Executive Director

Posting date: September 29, 2022

Location: Hybrid work environment with an office in Seattle. The ED may be based anywhere in Washington State, as long as they are willing to spend time regularly in Seattle.

Salary Range: $125,000 to $150,000 depending on experience 

**This position opened on Sept 29 and the search committee is interviewing candidates this month. Please reach out to Emily Anthony (emily@cloversearchworks.com) to discuss if we are still accepting applications for this role.**


EarthGen is seeking a collaborative and strategic leader to be its next Executive Director, leading our efforts to grow our impact in the years ahead. A Washington State based nonprofit, EarthGen brings locally relevant science-based learning opportunities to students and school communities who are farthest from educational and environmental justice. Because of EarthGen, students all over Washington state are learning about the effects of climate change and other environmental issues on their own communities, taking action, and becoming leaders for change.

Building on a successful decade of growth and measurable impact, EarthGen has a big vision for the future: we will grow EarthGen’s impact in both breadth and depth, so that more teachers and students across Washington will have access to high quality climate-science education and meaningful opportunities to make environmental change. EarthGen is seeking a leader who is inspired by this ambitious vision and shares our commitment to K-12 education and environmental justice. 

We are eager to meet with candidates who have strengths in these areas: 

  • Building strong partnerships across many diverse communities, fields, and sectors
  • Strategic thinking and results-based problem solving 
  • Deep commitment to leading with an equity and environmental justice lens
  • Willingness to be a “fearless fundraiser” in support of EarthGen’s mission
  • Experience as a collaborative and inclusive team leader, and readiness to lead a thriving nonprofit 

How to Apply

Online applications only, please no email or paper submissions. You will be asked to upload a cover letter and resume. In your cover letter, please briefly describe how this opportunity aligns with your experience, interests, and values. 

Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received. All applications will be acknowledged via an email receipt. Initial candidate conversations will take place via phone and videocalls throughout October, in advance of committee interviews in early to mid November. We expect the new ED would join the EarthGen team in 2023, with the exact start date to be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Apply online.


Questions about this opportunity are welcomed, and should be directed to Emily Anthony of Clover Search Works. You may call or email Emily directly at (206) 355-9132 or emily@cloversearchworks.com, or click here to schedule a 15-minute conversation with Emily.

Clover Search Works is honored to be partnering with EarthGen in the search for a new leader.

EarthGen values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, and members of ethnic minorities to apply. EarthGen is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.