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Employment Opportunities

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Executive Director of Thurston County Inclusion


Alongside the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will develop and implement program activities as well as ensure funding is available for these activities.

Our top priorities for hiring for this position are: 

  • Someone passionate about our mission 

  • Someone with a vision on how TCI can grow and reach more people

  • Strong leadership skill

Executive Director

  • Responsible for lead and implementation of TCI’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission.

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe program environment for all participants and volunteers at TCI sponsored events. 

  • Responsible for leading TCI in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.

  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.

  • Responsible for fundraising and developing other revenues necessary to support TCI’s mission.

  • Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.

  • Responsible effective administration of TCI day-to-day operations.

  • Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance TCI’s Mission.

  • Anything Else Necessary for the Operations of TCI*

Hours and Compensation

This is a part-time position. Pay is $25 per hour, excluding tax deductions (actual hourly pay will be less). You can expect to make about $7,000 per year. The number of hours per month varies depending on the number of TCI activities. These numbers are subject to change depending on actual hours needed and grant funding. This position is funded through a DDA Grant that is up for renewal in Fall 2023 and there may be a possible increase in hours for 2024. 


2023 Hours: 

July - 50 hours

August - 50 hours

September - 15 hours

October - 15 hours

November - 15 hours

December - 15 hours

The Executive Director is at the heart of our organization. While this is hardly a full-time position, we believe the hours paid are sufficient for our current programming needs. That being said, there are many avenues of growth for Thurston County Inclusion. Possible new programming could include more camp sessions, a week-long summer camp, more frequent activities in the school year, etc. The Board of Directors will support the new Executive Director in finding additional grant funding for their salary if it is deemed necessary and aligns with the TCI mission. 

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Pass a background check

  • Commitment to inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities

  • Experience working with children and/or young adults

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Demonstrated organizational skills

  • Proficiency in Google Suite

  • Willingness to learn & work in a team environment


Lead all Thurston County Inclusion events. TCI Events are listed here. In the future, this position is able to select dates/times of events that work for them. Our summer camp is on Thursdays from 2 - 4 PM and Fridays from 8 AM to 3 PM at Centennial Elementary School. All other work is done remotely.

How to Apply

Position is opened until filled. We will begin reviewing applications on Monday, June 12th. Please send your resume and a cover letter to

Questions: Any and all questions can be directed to Natalie, or 360-329-2793.

Thurston County Inclusion is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Thurston County Inclusion makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

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