Current Searches

At Third Sector Company, we strive to cultivate a network of professionals within the nonprofit sector, and to help talented professionals find organizations to serve. Third Sector has a number of partners across California, Washington, and British Colombia to help qualified candidates fill available positions within their organization.

Executive Director

Seattle King County Dental Society

Seattle, Washington

Seattle King County Dental Society (SKCDS) is a nonprofit professional membership association whose mission is to improve oral health in King County through its members and alliances. Associated with both the American Dental Association and the Washington State Dental Association, SKCDS is the largest local dental society in Washington with roughly 1,700 members and is seeking a dynamic and resourceful Executive Director to lead it through a period of revitalization and growth.

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Executive Director

Pacific Hospital Preservation & Development Authority

Seattle, Washington

The Pacific Hospital Preservation & Development Authority (PHPDA) champions effective health care for underserved communities in King County and manages the Pacific Tower and other historic properties of the former VA hospital campus on Seattle’s Beacon Hill. The PHPDA’s primary strategy for eliminating barriers to health access is by making grants through its Health Equity Fund to agencies that provide services and resources to a wide range of communities.

The next Executive Director will inherit an organization with many strengths, including active community connections, a stable revenue model and a relatively strong financial position, and excellent internal processes.

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Director of Development and Marketing

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC)

San Francisco, California


As an integral part of the SFGMC team, the Director of Development & Marketing is tasked with achieving the organization’s fundraising goals to ensure it can continue its mission. The Director will partner closely with the Leadership Team to build overall organizational health and effectiveness while delivering the departmental goals in alignment with SFGMC’s Strategic Plan and Capital Campaign. He/she/they will be charged with securing charitable contributions and other revenues, providing vision and outlining a strategy to ensure adequate and growing financial resources, brand management and leverage, and maintaining a high level of community engagement.

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Recently Filled Positions

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New Interim at Prominent Seattle LGBTQ Organization

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Vanessa Besack

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Our New Interim Leader Supporting Survivors of Trafficking

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Interim Advancing Equity in Northwest Schools

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Nonprofit Leader from Southern California to Pacific Northwest

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Lynnette Buffington

Executive Director Washington
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Carly Colgan

Executive Director Olympia, WA
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Tom Manning-Beavin

President & CEO Morehead, KY
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Four New Year’s Resolutions For Nonprofit Leaders to Implement in 2018

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Teresa Taylor

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Sherrie Arey

Executive DirectorNeighborWorks Great Falls
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Reese Tanimura

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Chris Wells

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Linda Alexander

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Five Ways to Support Your Favorite Organizations This Holiday Season

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