Job Posting: Executive Director


The Municipal League Foundation and The Municipal League of King County

The Municipal League is seeking an energetic and detailed leader to serve as its .75 FTE Executive Director. This is an excellent opportunity for an innovative leader to make a real and lasting impact on our region. This position is flexible and offers ample opportunity to create new initiatives to fit your good governance ideas.

The League’s Executive Director must be dedicated to developing and sustaining the League’s programs as well as serving as a capable manager and administrator. They should be comfortable interacting with elected officials, policy makers, business leaders, members, and volunteers to achieve organizational goals.

Position: Executive Director (exempt) 
Reports to: The Board of Directors

The Municipal League Foundation’s Executive Director is responsible for managing operations and programs of the Municipal League Foundation, reports to and is accountable to the board and works directly with the board chair.

The mission of the Municipal League Foundation is: “To promote good government that is open, effective and accountable in order to improve the caliber of public officials and the quality of public decisions, and to assist our community to identify and efficiently solve its problems and reach its goals through active and broad-based participation of citizens in government.”

Programs of the Municipal League include:

The Civic Awards: The Civic Awards recognizes the accomplishments of elected officials, public employees, other citizen groups, the news media, and individual citizens who make outstanding contributions to the community and to better government. This is our biggest event of the year. Our non-partisan online voting tool is now in its 4th year. It won 1st place at SVP’s Fast Pitch Competition in 2017.

Position Description

The Executive Director is expected to perform nonprofit leadership and management with a small staff and a scope of work that can exceed resources if it is not adequately managed. The core responsibilities of the Executive Director are 1) staff support to the Board of Directors; 2) financial management (i.e., record-keeping, finance), 3) program support and operations, and 4) development and fundraising.

Fundraising, Communications, and Membership Development
• Continuing and improving the League’s communications and fundraising programs, including email and online newsletters, general information dissemination, fundraising events, auctions, and other fundraising and membership development activities.

League Policy Direction
•Providing background information, analysis, and advice as requested by the Board.
• Staffing the Board and Executive Committee; providing the information, resources, and staff support needed for the Board and Executive Committee to carry out the League’s mission.

• Developing and managing budgets; adhering to the budget; ensuring timely and accurate financial record keeping; maintaining the financial integrity of the Foundation.
• Maintaining, developing and improving the League’s information technology resources, including computers, equipment, software and data as well as online resources.
• Continuing and improving the League’s extensive volunteer network.
• Maintaining records, files and archives of League policies, programs and activities.

• Overseeing all programs of the Foundation; managing staff and volunteers to carry out the mission of the League and to achieve its goals. 
• Facilitating the operations of all standing and ad hoc committees. 
• Arranging, overseeing and serving as a host at League-sponsored events and forums. 
• Organizing, drafting, and assisting with public reports.
• Maintaining familiarity with local and state government organizations, operations, and with major local and state issues. 
• Providing background information about League positions and programs to elected officials, government employees, the media, and citizens’ groups.
• Maintaining effective ongoing contact and relations with the business community, civic groups, and elected and appointed officials as requested by Board Members

Hours and Salary

This is a remote position and work hours are often flexible. The Executive Director must be available for Board meetings and Board events in the King County area. This position will require occasional weekend and evening meetings as well as periodic “campaign” hours. The part time position is expected to work approximately 30 hours a week and will be compensated with a salary in the gross amount of $55,000 on an annualized basis, less all applicable payroll deductions and withholdings, and payable through the League’s standard payroll practices.

The League’s position, reputation, and programs excite many people in the community and we look forward to an innovative new Executive Director who can capitalize on this engagement and continue to expand the League’s influence.


  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multiple people and tasks with deadlines;
  • A passion for non-partisan civic engagement and policy analysis.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Public affairs and government relations experience, skills, and capacity; previous work experience with policy groups and/or nonprofit organizations preferred;
  • Fundraising experience;
  • Experience with Microsoft office software and Quickbooks Online; experience with Neon CRM preferred.

Application Instructions: Send email with a cover letter, resume and list of three professional references (as attachments) with “Executive Director” in the subject line to Position is open until filled. Applications received before July 19, 2019 preferred. 

Municipal League of King County & The Municipal League Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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