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The Foundation for Tacoma Students is the backbone nonprofit and staff dedicated to supporting the Graduate Tacoma community-wide movement. We are guided by our values, commitment to equity, and the core belief that working together is key to realize a Tacoma where every child succeeds, cradle to career

CURRENT OPENINGS

The Foundation for Tacoma Students is seeking a dynamic leader to fill the role of Director of Communications. This leader will support the organization to communicate effective messaging that demonstrates the impact place-based organizations are making in deep partnership and collaboration with the community in which it serves. This position will be a critical function to the organization, will be part of the executive leadership team, and will be charged with moving the organization’s messaging and brand to the next level.

 

The Director of Communications will support the Executive Director directly and provide strategic, thought-provoking guidance on how the organization communicates its impact and value as a place-based agency supporting the full education ecosystem. This position is full-time with benefits and reports directly to the Executive Director.

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The Foundation for Tacoma Students is seeking a dynamic leader to fill the role of Deputy Director. This leader will support the organization to operationalize a new strategic plan, help build and strengthen internal and external processes, and be part of the executive leadership moving the organization to the next level in our organization’s natural evolution.

 

The Deputy Director is a key part of the Foundation for Tacoma Students’ Executive Leadership Team and supports overall operations for the organization. The Deputy Director will support the Executive Director directly and provide strategic, thought-provoking guidance on how the organization functions in service to the overall vision, mission, and goals of the organization.

 

This position is full-time with benefits and reports directly to the Executive Director. The successful candidate must be willing to travel, work varied hours, and have an ability to network with stakeholders at every level.

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The Foundation for Tacoma Students seeks to fill the position of Associate Director of Pierce County Pathways. The Associate Director will support the FFTS Executive Leadership and will report directly to the Deputy Director who oversees the operations of the organization. The Associate Director will work alongside the Associate Director of Collective Action, many Graduate Tacoma community partners and organizations, the Collaborative Action Networks (CANs), and/or advisory boards to accomplish specific tasks in service to Pierce County Pathways. The Pierce County Pathways framework aims to support all students transitioning from high school into their preferred, right-fit postsecondary opportunity. This framework serves as a model to expand current efforts in Tacoma and scale to districts across Pierce County – enabling more students to achieve success after high school.

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Under the direction of our Director of Development, the Development Coordinator will deepen the efforts of the Foundation for Tacoma Students to secure financial support that serves our mission to help every child achieve success from cradle to college and career. Those responsibilities include supporting in the areas of Grants, Sponsorships, Individual Giving/Major Gifts, and Events. This position has primary oversight of development administrative and data management systems, grant management, and coordination with the FFTS staff. This position requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to provide information and service to a wide range of internal and external contacts. Requires knowledge of the standard office policies and procedures and may include responsibility for executive office management as appropriate.

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