Executive Director

Company Name: Northwest Hydroelectric Association
Phone Number: (503) 545-9420
City: Clackamas
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97015
Job Title: Executive Director
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Management
Posting Start Date: July 23, 2018
Salary: Advise anticipated compensation
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time: 5
Work Time Type: Days

The Northwest Hydroelectric Association (NWHA) is seeking a passionate, collaborative and visionary leader for the position of Executive Director (ED). NWHA was established in 1981 and provides a regional voice for the hydropower industry on behalf of its membership.  The ED serves as the chief executive of NWHA and must possess skills to assess current and emerging policy issues and develop communication materials and advocacy on behalf of the industry’s interests. A broad knowledge of the hydropower industry is necessary.  NWHA supports several industry events and a major conference annually, activities which require ED leadership, planning and implementation.  The anticipated start date for the position is October 2018, but flexibility may be considered.  This is a full-time exempt position.  Click here to refer to the position description for further requirements.

Experience Required:

Broad knowledge of the hydropower industry specifically and the electric power industry generally

Minimum of 5 years of proven successful executive leadership and management experience in a diverse and decentralized nonprofit association or the relevant executive leadership and management experience in private or public entity

Bachelor’s degree or higher from accredited institution in a relevant area such as public administration, MBA, law, science, engineering or other fields related to the hydropower industry.

Experience working with policymakers and government agencies to educate and influence policy.

Ability to work independently with efficiency, flexibility and self-motivation

Ability to work remotely with the Executive Committee, Board, members and affiliated associations

Computer literacy for administrative, technical and communications needs and general business knowledge



How to Apply:

Please send

  • Cover letter describing how your qualifications and interests align with the expectations of the position
  • Current resume
  • Compensation expectations
  • Three professional references

Send items electronically to ED@nwhydro.org by 5:00 p.m. PDT  on August 15, 2018.

Please do not contact board members or staff directly.  If you have questions, email them to ED@nwhydro.org and the answers will be shared with all candidates.

Refer to our website for further information:  www.nwhydro.org/opportunities/employment

Posting End Date: August 15, 2018