Executive Director - Non Profit



Executive Director - Non Profit

Employment Type:

Full time


Bellingham, WA


$55,000 to $60,000/year depending on experience

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Job Description:

Position Overview: The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Community Boating Center, in Bellingham, WA. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. The ED is responsible for creating an organizational culture of teamwork, inclusivity, safety and service. The ED supervises the Programs Manager and Operations Manager.
The Community Boating Center (CBC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, with a mission of fostering small-watercraft education including cold-water safety, access, and marine stewardship on Bellingham Bay. Our programs and services are available to all ages and backgrounds. We teach to US Sailing and American Canoe Association standards through a variety of on-land and on-water courses. We rent kayaks, sailing dinghies, keelboats, rowboats and paddleboards, as well as provide guided paddles seven days-a-week during the summer. We offer year-round dry moorage for people wanting secure access to their boat. The Center was founded in 2006 and is supported by a strong community of donors, students, volunteers and tenants.
  • Supervision of the CBC staff and facilities
  • Oversight of program development, implementation, and evaluation
  • Staff and volunteer recruitment, retention, evaluation, and development
  • Financial management including budgeting, financial forecasting, and fiscal oversight
  • Fundraising, grant writing, and resource development
  • Community relations including outreach, marketing, communications, and advocacy
  • Human resources management
  • Compliance with federal, state, and local regulations
Required Qualifications & Experience:
  • Management experience in nonprofit sector
  • Demonstrated success setting and achieving budget goals
  • Experience recruiting, training and supervising staff
  • Excellent writing, communication and outreach skills
  • Demonstrated success with fundraising, including grant writing
  • Experience with donor recruitment, retention, and information management
Preferred Qualifications & Experience:
  • Experience with risk management and safety policy implementation and development
  • Experience working with a board and aligning board/staff outcomes
  • Experience working at/managing a sailing/small boat program
  • Experience with social marketing and targeted outreach
  • Experience with capital campaigns
  • Experience recruiting and maintaining volunteers
Job Type: Full-time exempt, with 4-6 weeks’ vacation, mostly in off season, SIMPLE IRA
How to Apply: Please send your cover letter, resume, and three professional references to the CBC Board of Directors email: cbc.ed.2019@gmail.com
Bellingham Bay Community Boating Center
555 Harris Ave.
Bellingham, WA, United States
Phone: 3607148891
Web: boatingcenter.org

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