Associate Strategy Director

Location Seattle, WA 98112
Date Posted June 09, 2021
Job ID 7719
Employment Type Direct Hire
Scion Nonprofit Staffing ( is searching for a talented Associate Strategy Director for our client, a new and growing foundation, that is seeking candidates who thrive in a dynamic environment and are flexible as the organization grows and scales. This position is based in Seattle, Washington, and will work remotely while the office is closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Some post-COVID travel will be required for this role.

  • Extremely comprehensive benefits package
  • 6 weeks PTO to start
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance (95% employer-paid, 85% employer paid for spouses and dependents)
  • 401K Plans
  • Wonderful remote flexibility
  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Parking pass or ORCA card
What you’ll be doing:
  • Create annual strategy planning systems and procedures that will allow teams to effectively and efficiently coordinate cross-functionally; implement tools/templates to mitigate issues of duplication among those teams.
  • Partner with the Operations Manager to design and execute annual organizational capacity planning activities.
  • Facilitate ongoing cross-team meetings with managers and project/program manager roles.
  • Serve as central liaison with various departments, including programs, operations, and fundraising teams to ensure seamless coordination of work activities, reporting of key achievements, preparation of materials for board meetings, and other tracked metrics.
  • Design, develop, and implement systems and best practices among cross functional teams that are effective and user friendly.
  • Together with point person from each team, manage the design and regular refresh of SharePoint and/or MS Teams platforms.
  • Act as project or event lead on assignments requiring intricate senior-level project management and high-level collaborative oversight; lead initiatives that require exceptional facilitation and/or domain expertise.
  • As part of the leadership team, collaborate with contemporaries regarding several categories that would impact the management of various teams.
  • Provide support in the recruitment, development, and training of key talent.
  • Regularly update organizational charts and ensure their access foundation wide.
What you have to offer:
  • 10+ years’ experience in organizational strategy, organizational development, consulting, and/or general management.
  • Highly organized with consummate knowledge of strategy development and implementation and the design of performance management systems for goals, targets, and monitoring processes.
  • Transformational leader with a demonstrated ability to generate solutions across a wide range of cultures to enable and implement change across the agency.
  • Ability to analyze and address complex problems.
  • Proficiency in project management platforms, such as Slack, Asana, Teams, etc., Microsoft Office Suite, and exceptional report writing skills.
  • Proven track record of collaboration across complex internal and external groups.
  • Combination of thinking broadly and the ability to reliably execute complex tasks to agreed milestones and timelines and cultural realities.
  • Skills in adaptability and maintaining calm under pressure, particularly regarding program strategies and fluid timelines.
  • Preference for conversational proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese.
Compensation and Benefits:
This position offers a competitive base salary, plus a robust benefits package that includes paid time off, employer-paid health and dental coverage, a retirement plan, maternity and paternity leave after one-year, paid community service days, paid holidays, as well as the ability to make a direct impact around the globe!
How to Apply:
For immediate consideration, please apply with your resume and cover letter, in Microsoft Word format, via
Please address applications to:
Elizabeth Crimmins, National Executive Search Principal
Scion Executive Search
(888) 487-8850
Review of applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue on a confidential basis until an appointment is made.
About Our Firm:
Scion Nonprofit Staffing is a search firm connecting exceptional employees to nonprofit organizations and foundations across the country. Born out of the nonprofit sector, we provide expert search strategies and leadership to benefit your organization. Our candidates are true agents for change, and we are experts at matching their talents, motivations, and passions to your organization’s mission! Scion Nonprofit Staffing has led hundreds of successful searches; information on our firm is available online for review via
Scion is an equal opportunity employer and service provider committed to not discriminate based on age, race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and the candidates we represent.

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