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Girls on the Run Puget Sound Executive Director

Girls on the Run International
Seattle, WA
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Job Description
Salary: $80,000-$95,000

Girls on the Run Puget Sound

Executive Director


Job Title: Executive Director

Location: Puget Sound (on site)

Reports To: Board of Directors

FLSA Status: Exempt


Girls on the Run Puget is a local nonprofit organization that operates in agreement with Girls on the Run International (“GOTRI”) and is dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.  Girls on the Run Puget Sound was established in 2002, and with careful and mindful leadership has grown substantially. During its 2019 season, it enrolled approximately 1,900 3rd through 8th grade girls in its programming, and has been building back in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our program currently serves King and NE Pierce Counties. 


Girls on the Run (“GOTR”) believes that all girls and communities should have access to our programs. We warmly welcome the participation of any child who identifies as “girl”, non-binary, or gender expansive in our programs. We are committed to leveraging our intellectual, financial, and human resources to advance strategies to be inclusive, equitable and accessible to all



Consistent with the mission of Girls on the Run, the Puget Sound Executive Director is responsible for the overall development, management, organization and financial solvency of the Girls on the Run Puget Sound council. This position will report to the Board of Directors and will be a full-time, salaried position. The best candidate will have the proven ability to activate strong local connections and experience in developing and growing organizations, both programmatically and fiscally. The Executive Director will be a results-driven leader across multi-functional areas (e.g. fundraising, finance, operations, and more) and must be based in Seattle or the surrounding areas.



This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Program Management and Development

  • Drive strategic geographic and programmatic growth by developing new entrepreneurial and diverse community and school-based partnerships while strengthening and building upon current relationships
  • Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization's programs and services
  • Ensure programs and services offered by the organization contribute to the organization's mission and reflect the priorities of the Board of Directors
  • Monitoring the delivery of the programs and services of the organization to maintain or improve quality
  • Oversee the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of special projects

Partnerships and Fund Development

  • Strategically build and activate new relationships that lead to effective and collaborative community partnerships
  • Steward, foster and expand upon current sponsor/partner relationships
  • Create and implement a diversified fund development plan that meets or exceeds required contributed income goals
  • Develop and execute a compelling community engagement and digital communication plan that is consistent with the GOTR brand and core values and results in a deeper understanding of the GOTR impact within the Puget Sound community

Council Management

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive strategic plan, embedding inclusion, diversity, equity and access imperatives and outcomes throughout 
  • Lead, support and empower staff; recognize and map future staffing opportunities
  • Demonstrate financial acumen, ensuring the organization’s progress toward meeting financial goals
  • Build a culture centered on our core values; elevate and demonstrate a commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and access
  • Maintain a strong relationship with Girls on the Run HQ; adhere to all GOTRI council obligations and policies
  • Track, analyze, and measure council data and key performance indicators to identify outcomes and opportunities
  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors to create and maintain a positive, effective and engaged board
  • Maintain ethical standards and accountability, manage risk, perform due diligence, and implement operational best practices



  • Bachelor of Arts or Science degree with at least 5 years of demonstrated executive leadership experience, preferably in a non-profit community impact environment
  • Aspirational, action-oriented, influential, and empowering
  • Demonstrated results in fundraising and grant writing
  • Passion for the Girls on the Run mission centric work and alignment with our core values
  • Confident and influential speaker in both large and small settings
  • Strong technological proficiency to navigate an array of web-based software
  • Ability to utilize social media applications for marketing/engagement
  • Readiness to embrace the complex work of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access
  • A strong entrepreneurial spirit with a willingness to seize opportunities
  • A willingness to take on a hands-on role with regards to program execution and administrative needs
  • Availability nights and weekends as needed for events, funding opportunities and outreach engagements
  • Regular access to a reliable vehicle and ability to travel locally



This full-time position is based in the Puget Sound area and permits a hybrid work environment. The Executive Director will be required to work from the Girls on the Run Puget Sound office at least two days per week to provide hands-on leadership and support to our community.

  • Frequent local travel with periodic out-of-state travel
  • Ongoing in-person and virtual interactions in community
  • Frequent interaction with external stakeholders
  • High speed internet access required to access systems when working outside the office



  • Active, reliable professional development and onboarding support and resources from Girls on the Run HQ
  • An engaged and experienced board
  • An immediate sense of belonging within the Girls on the Run organization through frequent interactions with Washington Girls on the Run council EDs and others within the Girls on the Run national network
  • Clear guidance, metrics and a continual feedback loop regarding goals, expectations and outcomes
  • Generous paid time off


This position is offering a compensation range of $80,000-$95,000 annually, to be determined per candidate’s level of experience. A full benefits package is included. We ask you to provide a resume, cover letter and answers to two short answer questions provided on the application site. The application deadline is May 4, 2022.


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Seattle, WA
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