Executive Director


Executive Director

About the role


The Executive Director of the Community Center for Education Results(CCER) provides vision, strategic leadership, fiscal development, and organizational management for CCER, a nonprofit organization supporting the regional collective impact initiative called the Road Map Project. CCER works to impact student and community-driven outcomes for education equity from early learning through postsecondary. In collaboration with partners, CCER provides a system-building support role to the numerous organizations and community leaders working to achieve the Road Map Project goals. An effective Executive Director will be a strong relationship-builder who develops critical, cross-sector connections and finds opportunities for sustaining impact in state and local education policy.



About CCER and the Road Map Project


CCER is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 2010 to support the Road Map Project—a collective impact initiative to improve student achievement from cradle through college and career in seven King County, Washington school districts: Auburn, Federal Way, Highline, Kent, Renton, (South) Seattle, and Tukwila. CCER provides communications, convening, continuous improvement, community engagement, and data and research supports for Road Map Project partners and our region’s communities. Through multisector collaboration with hundreds of organizations and individuals, the Road Map Project aims to increase equitable policies and practices in education systems to eliminate the opportunity and achievement gaps, and for 70 percent of the region’s youth to earn a college degree or career credential by 2030.


Expectations of the role

  • Responsible for overall operations, budget, grant-funded initiatives, and personnel management; ensuring financial integrity for the organization
  • Creates and maintains a positive culture of support, growth, and improvement, resulting in high employee satisfaction and retention
  • Provides strategic vision for CCER and supports alignment among partner organizations for the Road Map Project
  • Works closely with the Road Map Project Community Leadership Team
  • Manages organizational processes to achieve strategic plan objectives
  • Advances CCER’s work in becoming an anti-racist organization
  • Supports community engagement capacity within the organization
  • Creates and executes fundraising strategies to ensure sustainability for CCER and for key regional priorities aligned to the Road Map Project goals
  • Utilizes deep knowledge of local education systems, policies, and research from early learning through postsecondary for system-level improvements


Desired skills, attributes & experience

Leadership Grounded in Racial Equity

  • Demonstrates a commitment to the Road Map Project’s goals, vision, values, and theory of change
  • Possesses a deep understanding of and the ability to identify the systemic barriers that underlie disparities in education outcomes
  • Ensuresprinciples of racial equity are foundational to every aspect of the work
  • Leads with humility and has a strong understanding of cross-sector power dynamics
  • Understands data is not neutral and equally values narrative and lived experiences as tools for strategy and improvement


Organizational Development

  • Has more than ten years of experience successfully leading complex teams within the nonprofit and public sector, preferably working in (or with) public education systems
  • Inspires confidence with staff and has extensive management experience, including supporting highly effective teams and elevating staff and partner-led initiatives
  • Approaches the work with a mindset of learning and continually improving
  • Experience supporting staff professional development and cultivating staff innovation


Fund Development and Fiscal Management

  • Has demonstrated experience with efficient and effective operations through sound fiscal practices
  • Upholds strong ethical, legal, and professional standards throughout the organization
  • Inspires confidence and builds upon existing relationships with key foundations and other funders
  • Diversifies and expands current funding sources; develops a systematic process for new funder engagement


Relationship Development

  • Has high emotional intelligence and a track record of building trusting and nurturing reciprocal relationships with communities of color and people-of-color-led organizations, especially in South Seattle and South King County
  • Actively seeks collaboration through partnerships with emerging and established nonprofit, governmental, cultural, business, and other strategic entities and leaders
  • Draws from experience to support mutual accountability among the complex partnerships in the Road Map Project initiative
  • Looks for opportunities to support and amplify communities leading critical, local work
  • Knows when to be a visible leader for the initiative and when to support the leadership of partners
  • Has excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking skills


Education Equity Advocate

  • Has successfully guided policy and other advocacy work at the local, regional, and state levels
  • Builds upon existing relationships with educational institutions and governmental agencies for systemic change
  • Anticipates trends and opportunities and acts as a catalyst by initiating and leading change
  • Has experience engaging with advocacy partners to achieve common goals


Additional details


Reporting Structure: The Executive Director reports to the Community Center for Education Results Board of Directors.


Location: Our office is in the Pacific Tower at 1200 12th Ave. S. While this position is based in Seattle, traveling to meetings and other events throughout South King County will be frequent.


Compensation: Salary range is $160,000 to $215,000 annually, depending on experience. Excellent benefits package including health, vision, dental, and disability insurance with a 401k plan and an employer match. CCER is an equal opportunity employer.


To apply

Email nicole@diversityrecruiters.com using the subject line “CCER Executive Director – [Your Last Name]”. Please include a resume and a 250-word maximum written response to the following question:


What are the systemic education inequities that underlie racial disparities in the Road Map Project region? How do you know this to be true?


Preferred application deadline is 11:59 p.m. (Pacfic Time) on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Position is open until filled.


Diversity Recruiters is leading the hiring process of this role. Please direct any questions to Nicole Ferrer by email (nicole@diversityrecruiters.com) or phone (253.951.6408).







Executive Director



Executive Director


About the Role of the Executive Director


The Executive Director of HomeSight is expected to have an unwavering commitment to promoting social and economic equity, resulting in enhanced economically and culturally diverse communities. This vision is achieved through the promotion and support of affordable homeownership, business development, and community advocacy. The leader in this role, will not only serve as community leader, internally, the Executive Director will be responsible for implementing operational policies and procedures. The Executive Director must have strong public communication skills, strong financial management skills, as well as dynamic people / leadership skills.



About Homesight


HomeSight is a non-profit community development corporation that works to make homeownership a reality for all. For more than 20 years, HomeSight’s highly trained staff has worked with multiple families, resulting in creating more than 1,700 new home owners. HomeSight’s programs help fulfill the organization’s mission of building strong, vibrant communities through homeownership, economic development and neighborhood revitalization. HomeSight offers first-time homebuyer education, financial counseling, purchase assistance, new home development, and 1st mortgage originations. HomeSight believes homeownership is one of the best investments you can make in your future. HomeSight currently serves King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties in Washington State.



Expectations of the Role

  • In partnership with the Board of Directors, set strategic direction for the organization.
  • Have an unwavering commitment to being a visible and accessible community and economic development leader
  • Effectively work with community to create mixed use community development projects. Responsible for overall operations, budget and personnel management, insuring financial integrity for the organization
  • Manage operational processes against strategic plans
  • Oversee performance on all initiatives
  • Creates and maintains positive team culture, resulting in high employee satisfaction and retention
  • Works to deepen the organization’s connection with community organizations
  • Supports and encourages a culture of continuous improvement
  • In conjunction with the Board of Directors, create fundraising strategies to ensure sustainability for HomeSight and community development partners



Required Skills, Attributes and Experience


Vision and Strategy

  • Understand and have experience working with a Board of Directors to set vision and strategy




  • Proven ability to ensure strong operational infrastructure including but not limited to establishing and maintaining sound policies, procedures and internal controls



Technical / Subject Matter Expertise

  • Proven experience working as a champion and leader in community development
  • Real estate development and first mortgage lending experience (origination, sales or servicing)
  • Experience in equitable transit-oriented development (mixed income and mixed use)
  • Working knowledge / familiarity with homeownership in the Seattle and Pacific Northwest region



Fund Development

  • Experience developing and nurturing relationships with funding entities – public and private
  • Has working relationships with local and national funders
  • Experience with capital campaigns



People Management

  • Experience managing work teams
  • Proven experience supporting staff and staff-led initiatives
  • Empowerment of staff at all levels
  • Demonstrated ability to be fair and transparent
  • Experience in performance management and a commitment to professional development



Relationships and Community Impact

  • Ability to focus on increasing broad resources for the community as a whole, rather than being focused specifically on internal sustainability
  • Proven community development leader
  • Experience building trust and nurturing relationships with POC-led organizations and communities of color



Commitment to Social and Racial Equity

  • Have a strong racial and social equity lens as well as a working understanding of power dynamics
  • Commitment to working to dismantle systemic racism
  • Values and demonstrates a commitment to addressing racial and social justice equity issues internally and externally



Other Skills, Attributes and Qualities

  • Innovative and entrepreneurial
  • Servant leader
  • Demonstrated ability to persevere and act with determination on long range projects and initiatives
  • Positive frame of mind, common sense, patience and persistence
  • Ability to inspire others
  • Highly values integrity and ethics
  • Sense of humor
  • Value reciprocal accountability
  • Humility in being an active listener
  • Passion and sophistication



Minimum Requirements

10+ years of demonstrated progressively responsible experience in professional positions relating to nonprofit management – including but not limited to:

  1. Fiscal management
  2. People management
  3. Fundraising
  4. Program design and implementation

5+ years of experience working as a champion for community / economic development, homeownership and mortgage lending preferred.



Application Instructions


All interested individuals are encouraged to contact Nicole Ferrer at nicole@diversityrecruiters.com or via phone at 253.951.6408.