Vice President

Are you our Vice President? Are You!..

A savvy, proactive, customer-focused leader with an entrepreneurial, systems, and team orientation? Are you committed to deep engagement, outside-in thinking, community, philanthropy, public policy, networks, data-driven decision-making and capital in its many forms? Are you equally comfortable with adaptive and operational leadership roles?

If so, consider joining an exceptional team that partners with philanthropy to strengthen both its effectiveness and the public good.

About Philanthropy Northwest

Philanthropy Northwest is the regional philanthropic network for Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. We promote, facilitate and drive collaborative action by philanthropic organizations to strengthen our communities. We envision vibrant, healthy Northwest communities ; each with its own unique history, culture and traditions ; connected to the natural environment and facing the future with optimism. Founded in 1976, we build, connect and inspire the philanthropic community through professional development, networking, research, publications, public policy work and consulting.

We have three core programs: 1) a regional philanthropy network; 2) The Giving Practice, our philanthropic consulting practice, which brings customized solutions, deep regional relationships and national expertise to support foundations and philanthropic entities as they navigate the changing landscape of today’s philanthropy; 3) An incubation platform for innovative philanthropic projects. We are currently the home for two major projects: Mission Investors Exchange and Community Democracy Workshop.

Our culture

  • We elevate the field of philanthropy by identifying opportunities, taking smart risks, challenging our assumptions, experimenting creatively, listening actively, engaging in deep conversations and learning through action and reflection.
  • Strong relationships power our work at every level; we build them with care and nurture them attentively.
  • We embrace and encourage diversity, equity and inclusion in our community and continuously seek to bring new perspectives into our organization and our networks.
  • We are a learning organization that invests in supporting the ongoing growth of our individuals, our team and our community.
  • We value high quality work that is grounded in deep mutual respect, healthy work/life balance, clear communication, humor and joy.


We seek an energetic and innovative Vice President to lead an enterprise portfolio. As a leadership team member, you will help us manage enterprise cultural change, business model innovation and integration. You will lead the Member Network team. This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer.


Chief Integration Officer

Proactively assess and nudge enterprise culture, employing influence to ensure that the business is internally and externally coherent and congruent, through the effective integration of all business systems and processes. This includes streamlining resources and managing cross-continuum collaboration, including building and improving relationships with members of our network and the broader philanthropic support ecosystem. Proactively monitor for opportunities to spur business model and enterprise innovation.

Member Network:

· Member experience

Set within a larger aspirational context, blueprint a compelling value proposition that meets Philanthropy Northwest’s diverse membership where it is. Proactively and responsively meet member needs in the best way possible to help them achieve their goals and objectives, and maximize their philanthropic impact. Develop quality information and skill building opportunities (professional development); create networking opportunities (convening); provide customized assistance that responds to individual member and affinity group requests (service); build additive networks; and design, implement and continuously improve member recruitment and retention strategies / tactics (development).

· Public policy

Work closely with the Public Policy Committee and Chief Executive Officer to establish Philanthropy Northwest as leading policy hub working within and across multiple networks. Within an “inform, influence, activate” framework, direct all aspects of public policy and advocacy strategies, and activities undertaken by the Philanthropy Northwest network.

· Advancement

With Philanthropy Northwest expanding beyond its traditional membership model to incorporate “advancement” into its relationship cultivation strategy, build internal culture and capabilities to re-imagine our approach to connect donors and Philanthropy Northwest around mutually-shared points of interest.

· Business model innovation

Lead the enterprise effort to re-imagine and reinvigorate the membership (business) model. We think about the business model as a set of key decisions that collectively determine how a business earns its revenue, incurs its costs, and manages its risks. Innovations to the model are changes to those decisions. This includes configuring innovation processes that are more systemic and open, with business model reinvention becoming a continuous, inclusive process, bringing it to the level of a reliable and improvable discipline.


Many paths could have led you to this position and we seek no single set of qualifications or experiences. You must be:

  • A skilled coach committed to empowering individuals and teams.
  • An outstanding communicator; able to write equally well for digital and print media.
  • Skillful with and passionate about digital media.
  • Able to rapidly incorporate new tools and systems into your working practice.
  • A strong strategic thinker, able to coordinate multiple projects, sweat the details and manage ambiguity with grace and good humor.
  • Clear in setting expectations and flawless with follow-through.
  • Highly collaborative; philanthropy and mission investing are team sports and we value flexible, adaptable people who can play many roles.
  • Curious and confident; you will need to generate and test new ideas and drive through rapid cycles of action, reflection and learning.
  • Passionate about our mission and our culture.
  • A master’s degree holder or the equivalent in other experiences.

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume describing why you would be a good fit for this position to including your name and “Vice President” in the subject line by September 20. This position will remain open until we find our ideal candidate. We’ll ask for references if you make it to the final round.

Seattle, Washington
Vice President

2101 Fourth Ave, Suite 650, Seattle, WA, 98121, US