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Chief Operations Officer

Washington, United States
$185,000.00 - $200,000.00
Closing date
Nov 23, 2021

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Position Type
Executive, Administrative, Accounting and Finance, Human Resources, Information Systems, Other Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Reporting directly to the CEO, the Chief Operations Officer (COO) serves as a key member of the Executive Team, participates in ongoing strategy development, and works collaboratively with peer Executive leaders to ensure all finance, accounting, information technology (IT), real estate, facilities, risk management, and operations activities positively support Treehouse’s evolving program delivery needs. The COO provides strategic staff management for leaders across a wide array of functions, decision-making, staff communication and other activities to build organizational culture and support achievement of overall agency goals.

The COO will lead a team of Directors and Managers including the Controller and IT leadership, and the opportunity to hire new leaders in Finance and Operations. Treehouse is forecasting a budget of approximately $20M for FY 2022 and anticipates the staff to expand from about 135 to approximately 200 in response to an expanded commitment to serving all youth in foster care across Washington state by 2023.

Representative duties of the COO include, but are not limited to: overseeing the annual agency planning and budgeting cycle; overseeing long-term financial planning and management in alignment with the strategic and business plan; overseeing and assuring effective, accountable processes and reporting in finance and accounting,  information technology, facilities, and real estate; assuring best practices and regulatory compliance; preparing materials that reflect the operational and fiscal health of the organization for management and the Board of Directors; and developing mutually supportive, collaborative relationships with Board members and other key volunteers.

Treehouse is charged with oversight and management of the 2100 Building, a collaborative space where many local nonprofits are based.   The COO will oversee building management and work as a representative of building ownership to tenants and community partners.

Treehouse is a rapidly growing nonprofit with a 30-year history of addressing the academic and other essential support needs of children, youth and young adults experiencing foster care. Services are provided throughout Washington State, and Treehouse is an emerging leader in the foster care and education conversation on the national level.

More details about the programs and services that Treehouse offers can be found here.

To learn more about Treehouse’s recent financial performance, please click here.

You can find more information about foster care in Washington state here.

Treehouse is committed to supporting all employees through competitive salary and benefits, a commitment to equity and inclusion, and training and professional development opportunities.

Candidate materials are reviewed on an on-going basis and initial interviews will begin by late October. Please submit a resume and a two-page (or less) cover letter addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Lisa Chin at:

Please upload the resume and cover letter as a single, combined WORD or PDF document.

You may direct questions to Ed Rogan at or 206.697.8428.

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