Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, or Wyoming, USA

Chief Executive Officer, Philanthropy Northwest

The Organization

Philanthropy Northwest (PNW) is a philanthropic ecosystem for collective action in the Pacific Northwest. Covering a six-state region, PNW’s expansive network is organized around a set of core values and collective commitment to bring innovative practices in philanthropy to the work of supporting healthy and vibrant communities across the region. With 148 organizational members, a talented staff, strong programs, and a nationally recognized consulting practice, PNW is in an exciting phase of growth and organizational transformation which commits to equity, community, and innovation in an evolving philanthropic landscape.

Position Overview

Philanthropy Northwest now seeks its next CEO to chart an organizational vision that recommits the power of philanthropic networks to evolve practice and examine power to transform philanthropy’s role in support of community. PNW has made the shift from a traditional membership association to growing a vibrant and dynamic network that strives for racial equity and accountable community impact. It spans a broad and diverse geography and provides a new CEO the unique opportunity to shape the future of philanthropy across a multi-state region. The new CEO will be drawn to the opportunity to reimagine PNW’s business model and structures to reflect its core organizing values and leverage its unique position of having an embedded consulting practice as part of its programmatic offerings and tools to shape the sector. The new CEO will embody and bring demonstrated experience developing equity driven practices and accountable community impact with a sophisticated vision for the role philanthropy can play in supporting thriving communities through connection, learning, and innovation. They will expand fundraising, diversify revenue streams, and embrace the unique challenges and opportunities in managing and leveraging the power of a consulting practice within a nonprofit. The CEO will be a seasoned team leader who nurtures a collaborative culture in a mission-driven environment and has a passion for the diverse geographies and communities represented in the Northwest. PNW is excited to welcome a bold leader who will reimagine the next stage of this highly regarded philanthropic network.

How To Apply

More information about Philanthropy Northwest may be found at:

The salary for this position is $250,000 to $285,000 and includes a comprehensive benefits package.

This search is being led by Carolyn Ho and Catherine Seneviratne of NPAG. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.

Philanthropy Northwest is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create an inclusive and equitable workplace and encourage people from underrepresented communities to apply. We value and celebrate our employees’ differences in age, ability, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, language, national origin, political affiliation, socio-economic status, and veteran status. Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation.

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