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Executive Director

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Leavenworth, WA

The Grünewald Guild seeks a passionate leader (or leaders) to build on our established programs, articulate our vision, and promote our mission and core values.

The Executive Director is responsible for the effective leadership and management of the Guild. Other key duties include the implementation of plans, programs and policies approved by the Board, as well as the interpretation of the ministry and mission of the Guild to faculty, staff, guests, and constituents. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

Areas of Responsibility: 


1) Program: Promote an environment where all feel welcome, safe, and inspired to create, question, and learn.

  • Implement Guild programs to ensure diverse, high quality offerings consistent with the mission and core values of the Guild.
  • Coordinate retreats for individuals and groups seeking specific Guild experiences.
    • Communicate the programs and activities of the Guild to grow the Guild’s network, reach, and influence beyond its physical borders.
    • Promote relationships with the Guild constituency and faculty, as well as with arts education institutions, individual congregations, and other civic and private organizations. 
  1. Community and Spiritual Life: Ensure a rhythm of spiritual practice that is ecumenical and inclusive.
    • Coordinate, lead, and frame worship and teaching.
    • Nurture a community that attends to the well-being of the individual as well as the well-being of the community.
  2. Operations: Oversee and implement appropriate resources in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington, the United States and the Grünewald Guild Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws.
    • Recruit core staff, faculty, interns, and volunteers; write position descriptions and hold annual reviews.
    • Encourage development of and offer training and direction for core staff.
    • Collaborate with core staff to support the continual forming and reforming of community for a safe and healthy work environment.
    • Oversee infrastructure needs, maintain facilities, and address necessary improvements. Recommend capital expenditures to the Board.
  3. Financial Performance: Develop sufficient resources to ensure the financial health of the organization and care of the property.
    • Fundraise and develop revenue sources (including grant opportunities) necessary to support the Grünewald Guild’s mission.
    • Oversee the fiscal integrity of the Grünewald Guild to include submission of the proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements to the board.
    • ​Ensure the timely recognition of donations and coordinate the publication of the Annual Report.
    • Sign all notes, agreements and other instruments made and entered into on behalf of the organization.
  4. Governance: Work with the board to fulfill the organization’s mission.
    • Lead the Grunewald Guild in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
    • Communicate effectively with the board and provide, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
    • Provide regular written reports to the board; recommend policy and long-range plans.
    • Assist the board chair in preparation of agendas and supporting documents for board meetings and attend as an advisory (non-voting) member.


Management – Multiple years in non-profit management with increasing levels of responsibility. Experience managing people is critical.

Programming – A history with and an understanding of the key challenges facing our main constituent group; programming experience in the arts, faith or education is desirable.

Fundraising Development – Proven experience in raising funds from individuals and institutions.

Financial Management – Demonstrated success managing non-profit organization budgets of comparable size.

Board Relations – Multiple years of effectively working with a board of trustees.

Pastoral Relations and/or Community/Group Facilitation - Effective leadership in complex communities.

  • Medical and Dental
  • On campus housing and meals provided
  • Salary range $40,000 to $46,000 depending on experience.
Additional Information: 

To apply please send a letter of introduction and resume to: [email protected]

You will receive an email acknowledgement of your application.

Review of applicants will begin on July 1 with interviews in August and September.

The start date is flexible; late fall to early spring is preferred.

This role can be filled by an individual or shared between a couple.

The position will remain open until filled.

Organization Info

Grunewald Guild

Leavenworth, WA
Annual Budget : 
1-10 employees
About Us

The mission of the Grünewald Guild is to welcome and inspire all who seek to explore the relationships between art, faith & community.


The Grünewald Guild is an arts education nonprofit retreat center nestled on 14 acres of Cascadian woodland, bordered by the Wenatchee River in the Plain Valley of Washington. Snowcapped peaks, rushing waters and sweet-smelling ponderosa pine welcome, inspire, and create an environment in which people come to learn, to grow, and to explore the relationships between art, faith, and community.

In order to facilitate and serve as a resource for this exploration, the Guild offers art classes and workshops in our studios and contemplative spaces. When there is no scheduled programming, our facilities are available to be booked by groups or individuals for retreats, personal study, workshops, reunions, etc.

Core staff members both live and work at the Guild. This meaningful and ongoing community supports the sacred space for creativity. While rooted in an ecumenical Christian faith, the Guild embraces people of all journeys and traditions, recognizing the rich fullness that comes with hospitality that practices mutual respect, ensures safety, and develops trust.

Why Work For Us?: 

The Grünewald Guild believes in the transformational power of the arts.  In support of this value, we provide a nurturing environment for creative discovery and artistic expression.

Rooted in the ecumenical Christian tradition, the Grünewald Guild welcomes seekers of all faith backgrounds, and respects the diverse spiritual paths that often lead to our open door.

Life in community is at the heart of the Grünewald Guild – a foundation for inspiration.  Guests, volunteers, and staff alike engage in shared experiences of creative expression, rest, work, play and reflection.

At the Grünewald Guild, our staff and volunteers take pride in offering genuine hospitality; ensuring our guests are cared for in a friendly manner, nourished by healthy food, in a clean, comfortable, welcoming environment.

The Grünewald Guild practices sustainability.  This value is embodied through attention to caring for the earth and her gifts, and through sound financial practices and thoughtful stewardship of the gifts of time, talent and financial resources that are offered by a vast community of love and support.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jun 2 2020
Active Until: 
Jul 2 2020
Hiring Organization: 
Grunewald Guild