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Job: Executive Director – Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA)

Posted by on December 21st, 2017 at 3:06 pm

Job Title *
Executive Director

Company/Organization *
Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA)

Job Description *

Oregon Bicycle Racing Association [OBRA] is looking for an experienced Executive Director to oversee all operations, functions, and activities. As OBRA’s ED, you will be the face of the organization, an influential manager with the ability to lead and motivate. Excellent communication skills are a must, and you will take a holistic approach to managing the organization’s operations. You will be responsible for working with the OBRA Board of Directors developing, then implementing, the strategic vision outlined by the Board.

The goal is to manage and lead the organization towards the realization of OBRA’s mission; OBRA advances the sport of bicycle racing by providing leadership, facilitating competition, and inspiring participation.

Executive Director Responsibilities:

– Develop and implement strategies aimed to promote the organization’s mission and “voice.”
– Work with Board of Directors to develop and implement strategic plans, goals, and objectives and provide regular reports to Board of Directors.
– Build an effective team of leaders by providing guidance and coaching to OBRA’s staff. Supervise and support employees and provides regular performance reviews. Hire and terminate employees as needed. Reviews and executes contracts with independent contractors.
– Analyze programmatic areas, creates consensus-driven goals and solutions and executes or assists in the execution of solutions to achieve goals.
– Manage and maintain financial records and budget of the OBRA organization. These include authorizing payments, purchases, and payroll.
– Ensure regulatory compliance including the filing of annual forms with Oregon Department of Justice, IRS, Oregon Employment Department, and Secretary of State.
– Tracks state legislation and agency rule-making for any issues or proposals that could negatively impact the organization and provides testimony or information to legislators if needed.
– Conducts risk assessments as necessary, and maintains adequate insurance including liability, auto, property, workers’ compensation, and Directors’ and Officers’ insurance.
– Hires and or works with legal counsel for lawsuits or other issues that require legal assistance.
– Organizes stakeholder meetings including board meetings, promoters’ meetings, officials’ training, and annual membership meetings.
– Oversee multiple program areas of OBRA. These include membership, marketing, junior racing, women’s racing, racing, officials, scheduling and sanctioning, equipment, and competition.
– Evaluate the effectiveness of programs and modifies programs to increase efficiency.
– Work with the women’s racing coordinator and committee to increase diversity in racing. Develop and enacts policies that support the goals of diversity and inclusion and supports participation by racers from underserved communities.
– Coordinate with promoters to create a logical and cohesive calendar. Provides logistics support to promoters in dealing with private landowners and federal, state, and local officials. Assists promoters with product development.
– Manage all permit processing for events, revises forms, releases, and ensures compliance with OBRA rules. Acts as custodian of organization records.
– Identifies, assesses, and recommends potential programmatic rule changes as needed. Analyze and implement rules as applicable, including upgrade rules, racing rules, and administrative rules.
– Communicate with internal stakeholders including staff, members, officials, promoters, and others as necessary. Ensure stakeholders work together as a team to increase the efficiency of OBRA and create ownership in the organization.
– Helps manage websites and social media assets.
– Engage with stakeholders external to the bicycle racing community (such as IMBA, The Street Trust, USA Cycling, and Destination Marketing Organizations) to leverage commonalities to strengthen bike racing and provide additional avenues for funding.
– Represent OBRA to external audiences such as print and television media.
– Oversee NABRA operations and work with promoters to manage risk.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills:

As OBRA ED, you will bring 5-years or more of management experience in public or private organizations that includes working with a governing body, developing program rules and policies, long- and short-term planning and goals, program evaluation, and budget preparation. This position requires a high degree of complexity and analytical ability combined with a comprehensive knowledge of the functions, processes, theories, and principles of management; and the methods used to gather, analyze, and evaluate information.

Desired Attributes:

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate the following desired attributes listed below:

– Experience in organization management (public or private).
– Professional experience leading programs or projects.
– Experience leading collaborations of private and public organizations to achieve strategic goals.
– Experience managing projects or programs.
– Experience performing the following:
– Development of goals and objectives for projects or programs.
– Development or recommendation of rules and policies.
– Evaluating projects or programs effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, and compliance.
– Preparing or managing a budget.
– Cycling enthusiast and evangelist.
– Leader, motivator who understands the importance of collective action. Team Builder or Team Player, as needed.
– Communicator and strong public speaker.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated skills that include:

– The ability to work efficiently with a board of directors.
– Leadership with a track record of highly ethical and professional behavior.
– Proven ability to be collaborative, fair, and unbiased in carrying out professional responsibilities.
– Forward-looking organizational leadership, supervising and motivating employees for peak performance and excellence in customer service.
– Expert experience communicating effectively, orally and in writing.
– Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, and leadership techniques; of accounting, budgeting, and financial principles; and the principles and practices of administration and management.
– Knowledge of Quickbooks, Microsoft Office, Google Apps, WordPress, Tableau, and Ruby-on-Rails desired.
– Strong experience interpreting and following the requirements of rules, statutes, legal opinions, and regulations.
– Skill in planning and directing services provided by a non-profit organization including: development of program rules and policies, development of long- and short-range goals and plans, program evaluation, and budget preparation.

Primary Location




20-25 hours per week


Yes, 25 % of the Time


Compensation starting at $2,000-$3,000 per month depending on experience.

How to Apply *

Send resume and cover letter not exceeding two pages, detailing how your qualifications meet our requirements, how you have inspired and motivated others, and your vision to grow OBRA membership. E-mail materials to or mail to OBRA, PO Box 5773, Salem, OR 97304.

Due date:

Ongoing until position is filled. Initial review of applications will occur on January 5th, 2018. Applications not received by January 2, 2018 at 5 PM may not be considered in the initial review.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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