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President & CEO - The Community Foundation of South Sound

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Posted: 8/30/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 291959

Job Description

PostedAugust 10, 2019
Employment TypeFull-time
CompensationDepends upon Skills and Experience
CompanyHagel & Company
Location212 Union Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501


Located in Olympia, WA, the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound has embarked on a search for a new President and CEO to succeed its long term CEO who plans to retire at the end of September. 

The Foundation is a catalyst for charitable giving in Thurston, Lewis and Mason counties.  


Community residents have utilized the Foundation to make their charitable gifts more effective since 1969. The Foundation provides maximum flexibility in establishing, managing, and distributing charitable gifts. Through donors’ generosity, the Foundation supports a wide variety of arts, education, health and human services, and environmental projects.  


The Foundation holds over 95 separate funds, serves three counties, distributes more than one million dollars in grants and scholarships each year, and assets under management have grown to $25 million. More than $13 million in grants and scholarships have been awarded since the inception of the Community Foundation. 


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The CEO position offers some of the most meaningful and enjoyable work possible! With the mission "To inspire philanthropic efforts that enrich our communities", The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound is the regional leader for managing charitable gifts from individual donors and businesses. Proceeds from these funds generate grants and scholarships that address the needs of education, the arts and human services today, while preserving resources for tomorrow’s community priorities.


The CEO works with and reports to the Foundation’s fifteen member volunteer Board of Directors. The CEO is responsible for and has authority over day to day operations of the Foundation and works in concert with the board on strategic planning, financial planning and policy development. She/he works with a small but mighty staff of three other professionals who are highly respected in the South Sound community. 

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  • BA or commensurate experience, advanced degree a plus
  • Seven or more years of demonstrated, progressive management and leadership success
  • Leadership experience with foundations or other nonprofit organizations desirable
  • Estate planning and wealth management experience a plus
  • Strong business and financial acumen
  • Experience working with a nonprofit board of directors
  • . Demonstrated experience and commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion require
  • . Demonstrated experience and commitment to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion required
  • Demonstrated ability to empower, mentor, motivate and engage volunteers, staff and stakeholders

  • Excellent benefit package including medical, dental and retirement options