Executive Assistant

The Major Gifts Officer is a highly skilled, experienced and results-oriented fundraising professional who can plan individual giving strategy and manage a portfolio of current and prospective donors. They will serve as a strategic thought partner to the Managing Director of Advancement and the Executive Director on campaign planning and the cultivation and stewardship of individual donors. The successful candidate will understand the complexities of philanthropy and be excited to build and grow an individual gifts program. The successful candidate is an excellent relationship steward whose approach is strategic and data-driven with a proven record of producing measurable results. 

WSOS currently has an annual operating and programs budget of about $5 million and supports a scholarship budget of about $18 million annually.  WSOS’s 11-member, Governor-appointed Board of Directors meets quarterly. There is a staff of about 30 FTE which is primarily located in Seattle and several remote staff members across the state.  WSOS collaborates with its program administrator, 501 Commons, which provides HR, IT and financial services for the organization. The workplace culture at WSOS is fast-paced, innovative, results-driven and equity-focused. All are encouraged to think creatively, voice their opinions, try new things, fail quickly, evaluate, iterate and try again. We spend time investing in relationships, and we acknowledge the humanity of our Scholars, staff and partners. We believe we are powerful because of the diverse perspectives staff bring, and we seek to understand and offer one another grace and acceptance. We commit to giving and receiving feedback honestly and often. We set bold goals and have high expectations for ourselves, and we hold ourselves and each other accountable to them. This doesn’t mean we don’t also have fun! We have built a social, collaborative team and we value opportunities to connect and have fun together. Work-life balance is highly valued: we have a generous PTO and holiday schedule, and we are flexible with staff and allow for fluid work arrangements that make work better integrate with life. If this sounds like you, come join us. 

Position open until filled. Please visit https://www.waopportunityscholarship.org/about/jobs/ and click on “Check for open roles” to submit the following documents:

Cover letter outlining your interest in the position
Resume highlighting relevant aspects of your experience