THE OPPORTUNITY: ▪ IslandWood is looking for a mission-focused, seasoned, financial and operational leader with experience working in organizations of 100+ employees. The CFOO will act as a strategic partner with the CEO, focusing on the internal operations of IslandWood. The CFOO must be a leader who desires to build and grow the organizations programs and sustainability, while partnering and mentoring with the management team in strategy development, planning and execution. Importantly, the successful CFOO will have the sensitivity, and personal confidence to tap into the power that each member of the team brings to the mission.
BACKGROUND: In 1999, founder Debbi and Paul Brainerd created IslandWood from a parcel of land originally slated for development. IslandWood began as a singular, unique place created to help students and teachers see themselves – and their world – differently. In the nearly two decades since, IslandWood has grown to become a bold leader in innovative, inclusive education for the planet. Whether our work happens on Bainbridge Island or in City neighborhoods, we take urgent issues and make them relevant to young people, shedding light on the power we all have to change the world for good. This approach prepares the next generation of inspired environmental problem solvers to work together to make an exponential impact on the planet – now and in the future.
KEY ISLANDWOOD FACTS: ▪ Each year, more than 12,000 students reached annually with 3 in 4 teachers reporting an enduring impact on student learning, collaboration, and engagement several months after our programs. ▪ 800+ Teachers reached every year with more than 70% reporting an increase in teaching outdoors as a result of participating in our programs. ▪ 400+ Graduates from master’s level Education program working in both informal and education settings. ▪ 49% of schools receive scholarships helping provide equitable access to our School Overnight Program. ▪ Operates out of our 250-acre main campus on Bainbridge Island, Brightwater Education Center in Woodinville, WA, Downtown Seattle Office, and in the field at Public Schools, Thornton Creek Water Quality Channel, High Point Community Development, and Mapes Creek at Beer Sheva Park.