Executive Director; Elizabeth Gregory Home

Seattle, WA

Elizabeth Gregory Home (EGH) serves single women experiencing homelessness in the greater Seattle area by providing transitional housing and essential services through our Day Center. EGH provides a welcoming and respectful refuge where women experiencing homelessness or living in poverty have access to compassionate care.

To execute our vision that homeless and at-risk women have the power to transform their lives, EGH is looking for a new Executive Director (ED) to succeed our longtime ED, who retired at the end of 2021. The new ED will be responsible for guiding and managing EGH to execute its overall strategic and operational mission in close partnership with the Board of Directors.

This is an excellent opportunity to assume a pivotal role in the growth of a highly respected and financially healthy organization. Leading a team of 10+ and an operating budget of $800k, the ED will directly supervise the Development Officer, Program Manager, and Operations Manager. The Executive Director is the key leader of our organization's strategic growth planning, staff development and team building with a strong DEI lens, and community partnerships.


Ideal Candidate Profile

To perform effectively in this position, the Executive Director should demonstrate these core competencies:

Nonprofit Leadership: Experience in leading diverse teams and the technical aspects of managing a nonprofit organization.

Financial Management: Strong financial acumen, with a track record of successfully planning, budgeting, and forecasting for nonprofit organizations.

Community Fundraiser: Successful community fundraiser with an understanding of evolving trends in philanthropy.

Communication: Communicates effectively with multiple audiences using a variety of formats.

Industry Knowledge: Commitment to understanding the issues, barriers, and systems faced by women experiencing homelessness or living in poverty.

Commitment to the EGH Cause: Ability to see the potential and deep humanity in women who are experiencing homelessness or living in poverty.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Collaborate with the board to lead and implement the strategic framework while ensuring that the budget, staff, and priorities are aligned with EGH's mission.
  • Provide inspirational leadership and direction to all staff and ensure the continued development and management of a professional and efficient organization.
  • Cultivate a collaborative and transparent working relationship with the board and ensure open communication about financial and program outcomes relative to stated milestones and goals.
  • Demonstrate a deep commitment to antiracism and lead with an equity lens. Foster diversity and inclusion in staffing, programs, and workplace culture. 
  • Ensure that EGH is a known resource in the community by networking and developing relationships with government entities, nonprofit service providers, and other local institutions.

Resource Development

  • Collaborate with the staff Development Officer to build and implement a comprehensive funding plan focused on sustaining and growing funding streams from individuals, businesses, and foundations.
  • Build and maintain lasting relationships with donors, community members, government agencies, partners, and other key constituents.


  • Oversee the organization's financial health, including developing long and short-range financial plans, creating and monitoring the budget, and ensuring proper financial controls are in place in partnership with the operations manager, bookkeeper, and board finance committee.
  • Develop current and long-term organizational goals and objectives.
  • Establish plans to achieve goals set with the Board of Directors and implement policies and procedures for EGH operations.
  • In partnership with Program and Operations Managers, develop programs in accordance with relevant federal, state, and local guidelines and regulations.
  • Manage vendors and contract services as needed.
  • Manage grants and contracts in partnership with grant writer. Monitor progress of agreements and maintain documentation to ensure fulfillment of agreement terms, including receipt and expenditure of funds.



  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in a nonprofit leadership role or related field.
  • Experience working in housing, homelessness, or social services preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience growing and supporting staff teams through organizational growth and change.
  • Demonstrated track record of securing individual gifts and grants.
  • Experience collaborating with nonprofit boards.
  • Experience developing partnerships and leveraging community programs to strengthen an organization.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in all aspects of human resource management for employees, including but not limited to hiring, professional development, compensation, coaching and developing leaders.
  • Demonstrated understanding of nonprofit financial management.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective organizational and project management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work effectively with many different constituencies.


Additional Details

  • This position is located out of the Elizabeth Gregory Home facility in Seattle, WA.
  • Salary is $105,000+, commensurate with experience, and includes incentive, PTO, and benefits stipend.
  • Fully vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccine and booster. Will be required to stay current with potential boosters.
  • EGH provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, and genetics
  • Successful completion of a background investigation.


How to Apply

Nonprofit Professionals Now is proud to support the Elizabeth Gregory Home in filling this key leadership position. Applications need to include a resume and a statement of interest highlighting your experience growing and sustaining a program, project, and/or nonprofit organization.

Application deadline:  January 28, 2022