Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, First Federal Community Foundation

Location:                                    Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, Whatcom Counties in the state of Washington. Position suitable for home office.

Status:                                          0.80 FTE Exempt

Instructions:                              E-mail cover letter and resume to:

Closing Date:                              February 22, 2019 or until filled

Position Purpose:

The Executive Director leads the foundation’s activities in identifying, assessing and funding leadership giving and community giving opportunities in accordance with board-approved objectives.

The Executive Director is responsible for creating awareness of, and appreciation for, the foundation’s grantmaking activities within all of the communities that the foundation serves.

The Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the foundation as well as compliance with all applicable policies, laws and regulations governing its activities.

Program Administration:

  • Meet with community non-profits, agencies, governments, tribes, and other potential grant recipients to identify and assess potential leadership giving opportunities within the foundation’s designated communities.
  • Consult with foundation board, officers, and First Federal representatives to identify emerging leadership giving opportunities within the foundation’s designated communities.
  • Provide guidance to both Leadership and Community grant applicants on preparing and submitting qualified applications.
  • Analyze grant applications. Prepare Docket for annual Leadership Giving and semi-annual Community Giving grant cycles.
  • Coordinate Advisory Committee activities and communications.
  • Effectively communicate grant decisions. Fund grant awards in a timely and effective manner.
  • Conduct ongoing grant monitoring activities.

Marketing and Public Relations:

  • Conduct outreach initiatives within eligible communities in coordination with First Federal’s retail management and staff in order to create greater awareness of foundation giving.
  • Coordinate public relations efforts with First Federal as needed and appropriate to create awareness of foundation giving, including attendance at check presentations, events, and public speaking engagements.
  • Generate content for Annual Report, brochures, articles, publications and other marketing-related materials; coordinate design and publication with First Federal’s Marketing Department.
  • Generate content for foundation’s website; coordinate and oversee website administration.

Administration and Communication:

  • Oversee development and adoption of strategic plan by board of directors. Ensure that goals and objectives are met.
  • Maintain written policies, procedures, forms, application and guidelines, updating as needed and required.
  • Organize regular and annual board meetings and ensure that required materials and communications are provided to all participants in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that all oral and written communications are handled in a timely and effective manner.
  • Ensure compliance with technical industry standards for security, privacy and maintenance of the foundation’s equipment, website, online activities and communications.
  • Provide training and resources to board members and officers with respect to IRS and other regulatory requirements affecting private foundations in general and FFCF specifically. Ensure that all foundation activities are in compliance.
  • Track, monitor and analyze data pertinent to foundation operations. Prepare reports and disseminate as appropriate.
  • Ensure proper custodianship of foundation records.


The successful ED candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to the mission and should be seen as a credible and convincing face for Foundation. The ideal candidate will possess most, if not all, of the following qualifications and characteristics:

  • A demonstrated track record of decisive leadership with a proven ability to align diverse stakeholders around a clear strategic approach
  • A professional presence, confident public speaker, and strong business acumen
  • An ability to make, and build support for, tough and timely decisions
  • Experience in generating funding through philanthropy and strategic partnerships
  • Reputation of integrity, trustworthiness, and character
  • Track record of insuring strong financial management of an organization
  • Proficiency in QuickBooks Online, Microsoft Office suite and WordPress preferred.

Four-year degree in non-profit management, business administration or related field is preferred.

Fifteen years experience, culminating in at least five years in executive-level position with non-profit or related organization.

Number and Titles of All Persons Supervised: 

Equipment Utilized:
Computers and general office equipment

Physical Requirements: 
The essential functions of this position involve combinations of sitting/standing for extended periods and the ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds. Boxes and supplies may be lifted on and off counters, tables, desks, and shelves. The work requires the ability to drive a motor vehicle to other facilities and locations throughout the foundation’s service areas, operate office machines and equipment such as personal computers, printers, copying machines, fax machines, calculators, and telephones. The work requires the ability to communicate clearly with customers, co-workers, and others in person and on telephones.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities