Seattle, WA

Chief Executive Officer, Philanthropy Northwest

The Organization
For the past 40 years, Philanthropy Northwest has served a diverse group of philanthropic organizations in a core six-state region (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming), and beyond. Philanthropy Northwest – a learning network and membership organization that is one of the nation’s 33 regional associations of grantmakers – helps philanthropists work together across geography, culture, race and wealth to improve communities in the Northwest. Philanthropy Northwest supports its members and partners by providing educational programming, high-quality networking opportunities, information on emerging public policy issues facing the sector, facilitation of collaborative efforts and access to the best resources available to support effective philanthropy.

Position Overview
Philanthropy Northwest seeks a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to work closely with the Board, staff, and key stakeholders to advance the organization’s mission, provide strategic leadership, ensure the development and delivery of innovative member programs, refine and revisit the business model, and integrate various activities of the organization to create a whole greater than the sum of its parts. Identifying opportunities to position Philanthropy Northwest as a partner for funders to help realize their goals will also be important as part of ensuring a sustainable capital base for the organization. Collaborating with a wide variety of individuals and organizations while managing a very talented staff and sophisticated operation will not only be critical to the new CEO’s success, but also bring joy for the right person in realizing the organization’s values and aspirations throughout the Northwest – and nationally.

How To Apply
Philanthropy Northwest has retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit to review the complete position description, including detailed application instructions.

No calls, please. To be considered, The 360 Group must receive applications no later than 5:00pm Pacific time on Thursday, September 29, 2016.

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