On Washington’s eastern, drier side, Spokane lies 18 miles west of the Idaho border and 100 miles south of the Canadian line. The Spokane region serves as a hub for most of the business, medical, transportation, industrial, and cultural needs of the Inland Empire.

Spokane combines myriad varieties of year-round outdoor recreation, fine arts, award-winning education, inexpensive economies, and a family-friendly environment. Nearby universities, such as Gonzaga and Whitworth, contribute to the intellectual vibrancy of a growing city. The community takes advantage of close access to the Cascade and Rocky Mountains—unparalleled meccas for skiing, biking, and hiking. Plus, 76 nearby lakes and rivers make swimming, fishing, and boating a cinch. The region also boasts many challenging yet beautifully designed golf courses. World-class museums, Broadway performances, art galleries, events, and organizations celebrate diverse cultures and traditions that continue to enrich area culture.

Minimum Qualifications

The role requires a bachelor’s degree, and an advanced degree would be valuable. Candidates should possess a minimum of ten years of high-level executive, administrative, and managerial experience. Ideally, our CEO candidate will currently hold a senior position within a community foundation, a place-based private or family foundation or similar organization. Private sector or corporate leadership experience is desirable when combined with community involvement demonstrated by serving on boards, committees, or task forces in significant leadership roles.