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Executive Director, Pacific Northwest

One Love Foundation
Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 29, 2022

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Position Type
Executive, Fundraising, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising, Programs, Community Outreach, Grant Administration, Grant Making, Managing Volunteers, Program Administration and Management
Community Development, Community Foundations, Philanthropic Advisors
Employment Type
Full Time
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One in three women and nearly one in three men experience relationship abuse in their lifetime. More than 1 in 2 transgender people will experience intimate partner violence in their lifetime. Three women a day are killed by their current or former partner in the US alone. The statistics around relationship abuse make it a public health epidemic that all of us have a stake in changing. Data and Statistics

Started out of a relationship violence tragedy – the death of Yeardley Love in 2010 – The One Love Foundation is the national leader in educating young people ages 11+ about relationship health, educating more than 2 million young people through educational workshops both in-person and online. Through film-based workshops and peer-to-peer discussions, One Love addresses the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships and the warning signs of abuse in an accessible way. One Love creates safe spaces where young people can identify and talk about the issue. Workshop participants leave equipped with the vocabulary and tools needed to act when they see unhealthy behaviors and abuse both as bystanders and in their own relationships. One Love empowers young people to improve the health of their relationships and to spread this message in their communities.

Today, One Love’s campaign is equal parts national and local in its scope. Nationally, One Love has created a mission, messaging and educational tools that standardize the language used to teach young people about healthy and unhealthy relationships. One Love's recent Theory of Change process affirmed their commitment to serve “all youth” with an increased focus on the following: youth of color, LGBTQ+, male-identifying, those who are disabled, and whose first language is Spanish or Mandarin.

Locally, One Love works on the ground with young people, schools, youth-facing community groups and social service partners to ensure that their programs are used in a way that is right for each community. Regional teams build deep roots and authentic partnerships within a given region that can help accelerate the movement to end relationship violence. In 2017, One Love established on-the-ground teams to increase the velocity of their efforts in engagement and activation. One Love now has staff on the ground in five regions and by serving these communities full-time, One Love is amplifying a conversation about relationships that is changing and saving lives.



In each of One Love’s five regional offices, Executive Directors are the lead architects of and recruiters for the local campaign, charged with expanding, diversifying, and deepening the participation of all types of participants. EDs are true believers in our common-sense approach to prevention and intervention and they are highly comfortable recruiting others to the cause. Executive Directors play a critical role in achieving One Love’s mission and strategic plan through raising funds to support both local and national work, scaling our educational programming, building partnerships to raise the profile of relationship health education, and mobilizing individuals to take action to end relationship violence.  


  • Develop and execute a regional strategic plan for One Love’s growth in line with the overall organizational strategic plan 

  • Expand One Love’s programmatic reach through middle school, high school, and college engagement as well as through partnerships with youth-facing organizations who want the young people they love to benefit from this conversation 

  • Expand and retain the financial base of support for this work through development strategies including annual giving and major gifts solicitation, special events, community fundraising, foundation grants, corporate giving, and possibly government support 

  • Develop a dedicated and enthusiastic corps of community leaders, both young people and adults, who help drive participation and engagement in their communities as a key element of shifting community norms 

  • Establish a Regional Board of Advisors to serve as a leadership group and crucial partners for the Regional ED. Regional Boards advise on best strategies for impact in the city they love, and inspiring their support is critical and expected to achieve growth  

  • Support and develop a small but A+ team on the ground 

  • Be an influential and collaborative leader locally, advocating for this work and recruiting collaborators and partners who share our vision and believe in the power of communities, and young people, to achieve ambitious goals 

  • Closely collaborate with the broader One Love team as well as other Regional EDs to continue to establish best practices for regional operations. Serve as active and contributing member of the senior management team 


Professional Qualifications and Experience 

  • 15 years professional experience in fundraising, business development, community engagement and/or organizing, and partnership development and/or related fields 

  • Fundraising and partnerships experience is essential 

  • Start-up experience is valuable 

  • Some experience in the education space is preferred 

  • Successful track record of building or scaling an organization’s efforts and impact at a quick pace, including procurement of new funds and retention of existing funds to enable growth 

  • Experience in balancing creativity, strategic planning and execution (imagining, planning and doing) simultaneously  

  • Exceptional relationship manager and positive presence whose enthusiasm and energy help recruit a diverse collection of individuals and organizations to this cause  

  • Experience leading a business line as well as working with colleagues across an organization to get things done 

Personal Qualities and Attributes 

  • Deep passion for One Love’s mission and movement 

  • “Big thinker” with a strong interest in overseeing the growth of the campaign locally through programmatic expansion, growth of the fundraising base, and empowerment of local leaders 

  • Demonstrated commitment to belonging, diversity, equity, and inclusion; someone who views others with an asset-based lens, values all individuals and respects differences regarding race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstance 

  • Ability to be a strategic leader and visionary as well as to chart out a tactical plan of action.   

  • Energized by fluidity, and highly adaptable to rapidly evolving and changing environments 

  • Entrepreneurial mindset that embraces experimentation and can quickly pivot where required. Prior experience working in a fast growth organization preferred 

  • A polished communicator and excellent writer, able to effectively articulate the case for One Love support 

  • High energy, enthusiasm, and a strong work ethic 

  • Low ego, patient and collaborative team leader who is eager to work collaboratively with junior and senior colleagues to reach shared goals; actively works against ‘silo’ mentality 

  • Extremely self-motivated with the ability to work both independently as well as part of a team 

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities at once and to galvanize a team to do so as well 

  • Superior organizational, time-management and follow-up skills 

  • Goals and metrics oriented 


This position is based in Seattle with some travel required. The organization is currently operating on a hybrid model with 1 – 3 days per week in person. 


One Love offers compensation and benefits that are competitive with comparable nonprofits in the region and commensurate with experience.

One Love believes in supporting the whole person by providing:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and flex coverage
  • A 401k offering, including a match
  • 4-weeks paid vacation
  • Paid holidays as well as sick and mental health time
  • Generous family leave

Additionally, the organization promotes workplace well-being through:

  • Employee-led Affinity Spaces
  • Paid travel to organizational retreats for team building and fun
  • Staff learning and development
  • Empowerment of team members to take on new opportunities that stretch their experience set

Organizationally, One Love is committed to living Core Values and Beliefs internally and externally.

Core Beliefs

  • We believe that everyone deserves healthy relationships.
  • We believe that anyone can start a conversation that saves lives.
  • We believe in the power of youth and community.
  • We believe that education and collective action can change the world.

Core Values

Think Big

We are innovative and bold in the name of accelerating progress. Fear of failure does not keep us from trying something that could be revolutionary. We think out of the box, experiment, and take calculated risks.

Commitment to Impact

Everything we do is driven by the impact we seek in the world. We are continually learning and evolving by listening to the communities we serve, evaluating our efforts, and iterating to ensure we have meaningful results.

Inclusion and Accessibility

Relationship abuse is a human issue, and we aspire to reach all youth. We create a common language for understanding healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors, and we hold ourselves accountable to ensuring that people of all identities see themselves in this work and can access our resources.

Partnership is in our DNA

Nothing is possible without partners. We work hand in hand with individuals and organizations to educate, and we rely on inspired volunteers to help drive lasting change in their communities. Together we are stronger.

One One Love

We are deeply dedicated to our mission and to our team, practicing what we preach and working to build healthy relationships with one another. We help each other get the job done and are inspired by the possibility of what we can do together


One Love is an equal opportunity employer. One Love believes that changing social norms and the statistics around abuse requires a team and an approach that is diverse, inclusive and truly human in nature. One Love encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.

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