The Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) whose mission is to enhance the fiscal and financial stability, accountability and integrity of the Government of the District of Columbia is in search of a Responsible Gaming Program Specialist.

This position is in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), Office of Lottery and Gaming, Sports Wagering Regulation & Oversight Division.

The incumbent is responsible for establishing, coordinating, reviewing and maintaining a comprehensive responsible gaming (RG) program for all gaming categories under the jurisdiction of the Office of Lottery and Gaming (OLG).

Additional duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and administering programs designed to prevent, educate and treat compulsive and problem gambling in the District of Columbia. Coordinating RG activities with neighboring jurisdictions, regional and national councils to improve the overall RG effort in the region.
  • All duties are to be performed in accordance with applicable District laws and the OLG’s regulations, policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Reviewing the responsible gaming plans and procedures of all sports wagering and lottery operators to ensure that the plans and procedures comply with the minimum requirements of the applicable District laws and the OLG’s rules regarding compulsive, problem, self-excluded, intoxicated and underage gambling.
  • Maintaining the District’s gaming self-exclusion list and coordinating with the OLG’s field staff and licensees regarding self-exclusion intake and the dissemination of the self-exclusion list to licensees. Liaises with the public, treatment providers, compulsive gamblers assistance organizations, and other related entities regarding recognition and prevention of compulsive and problem gambling.
  • Overseeing the budget for compulsive and problem gambling programs. Developing responsible gaming policies, procedures and standards.
  • Overseeing the responsible gaming training process for OLG staff, lottery licensee and sports wagering operator staffs and designing communications strategies to support RG efforts.
  • Planning, organizing, directing, controlling and evaluating the operations of the OLG’s responsible gaming resources.
  • Preparing annual reports and performance metrics related to the OLG’s the responsible gaming initiatives.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.

Requirements:

GAMING INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE IS PREFERRED

Minimum Qualifications

  • Three (3) years of progressive experience performing the related duties and responsibilities such as assisting with the development of policies, procedures and best practices pertaining to responsible gaming; developing resources for prevention treatment; and designing and implementing communication strategies.
  • Must have the ability to work a flexible work schedule outside of regular business hours.
  • Gaming and/or casino industry experience preferred.

The Office of the Chief Financial Officer is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY  EMPLOYER

Additional Information

Salary Range:  $64,600.00 – $83,291.00 Annually

The OCFO offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package. 
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POSITION OVERVIEW:

Synopsis:

The Executive Director is the key management leader of the Oregon Council on Problem Gambling. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Chair of the Board of Directors.

Background:

The Oregon Council on Problem Gambling is a small 501.3c non-profit serving as the State Affiliate to the National Council on Problem Gambling.  Currently, the Oregon Council on Problem Gambling administers a problem gambling workforce development grant from the Oregon Health Authority, with an average annual budget of $160,000, research projects with an average annual budget of $100,000, and engages in non-contracted activities such as advocacy that aligns with the organization’s mission.  Due to the current size of the organization, the Oregon Council on Problem Gambling does not have a physical office and staff are contracted.  The Executive Director position is a part-time work-at-home position for an independent contractor who meets monthly with the Board of Directors in donated space provided by Board Members.

With successful fund raising and a desire by the Executive Director and the Board of Directors, the Executive Director position may evolve into a salary positioned working within a rented office location.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

1) Board Governance: Works with board in order to fulfill the organization mission to promote the health of Oregonians by supporting efforts to minimize gambling related harm.

  • Responsible for leading the Oregon Council on Problem Gambling in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.

2) Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.

  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of the Oregon Council on Problem Gambling, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and quarterly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
  • Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
  • Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support the Oregon Council on Problem Gambling’s mission.

3) Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.

  • Responsible for implementation of the Oregon Council on Problem Gambling’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
  • Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that the Oregon Council on Problem Gambling can successfully fulfill its Mission into the future.
  • Responsible for the enhancement of the Oregon Council on Problem Gambling’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.

4) Organization Operations. Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.

  • Responsible effective administration of the Oregon Council on Problem Gambling operations.
  • Responsible for the identification, hiring and retention of competent, qualified contractors and staff.
  • Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.

Minimal Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Transparent and high integrity leadership
  • Nonprofit management experience
  • Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation
  • Ability to convey a vision of the Oregon Council on Problem Gambling’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector
  • Skills to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
  • Strong public speaking ability

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five years direct experience effectively working with volunteer Board of Directors
  • Five years contract management including drafting, negotiating, and performance managing of primary and secondary (sub-) contracts
  • Demonstrated experience with successful fundraising and donor relations
  • Demonstrated experience in financial record keeping and preparing financial data for the preparation of IRS reporting including reporting of sub-contractor incomes
  • Demonstrated experience in budgeting and managing fiscal performance to budget
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the gambling industry
  • Demonstrated knowledge of prevention and treatment for individuals and family members with gambling problems
  • Demonstrated knowledge of various basic and applied research strategies
  • Demonstrated experience preparing and providing testimony for the state legislative process
  • Demonstrated experience in preparation and delivery of presentations to various audiences ranging from the general public to professionals in health care and business
  • Strong fluency in business related software such as MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated experience with web site development and management

Actual Job Responsibilities:

  1. Planning and operation of annual budget.
  2. Establishing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the nonprofit.
  3. Serving as the Oregon Council on Problem Gambling’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media and the general public.
  4. Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations throughout the state and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance the Oregon Council on Problem Gambling’s Mission.
  5. Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the Oregon Council on Problem Gambling throughout the State.
  6. Manage contracts and collaborate with funders
  7. Strategic planning and implementation.
  8.  Oversee organization Board and committee meetings.
  9.  Oversee marketing and other communications efforts.
  10.  Review and approve contracts for services.
  11. Serve as the principal contact of the Council with the National Council on Problem Gambling
  12.  Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.

Compensation:

Commensurate with experience and other qualifications.

Email resumes to: Thomas L. Moore, PhD  tommoore@oregoncpg.org