• Open Searches

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    Economic Opportunity Council Executive Director

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    Applications received by January 5 will be givien full consideration.

    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.

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    Ohio River Valley Institue Operations Manager

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    Applications recevied by December 3 were given priority consideration.

    The Ohio River Valley institute (ORVI), an independent nonprofit providing research and solutions for a more sustainable, equitable, democratic, and prosperous Appalachia, is hiring for the newly created position of Operations Manager.


    The Operations Manager will join a high-performing team committed to excellence and working to ensure that our communities throughout Appalachia can thrive. This position is critical to the long-term success of the organization, adding much needed capacity to our administrative team at a time of exciting growth and ensuring it is running smoothly and efficiently. Specific responsibilities include supporting organizational development, financial management, and administrative operations.


    Salary range: $55,000 - $70,000 DOE

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    Leadership Tomorrow Executive Director

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    Currently interviewing

    Leadership Tomorrow is seeking a visionary and collaborative leader to be our next Executive Director. Leadership Tomorrow educates, inspires, connects, and catalyzes leaders from across Puget Sound who collaborate for collective impact. The next Executive Director of Leadership Tomorrow will have the opportunity to lead a small and resourceful nonprofit, while also inspiring and being inspired by our large, diverse, and passionate community of engaged LT alums and supporters. Leadership Tomorrow is excited to welcome a new ED who can build on our history to increase the impact and reach of our organization at this critical moment for civic leadership.


    Salary Range: $155,000 - $180,000 DOE

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    Heartland Fund

    Heartland Fund has launched the search new fully remote roles to support the new Resource Rural (RR) program, which focuses on effective federal funding implementation to ensure historic climate and infrastructure investments land for maximum impact in rural communities:

    • Please check back for new job openings later this winter.

    Heartland Fund is a funding collaborative built to support and connect local leaders and organizations working for progress across diverse communities in rural areas, towns and small cities. Heartland is home to the Rural Climate Partnership (RCP), which supports hometowns across America to accelerate climate solutions and build healthy local economies. Our RR and RCP programs help remove barriers to federal funding for rural communities – through place-based technical assistance, local organizing, and a large-scale communications and narrative effort – to make a tangible difference in rural people’s lives and advance climate mitigation and resilience.

  • 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.