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Are you passionate about the Methow Valley and looking to make a major impact on the health of our community? TwispWorks is hiring for the role of Executive Director.

TwispWorks is a thriving 501(c)3 organization that works with local businesses, artists, and educators both on and off its 6.4 acre campus, located in beautiful Twisp, Washington.

Our mission is to increase the economic and cultural vitality of the Methow Valley, and in the last decade, TwispWorks has grown into a significant force for good. Our facilities host more than 30 tenant-partners, including a community radio station, a local newspaper, a microbrewery, entrepreneurs, over a dozen artists, and an independent learning program for high-school students. We’ve created an investment network that matches local investors with small business ventures, and a collective that promotes local makers. We’re now looking for new ways to help lead the community through the challenges and opportunities of the coming decade, particularly with regard to housing and affordability. TwispWorks envisions a collaborative community where opportunities thrive; we want a new Executive Director who envisions the same.

The Executive Director oversees the campus, manages programs, empowers five to ten experienced program directors, spearheads fundraising efforts, and works with staff and board to set vision and strategy for the future. This position leads valley-wide advocacy for economic and cultural development, and networks and collaborates with local, regional, and federal government, business and non-profit organizations to make good stuff happen.

We’re looking for a candidate who:

  • Doesn’t just direct the organization, but is a thought leader at TwispWorks, in the community, and in the region, and will help chart new pathways for the Methow Valley in a time of growth.
  • Is able to drum up grassroots support, maintain and develop relationships with major donors, and secure foundation grants and governmental support for unrestricted, programmatic, and capital project funds.
  • Can create and manage budgets including significant earned and contributed revenue.
  • Has a thorough understanding of nonprofit fiscal best practices.
  • Builds consensus.
  • Will advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion among staff, partners and the board.
  • Is a skilled communicator, as both a writer and a speaker, and has facility with social media.
  • Is committed to continuing education as a working professional.

The salary for this full-time position is negotiable based on experience, but expected to range between $70,000-$80,000 a year, plus paid time off and medical, dental, and vision benefits.

Applicants should email a cover letter and resume to jobs@twispworks.org. Priority review of applications begins January 31, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, please apply early. The hiring team reserves the right to close this announcement any time after the posted date. No phone calls regarding this position. We especially encourage applications by people from under-represented groups.