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Puyallup Valley St. Francis House is a small nonprofit in Puyallup, WA. Our goal is to provide services that ease the hardships of low-income people in East Pierce County.



Job Summary:

In support of who we are as a long-time established faith-based, not-for-profit organization, the Executive Director provides leadership and guidance in the implementation of the Strategic Plan approved by the Board of Directors.

The Executive Director is responsible for the oversight of day-to-day operations, including the management of the staff, the volunteers, the support of all fundraising efforts, the oversight of programs, and working with the Board.

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors of St. Francis House.

The Executive Director is responsible for specific areas that include:

Mission of the Organization: St Francis House is a center of compassionate presence and service that offers hope and eases the hardships suffered by the poor in the Puyallup Valley and its nearby communities.

The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring that the mission is the guiding force behind programs and that the mission is evident in the internal and external actions, decisions, and publications of the organization.

Strategic Implementation

The primary job of the Executive Director is to implement the direction the Board sets for the organization. To do this, the Executive Director works closely with the Board to drive the strategic planning process and set long- and short-term goals. When these are in place, the Executive Director works with the team of staff and volunteers to construct action plans that will carry out each aspect of the strategy.

Fundraising and Resource Development

Responsible for ensuring that the organization has the necessary funding it needs to operate and grow, the Executive Director works in concert with the Board, the Director of Development and Marketing, the staff and others to obtain and retain the resources necessary to carry out the organization’s strategic plans, goals, objectives and mission.

Donor Relationships

The Executive Director acts as a liaison between board members and others in the organization, such as clients, staff and volunteers. In collaboration with the Director of Development and Marketing, the Executive Director builds relationships with donors, including community members, representatives of corporate sponsors, suppliers, government and local authorities. The Executive Director works closely with partner organizations, which include other businesses and nonprofits that do similar work.

Finance Management

With the assistance of the Bookkeeper and Accountant, the Executive Director manages the expenditure of the nonprofit’s money according to the budget approved by the Board and the organization’s policies and procedures.

  • Human Resource Management Assures that the organization has appropriate Human Resource systems in place to be in compliance with all appropriate regulations and that the organization has the staff and volunteers needed to carry out its mission
  • Administrative Ensures maintenance of the facilities and the necessary technology and systems support for the successful operation of the organization.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong work ethic, unquestionable reputation for honesty and integrity
  • Strong problem-solving, organizational, and project management skills
  • Ability to lead effectively, working with diverse teams of employees, clients, board members, donors, and visitors
  • Ability to motivate, manage and lead people
  • Strong interpersonal skills equal to the need to work closely with Board members, major donors, staff, and management team
  • Ability to think strategically to plan and accomplish goals

Job Status: Full-Time

Salary Range: $75,000+ per year depending on DOQ

Experience and Education:

To be considered for the position, the following qualifications are desired:

  • Five years of senior level management responsibility
  • A respected leader in the nonprofit world
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in public or business administration, social work, human services administration, or a closely related field. Professional experience may substitute for a degree.
  • Skilled in staff development and board development, program management, and fund development skills.
  • Highly self-motivated and able to effectively motivate others, able to be diplomatic and persuasive.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with the external public.

Work Authorization: United States (Required)

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Pay: From $75,000.00 per year


  • 401(k) matching
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off



  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

  • Health insurance


St. Francis House Puyallup