People For Puget Sound Seeking New Executive Director

People For Puget Sound seeks an executive director to drive a vision, make an impact, save our Sound. Details at

With the impending retirement next year of Kathy Fletcher, the longtime driving force of environmental protection for Puget Sound, People For Puget Sound is seeking qualified candidates to work on full time independent protection and restoration of the Sound, Straits and Hood Canal. If you know of someone who might fit this role, forward this onto them.

Drive a Vision. Make an Impact. Save our Sound.

People For Puget Sound seeks a dynamic executive director to drive our organization’s vision of a healthy Puget Sound, advance our role as a leader in protection and restoration and shape the collective future of our region. With our founding director of 20 years moving on, we are looking for a compelling leader to grow our base of support by collaborating with our communities and to take a strong and vibrant organization into its next two decades of saving Puget Sound and the Northwest Straits.

Our Mission. People For Puget Sound is the largest membership based organization dedicated exclusively to the conservation of the marine waters and estuaries of the Salish Sea. Our mission is to protect and restore Puget Sound and the Northwest Straits – our living waters, the land and our common future.

The Job. The Executive Director serves as the top executive and directs the organization’s strategic planning and program delivery. Supported by a staff of 40 and reporting to the board of directors, this position is responsible for fundraising, financial and people management, external relations, building cooperative relationships with partners, funders, and policy makers and upholding People For Puget Sound’s leadership role in the community.

Successful candidates will present a track record demonstrating the following qualifications:
•    Passion for the environment
•    Strategic and results-driven
•    Knowledge of environmental policy, science and education
•    Ability to engage and inspire action from others
•    Experience achieving results through partners
•    Business and financial acumen
•    Leadership and management expertise
•    Established fundraiser with successful long-term relationships
•    Advanced degree and 10 or more years of experience leading a comparable organization involving environmental matters, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

For more information or to apply, contact Molli Barnes, (206) 382-7007 x111