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Current Engagements

Associate Director of Communications and Digital MediaOrg Name
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.

World of Children Award is seeking an innovative and resourceful Associate Director of Communications & Digital Media who is genuinely passionate about the organization’s mission to improve the lives of vulnerable children around the world. The ADCDM will support the Executive Director and the Board of Governors in broader operational, financial, and external relations matters, notably around partnerships and fundraising. As such, while first and foremost being a communications expert, the ideal candidate will bring their ambitions and other relevant skills to bear in the more expansive aspects of this role.

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Executive DirectorOrg Name
U.S. Green Building Council, Northern California
San Francisco, CA

The United States Green Building Council – Northern California Chapter (USGBC-NCC) is a San Francisco - based non-profit organization with the inspiring mission to create sustainable communities and buildings by educating and providing resources to transform the building and occupier industry. The USGBC is best known for creating and developing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®), which is an internationally recognized green building certification system that measures how well buildings and communities perform across numerous metrics.

USGBC-NCC is seeking a new Executive Director to continue carrying out the organization’s mission of transforming the way buildings and communities are designed, built, and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life. Based in San Francisco and reporting to the Board of Directors, this position will be responsible for leading the organization’s vision-setting and strategic planning efforts to position USGBC-NCC at the forefront of the green building movement.

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President & CEOOrg Name
Friends of Youth
Kirkland, WA

Friends of Youth is proud to be an agency on the forefront of providing and expanding a broad range of high-quality services for youth. A critical resource for young people across King and Snohomish counties, the agency works with youth and their families to improve their emotional stability and self-sufficiency.

Friends of Youth seeks a new President and CEO to provide strong business leadership and expertly manage the evolution of the agency's programs, operations, visibility, and funding. Friends of Youth is looking for a proven leader with a clear commitment to serving youth, who can inspire donors, policymakers, community partners, and program staff.

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CEOOrg Name
Build It Green
Oakland, CA

Build It Green (BIG) is a membership-supported Bay Area nonprofit established in 2005. Its mission is to promote healthy, energy- and resource-efficient building practices in California through outreach and education.

Build It Green is seeking a CEO who is genuinely passionate about the organization’s mission and can bring a combination of enthusiasm and a sense of urgency to make an impact in the residential green building sector. An accessible and engaging leader, the CEO will create an environment of teamwork and cooperation across its offices in both the Bay Area and Los Angeles, while also fostering positive working relationships based on mutual respect and trust.

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Director Org Name
Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
National Museum of American History
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, D.C.

The Lemelson Center was inaugurated in 1995 with the core belief that invention and innovation play a critical role in shaping our future, and that everyone is inventive. Driven by a clear commitment to the Center’s mission, the staff works collaboratively to engage the public and scholars alike with the history of invention and innovation. Within the Smithsonian Institution, the Lemelson Center is distinguished as the hub for testing bold, new ideas, and stepping beyond traditional boundaries.

The Lemelson Center seeks a new Director who will lead historical scholarship, exhibitions, and programmatic initiatives. The Director will guide the Center as a distinguished expert on the history of invention and innovation, and serves as the champion for the Center’s educational outreach efforts.

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Chief Development OfficerOrg Name
KickStart International
New York, NY

KickStart’s mission is to lift millions of people in Africa out of poverty, quickly, cost-effectively and sustainably. KickStart succeeds by designing, promoting and mass-marketing simple money-making tools that small-holder farmers buy and use to start highly profitable family enterprises. These new businesses create a sustainable solution to the rural poor’s most important need — a way to make more money — and enable the farmers to lift their families out of poverty.

KickStart seeks a candidate who is passionate about the mission of the organization and committed to its programming and model for raising people out of poverty. KickStart is looking for a true visionary and entrepreneur who can operate at the forefront of the development field and be an innovative force in designing a global fundraising program.

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Vice President, DevelopmentOrg Name
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, WA

Fred Hutch is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical and cancer research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Their visionary approach ensures that the Hutch remains one of the world’s leading research organizations. The Hutch brings a relentless pursuit of, and passion for, health knowledge and hope to their work and the world.

Fred Hutch seeks a seasoned leader and fundraiser to join the team as Vice President for Development. The ideal candidate is a gifted manager and excellent communicator with demonstrated success in fundraising activities and empowering effective philanthropy.

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City ManagerCity of Corvallis
City of Corvallis
Corvallis, OR

The City of Corvallis is in the heart of Oregon's Willamette Valley, has a residential population of 56,535 and is home to Oregon State University. Ideally located, the City is 90 minutes from Portland and close to the Cascade Mountains and Pacific Coast shoreline.

As the City’s chief executive, Corvallis seeks a City Manager with genuine interest in and appreciation for public processes, partnerships and planning. The ideal candidate is an established leader with a successful track record of balancing process with driving decisions and moving projects and initiatives forward.

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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.

Deputy Director

The Lemelson Foundation seeks a strategic, results-oriented leader for a new Deputy Director role. The Deputy Director will be an integral part of the close-knit leadership team, including the CFAO and Executive Director, providing support and direction 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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General ManagerCanby Utility
Canby Utility
Canby, OR

Canby Utility is a customer-owned utility dedicated to supplying customers with safe, reliable quality power and pure water at an affordable cost.

Canby Utility is looking for a fiscally responsible General Manager with a strong business mindset that brings a balanced approach to internal operations and external relationships. The successful candidate enjoys creating, prioritizing and executing goals and initiatives to maintain the utility’s reputation as a capable and skilled organization in touch with its mission and standards of service.

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Director of Communications Open Government Partnership
Open Government Partnership
Washington, D.C. or San Francisco, CA

Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a multilateral initiative formed in 2011 that aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. It is a global effort to make governments better, improve their performance, enhance their responsiveness to people, and encourage civic participation.

OGP seeks an innovative, resourceful, and creative communications strategist to join the team as the first Director of Communications. The Director will create and deploy a comprehensive, cutting-edge, and bold communication strategy that will raise the visibility and voice of the organization while further building upon OGP’s profile as a dynamic and influential initiative in the open government movement.

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Executive Director Cooperative Health Center
Cooperative Health Center
Helena, MT

The Cooperative Health Center (CHC) seeks a new collaborative and experienced Executive Director (ED). The CHC is a growing Federally Qualified Health Center in Helena, Montana that focuses on providing quality health care regardless of ability to pay. They provide a variety of health services from check-ups to mental health services to prevention and wellness education.

The new ED will be responsible for increasing visibility of the center with the local community and key stakeholders through strategic partnerships. The ideal candidate will have experience with strategic planning, budget development, and empowering staff to achieve goals. A genuine belief in the impact CHC can have on the broader community is a must.

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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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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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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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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.

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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