First Image

Chief Executive Officer



Why I Love This Opportunity

Nathan Jones


What strikes me about First Image is the incredibly high quality of people – from the Boardroom to the break-room – every single staff person I have encountered exudes the grace and love that defines the organization’s mission. And what a fantastic mission it is – focusing on caring for children and vulnerable parents, this is significant work. In many ways, this role will be a gift to the right candidate – a gift of community, of purpose, and of the opportunity to impact the people of Portland in an incredibly Christ-centered way!

About This Organization

First Image exists to be a life-affirming presence in greater Portland by serving those most at risk for abortion with medically professional women’s health and pregnancy support services so they can make informed decisions and receive holistic care for their ongoing pregnancy needs.

For 40 years, First Image has been creating places in greater Portland where moms and dads facing unsupported pregnancies can experience abundant lives for themselves and their children.

This is provided through a combination of education, counseling, and health services offered at Ava Health clinics (formerly branded Pregnancy Resource Centers).

Position Description

The CEO of First Image is the primary executive leader of the organization. This person will lead vision, people, and operations toward effectively executing First Image’s mission. Working with the board and development teams, this leader will also be responsible for securing the resources required to carry out First Image’s mission.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee all team efforts in planning for and implementing annual ministry operations, health and growth goals, and building associated financial plans for presentation to the governing board for approval.
  • Partner with the executive team to produce long and short-term performance measurement strategies to ensure the achievement of ministry goals.
  • Minister to the staff and volunteers, inspiring a strong, healthy culture and connection to the mission.
  • Provide managerial direction and support to the development, finance, services, admin teams, clinic managers, and staff.
  • Conduct yearly personnel evaluations of direct reports.
  • Attend all board meetings, participate in board cultivation, and present a monthly status report to the governing board.
  • Ensure that all board policies governing the mission are carried out.
  • Work with the development director in crafting clear strategies, goals, and plans for fund development.
  • Meet regularly with significant partners to cultivate relationships, convey ministry success stories, and directly invite giving.
  • Educate and develop relationships with the community, including churches, pastors, Christian leaders, other ministries/organizations, community groups, and businesses regarding the sanctity of human life and the ministry of First Image, with the goal of obtaining their support and involvement.
  • Provide spiritual and practical oversight of all functions concerning communications with potential clients, churches, partners, and the community.

What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like

  • A thriving relationship with Jesus Christ is demonstrated in her/his relationships and responsibilities.
  • Compelled to serve and bring the vision to the ministry of First Image.
  • Contagious appetite to learn and grow.
  • A servant leader with excellent interpersonal and public communications and the ability to lead and manage others to the fulfillment of the mission.
  • Proven managerial and administrative leadership experience in a growing organization.
  • Results-oriented- wired to be held accountable for short-and long-term success.
  • Proven strength in leading fundraising teams focused on significant partner giving.
  • Aligned with First Image’s mission, vision, core values, and core convictions.

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