Executive Director

Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools
Washington, United States
$120,000.00 - $125,000.00
Closing date
Nov 28, 2021

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Position Type
Executive, Fundraising, Annual Fund, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Major Gifts, Planned Giving
Community Foundations, Education, Youth
Employment Type
Full Time

Our Vision

Our vision is that students are prepared, confident and excited to learn.


Our Mission

Our mission is to create opportunities that cultivate and inspire student success.


The Opportunity

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.



Key Traits

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.

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