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Executive Director

Job Location

Thurston County, WA

Published By

Our Ark

Type of Job

Part Time Volunteer

Published Date

March 31, 2020 at 9:00:00 PM

About the job

    Are you ready for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with an organization that makes a difference each day in the lives of young street youth who are effect by homelessness? Then join the team at Our Ark where you'll help make a difference everyday. We are in need of an Executive Director to work on the overall strategic and operational responsibility for Our Ark affiliate programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. With the support of a part-time marketing whiz you will help them to achieve their fundraising objectives and develop the new approach to launching affiliate programs and associated operations

    Description: What you'll be doing:
    This role will focus on outreach and development activities. Reporting to the Board of Director. The Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Our Ark affiliate programs, expansion.


    Operates under the sole guidance of, and reports directly to Board of Directors
    o Assists with local fund development activities.
    o Implements and maintains the operations as set forth in Our Ark manuals of operations
    and as directed by the Board of Directors.
    o Ensures that the local program operates in accordance with the bylaws, articles of incorporation and mission of Our Ark.
    o Submits the year’s local program annual budget and program goals the current year;
    o Submits all Program and Financial Reports to the Board of Directors in a timely manner;
    o Identifies the times and places Leadership Team meetings;
    o Prepares the agenda for, and presides over, all meetings of the Leadership Team;
    o Implements the kid, volunteer and Sponsor recognition program in accordance with the guidelines established by the Board.
    o Supervises all Leadership Team members to ensure proper performance of duties.

    Actively engage and energize Our Ark volunteers, board members, committees, partnering organizations, and funders.
    Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors; serve as ex-officio of each committee; seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for both ongoing local operations as well as for the affiliate rollout.

    Ensure effective systems to track overall progress. Regularly evaluate program components (evidence-based) to measure successes and challenges. Effectively communicate results to the board, funders, and other constituents.


This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous

  • People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects

  • Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction

  • Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture

  • Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail

  • Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction

  • Innovative -- prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity

  • High stress tolerance -- thrives in a high-pressure environment


  1. On-the-job training

  2. Brings fun and fulfillment to your life.

  3. Developing management skills

  4. Making our communities better to live and love 

  5. Learn how the best in the business do what they do

  6. Get an idea for their future career path

  7. Build self-confidence and develop a sense of responsibility

  8. Learn basic work skills such as collaboration,  interviewing and working with different colleagues

About us

We are 100% volunteer led team of passionate people who are to support and help the youth on the streets to go from thriving to surviving through care, compassionate, committed adults in our communities. We adhere to our values of Compassion, Community (engaging individuals, building alliances), Commitment, Hope, Trust, Love, Respect, and Integrity. We love to have fun enjoying every moment we have with team members, youth, and our communities. We would love to have you a part of this team.


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