We're looking for our next Executive Director!

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The Seattle 2030 District is currently searching for our next Executive Director to lead some exciting initiatives and projects. The full job description is below. To apply, visit Indeed. Job will be open until filled.


The Seattle 2030 District is a non-profit membership organization with a mission to support its members in creating and operating high-performance buildings that dramatically reduce energy, water, and transportation impacts. The District works to break down market barriers to building efficiency to make Seattle and the surrounding communities more sustainable and contribute to the region’s environmental resilience, livability, and affordability.

The organization’s membership consists of property owners, developers, managers and industry professionals and stakeholders that influence and support the built environment.

The Executive Director is responsible for advancing the organization’s mission towards its goals through development, facilitation, and execution of a strategic plan, management of multi-disciplinary programs and initiatives, and supervising a team of professional staff and consultants. The individual provides effective leadership, strategic direction, and organizational and financial management. The Executive Director must have the skills and experience to manage a broad range of tasks.

This position works closely with, and reports to, the Seattle 2030 District Board of Directors.


Essential functions include, but are not limited to:

Board Governance

  • Responsible for leading the District in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.

Organizational Management

  • Grow the organization’s effectiveness in leading the District to achieve its energy, water and transportation targets.
  • Hire and manage professional staff and consultants that work toward delivering outcomes and results consistent with the mission.
  • Establish and execute a work plan that maximizes the effectiveness of existing programs; develop and implement new programs; work with the Board to continuously evaluate program impacts and results
  • Provide financial oversight through budget development, management, and routine reporting of financial statements
  • Meet compliance requirements associated with maintaining 501c3 non-profit status
  • Manage existing contracts and grants, and meet associated reporting requirements
  • Grow the organization’s budget through membership dues, sponsorships, fee-for-service contracts, and grants
  • Manage banking and other business management relationships
  • Act as liaison between the Seattle 2030 District and the 2030 District Network


  • Actively engage and energize the organization’s membership, committees, partnering organizations, and funders
  • Communicate regularly with the organization’s membership through updates, meetings, and events
  • Grow the number of participating member firms and organizations


  • Ability to plan, manage, and carry out a variety of multi-disciplinary projects to meet organizational goals
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously through effective time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to establish and manage professional relationship across a variety of professional disciplines
  • Ability to write, summarize, and present data and information in clear and concise proposals and reports
  • Ability to comprehend, synthesize and convey technical information related to energy, water and carbon emissions
  • Ability to provide supervision and direction to staff with broad range of job responsibilities and areas of expertise
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to speak publicly in front of small, medium, and large audiences
  • Demonstrates sound judgment and attention to detail
  • Ability to operate various computer software programs, specifically Microsoft Word and Excel, Keela
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Possess good understanding of basic accounting and financial reporting


A combination of education and work experience may be considered.

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Five or more years work experience in non-profit, business management, real estate, architecture, engineering, construction, resource conservation, or related fields
  • Experience in a leadership or supervisory position
  • Experience with non-profit organizations and boards of directors
  • Experience with grant writing, fundraising, and reporting

The Seattle 2030 District is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request.

This job posting closes on December 30th

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $90,000.00 - $120,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:
All staff are currently working at home, the goal is to return to the office on February 1st. Currently all events are virtual, any planned events in the future will require vaccination.

Work Location: Seattle