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Seattle Senior Center - Executive Director

Southeast Seattle Senior Center
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Oct 10, 2023
Executive Director

SouthEast Seattle Senior Center

Vibrant. Diverse. Caring.

SouthEast Seattle Senior Center (SESSC) is a nonprofit organization serving Seattle's Rainier Valley and surrounding neighborhoods. The SESSC offers social, health, and recreation activities, nutritious meals and supplemental food, and other services designed to encourage new experiences, new discoveries, and continued independence for all adults 50 years and older. Membership at the Center is encouraged but not required. Community members participate in fitness classes to stay active, interact with others during enjoyable social events, and learn new skills during their many personal enrichment or volunteer activities. Annually, nearly 1,200 people from the community stay active, healthy, and socially engaged with the help of SESSC!

SESSC is a "home away from home" for many seniors and members tend to plan their days around the activities at the Center. SESSC promotes independence for seniors. It gives them a sense of belonging and gets them out of their homes and interacting with peers. Members receive the highest level of customer service and care from the dedicated staff who truly love what they do!

Mission: To provide services, activities, and support to promote self-sufficient and fulfilling lives for aging adults (50+) in our multicultural community.

The Executive Director (ED) of the SouthEast Seattle Senior Center (SESSC) serves as the executive leader and is responsible for safeguarding the mission, and for the effective and successful management of operations of SESSC as the organization grows its presence and impact. The ED manages an annual operating budget of ~$800,000 and a team of six (6) full- and part-time staff members.

A primary ingredient of the organization's success can be attributed to exceptionally positive relationships and interaction with all people regardless of ethnicity, religious, social, or economic background. People skills are an absolute requirement for this position and cannot be overemphasized.

The starting salary range for this position is $100,000 - $125,000 and includes a comprehensive benefits package.

To Be Considered

The position is open until filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as is practical and preferably before November 10, 2023.

Candidate materials are reviewed on an on-going basis and initial interviews will begin by mid-October. Please submit a resume and a two-page (or less) cover letter addressed to Board Chair Dawn Crownover at:

You may direct questions to Ed Rogan at or 206.697.8428 or Emily Lee at or 425.298.5855.

The SouthEast Seattle Senior Center is dedicated to hiring diverse talent. The Valtas Group and SESSC will treat you with respect and support throughout the interview process. We embrace diversity and work hard every day to create conditions that provide everyone with an equal opportunity to thrive.


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