Art with Heart

Executive Director/CEO

Organizational Overview

Art with Heart (AWH) is a nonprofit organization based in Seattle with a vision to spread the healing power of creative expression to kids facing trauma or adversity. We do this through our portfolio of therapeutic activity books for kids K-12, and the companion leader curricula, training and online resources for the adults supporting them.

Since our inception in 1996, we have empowered over 200,000 kids with our books and programs, and provided over 4,000 educators, therapists, and other youth-serving adults with training and resources. Our office is currently located near Seattle University in the Childhaven building. We have a $750,000 annual budget with funding coming from individuals, foundations, events, and the sales of our books and resources. For more information, visit

Position Summary

The incoming Executive Director will inherit an organization with a reputation of quality and a commitment to creative expression and accessibility for children in need. We innovate to keep our materials relevant, and to provide depth of resources for youth-serving adults to build and bolster the success of their work. The ED will be responsible for all aspects of leading and growing the organization, overseeing effective operations and financing of the organization through both earned and contributed income.

They will work with a growing eight-member board to develop strategic direction, provide effective financial oversight, development of strong donor and community relationships to support strategic initiatives. The ED will bring or develop a deep knowledge of the field of childhood trauma, bereavement, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), as well as core Art with Heart programs, relationships, partners, and non-profit operations. They will lead the organization in continuing strategic planning efforts, articulating intended impacts, and developing a Theory of Change. This position is an ex-officio member of the Board and the Board Chair serves as the ED’s primary point of contact.

For more information about this opportunity, please refer to the job description.