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Burlington, WA

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Reporting to Secret Harbor’s seven member volunteer Board of Directors the CEO is responsible for and has authority over all day to day operations of Secret Harbor and works in concert with board members on strategic planning, financial planning and policy development. The CEO leads 40 highly respected and dedicated staff team members. Secret Harbor’s 2020 budget is just over $2.9 million. 

Educational Background: 
Advanced degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field

Advanced degree in social work, psychology or field related to child welfare or other vulnerable populations. 7+ years of progressive senior management experience in a nonprofit organization working in child welfare or related field. Demonstratable success building teams and collaborations. Fundraising/philanthropy experience highly desirable. Financial acumen and experience with public and grant funding required. 


The initial hiring range for the position is $100,000—$120,000 per year, depending on experience and past success. Employee benefits include life insurance, 401(k), flexible benefits plan including medical, dental and voluntary programs. 

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Organization Info

Secret Harbor

Burlington, WA
Annual Budget : 
11-50 employees
About Us
Areas of Focus: 

Saving children and youth in crisis by building healthy relationships, promoting support, and developing successful connections to families and communities.


There are three comprehensive programs, targeted at providing safe places to succeed, heal and grow: Foster Care Resources, Residential, and In-Home Support. Who is Served 
Although Secret Harbor can serve younger children, the clients are more typically between ages 6 and 18, with most of them preteens and teens. Secret Harbor is referred by the State of Washington child welfare system and the organization works with traditional foster placements (CPA) and continues to specialize in Behavioral Rehabilitative Service (BRS) placements. Secret Harbor serves youth from all over Washington, licensing homes in Skagit, Whatcom and Snohomish counties.  

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Aug 7 2020
Active Until: 
Sep 7 2020
Hiring Organization: 
Secret Harbor