Location: Seattle, WA

Seattle Parks Foundation – President & CEO

Salary range: $160,000 - $200,000

Seattle Parks Foundation (SPF) is an amplifying force for philanthropy, planning, and advocacy on behalf of parks and public spaces throughout Seattle and a fiscal sponsor to 80 community partners across the city. Initially fueled by the energy of civic leaders whose efforts to build a 60- acre “Seattle Commons” in South Lake Union in the mid-1990s, SPF has become a convener of community leaders, donors, and pubic partners working to create thriving, accessible and connected spaces.

Reporting to the Board Chair on behalf of the Board of Directors, the President & CEO, partners with the Board to shape and promote the organizational vision and works with the Board to determine the overarching organizational goals and strategies to achieve that vision; leads the engagement and cultivation of current and future donors to support the key priorities of SPF, engaging in activities across the spectrum of development with a specific emphasis on working with high-level individual and institutional funders; champions diversity, equity and inclusion as the lens through which to develop, implement and evaluate all work of SPF and creates and sustains an attractive and professionally rewarding work environment for all staff, contractors, and volunteers; develops for the short- and long-term programmatic, operational, and financial success of the organization, articulating and ensuring organizational alignment—internally and externally—with an ever-evolving strategy of community and civic partnership; nurtures positive and collaborative relationships with leadership of public agencies critical to the SPF’s mission, and with city and county elected officials and key members of their teams; and ensures SPF is known, trusted, and relevant in every neighborhood across Seattle.

SPF seeks a proven, accomplished and visionary leader with a passion and drive to enhance and expand access to parks and open space. This values-based individual will bring leadership characterized by unwavering integrity, an ability to garner broad community support, and the ability to lead and execute strategic plans that impact public policy and community development. Leaders of color and others with extensive experience addressing systemic racism and inequities to promote more just outcomes are encouraged to apply.

A bachelor’s degree is preferred. Demonstrated leadership and management experience is required.

Anticipated Salary Range of $160,000 - $200,000 plus a competitive benefits package. To apply, please send a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page).

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