Community Action Partnership of Oregon Executive Director

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Community Action Partnership of Oregon (CAPO) is the State Association for Oregon’s Community Action network of 17 Community Action Agencies (CAA) and Oregon Human Development Corporation (OHDC), a statewide agency serving farmworkers. CAPO and its members are part of the national Community Action Network – a network made up of more than 1,100 local, private, non-profit, and public agencies that work to alleviate and eliminate poverty. The vast majority of these agencies are Community Action Agencies (CAAs) created through the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. CAAs were the first social service agencies to involve lower-income people as members of their Boards of Directors to help set policies, design programs, and evaluate services intended to reduce or eliminate the causes and conditions of poverty.

The Executive Director of CAPO is responsible for the overall leadership, setting strategic direction with the board and guiding priority activities of the organization. This includes coordinating programs; leading partnerships and communications; representing the organization to legislative and state bodies; communicating with CAA’s across the state. Responsibilities include maximizing staff effectiveness, ensuring effective advocacy and education, and supporting the strategic work of a small Board of Directors representing key members and issues. This leader values equity, diversity, and inclusion, manages in a manner that reflects CAPO’s mission and values. The Executive Director is accountable to the Board.

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