Executive Director

Parent Trust for Washington Children is seeking an energetic and innovative Executive Director to lead us into our 5th decade of preventing child abuse/neglect and other Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

At Parent Trust, we believe ALL children need safe homes and healthy parents. Parent Trust is a statewide family support agency and trusted source of education and support for parents, caregivers, families, teens, and professionals. We serve over 15,000 individuals each year through our statewide phone/online services, parenting classes, teen workshops, developmental screenings and community education programs.

The ideal candidate is an experienced Director who is deeply committed to Parent Trust’s mission of preventing child abuse and neglect and is highly motivated to ensure parents/caregivers have the skills necessary to raise strong, safe children. They have a solid track record of raising funds to support crucial services such as ours.


1) Board Governance: Responsible for leading Parent Trust in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.

  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
  • Work with the Board to recruit and orient new Board members.
  • Oversee coordination of Board and Committee meetings.

2) Fundraising and Financial Management: Ensure the financial health of the organization.

  • Responsible for fundraising to support Parent Trust’s mission (i.e. donor development, corporate sponsors, special events and grants/foundations.)
  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of Parent Trust, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
  • Responsible for fiscal management that anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintains the organization in a positive financial position.
  • Ensure that Parent Trust is in compliance with all relevant state and federal laws, regulations, standard accounting procedures and contracts.

3) Organization Mission: Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.

  • Supervise a Leadership Team of direct reports including the Associate Director, Accounting Manager and Grantwriter/Executive Assistant.
  • Works with board to develop, execute, and update a strategic plan that ensures that Parent Trust can successfully fulfill its mission into the future.
  • Responsible for the enhancement of Parent Trust’s mission by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
  • Serve as Parent Trust’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media and the general public. Oversee publicity, outreach and other communications efforts through multiple media channels.

4) Organization Operations:

  • Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff.
  • Responsible for managing facilities, classrooms, equipment and building leases.
  • Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other contracts made and entered into on behalf of the organization.
  • Other duties as assigned by Board of Directors

Professional Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Three years of experience cultivating individual donors and major gifts.
  • Ability to engage diverse donor groups.
  • Three years of experience coordinating special events that raised a minimum of $100,000 in undesignated funds for the agency.
  • Three years of experience cultivating corporate sponsors.
  • Three years of experience creating/implementing a development plan or candidate may submit a quantifiable development plan.
  • Three years of experience working with a variety of media channels to increase the visibility of a program and/or organization.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including public speaking ability.
  • Ability to convey a vision of Parent Trust’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors.
  • Skills to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.
  • Commitment to creating a positive daily work environment to retain highly qualified staff and prevent staff turnover.
  • Sense of humor, integrity and impeccable work ethic.
  • Strong budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting.
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, and task facilitation.
  • Knowledge of Word and Excel required.

Compensation: $85,000/year (non-negotiable until more funds procured). This is a full-time, exempt position. Parent Trust benefits package includes payment of 100% of medical, dental and vision insurance, FSA, Aflac, 403b, sick leave, generous PTO, and parking.

Location: Offices located in Seattle, Washington.

Deadline for Application: March 6, 2020.

To apply, please submit:

  • Cover Letter outlining 1) your experience meeting the job requirements and 2) why you are interested in this position.
  • Resume
  • 3 Professional References

Email cover letter, resume and references to: information@parenttrust.org

Parent Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.