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Current Engagements

 

Raikes Foundation
Seattle, WARaikes Foundation

Based in Seattle, WA and established in 2002, the Raikes Foundation is an endowed, family foundation led by its co-founders, Tricia and Jeff Raikes.

Program Officer, National Education Strategy

The Raikes Foundation seeks a strategic and versatile professional with deep knowledge of the K-12 education landscape to serve as a Program Officer for its national education grantmaking strategy. The national education strategy is focused on helping students develop positive academic mindsets and effective learning strategies. The Program Officer will join the Foundation as it seeks to expand its impact in public education.

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Youth Program Officer

The Raikes Foundation seeks a seasoned strategist with policy and advocacy experience to join our team as Youth Program Officer. This position will lead the Youth Program Quality Strategy and direct a strategic review process to assess accomplishments to date and identify new potential pathways to advance the Foundation’s mission of empowering young people to transform their lives.

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Lemelson Foundation
Portland, OR The Lemelson Foundation

Established by prolific US inventor Jerome Lemelson and his wife Dorothy in the early 1990s, the Lemelson Foundation uses the power of invention to improve lives. The Foundation makes grants and other investments to inspire and enable the next generation of inventors and invention-based businesses across the US and in developing countries.

Program Officer, Developing Country Incubation Portfolio

The Lemelson Foundation seeks a Program Officer for its Developing Country Incubation Portfolio that focuses on projects and programs that incubate early-stage, science, technology, and invention-based enterprises that improve lives of the poor in developing countries. The Program Officer will be an integral part of the close-knit team, providing support on issues that cut across the Foundation’s priorities and are of high importance to the overall strategy.

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Program Officer,
 K-12 Education Portfolio

The Lemelson Foundation seeks a Program Officer for its K-12 Education Portfolio that promotes invention education, enhances the ecosystem that inspires individuals to invent, and supports entrepreneurship education. The Program Officer will be an integral part of the close-knit team, providing support on issues that cut across the Foundation’s priorities and are of high importance to the overall strategy.

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Vice President, Lending & Portfolio Management Global Partnerships
Global Partnerships
Nairobi, Kenya

Global Partnerships is a nonprofit impact investor whose mission is to expand opportunity for people living in poverty. The organization pioneers and invests in sustainable solutions that help impoverished people earn a living and improve their lives. Its brand of impact investing starts with its mission. It is rooted in the conviction that everyone deserves the opportunity to earn a living, care for their families, and improve their lives.

Global Partnerships seeks a Vice President for Lending & Portfolio Management to head up GP’s expansion into East Africa. It will be based in GP’s new office in Nairobi, Kenya. This role collaborates with GP’s executive leadership on broader planning and strategy functions, and contributes to cultivating a spirit of teamwork and cooperation across the entire organization.

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Chief Operating OfficerSkoll Global Threats Fund
Skoll Global Threats Fund
San Francisco, CA

The Skoll Global Threats Fund launched in April 2009 with the mission to confront global threats imperiling humanity by seeking solutions, strengthening alliances, and spurring actions needed to safeguard the future. With a focus on five global threats—climate change, water insecurity, pandemics, nuclear proliferation and Middle East conflict—the Skoll Global Threats Fund occupies a hybrid space, running operational programs as well as funding innovative efforts to find solutions to these challenges.

Waldron is partnering with the Skoll Global Threats Fund to find a Chief Operating Officer (COO). The COO will provide the business management for this entrepreneurial, growing organization. With oversight of day-to-day operations, the COO will design team-focused structures, processes, and accountability that align to strategy and enable the staff to work efficiently.

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Principal, Skoll Awards and CommunitySkoll Foundation
Skoll Foundation
Palo Alto, CA

The Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship is the flagship program of the Skoll Foundation. Every year, four to six extraordinary social entrepreneurs are awarded a multi-year grant for their work creating innovative models to spark large-scale change. Over the past 14 years, the Skoll Awards program has invested approximately $413 million in 108 social entrepreneurs and 87 organizations on five continents.

The Skoll Foundation seeks a new Principal to play a key role in the selection of new social entrepreneurs for the annual Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship. This role will also take part in leading the Foundation’s relationship with a portfolio of Skoll Awardees by providing access to strategic input, collaboration, and contact with influential partners and resources.

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Executive DirectorBridge the Gap College Prep
Bridge the Gap College Prep
Marin City, CA

Bridge the Gap College Prep provides much needed academic support for vulnerable Marin City students. Bridge the Gap College Prep offers culturally competent, accessible, relevant, and comprehensive academic and youth development enrichment outside of the school day in a demanding, yet nurturing college preparatory environment.

Bridge the Gap College Prep seeks a new Executive Director who will be responsible for creating a vision for the organization’s future and overseeing its strategic direction, operations, financial management, and administration. The Executive Director will work closely with the Board of Directors and Advisory Council as well as with the Director of Development & Communications to carry out all fundraising activities to ensure that Bridge the Gap College Prep has the resources it needs to cultivate the young minds of Marin City students.

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Development DirectorSeattle Aquarium
Seattle Aquarium
Seattle, WA

The Seattle Aquarium is one of Washington State’s leading environmental education and stewardship institutions and the region’s green gathering place for discussion and dissemination of information about marine conservation. The Seattle Aquarium is proud to be the ninth largest aquarium in the U.S. by attendance and among the top five paid visitor attractions in the Puget Sound region.

The Seattle Aquarium seeks a Development Director who has experience in managing, leading, and inspiring a team of development professionals to establish and pursue aggressive departmental goals. The Development Director serves as a member of the executive team and is responsible for the overall fundraising execution in support of the mission of the Seattle Aquarium.

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Executive DirectorOrg Name
Family Impact Network
Spokane, WA

Family Impact Network (FIN) is a new non-profit that will act as a Network Administrator to implement a Performance-Based Contracting (PBC) program designed to improve child welfare outcomes and increase services in Washington State. The goal of the program is to reduce foster care placements by 50% over five years, and improve outcomes for children, youth, and their families.

Family Impact Network (FIN) seeks an entrepreneurial, collaborative leader to become its first Executive Director. The ED will drive the development and implementation of the pilot program’s strategic PBC plan, while remaining focused on the long-term goal for statewide implementation.

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Associate Director - CommunicationsWorld of Children Award
World of Children Award
Dublin, CA

World of Children Award improves the lives of children around the world by discovering and elevating effective child advocates. Its Honorees are dedicated to serving vulnerable children, some even risking their lives to save the life of a child. Since its inception in 1998, World of Children Award has shared more than six million dollars in cash grants and support for the work of its 100+ Honorees, whose programs serve the needs of children in more than 140 countries.

World of Children Award seeks an Associate Director of Communications to join the organization at an exciting and pivotal time of growth, prestige, and ever-increasing impact. Developing and implementing an innovative annual communications and media relations plan, this position will lead the creative advancement of the organization’s communications and public relations activities.

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American Forest Foundation
Washington D.C.American Forest Foundation

The American Forest Foundation (AFF) works on-the-ground with families, teachers, and elected officials to promote stewardship and protect our nation’s forest heritage. A commitment to the next generation unites a nationwide network of forest owners and teachers working to keep our forests healthy and our children well prepared for the future they will inherit.

Senior Director, Woodland Owner Marketing

The Senior Director of Woodland Owner Marketing will report to the Executive Vice President of the American Tree Farm System (ATFS), Woodlands, and Policy. S/he provides strategic leadership in order to develop marketing and communications approaches, and fosters development of tools that involve woodland owners in the stewardship of their land, engage owners with AFF policy issues, and encourage participation in AFF philanthropy.

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Director, Communications and Policy

The new Director, Communications and Policy will demonstrate a clear passion for the AFF mission by actively engaging a variety of constituents—coworkers, business and community leaders, donors, board members, volunteers, policymakers, and the general public. The high-potential candidate will be driven to effect positive change by thinking critically and analytically to accomplish clearly identified goals, and translate his/her ideas and insights into coherent action plans.

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Director, American Tree Farm System (ATFS)

The Director, American Tree Farm System (ATFS) Network works to ensure forest owners have the tools they need to keep their forests both healthy and productive. In conjunction with the volunteer corps, the Director develops and implements a strategy to build capacity, spur innovation and continuous improvement, strengthen performance, and grow the system’s impact on the ground. The ideal candidate can develop and execute a vision and strategy for the ATFS volunteer network, think critically and analytically, and clearly translate ideas into meaningful and effective actions.

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Chief Executive OfficerBuild It Green
Build It Green
Oakland, CA

Build It Green (BIG) is a pioneering nonprofit with an ambitious goal to transform the building industry in California. Through innovative programs, campaigns, and trainings, BIG is expanding the adoption of green practices and growing the market for green homes.

BIG seeks a new Chief Executive Officer who can drive the programmatic and operational initiatives for the organization. By building upon BIG’s already strong foundation, the new CEO will work closely with staff to continue to develop and implement new and innovative programming opportunities, while serving as a key representative and spokesperson for BIG.

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Director of DevelopmentCity Year Seattle/King County
City Year Seattle/King County
Seattle, WA

City Year, Inc. was founded in 1988 with the idea that young people are an untapped resource to help solve this country's pressing problems. Since its founding, City Year has established programs in 25 U.S. cities, including Seattle. City Year AmeriCorps members serve in schools to address the high school dropout crisis, propelling at-risk kids towards graduation.

City Year Seattle/King County seeks an energetic, strategic, and persuasive development professional who will lead the creation and implementation of an assertive fund development strategy to help CYSKC achieve scaled impact.

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