executive Director, the Legislative Director oversees the IGR Division, directing the development and representation of the League’s state and federal intergovernmental relations policies. The Director is responsible for building collaborative working relationships with state officials, legislators, member cities, other units of local government and the League’s affiliate organizations.
A bachelor's degree in public administration, public policy, finance, business administration, communications, political science, English or a related field, and a minimum of four years of lobbying and research experience are required. A master’s degree in a related field or a Juris Doctorate, familiarity with Oregon laws and practices affecting local government operations, and an in-depth knowledge in one or more topical areas of importance to cities, such as finance and tax policy or municipal law is highly preferred.
For a complete position profile and to apply online, please visit Prothman at http://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Open Recruitments." The League of Oregon Cities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review: September 16, 2018 (open until filled). For questions, please call 206-368-0050.
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For a complete position profile and to apply online, please visit Prothman at http://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Open Recruitments." For questions, please call 206-368-0050.