Chief Executive Officer
Portland, OR US
Posted 17 days ago
Job Description

Are you a creative and experienced C-level leader who is passionate about education and children? Are you an optimist who sees that with the right data and tools all children have the opportunity to develop their full potential?  Do you believe that mission-driven organizations need to be dynamic and respond to changing environments to fulfill their mission? Education Northwest is searching for a full time CEO to further develop our vision.
Education Northwest is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to helping all children and youth reach their full potential. We partner with public, private, and community-based organizations to address educational inequities and improve student success. While most of our work centers on the Pacific Northwest, our evaluations, technical assistance, and research studies have national impact and provide timely and actionable results.

We require:

  • Genuine awareness and empathy for Education Northwest’s mission and values

  • Sustained executive leadership role in a non-profit, education management or professional services

  • Current knowledge and experience tied to the challenges with federal and state resources

  • Strategic leadership and growth applied to the P&L in a service-oriented organization with at least $25 MM in revenue

  • A validated track record leading an analytical research services organization and strong, diverse culture

  • Effective with contracts, negotiations and execution requiring a financial acumen

  • Applicable domain leadership within Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon, a plus

  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain diverse, long-term internal and external relationships

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.  Applicable advanced degree in education domain preferred

  • Ability to live in Portland, Oregon and travel supporting growth dynamics

  • Note that review of complete applications and accompanying resumes will begin immediately.  All applications are considered confidential. 

  • Final Candidate interviews will be scheduled for early December.  Nominations are welcomed!


Position will remain open until filled. Please note: our retained search firm works on an exclusive and billable hours basis without the ability to split fees.  As a result, applicants are welcome to apply directly to our website.  Thank you.

Find out more about Education Northwest by connecting with us on Facebook, and/or following us on Twitter,!/educationnw
Education Northwest is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.


Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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