Seattle, WA

Director of Strategic Communications and Public Engagement, Raikes Foundation

The Organization

Coming together in the early 1980s, Tricia and Jeff’s story begins at Microsoft, where they met. Following his career at Microsoft, Jeff served as President and CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Chair of the Board of Stanford University. Recognized by the Obama Administration for her work on youth homelessness, Tricia’s passion for inspiring change through relationships and storytelling fuels her engagement with young people and experts in communities to advance equity. Tricia and Jeff are committed to sharing their learning and personal reflections on racial equity to support their peers in the shared work of creating more equitable communities.

Position Overview

The ideal candidate will be a values-aligned, strategic, and sophisticated strategic communications professional with experience building strategy and managing communications infrastructure to execute the same. In addition, the ideal candidate would also bring deep writing and messaging experience, as well as experience working in direct partnership with individuals to build brand, consistency of voice, and influence. S/he/they will be agile and adaptable to shifting circumstances as well as action and results in their work. S/he/they will have a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain trust across a variety of stakeholders in the effective design and execution of communications strategies that utilize a range of media tools, public engagement, and partnerships at the regional and national level. S/he/they will bring critical consciousness, an understanding of the history of systemic racism in America, and a commitment in their work to creating a more equitable future for all.

This is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic executive team supporting the Raikes in their philanthropy, civic leadership, and business and political engagement.

How To Apply

More about the Raikes Foundation may be found at:

This search is being supported by Katherine Jacobs and Britni Russell Bianchi of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.

The Raikes Foundation’s ability to achieve its mission is enhanced by a diverse team, an inclusive culture and programmatic strategies that apply an equity lens. The foundation seeks candidates who possess the knowledge, skills, and lived experience that contribute to the diversity of our team and share a commitment to equity.

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