Executive Director

Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership

Portland, OR, US

After more than 25 years leading the Estuary Partnership, Debrah Marriott will retire this spring. We wish her well on her next adventure, while we look ahead to new leadership and opportunities for the Estuary Partnership’s next 25 years. 

Our Board of Directors is seeking the next Director for our organization. The Executive Director is the chief operating officer for the organization, and leads a team of 20+ highly experienced professionals, each impressively skilled in their work. The Executive Director works with a dedicated Board of Directors to develop and articulate the mission, vision, goals, and values of the organization and create the structure, policies, and procedures necessary to achieve the mission of the Estuary Partnership as a National Estuary Program (NEP). The Estuary Partnership works in a range of land use, water quality, habitat, and community programs. 

Successful candidates will bring experience leading a natural resources organization or agency that includes environmental education and community engagement, managing multi-million-dollar budgets with public and private funding, and experience building diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Executive Director will provide consistent leadership and continue to build strong teams to support employees, Board members, and partners. The Executive Director will creatively implement current objectives and leadthe organization into its next 25 years.

We encourage members from all communities to apply– including communities of color, Indigenous people, and women.

Find more about the organization and the job, and instructions to apply here.

Application Submission Contents

  • Submit a cover letter. Cover letters should be two to five pages in length. Letters should express your interest in the Estuary Partnership, be well-organized, and clearly articulate how your experience meets the specific requirements of this position and prepares you for success as the Executive Director.
  • Submit a resume. Your resume should be concise and clearly define your current and past duties and responsibilities and your length of tenure in those positions.

This level of detail is required to qualify you for consideration.  

To apply, please send a single PDF or Microsoft Word document that contains the required information to [email protected]. Application materials are due by midnight on Thursday, February 13, 2020.