• Current Searches

    Founding Director, King County Partners Group

    Read the full announcement. Apply here.

    Phase: Priority consideration given to applications received by June 28

    The King County Partners Group (KCPG) is a start-up strategic initiative to advance solutions to homelessness in King County. The Founding Director will be tasked with launching this new venture from the ground up, hiring your own team of seven. The team will work alongside community partners and bring together diverse external stakeholders to closely partner with government on advancing solutions to homelessness in King County that are racially equitable, community-driven and data-informed. The Founding Director's leadership of this initiative will help catalyze widespread innovative and iterative solutions to homelessness in our region.

    Senior Development Director, Washington Sate Opportunity Scholarship

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    Phase: Interviews

    Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) is looking for a seasoned and strategic senior development director to build and scale its fundraising program, laying the foundation for sustainable success and increased impact for many years to come. This is a unique opportunity to work in a smaller, close-knit and mission-driven nonprofit while still focusing your energies on planning for and securing large-scale, multi-million-dollar gifts that lead to measurable impact that you would typically only encounter in a much larger organization. You will be a pivotal leader on a collaborative team that is innovative and equity-focused, making a real difference in the lives of the thousands of under-resourced and under-represented students WSOS serves.

    Executive Director, Working Washington/Fair Work Center

    Working Washington/Fair Work Center is looking for a new Executive Director to champion workers’ rights across the state. WW/FWC is Washington’s largest worker center, and builds worker power through education, organizing, advocacy campaigns, and legal services.

    WW/FWC seeks a dynamic, strategic, and bold Executive Director to lead the organization in its next stage of growth and impact. The next ED will take on big fights that garner national attention, like passing groundbreaking laws to protect gig workers. They will continue developing the organization's new political program and lead ongoing race equity and strategic planning work into their next stage. The ideal candidate will be committed to building a 21st-Century workers’ movement rooted in organizing for worker power, and who bring an intersectional approach to economic and racial justice, with a vision for the work and track record of leadership in that intersection.

    CEO, YWCA Pierce County

    Full announcement here.

    Phase: Interviews

    As an inclusionary non-profit organization, YWCA Pierce County provides assistance to survivors of domestic violence and their children. All survivors are welcome regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, or sexual orientation. Bilingual staff and interpretation services eliminate language barriers and ease transitions for all of our clients. The YWCA serves over 15,000 adults and children annually, who are seeking help due to domestic violence.

     

    YWCA Pierce County is searching for a dedicated individual who will have oversight of every aspect of administration of YWCA Pierce County. The ideal candidate will have a deep commitment to anti-racist, anti-sexist and trauma-informed practices and a demonstrated record of success as an organizational leader and manager.

  • Past Hires

    Rafael del Castillo, Executive Director

    Rainier Scholars

    A longtime educator, with over 35 years of educational leadership experience and deep relationships within the  independent  school community, Rafael joins Rainier Scholars from Bertschi School, where he has been Head of School for nearly five years.  Prior to that, he served as head of Seattle Girls’ School (SGS) for six years.  He was introduced to our program nearly 20 years ago, as a math teacher for Rainier Scholars students who attended SGS. Rafael joins Rainier Scholars at a critical juncture for the organization, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, and at a key moment in history, when heightened awareness of racial injustice calls for bold and urgent action.

    Andrea John-Smith, Executive Director

    Sound Discipline

    In December, 2020, Sound Discipline hired Andrea John-Smith to serve as their new Executive Director. Andrea succeeds Founding Executive Director, Dr. Jody McVittie. Andrea joined the Sound Discipline team in January 2020 as Transition ED. Over the year, Andrea went above and beyond her transition scope to help navigate and respond to rapid change. Following a rigorous and inclusive selection process, Andrea was unanimously selected by the Board to move into the permanent ED role.

    Fa'izah Bradford, Senior Director, Strategy for Racial Equity Impact

    Community Center for Education Results

    Fa'izah brings years of experience leading departments, school districts, and organizations in setting policy and cultivating culture, climate, and conditions that strive towards anti-racism. As Senior Director, Strategy for Racial Equity Impact, Fa'izah will partner closely across the organization, Road Map Region partners, and community to center historically marginalized voices, foster innovation, and maximize outcomes beyond outputs for students and families in South Seattle.

    Stephan Blanford, Executive Director

    Children's Alliance

    Stephan brings to the Executive Director role a record of organizational leadership in service of improving outcomes for children and families. He has experience in operationalizing principles of racial equity, expertise in nonprofit financial management, and a track record of advancing family-focused public policy solutions. He is well suited to further the Children's Alliance Board of Directors’ strategic plan, which focuses on leadership and organizational development to champion racial equity for Washington’s children and families. Stephan assumed the Executive Director position in late June 2020.

    Emiko Atherton, Executive Director

    Social Venture Partners, Seattle

    Emiko joined the SVP Seattle team in June 2020, bringing a lifetime of work in the social sector, exemplary credentials, and a lot of passion – her natural spirit of connection and compassion, and personal sense of urgency to help address inequities across Seattle, provide a great platform for SVP to deepen and expand on its mission and goals in innovative ways.

    Phoebe Sade Anderson, Executive Director

    Child Care Resources

    Phoebe Sade Anderson moved into the Executive Director role at CCR in April 2020. Through a vigorous search, Phoebe emerged as the "ideal leader" for CCR and embodies the "skills, values, and vision" CCR needs both in this time of great challenge and beyond.

    Kari Whitacre, Executive Director

    Jubilee Women's Center

    Kari brings with her over 15 years of experience in nonprofit administration, fundraising, and marketing. For the past 9 years, she has served as the Executive Director of a non-profit social service agency dedicated to addressing the root cause of homelessness and poverty. In addition to her work in the nonprofit sector, Kari has served on several boards and committees focused on breaking down system barriers for marginalized populations. Kari started in her role as Executive Director at JWC in March 2020.

    Kirsten Harris-Talley, Interim Executive Director

    NARAL Pro-Choice Washington

    Kirsten is an advocacy and policy champion, bringing 15 years of experience to her role as Interim Executive Director. In this six month placement, she will help continue NARAL's great work and set the organization up for long-term stability and success.

    Jaime Loucky, Chief Impact Officer

    Washington Trails Association

    Jaime joined WTA in January 2020 as the newly-created Chief Impact Officer, charged with moving the organization closer to our vision of trails for everyone, forever. From Jill Simmons, WTA's CEO: "Jaime brings a strong strategic skillset and a fresh perspective on how the WTA community can be the champions that trails need. I am looking forward to working with him to continue to shape the future of trails in Washington."

    Liliane Ballesteros, Executive Director

    Latino Community Fund

    Lilliane served as Interim Executive Director for LCF before being hired into the permanent role in November 2019 after a competitive and robust search process. She brings her development and fundraising expertise to the role, and has worked with nonprofits in Seattle and her hometown, Los Angeles.

    Andrea Axel, Executive Director

    Spark Northwest

    Andrea joined Spark Northwest as Executive Director in August 2019. To this role, she brings with her a wealth of knowledge about how to manage and grow programs, cultivate large scale public-private partnerships, and collaborate with state and local government to align strategy for maximum impact. From Andrea: "I look forward to getting to know Spark Northwest’s stakeholders to hear perspectives about how we can most effectively make our communities cleaner and healthier for future generations.”

    Allie Lindsay Johnson, Executive Director

    Perinatal Support Washington

    Allie brings her leadership experience, skill, and strong commitment to our organizational mission to help PSWA serve more families and train more providers across Washington. From PSWA: "We are excited to introduce the community to this talented and dynamic woman and know PS-WA will be in great hands under her leadership." Allie started in her new role in August 2019.

    Kimber Connors, Executive Director

    Washington State Opportunity Scholarship

    “We feel incredibly fortunate to have in Kimber such an inspiring, results-driven leader who is ready to spearhead the next phase of our organization’s growth,” said Brad Smith, WSOS Board Chair and President of Microsoft. “Throughout her career, Kimber has been a tireless advocate for educational equity with a deep commitment to removing barriers for students across our state.” Kimber stated as the new ED for WSOS in July 2019.

    Kellie Morril, Executive Director

    Tiny Trees Preschool

    Kellie Morrill joined the Tiny Trees staff as executive director in May 2019. "Kellie is a seasoned leader in the early childhood education field, and is poised to lead Tiny Trees with strength and thoughtfulness,” said Tiny Trees Board Co-Presidents Matt Holman and Keren Herzberg. “Her experience in delivering high quality early learning programs, her extensive operational and management experience, and her deep commitment to our values, mission, and focus on equity make her an outstanding fit to lead the organization.

    Sudha Nandagopal, a leading Seattle-based progressive movement strategist, community builder and thought leader, joined the global philanthropy network as its new CEO in February 2019.

    Lexi Keeler, Director of Advancement

    Seattle Girls' School

    For the past decade, Lexi has supported young people through development work at innovative community organizations. Lexi currently serves on the Board of Southeast Seattle Education Coalition (SESEC), a coalition of organizations, schools, educators, parents and caregivers, and community leaders working to improve education for all children, especially those farthest from opportunities.