Seattle-Area Director



Seattle-Area Director

Employment Type:

Full time


Seattle, WA

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Job Description:

Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest is seeking a passionate, dedicated, results-oriented and experienced nonprofit professional to be our Seattle-Area Director who will assist us with activating our expansion vision for the greater Seattle metropolitan area. This position reports to the Executive Director and will work closely with the leadership team at Girls Inc. of the Pacific NW to identify programming partnerships opportunities, nurture community relations, build brand awareness, and execute a strategic fund development plan. The person in this role will be the organization’s “go-to” person for helping build and grow Girls Inc.’s Seattle operations from the ground up. This is an exciting time for a new leader to join our team; we seek an inclusive team player to build upon the organization’s programming and fundraising success. This position is guaranteed to be incredibly rewarding; as a key member of the leadership team at Girls Inc., the lucky candidate will have ample opportunity to influence and shine while personally experiencing the life changing impact of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold every day.
Leadership (15%)
  • Serve as staff liaison to Seattle Board committee; support local Chair in identifying and recruiting new board candidates
  • Provide positive leadership, training, mentorship and support to staff and volunteers
  • Supervise one direct report
  • Serve as a public face of and ambassador for Girls Inc., speaking as needed
  • Attend and provide monthly dashboards and reports at Director meetings, Board meetings, Development Committee meetings, etc.
Programming (25%)
  • Identify and build relationships with new school districts and program partners
  • Oversee site partner relationships including the planning and development of site partnerships, e.g. establishing partner agreements (school year and summer)
  • Provide oversight of programming in partnership with the Program Director
  • Build a mastery level understanding of gender-specific programming with a focus on girls ages 6 – 18 years old.
Community Engagement (20%)
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with businesses, community organizations, individuals and nonprofits
  • Promote programs through culturally competent outreach projects such as holding open houses, tours, and community presentations
  • Identify marketing opportunities in local communities to build Girls Inc. awareness including contacting local newspapers, presenting to local businesses, chambers and associations
Fund Development (35%)
  • Working with the Development Director, set fundraising goals, develop strategies and meet or exceed the established revenue goals.
  • Support the Seattle Board Committee’s successful engagement in fundraising; ensure their preparation to fundraise, track their leadership and involvement in fundraising leading to a stronger culture of philanthropy
  • Working with the Development Director, build, maintain and continually work a major donor portfolio, build strong relationships with donors and regularly conduct face-to-face cultivation and solicitation meetings with individual donors and institutional funders
  • Establish and cultivate relationships with local corporations and foundations to build support for programming in the Seattle area
  • When necessary, assist in writing and submission of grants and contracts
  • Working with Development Director, execute successful annual luncheon and multiple donor engagement / cultivation events
Communications (5%)
  • Collaborate with the Director of Community Relations to ensure development and communications goals are coordinated
  • When necessary, assist with strategic communications ideas and writing
  • Bachelors’ Degree in a human service field, business or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in leadership and management positions
  • Relevant and significant experience in gender-specific and/or experiential programming highly desirable
  • Experience working with a nonprofit board of directors
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising and fund development
  • Ability to lead a staff team to develop and implement a tactical plan that provides programming and services that align with the organization’s strategic plan and vision
  • Demonstrated ability in incorporating diverse cultures, ethnicities, languages and abilities both within an organization and with the community
  • Highly motivated, resourceful, flexible, outgoing and open-minded, easily able to adapt to change.  Ability to work effectively and diplomatically with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.  Positive attitude required.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of ethics, integrity, diplomacy and initiative. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate ideas with enthusiasm to diverse audiences
  • Familiar with the community’s educational and non-profit culture
  • Experience using databases or CRMs, such as KidTRAX, Salesforce and Bloomerang
  • Background clearance
  • A valid Washington Drivers License, access to a reliable vehicle and proof of automobile liability insurance with minimum policy requirements as established by Girls Inc.   
  • Ability to work evenings/weekend when necessary and
  • Perform other duties as needed to assist with the overall mission of the organization
Girls Inc. PNW
4800 SW Macadam Avenue, Suite 309
Portland, OR, United States
Phone: 503-230-0054

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