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President & CEO Search

 

 

Over the last three years, United Way of Snohomish County has undertaken an organizational transformation. We have launched and completed the first cycle of community investments into a collaborative approach called CORE: Creating Open Roads to Equity. This bold approach recognizes that solving a complex issue like poverty requires complex, collaborative solutions. We are not the typical United Way of the past. With CORE, we have moved beyond the traditional role of simply being a fundraiser to being a funder, active partner, and convener focused on a 2-Generational and Collective Impact approach.
 

Ideal candidates for this position will be passionate about the mission of United Way of Snohomish County and the CORE Collaboratives. The successful candidate will have strong leadership, management, communications, and relationship-building skills, and a track record of successfully managing change processes. Ideal candidates will be authentic, trustworthy, and transparent leaders.

 

Position Description

Position Priorities
The new President & CEO will need to build strong and trusting working relationships with the board, staff, and the community to be able to address the following key priorities for their first 18-24 months:
  • Communicate clearly, and build strong relationships with CORE Collaborative partners, government entities, funders, other community partners, staff, and board to better understand and build support for the CORE Collaborative work.
  • Fundraise to provide additional support to the CORE Collaboratives and close our budget deficit.
  • Ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion are embodied in all grantmaking, community convening, and board and staff policies and practices.
  • Develop strategic partnership(s) with other nonprofit(s) and entities that have similar missions and greater capacity, to create economies of scale that allow all involved to better serve the community and invest in systems change.
  • Foster a positive and supportive organizational culture that improves staff morale, cohesion, and retention.
Experience, Skills, and Attributes
Ideal candidates for this position will be passionate about the mission of United Way of Snohomish County and the CORE Collaboratives. The successful candidate will have strong leadership, management, communications, and relationship-building skills, and a track record of successfully managing change processes. Ideal candidates will be authentic, trustworthy, and transparent leaders with the following qualifications:
  • Ten years progressively responsible experience in organizational leadership
  • Experience in human services, with a particular understanding of as many of the five CORE Collaborative focus areas as possible
  • Strong networking skills with a commitment to building community relationships
  • Strategic and innovative thinker
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in inspiring, empowering, motivating, and developing current and future staff to achieve strategic organizational goals
  • Experience in leading large-scale organizational change, including experience in turnarounds and/or changing an organization’s fundamental mission and/or core strategies
  • Demonstrated success confronting systems of oppression, demonstrated commitment to equity principles, and a desire to advance diversity, inclusion, equity, and access within the organization’s practices and policies. Experience working with families living in poverty preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and a track record of successful public speaking and community engagement
  • Proven track record of fundraising and partnership development
  • Strong skills in financial management, with experience in balancing deficit budgets
  • Strength in nonprofit governance and board development
Compensation
The annual salary is $150,000-$175,000 depending on experience and skills. United Way of Snohomish County provides a defined benefit contribution that covers 100% of employee only premiums for medical, dental, vision, and Life/LTD/AD&D. Benefits also include both a base and matching contributions to a 403(b) retirement savings plan, and generous paid time off. 
 
Ready to Apply?
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume (both are required) to: execsearchuwsc@thirdsectorcompany.com.
 
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