Executive Assistant and Board Liaison (PNW)

For more than 40 years, Philanthropy Northwest has served as a leader, collaborator, and partner, working side-by-side with our members and partners in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming, to show the power and potential of philanthropy. Through collaboration and partnership, we test new and innovative ideas around policy, advocacy, community philanthropy, and impact investing. We bring our members and partners together to learn, grow, and become stronger and more united through convenings, events, cohorts, collaboratives, and civil discourse. 

Our work includes four core programs: 1) The Learning Network, a regional community providing opportunities for emerging and established philanthropy leaders to connect, learn and grow; 2) Democracy and advocacy, a team focused on public policy issues impacting the communities we serve and promoting democracy within the philanthropic sector and beyond; 3)  The Giving Practice, a national consulting team bringing customized solutions, deep regional relationships and national expertise to support organizations navigating philanthropy’s changing landscape; 4) An incubation platform for innovative philanthropic projects.


The Board Liaison and Executive Assistant provides highly responsive administrative support to Philanthropy Northwest’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Board of Directors, and Executive team which includes communication, meeting logistics, workplan tracking, and preparation for meetings. An experienced and self-driven Executive Assistant will serve in this fast-paced environment, providing critical, high-level project management support. This position is an opportunity for a highly organized, detail-oriented individual with outstanding interpersonal skills and a strong sense of initiative to play a critical role in the day-to-day functioning of the CEO Office, while exercising discretion with complex and confidential information. This job is based in Seattle, WA.

PNW operates in hybrid work model with opportunity to work remotely, regular presence at Seattle office is required for this position.


The total compensation for a full-time position includes a package of benefits consisting of medical, vision and dental; pre-tax savings accounts for medical, transportation, childcare; fixed retirement contribution by employer (6% of salary); generous vacation, holiday and sick time paid time off; professional development and flexible schedule. Annual salary range is $50,000 - $63,000; depending on experience.


Please submit a resume and cover letter indicating: 1) how you are qualified for this role and the organization; 2) your salary requirement; and 3) what value you would bring to Philanthropy Northwest, to [email protected], including YOUR NAME + “and Executive Assistant and Board Liaison” in the subject line by September 7, 2021. Candidates will be screened as they come in and may be advanced before the application deadline. This position will remain open until we find our ideal candidate. 
Philanthropy Northwest is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create an inclusive and equitable workplace and encourage people from underrepresented communities to apply. We value and celebrate our employees’ differences in age, ability, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, language, national origin, political affiliation, socio-economic status, and veteran status. 


Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation.

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  • Elyse Gordon
    published this page in Job Board 2021-08-27 12:30:56 -0400