Communities In Schools of Washington - State Director

Communities In Schools of Washington
Federal Way, Washington State
$125,000 - $145,000
Feb 04, 2021
Mar 06, 2021
Focus Areas
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level

Communities In Schools of Washington state office has embarked on a search for a talented leader to succeed its current State Director who is retiring after thirteen years of highly successful leadership. CISWA’s state office is located in Federal Way, WA.

CISWA began operating in Washington in 1991 at the urging of Boeing, Costco and other business and education leaders. The CISWA state office and affiliate network exists to help communities address the problem that thousands of kids across Washington carry adult-sized burdens to school every day: unmet basic needs, homelessness, bullying, systemic racism, the emotional effects of trauma, untreated medical conditions, language barriers, and learning disabilities. CISWA is an active part of the national Communities In Schools network with affiliates in 25 states and the District of Columbia.

Communities In Schools of Washington is dedicated to empowering students to stay in school and on a path to a brighter future. CISWA provides a supportive network of eleven independent, community-based affiliates who work directly inside 115 schools in Washington.

The CISWA affiliate network connects kids to caring adults and community resources designed to help them succeed. In 2020 more than 84,000 students were served statewide. Affiliates work with school and community leaders to determine how best to support local youth, guided by a set of essentials that every child needs and deserves. 

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This is a very unique opportunity to lead a system that makes huge differences in children’s lives. It’s a great mix of working with the heart while supporting planning and decisions with data to back up outcomes. Working with leaders from a wide cross section of the community including elected and government officials, schools, corporations, foundations, key donors and partner organizations, the ED has an incredible opportunity to help shape the experience children have in schools. This position makes a difference every day.

Under the direction and guidance of the Board of Directors, the position is directly responsible for the planning, organizing, and management of the state office to achieve the CIS mission and support the affiliate network across Washington State.  The position is also responsible for ensuring positive and collaborative relationships with affiliate leadership to provide mutual benefits to support aligned efforts. 

The Executive leads a great staff of five and has direct budget responsibility for approximately $1.7 million. The total CIS affiliate network investment in the community is approximately $10 million.


Salary Range - $125,000 - $145,000 plus medical/dental/retirement

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Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field with 7 years of senior management experience; Master’s degree a plus.

Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Proven track record of effectively leading a non-profit agency.

Strong financial management knowledge and experience.

Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives.

Past success working with a Board of Directors including cultivation of existing board members and developing new relationships.

Experience with a variety of successful fund-raising strategies and development of annual revenue goals and implementation of a multi-faceted resource development plan to achieve goals.