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Executive Director

Cascades Raptor Center
Eugene, Oregon
Closing date
Jul 14, 2022

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Job Function
Animal Care, Development / Fundraising, Executive / Senior Management
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Full Time
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Job Title - Executive Director 

Reports to: Board of Directors 

Salary: $88,000-$92,000/year with benefits

Location:  Eugene, OR


About the Organization: 

Cascades Raptor Center connects people with the wild world by caring for raptors and educating the public about these magnificent birds. For more than 30 years, our passion has created a regional resource for rehabilitating injured raptors, and a destination for educators, wildlife supporters, and visitors to the Pacific Northwest looking for an authentic wildlife education experience.

The Raptor Center has two complementary missions: Rehabilitation and Public Education.

REHABILITATION of orphaned, sick, and injured birds, primarily birds of prey using the highest standards of medical treatment and husbandry.  The Raptor Center’s goal is to return injured birds to the wild healthy and strong and ready to take their place in wild populations.

PUBLIC EDUCATION to enhance the awareness, respect, appreciation, and care of the wild world by engaging visitors of all ages. The Raptor Center’s large collection of native species of eagles, owls, hawks and more on display, along with Ambassador Raptors creates a positive, first-hand experience of wildlife.  The Nature Center, which is open all year-round and our excellent educational programming reaches schools, public groups, private parties, businesses, and more.


About the Position:

After the retirement of the founder and Executive Director, Cascades Raptor Center is looking for its next Executive Director.  This is a once-in-a-career opportunity to lead the premier raptor center on the West Coast during a time of expansion and growth.

Our next Executive Director will lead a strong staff with extensive experience working with and around The Raptor Center.  Long-time staff include the Bird Curator, Deputy Director and Staff Veterinarian as well as ten additional employees. They bring a continuity to this work which will support the engagement of a visionary leader who understands wildlife rehabilitation, public education, and capital improvements. 

Our next Executive Director will be a transformational leader who believes in servant-leadership, empowered staff and an active and engaged board of directors.  The Executive Director will be a strong visionary focused on the capital campaign opportunity and the strategic plan of The Raptor Center.

As Executive Director, fundraising, internal operational management, and strategic action will be key indicators of success.  Engaging the board and community in building the organization will insure another 40 years of saving raptors and educating the community.


  • 5+ Years of Experience at a director or executive level in a nonprofit.
  • 3+ Years of Experience managing leadership-level staff.
  • Ability to create and use budgets, monthly financials, and cash-flow.
  • Knowledge of earned-revenue, membership, and other revenue sources.
  • Experience with human resource management.
  • Direct experience working with a board of directors.
  • Direct experience overseeing capital campaigns/feasibility studies.
  • Direct experience in individual asks, major gifts and earned revenue.
  • Strong communication skills:  both internally and externally.
  • Servant-Leadership management style.

 Application Instructions

Nonprofit Professionals Now is pleased to be working with Cascades Raptor Center on this key leadership role. Please review the full job description and attach a resume and cover letter for full consideration.  All applications will be reviewed and considered.

Application Deadline:  July 6, 2022



We are interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We welcome applicants who bring a diversity of identity, culture, experience, perspective, and thought. We encourage you to apply, even if you do not believe you meet every one of the qualifications described. You are also encouraged to address how your professional and lived experience will contribute to our organization.


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