Washington leads the nation in careers that demand competency and credentials in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Known as a hub of innovation and technology, Washington state is ripe to foster a robust ecosystem that develops a diverse and career ready workforce to meet this demand. Closing the gap in post-secondary attainment and STEM will create opportunities for living-wage careers that lead to greater economic security for Washingtonians.
Washington STEM is a statewide education nonprofit leveraging STEM for social change by removing barriers to credential attainment and creating pathways to long-term economic security for systemically underserved students. Founded on principles of equity, collaboration, and sustainability, Washington STEM creates solutions and partnerships that bring STEM education to Washington students, especially those historically underrepresented in STEM fields like students of color, girls and young women, students living in poverty, and students living in rural areas.
With a bold and ambitious goal to ensure students are career and future ready, Washington STEM seeks nominations and applications for a new CEO to work closely with board and staff as the organization implements its next strategic plan in support of a shared 2030 vision for Washington state. The new CEO will refine Washington STEM’s vision and direction for greater impact, championing the next strategic plan with the relationship building savvy and policy expertise to move toward systems change that ensures STEM and career readiness pipelines for the jobs of tomorrow. S/he/they will leverage a talented team, committed board, and strong networks with a clear articulation of how to move change for students farthest from STEM access and achievement to ensure the systems and resources support them to achieve their dreams.