Our vision is that students are prepared, confident and excited
Our mission is to create opportunities that cultivate and
inspire student success.
The Foundation for
Vancouver Public Schools (FVPS) is an independent, 501(c)3
non-profit corporation established in 1988 to support students
across all 37 schools in the Vancouver
Public Schools (the District) through generous donations from
school employees, parents, students, community members and
businesses. FVPS and the District partner closely to ensure
students and families have basic needs, health and social service
referrals, enrichment activities and family engagement
opportunities, and other resources through on-site and mobile
Family Community Resource Centers.
FVPS seeks a highly motivated, full-time Executive Director (ED)
who will serve as the public face of the Foundation, as a strategic
partner with the Foundation’s board of directors and the District’s
senior leadership, and as the Foundation’s principal fundraiser.
Supported by a team of 4 (2.4 FTE), the ED is also responsible for
the Foundation’s day-to-day activities and operations.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to work
with dedicated Board, staff, and district leadership to propel the
Foundation forward to the next level, while helping ensure
Vancouver Public School students are prepared, confident and
excited to learn.
Mission driven ● Adaptable, flexible, and brave ● Ethical in
behavior and business practices ● Approachable and collaborative ●
Relationship builder ● Strategic and focused ● Creative and
innovative ● Attentive to details ● Articulate and well-informed ●
A listener first.
Key Knowledge and Skills
Ability to set an inspiring vision and provide motivating
leadership for the Board and staff of the FVPS and the District ●
Intercultural competence, ability to work with sensitivity and
effectiveness with peoples of diverse backgrounds and identities;
demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion for all ●
Knowledge of the organization and structure of public schools ●
Knowledge of, and experience with full range of development
programs including major gifts and planned gifts ● Excellent
written and oral communication skills ● Financial acumen necessary
to successfully lead an organization the size of the FVPS ●
Intermediate to advanced Excel, donor database, Google Docs/Sheets,
and other web-based applications as appropriate to job duties;
ability to learn as digital tools evolve ● Flexibility for
occasional evening/weekend hours ● Ability to pass a criminal
background check and pre-employment drug screen ● Vaccination and
masking will follow state, local and District requirements.
How to Apply
Nonprofit Professionals Now is excited to be working with the
Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools on this key leadership
position! Interested applicants are encouraged to visit the
application portal to review the full job description and submit a
resume and a cover letter highlighting your fundraising and
nonprofit management experience.
Application Link: https://bit.ly/3GyESKE
Application Deadline: November 29, 2021.
The Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools is committed to
listen and take action around safety and social justice to ensure a
more equitable and inclusive future for all students. In the coming
months, we will be taking steps to further define how this will be
included in our organization for permanent change. We invite you to
join us in our shared commitment to this valuable work.