Vice President, Executive Director
Founded in 1998, City Year Seattle/King County (CYSKC) believes in putting students first and service through collaboration. Our 22 staff members are rooted in service, social justice, and asset-based approaches to community engagement. We proudly serve 4,600 students in key south-end Seattle Public Schools through 87+ AmeriCorps members. Over the last four years, the Seattle/King County site has focused on strengthening operational excellence, relationships, and financial sustainability. Thanks to authentic partnerships and our incredible staff, board, and AmeriCorps members, the site is now stronger than ever. As we look to the next chapter of impact, we are seeking an experienced, passionate, and community-minded leader to enable service to more students, deepen community engagement, and to strengthen education partnerships across Seattle. The site’s staff, AmeriCorps members, and students we serve are a majority of people of color. The next leader must be someone who understands the spirit of service and has a deep commitment to racial equity & social justice work.
City Year is seeking an innovative, entrepreneurial, and people-focused leader to serve as the Executive Director (ED) at City Year Seattle/King County. This position is an outstanding opportunity to play an integral role in advocating for and advancing public education in Seattle. This seasoned executive is responsible for ensuring the Seattle site meets its impact, revenue, district partnership, and external relations goals. City Year Seattle/King County has the opportunity to reenergize its position in the Seattle community, and key to the site’s success is a leader and collaborator who is a natural coalition-builder, people developer, and influencer who leads with both tenacity and humility.
Reporting to the Regional Vice President of the West Region, this dynamic, visionary change agent leads 22+ staff members and 87+ AmeriCorps members serving in partner schools. Additionally, the Executive Director works closely with City Year Seattle/King County’s advisory board, comprised of leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors of Seattle. The Executive Director is accountable for a current annual budget of approximately $4.5M, while simultaneously securing the resources necessary to ensure the sustainability, growth, and scale to achieve City Year’s Long-Term Impact goals.
Serving as the primary champion of City Year’s impact locally, the Executive Director leads efforts to keep students in school and on track, while also ensuring the sustainability and continuity of the site. The Executive Director represents the organization within the Seattle community by mobilizing powerful coalitions to catalyze greater educational opportunity for underserved students. These constituencies include: advisory board members; district leadership and school partners; Volunteer Florida; alumni; and private sector funders and sponsors.
Additionally, the Executive Director is a Vice President for City Year Inc.’s national organization and therefore strengthens the connection between City Year’s national initiatives and the local work in Seattle. Through this role as Vice President, the Executive Director also participates within the City Year global network to advance the mission by managing working relationships with staff at City Year’s national office and helping to lead and set organizational strategy through network-wide project teams.
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