• Open Searches

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    Bodecker Foundation Director of Advacement

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    Applications will be considered as soon as they are submitted; interviewing will begin in March. Applications submitted by March 11, 2024 will be given full consideration

    Join the N M Bodecker Creative Foundation (NMB) and Sandy Bodecker Project, Inc (SBP) (collectively Bodecker Foundation) as the organization’s first Director of Advancement! Our collaborative and creative team is looking for an experienced development professional to join us in forwarding the organization’s mission. Bodecker Foundation provides creative, welcoming, safe communities where youth can realize the power of their own creativity, within our extraordinary gathering place. NMB and SBP are growing organizations still exploring what’s possible and where we can have the most impact. In this role you will be a pivotal leader and strategic thought partner, developing and executing on a fundraising and communications strategy to reach donors and partners who connect with and would support the Foundation’s mission.


    Driven by curiosity, ambition, and a healthy dose of irreverence, NMB’s founder Sandy Bodecker sought to make positive change in the world at large, and our organization reflects those same goals. This is an out-of-the-box organization, founded by an out-of-the-box innovator, looking for an out-of-the-box fundraiser! If you are an advancement professional who has a passion for helping young people unlock their creative talents and are excited about sharing that mission, please apply. We would love to talk to you!


    Salary range: $110,000 - $130,000.

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    Cooper House Clinical Director

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    Applications submitted by February 29, 2024 will be given full consideration. Interviewing is anticipated in March; early applications are strongly encouraged.

    Cooper House is an infant and early childhood mental health (IECMH) clinic in Seattle, WA that provides integrated mental health and occupational therapy to children birth-5 and their families. They provide support for birth-5 providers in the community through reflective supervision and training, including Facilitating Attuned Interactions (FAN) training throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska.


    Cooper House's next Clinical Director will have the opportunity to guide the clinical team to fully realize the power of its collaborative model, and to provide strategic thought partnership both within Cooper House and across the IECMH field. The Clinical Director will provide leadership to deliver relationship-based services to families based on their unique needs, strengths, culture, and values. The Clinical Director will also have an important community-facing presence, with opportunities to collaborate and leverage connections to strengthen and expand the reach of the program, and to share the team’s work with the birth-to-five provider community locally and nationally.


    Anticipated Salary: $140,000 - $165,000 per year

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    Freedom Education Project Puget Sound (FEPPS) - Executive Director

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    Currently Interviewing

    Freedom Education Project Puget Sound (FEPPS) is a nonprofit that provides a rigorous, accredited college program for incarcerated women, transgender, and gender nonconforming people in Washington, and supports pathways to higher education after students return to community from prison. A national pioneer in the field of higher education in prison (HEP), the organization emerged between 2008 and 2011 from the energy, collaboration, and leadership of student-advocates inside and faculty/activists outside.


    We seek a leader who brings the knowledge, perspective and wisdom of lived experience with navigating carceral systems. Our next Executive Director should be able to: inspire the broad community to participate in and support our mission of justice and transformation; listen, advocate, and innovate amongst a wide range of stakeholders to guide our vision and strategy; deeply and authentically collaborate with our students; lead with compassion and transparency; and effectively manage a nonprofit organization with shifting funding streams and structures. Our next leader will build on a strong foundation as they work with students, administrators, instructors, and funding partners to chart our path in a changing post-pandemic landscape.

    Salary range: $95,000 - $110,000

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    Economic Opportunity Council Executive Director

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    The Economic Opportunity Institute (EOI) is seeking a new Executive Director to lead an organization dedicated to making tangible and concrete progress in changing how Washington’s economy and public policies work in people’s daily lives – making the state a better place to live, work, raise a family, do business, and be part of a thriving and healthy community.


    EOI seeks a highly relational team-builder and a skilled supervisor who: has a deep understanding of and commitment to racial, gender, and economic equity; is a confident and experienced fundraiser; and is familiar with Washington’s state public policy ecosystem.


    Salary range: $137,838 to $155,838.

  • Past Hires


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    Vania Adasme, Cariño Barragán Talancón and Dr. Jessica Salvador

    Co-Executive Directors, Casa Latina

    In January 2022, Casa Latina announced that it would be moving to a shared leadership model with three Co-EDs. The three new Co-EDs will each have a specific focus area, and will work collaboratively to advance Casa Latina's mission and vision. Vania, Cariño, and Jessica, each bring different skill sets and experience; they compliment each other's work styles and expertise to bring a great team to Casa Latina. Vania will be the Co-ED of Employment, Cariño the Co-ED of Education & Community Organizing , and Jessica the Co-ED of People and Organization. You can read their full bios here.

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    Melanie Roper, Program Director


    Melaine joined PEPS as their new Program Director, bringing with her 10 years of experiencing supporting prenatal families. Melanie shares "I am passionate about supporting people in connecting with their cultural roots, exploring intersectional identities, and elevating a diversity of parenting styles. I was drawn to this role at PEPS because of the organization’s commitment to operating with a racial equity lens in all aspects of the work. I appreciate how PEPS has honestly acknowledged the ways in which the organization has not always served all communities well, and the commitment to better serve families and address barriers to parent support and wellness."

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    Felicia Salcedo, Founding Director

    King County Partners Group and We are In

    Felicia is the Founding Director of the King County Partners Group and We Are In, advancing solutions to homelessness that are racially equitable, community-driven and data-informed. She has previously worked for Public Health - Seattle & King County, supporting overdose prevention and harm reduction solutions to substance use disorder and for All Home, the Seattle/King County Continuum of Care where she developed cross-sector community partnerships in support of ending homelessness.

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    Danielle Alvarado, Executive Director

    Working Washington and Fair Work Center

    Danielle has more than a decade of experience working in the movement for racial and economic justice. She joined Working WA/Fair Work Center in 2019 as Legal Director, where she supported WA workers in recovering over $1.5 million in stolen wages and expanded Working WA/FWC's ability to represent workers in wage theft, harassment, and retaliation cases. Of Danielle, Working WA/FWC say: "Danielle comes prepared and fired up to continue the work of building power and winning transformative changes for working people across WA."

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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."

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    Lilliane 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.

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    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.”

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.