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Current Engagements

 

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

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

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

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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Director of New Business DevelopmentArtsFund
ArtsFund

ArtsFund is strengthening the community by supporting the arts through leadership, advocacy, and grant making. Founded in 1969, ArtsFund is helping develop the next generation of community leaders through services such as a leadership-training course for nonprofit boards as well as ongoing convenings for the cultural sector.

ArtsFund has established a prominent Board, consistent corporate partnerships, a $12 million endowment, and a strong base of individual donors. Building on this position of strength, ArtsFund is creating a new leadership role. The Director of New Business Development will partner closely with the President & CEO, the development team of four, and the Board development committee to broaden the organization’s reach and engagement with new potential supporters. Those passionate about the arts and fundraising may find their place with ArtsFund. This is a full-time, permanent position based at the ArtsFund headquarters in Seattle, Washington.

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Associate Director - CommunicationsWorld of Children Award
World of Children Award

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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Youth Program OfficerRaikes Foundation
Raikes 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.

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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American Forest FoundationAmerican 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

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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Northern Rockies DirectorThe Trust for Public Land
The Trust for Public Land

The Trust for Public Land is a national nonprofit that works with communities to protect the land and water that keeps us healthy, inspired, and connected with nature and each other. In the Northern Rockies, The Trust for Public Land works to protect working farms, ranches, and forests; to preserve water quality of important fisheries; to ensure public access; and to maintain connectivity for the incomparable wildlife that call this place home.

The Trust for Public Land seeks a Northern Rockies Director who is responsible for representing the organization and carrying out the mission in an effective, visionary, and financially sound way throughout Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.

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

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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