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(Archived) LPRO Deputy Director of Administration

Last Updated: 8/13/22

Job Description

Oregon’s Legislative Policy and Research Office (LPRO) is seeking a Deputy Director of Administration to oversee a team of 10-15 year-round and 25-30 seasonal staff serving the legislature with nonpartisan administrative support, and to manage the administrative work of the LPRO office.

The ideal candidate for this position enjoys working with people, is an excellent project manager who can take an idea from brainstorm to implementation, is flexible and nimble in the face of change, and has superior organizational skills.

The ideal candidate has experience leading and managing teams of people, preferably in the public sector, including experience in hiring, supervising, and retaining staff. We are seeking someone who is familiar with the Oregon state legislative process and has a strong commitment to serving people with different perspectives and goals.

The ideal candidate for this position has the following characteristics:

  • Enjoys working with people and being part of a team

  • Able to exercise critical thinking skills and independent judgment

  • Flexible and able to respond to change in a positive way

  • Superior organizational skills

  • Excellent communication skills, diplomatic in speech and writing, able to speak to groups of people

  • Able to handle complex, sensitive situations with strong personalities and power dynamics

  • Excellent project management skills, seeing big ideas through from brainstorm to completion

  • Experience managing administrative support staff, including experience recruiting, hiring, training, reviewing work, and providing feedback

  • Experience working in the public sector

  • Knowledge of the Oregon state legislative process (familiarity with the politics and people is a bonus)

  • Knowledge of Oregon state government, generally

  • Experience handling confidential and private information with discretion

  • Comfort with computers, including learning new applications, communicating via video chat and email, collaborating via shared drives

  • Works well under pressure, strong multitasker

  • Attention to detail

  • Understanding and record of nonpartisanship, serving people with different perspectives and goals, building trust across positions and political lines

  • LPRO provides professional nonpartisan staffing, analysis, and research that supports and informs the policymaking process.

Our key values are objectivity, responsiveness, inclusivity, and excellence. We encourage you to explore the position description provided to determine if your education and work history are comparable to those listed, and encourage you to apply.

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Company Details

Salem, Oregon, United States