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Seattle Director

Seattle
Full-time

The Seattle Director will be one of four city directors nationwide and will be responsible for the health and growth of Humble Design in Seattle. The Director wears many hats and should wear all of them with a high degree of skill and competency. This individual will oversee the growth of our company as they transition from one home a week, to two homes a week, to three homes a week, and potentially more. This role requires leadership, management, fundraising, communications, planning, strategizing, marketing problem-solving, maintaining records, compliance, and development skills. 

About Humble Design 

Humble Design serves individuals, families, and veterans emerging from homelessness by transforming empty houses into welcoming homes using donated furniture and household goods. Our warehouses are curated by design teams that personalize homes based on our clients’ needs and preferences. More than a makeover, it’s giving “home” a new meaning. We engage and involve local communities creating positive change for all involved. We transform seven houses a week in Chicago, Detroit, San Diego, and Seattle. At Humble Design, we let our hearts do the heavy lifting: furnishing hope with helping hands and making someone's fresh start a reality.

Areas of Responsibility: 

Responsibilities: 

Provide vision and scope in problem-solving and planning for individual locations in collaboration, and coordination, with the Founder, CEO, National, and Finance Directors. 

Grow fundraising program and impact by garnering new opportunities, cultivating relationships with potential funders, grantors, foundations, corporations, and existing donors. 

Lead fundraising programs including annual campaigns, annual fundraising events, and partnerships. 

Charismatically communicate, both internally and externally, the vision and growth plan for the city's operation expansion. 

Manage, organize, control and monitor the day-to-day activities of the operations in oversight/collaboration capacity with Operations Manager. 

Responsible for cultivating and maintaining a network of community partners, civic leaders, and partnering/referring agencies. 

Ex-officio member of all committees by virtue of title. Some involvement may require a more active role, but there should be involvement in all committees. 

Ensure that Humble Design Seattle is aligned with National long-term goals. Timely consistent progress is the goal. Meeting and/or exceeding the city’s operational and financial goals. 

Be the face of Humble Design in the community. 

Collaborate and work closely with the Humble Design Seattle advisory board on organization priorities. 

Hiring, on-boarding, leading, managing, and supervising the Seattle staff. 

 

Skills/Experience: 

QUALIFICATIONS/QUALITIES: 

Minimum of 3-5 years in a management and/or development position 

Preferably, a degree with a concentration in Fundraising, Business Administration or Operations Management 

A person of high integrity 

Highly innovative and creative 

A curiosity, and inquisitiveness about the issues surrounding homelessness 

Proven track record of managing people, developing high-performance teams, managing budgets, and achieving goals 

Ability to communicate passion and excitement for Humble Design's mission in public messages 

Excellent interpersonal relationship and collaboration skills 

Accountable 

Action-oriented 

Empathetic 

Entrepreneurial 

Adaptable 

Innovative 

Self-directed 

Flexible 
 

Compensation/Benefits: 

40-70k with health benefits

Organization Info

Humble Design

Overview
Headquarters: 
Pontiac, MI, USA
Annual Budget : 
$1-5M
Size: 
11-50 employees
Founded: 
2009
About Us
Mission: 

Furnishing homes for families transitioning from homelessness.
We are a nonprofit serving families and veterans rising above homelessness through transforming an empty house into a dignified and welcoming home. It’s a simple idea that changes a family's future. We don’t just furnish homes, we furnish hope.

Programs: 

Humble Design serves individuals, families, and veterans emerging from homelessness by transforming their empty house into a warm, welcoming and uplifting home with donated furniture and household goods. 

Across the country, Humble Design warehouses are curated and stocked by design teams that personalize homes by providing a dignified, life changing experience for clients.

PURPOSE:

We believe in restoring dignity to every family that has suffered homelessness.

VISION:

We use donated household goods to transform empty, cold houses for the recently homeless, into warm, welcoming and uplifting homes, that lead to successful lives.

We aim to build a committed, creative network of individuals, community leaders, and corporations working toward creating stability for those affected by homelessness.

Awards & Accolades: 
Emmy nominated TV show titled "Welcome Home"
Governor Service Award
Barbara Wicking-Knight Philanthropy Award
Architects of Change
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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jan 6 2020
Active Until: 
Feb 6 2020
Hiring Organization: 
Humble Design
industry: 
Nonprofit