Position Announcement Program Support Specialist

Are you a people person interested in making a difference for nonprofits serving our community?  The Whidbey Community Foundation is searching for its first staff member, a person that will help our board and volunteers provide excellent, knowledgeable service that achieves results for the nonprofit sector on Whidbey Island.

As our first staff member, the Program Support Specialist will be an independent, well-organized professional who thrives in a dynamic environment of multiple priorities. In concert with a volunteer Executive Director and active Board of Directors, you will focus on maintaining smooth program operations and contributing to the overall efficiency, quality, and capability of our programs and services. You will be called on to show initiative, persistence, and commitment to supporting the nonprofits on Whidbey Island and the donors who desire to support our community in perpetuity.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. He or she must be able to perform well under pressure and respond positively to change and shifting priorities. The ideal candidate is also an independent thinker and self-starter who has foresight and anticipates needs. He/she must be a creative problem-solver and proactive decision-maker, and be quickly able to prioritize tasks.

The Program Support Specialist position will start as a part-time position, at 20 hours per week. Hourly rate will be $18 – $22/hour, based on skills and ability.  Since Whidbey Community Foundation does not at this time have an office, the position will be flexible in schedule and location.  The staff member may work out of his/her home office, as long as it is located on Whidbey Island.  Since this is the Community Foundation’s first staff position, the number of hours per week may be increased in the future as needed to provide full program and administrative support.  Supervision will be provided by the volunteer Executive Director.  This hire must be comfortable taking initiative independently without direct daily supervision.

Applications are requested by March 14, 2019.  Include the following information:

  • Letter of Application
  • Resume
  • Names, Phone Numbers, and Emails for at least two references

Applications can either be emailed or mailed to:

  • info@whidbeyfoundation.org
  • Whidbey Community Foundation, PO Box 1135, Coupeville WA 98239

For more information, see the Position Announcement