[nfbwatlk] Oregon Commission for the Blind Executive Director Recruitment Announcement

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Thu Jan 3 12:03:12 UTC 2013

Subject: Oregon Commission for the Blind Executive Director 
Recruitment Announcement

    The Oregon Commission for the Blind (OCB) has an exceptional 
opportunity for an experienced leader to serve as their Commission's 
Executive Director.  The Executive Director is appointed by and 
reports directly to the seven member OCB Commission.  The Executive 
Director is responsible for the overall direction of the agency in 
supporting the Commission's mission.  This is a permanent, full-time, 
executive service position located in Portland, Oregon.  If you are 
hired, you will become part of the State's Executive Service team.
    This position requires four years of management experience. 
Graduate level course work in management may be substituted for one 
year of the required experience. The salary is $74,700 - 
$110,184/Year plus benefits. The complete recruitment announcement 
can be found at: 
The recruitment is scheduled to close at the end of the day Monday, 
January 21st, 2013.  If you are interested, please apply now!

    Please forward this to anyone who may be interested in this 
opportunity. I invite you to contact me, Twyla Lawson, at (503) 
373-7677 or Twyla.Lawson at state.or.us<mailto:Twyla.Lawson at state.or.us> 
if you have any questions about this or other opportunities within 
the State of Oregon.

More information about the Oregon Commission for the Blind

The Agency
    For over 50 years, the Oregon Commission for the 
Blind<http://www.oregon.gov/blind/pages/index.aspx> has been an 
important resource for Oregonians, who are blind or visually 
impaired, as well as their families, friends, and employers.

    Our mission is to assist Oregonians who are blind or visually 
impaired in making informed choices and decisions to achieve full 
inclusion and integration in society through employment, independent 
living, and social self sufficiency.

    Our nationally recognized programs and expert staff work with the 
visually impaired to instill confidence and build skills in all 
aspects of day-to-day life: from grocery shopping to reading to 
surfing the Web.

    Portland, Oregon known as "The City of Roses" is Oregon's largest 
city.  With a population less than 600,000, this metropolitan city is 
large enough to be diverse yet small enough to maintain a sense of 
community.  Located at the northern end of Oregon's Willamette 
Valley, Portland has mild weather, magnificent scenery and friendly people.
    The Portland Metro area, with a population of 2.2 million, spans 
six counties spread over 5,000 square miles; Multnomah, Clackamas, 
Washington, Yamhill, Columbia, and Clark.  Each of these counties has 
their own cities and towns with a unique sense all their own.
    The Portland Metro area is rich with parks, rivers, lakes, and 
recreational activities including hiking, fishing, biking, boating, 
equestrian trails, organized children's sports and activities, 
Saturday artisan markets, theatre, museums, art fairs, music fairs 
and without a doubt the best shopping on the West Coast between 
Seattle and San Francisco.   A short driving distance to the east is 
world class skiing in the Cascade Mountains. To the west are many 
beautiful public beaches on the Pacific Ocean and to the south are 
the rivers and canyons of the beautiful Rogue Valley and the annual 
Shakespearean Festival in Ashland.
    More than just a great place to visit, Portland is a great place 
to live, work and raise a family.  With one of the best community 
college systems in the country, nationally recognized colleges and 
universities and a public school system that offers excellent 
educational opportunities, Portland was named the third best city to 
raises a family and education by Parenting Magazine in 2012.

If this is a duplicate email, please disregard.  Thank you.


Twyla Lawson, SPHR
Sr. Human Resources Consultant
Chief Human Resources Officer, DAS

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