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Executive Director, Eastside Heritage Center

22 Feb 2022 1:37 PM | Stephanie Mohr

Executive Director, Eastside Heritage Center

Bellevue, Washington

Status: Full time, (40 hours per week)

Compensation: Salary, Pay Range $60,000 - $65,000

Eastside Heritage Center (EHC), a 501c3 established in 2001, is committed to preserving the past, telling stories, and building community. In addition to maintaining and preserving the largest collection of artifacts, photos and archival material related to East King County, Washington, EHC focuses on sharing the compelling stories of our community by engaging with them through exhibits, presentations, electronic and print communications, and a wide variety of education programs.

EHC is actively seeking an Executive Director who will have day-to-day operational and administrative responsibility for the organization. The Director will be a leader who is self-motivated, and able to work cooperatively and collaboratively in multiple situations, including with volunteers, who provide much of the day-to-day work that is done by EHC.

Job Functions


Develop and oversee program, organizational and financial plans.

Supervise staff (currently one full-time Collections Manager) and volunteers.

Serve as the public face and spokesperson for the organization and liaison with community partners.

Build and manage relationships with donors, local government, and the Board to enable a robust organization.

Develop new earned income opportunities that generate revenue while fulfilling the organization’s mission.

Development and communications

In partnership with the Board, develop and implement contributed revenue programs, including memberships, individual contributions, corporate contributions, sponsorships, and grants.

Cultivate and maintain positive member and donor relations.

Ensure that EHC presents a consistent and accurate image by monitoring and/or creating all print materials and electronic communications.


Oversee program planning and implementation and continuously seek new and creative ways to expand the organization’s reach in the community.

Solicit active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization’s work and provide support and encouragement to those volunteers.


  • Minimum of a B.A. degree, M.A. preferred, in History, Museum Studies, Art, or related field
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience with progressive increases in responsibility
  • Solid financial management skills with experience in fundraising and budget analysis, forecasting, and planning
  • A strong record in fundraising, particularly major gift, foundation, and corporate funding, either as a nonprofit executive or volunteer
  • Previous experience in a supervisory capacity in a museum department or management-level museum experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, including strong written, verbal, and presentation skills

To apply, email cover letter and resume, as a single PDF file with your name in the file name, to, with “Executive Director” in the subject line. Position is open until filled. Applicants received by April 1, 2022 will receive first consideration.

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