The core responsibility of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is to provide leadership to advance both WCV and WEC’s missions. The CEO is responsible for overall strategic planning, revenue generation and fundraising, financial management, and organization development for both organizations including the WCV PAC. The CEO works with and supervises the current Executive Team (WEC President, WCV President, Development Director, Administrative Director, Communications Director, and Government Affairs Director) to ensure that programs are developed, implemented and coordinated across the two organizations to the extent allowed by law. In addition, the CEO serves as the organizations’ representative and thought leader to the national League of Conservation Voters and other state level conservation organizations around the country.
Washington Environmental Council is an IRS section 501(c)(3) nonprofit, statewide advocacy organization that drives positive change to solve the state’s most pressing environmental challenges. The organization works to protect, restore and sustain Washington’s environment for all people in the state. For over 50 years, WEC has been at the forefront of environmental protection in the state, securing laws and policies that safeguard the health of Washington’s families and environment. From bedrock laws like the State Environmental Policy Act, to improving management of Washington’s forests, to finding solutions that reduce climate emissions and build a clean energy economy, WEC ensures a healthy future for Washington state so it remains a great place to live and work.
Washington Conservation Voters is an IRS section 501(c)(4) nonprofit, is the statewide political voice for the environment helping ensure that all people in Washington state have a healthy environment and a strong, sustainable economy. WCV does this by working to elect environmentally responsible candidates to state and local offices. Working with others in the community, WCV advocates for strong environmental policies and holds elected officials accountable for their actions. Through its political work, WCV strengthens laws that safeguard the health of all communities, the beauty of the state, and Washington’s economic future.
Compensation and Benefits
This is a full time, exempt position with a target starting salary range of $125,000 – $160,000 depending on experience. We also offer a generous benefits package including: employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance; a 401k plan and organizational match of up to 3% of your annual salary; a flexible spending account; paid vacation and sick leave and ten paid holidays per year; an unlimited ORCA transit pass; and if you work for seven consecutive years you are eligible for a two-month paid sabbatical.