Silverdale, WA

President & CEO, Kitsap Community Foundation

The Organization

Located in Silverdale, WA, in the heart of beautiful Kitsap County, Kitsap Community Foundation has embarked on a search for a President & CEO to build on the strong financial and program base that currently exists. Kitsap Community Foundation is highly respected throughout Kitsap County for its inclusive and collaborative leadership in the nonprofit sector.

The Foundation provides a means for a wide range of donors to support the full spectrum of nonprofit organizations that serve people in Kitsap and North Mason counties. The Foundation works with families, individuals, attorneys, and, financial planners to design philanthropic plans that support the donors’ personal situations and help ensure their gifts are used to the fullest community benefit during their lifetimes and beyond. The Foundation’s Ambassadors (a volunteer group of key community leaders) stand ready to share their experiences with the Foundation with prospective donors. The Foundation currently has approximately $12 million under its management for donors.

Beyond its services to donors are its programs and collaborations that actively support area nonprofits. Notable among them are the Kitsap Great Give, Kitsap Strong, Kitsap Center for Nonprofit Excellence, the Racial Equity and Empowerment Fund and the Women’s Giving Circle.  All of these activities are aimed at increasing services that will reach further into marginalized communities and increase the inclusiveness of nonprofit services across the spectrum of needs.

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Position Overview

The President & CEO will play a high-profile role throughout the Foundation’s service area recognizing the Foundation’s position as a major funder of nonprofits in the region. Reporting to the 16-member Board of Directors, the President & CEO will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the Foundation’s community presence, donor relations, collaborations and relations with other nonprofits, and mission achievement. It is expected that the CEO will actively participate in community activities and organizations.

Compensation – $110,000 to $125,000 plus good benefit package

The ideal candidate will have a BA or better with 7+ years of progressively more responsible senior management experience in a community foundation or comparable nonprofit organization. Strong relationship skills, financial acumen, and the ability to lead and work in a small team is required. In addition, experience in the following areas is highly desirable:

  • Nonprofit organization experience
  • Proven success in fundraising
  • Success in building collaborations with other organizations
  • Grant making
  • Marketing/public relations including social media and CRM
  • Estate planning/wealth management
  • Strategic planning
  • Application of technology to business problems

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