Nonprofit Association of Washington (NAWA) - Executive Director

Washington | Full-time | Partially remote


Position Profile

You can learn more about the recruitment and selection process here.

The Organization

Nonprofit Association of Washington (NAWA) convenes a powerful network of nonprofit organizations across Washington State to learn, advocate, and collaborate so that nonprofits can achieve their missions and thrive. NAWA’s work falls into three broad categories: Learning; Advocacy; Collaboration.

Through participation in this network, nonprofits (staff, board, and volunteers) become more sustainable and effective. Stronger nonprofits contribute to healthy, collaborative, economically vital, and civically engaged communities. Many of Washington state’s most effective nonprofits are members of the Nonprofit Association of Washington. NAWA actively champions equity, spearheading its advancement across the nonprofit sector.  

NAWA is governed by a 12-member board of directors, has a staff of twelve (12), and the projected FY 2024 budget is approximately $1.8M. The new ED must reside in Washington state.

The Position

The Executive Director provides overall staff leadership for the Nonprofit Association of Washington (NAWA). The Executive Director (ED) works closely and collaboratively with NAWA’s staff, board, and partners to advance the nonprofit sector in Washington state. The ED will shape and communicate the vision and strategic direction of NAWA, lead staff, and volunteers, and ensure that the organization is well-managed and accountable to its membership.

Key responsibilities include program leadership, staff leadership, community relations, advocacy, fundraising, financial management and administration, and partnering with and supporting the board.

The ideal candidate will be an inspirational leader and strategic and systems thinker able to build a shared vision and understanding to advance the nonprofit sector in Washington state. This includes demonstrated prowess in advocating and promoting policy, equity, social and racial justice initiatives.   They will build coalitions and teams and cultivate the skills and abilities of staff and member organizations.   We seek an innovative, business-savvy, data-driven, and heart-centered leader who can think broadly and understand the nuances of the communities served by our nonprofit organizations.   Strong relationship-building and a human-centered approach are important to the work.   The ED will be a supportive and open-minded leader who is able to prioritize and organize resources to support NAWA’s programs and capacity in support of the sector.

Compensation and Benefits 
This is a full-time, exempt position with a target starting compensation range of $130,000 - $150,000 depending on experience. NAWA offers a generous benefits package, including: 
 *   Discretionary employer retirement contribution
 *  Paid Time Off
 *   Medical, dental, & vision coverage for the employee
 *  Sabbatical after 5 years of service
To be considered:

The position is open until filled. Applications are welcome from January 2, 2024. Candidate materials are reviewed on an ongoing basis. To be considered, follow the link below to submit a resume and a two-page (or less) cover letter addressed to Trudy Soucoup, Board President.

Equity Statement

NAWA works to change systems in order to liberate the nonprofit sector from the current inequities and achieve racial, gender, economic, and social justice for those who are systematically denied.