ISTSS Sarah Haley Award

Why work at KCSARC?

At KCSARC, we not only value diversity – we celebrate it:  We are committed to creating a team as diverse as the communities we live in, and we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our team will be.  We are rooted in a foundation of anti-racism and equity, which must be demonstrated in word and action.  As a proud equal opportunity employer, we welcome candidates of all races, ethnicities, genders, abilities, identities, religions and ages with diverse viewpoints and experiences. We encourage veterans, LGBTQ+ and multilingual candidates to apply, along with candidates who have an EAD (Employment Authorization Document), regardless of immigration status.

Solid history, a track record of success, and innovation: The agency opened its doors in 1976, so we have a significant tenure in the field of sexual assault and a track record of successful program implementation, systems change, and direct service to clients. But we’re not a static service provider – we continue to innovate with programming such as prevention education in schools and the communities we serve, Dando Voz to reach Spanish-speaking survivors, and Project360, addressing the intersection of sexual violence and youth homelessness.

Tackle some big issues: When you work at KCSARC, you are part of a challenging and rewarding experience. We address the important issues around sexual assault, as well as some of the most critical problems facing our community right now. Many of these, such as sex trafficking and homelessness, have links to sexual violence.

As an agency, we’re committed to supporting fundraising success: Our Chief Executive Officer, 75-member staff, and 20-member Board of Directors are engaged as ambassadors. Our Board and CEO have significant fundraising involvement.

Participate in the joyful – yes, joyful! – aspects of what we do: Our work at KCSARC is hopeful and life-affirming. While there is no question that sexual assault is a serious subject, we empower victims and their families, and help them move ahead with their lives.

No better team to have by your side: KCSARC staff are positive, upbeat, talented, and passionate professionals who take pride in their work and in the role KCSARC plays in the community. The agency has a commitment to fostering workforce diversity and to encouraging innovative thinking, making for a dynamic, interesting group of people all focused on a single issue.

Sure, this work is important. So is your life outside of work: Work-life balance is valued at KCSARC and most staff are able to work flexible schedules. We provide generous benefits and opportunities for professional growth, and have been voted a “Best Place to Work” by Washington CEO magazine.

Learn more about our competitive pay and outstanding benefits. 

Current openings

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

The Organization

The King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC) provides critical support and comprehensive services to children, teens, and adults who have experienced sexual assault. The agency couples that support with powerful prevention education that aims to stop sexual violence from happening in the first place. All of KCSARC’s services are available in both English and in Spanish through the Dando Voz program. Since 2018, KCSARC has assisted over 4,500 victims each year.

Founded in 1976, KCSARC’s mission is to: Give voice to victims, their families, and communities; Create change in beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors about sexual violence; and Instill courage for people to speak out about sexual assault.

KCSARC has the expertise to help those who are victimized process the impact of the abuse, whether it was recent or in the past, and provide services in a holistic and coordinated way so that people have the support, skills, and knowledge needed to heal. Over half of KCSARC’s clients are under the age of 18, and it is not uncommon for a family to access multiple services. Cost is never a barrier to any KCSARC service.

Current services and programs:

Therapy services

  • Specialized individual therapy for children (ages 6-up) and adults.

Advocacy services

  • 24-hour Resource Line for help and information.
  • Support through the legal and medical system.
  • Support for parents, guardians, and caregivers.

Prevention education and outreach

  • To stop sexual assault from happening in the first place, KCSARC works in schools and in communities to foster healthy communications and shift the culture.


The Position

Reporting directly to the 20-member Board of Directors and managing a team of 4, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will work in partnership with a dedicated staff of 70  and steward an organizational budget of $9M. Building upon a storied legacy of its founding leader, the incoming CEO will ensure the organization’s mission and values are carried forward well into the future by working towards the following opportunities for impact:

  • Establish relationships with Board members, donors and funders, community and civic leaders, partners, policy makers, and other key stakeholders.
  • Learn the organization by making meaningful connections with all staff and with each department to understand their realities and challenges.
  • In collaboration with board and staff leaders, formulate and implement a plan to identify and pursue funding sources to grow and diversify KCSARC’s revenue and expand the organization’s impact.
  • Working with the Director of Communications & Policy and key external partners, deepen and expand KCSARC’s coalition-building efforts.
  • Work toward raising KCSARC’s visibility in the community to increase donor support, establish and expand partnerships with adjacent nonprofit and public sector agencies, and further engage the general public in KCSARC’s policy advocacy and legislative work.
  • Increase accessibility to provide services to anyone who needs them, regardless of language skills.
  • Oversee staff mentoring and professional development, as well as succession planning and knowledge sharing.
  • Explore opportunities to expand the reach of programs and prevention education through online programming.


Leadership Abilities

Candidates will be evaluated on the full range of their lived and learned experience, professional background, volunteer experience, and direct and transferable skills. KCSARC is seeking candidates with a compelling combination of experience and skills in some, or all, of the following areas:

  • Demonstrated commitment to KCSARC’s mission, serving clients, mentoring staff, and fostering community.
  • Experience operationalizing antiracism, racial, social, and gender justice.
  • Mid-career or more overall professional experience with successful Executive Director or CEO experience strongly preferred. Experience serving as a CEO, Executive Director, Deputy Director, COO, CDO, CAO, CFO, or similar role(s), or as a senior staff member of an organization, division, or department of comparable size and complexity.
  • Bachelor’s degree with an advanced degree preferred. Applicable experience may be substituted for education.
  • Prior experience in the field of sexual assault services and prevention, domestic violence services and prevention, or a related field is preferred.
  • Broad understanding of all aspects of running nonprofit organizations (board development, finances, operations, information technology, human resources, advocacy, and fundraising).
  • Understanding of and competency in social sector or nonprofit services, business operations, public sector operations, or human services – which may come from board, volunteer, or staff service – is required for success in this role.


Skills & Attributes:

  • Understanding of trauma-informed care. A deep awareness of what it means to work with and deliver services to people who have experienced trauma.
  • High emotional intelligence.
  • Open and receptive to feedback.
  • Politically adept.
  • Fundraising.
  • Empathy.
  • Compassion.
  • Fluent in intersectionality.
  • Budgeting.
  • Authenticity.
  • Public speaking and media relations.
  • Financial management.
  • Board relations.
  • Active listener.
  • Humility.
  • Collaborative.


Commitment to:

  • Deep caring – for KCSARC’s mission, clients, staff, and community.
  • Anti-racism, racial, social and gender justice.
  • Increasing the impact of KCSARC’s work within and throughout all areas of the community, including King County, affiliates throughout WA State, and on an interstate and national level as necessary.
  • Providing insight and support to KCSARC’s Anti-Racism and Equity Initiative to further roll out the equity plan.
  • Fostering a work environment that allows the talented staff to thrive, grow, and develop professionally.
  • Transparent, accurate, and timely communication with staff, board, and community.
  • Being an approachable and accessible leader.


Ability to:

  • Attract, retain, develop, and nurture a high-caliber team.
  • Influence decision- and policymakers at all levels.
  • Listen to staff and adapt decision making.
  • Facilitate and support change management and crisis management.
  • Share KCSARC’s story with donors and the community in a persuasive and engaging manner.


Total Compensation & Benefits

The annual salary range for this position is $175,000 – $195,000.

KCSARC is committed to supporting all employees through competitive salary and benefits, a commitment to equity and inclusion, and training and professional development opportunities.

The comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits.
  • 401 (k) retirement plan with employer match.
  • Flexible Spending Account for health care and dependent costs.
  • Life insurance.
  • Generous paid time off policy for vacation, sick and floating holiday time.
  • Professional development and training.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Subsidized dependent medical, dental, and vision benefits offered at employee cost.


To Be Considered

The position is open until filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as practical.

Candidate materials are reviewed on an ongoing basis and Valtas has begun initial interviews.

Please submit a resume and a one-page cover letter addressed to Board President Marilyn Sherron here.

You may direct questions to Ed Rogan at or 206.697.8428, Emily Lee at or 425.298.5855, or Chris Cannon at or 206.899.7289.

At KCSARC, we not only value diversity – we celebrate it:  We are committed to creating a team as diverse as the communities we live in, and we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our team will be.  We are rooted in a foundation of anti-racism and equity, which must be demonstrated in word and action.  As a proud equal opportunity employer, we welcome candidates of all races, ethnicities, genders, abilities, identities, religions, and ages with diverse viewpoints and experiences. We encourage veterans, LGBTQ+ and multilingual candidates to apply, along with candidates who have an EAD (Employment Authorization Document), regardless of immigration status.

Resource Line Advocate (part-time)

The King County Sexual Assault Resource Center seeks a part-time Resource Line Advocate to provide support and advocacy to victims of sexual assault and/or family, friends, or professionals via a toll free, 24-hour crisis and information line.

Hours: Part-time, varying schedule, average 12 to 29.75 hours per week, with occasional additional hours.

: This position is remote, but selected candidate must reside in Washington State.  This job is performed in the home of the staff person. This position requires the staff person to have a landline telephone with no extra features (i.e. call waiting, caller id, call blocking), must ring busy, and must be in a private location that is free from distraction and noise. KCSARC provides a stipend for the  monthly cost of this phone.

: Non-Exempt

Reports to:
Resource Line Manager

: $19.67/hour

Essential Functions: 

  • Provide sexual assault crisis intervention, support, information and/or referral via the telephone
  • Determine comprehensive service needs of callers
  • Provide information and referral
  • Provide support and information about the effects of victimization
  • Provide information about dealing with the trauma and aftermath of sexual assault
  • Provide information about the medical and legal issues related to sexual assault
  • Follow HIPAA guidelines
  • Provide information on services available in King County and surrounding areas
  • Assess the medical needs of the client and provide information about medical issues
  • Provide support and information related to the medical exams
  • Assist clients and/or guardians to make informed decisions regarding psychological needs
  • Provide information and assistance with Crime Victim Compensation application
  • Input data into the Client Tracking System in a timely manner
  • Work to continually assess service needs
  • Attend Resource Line monthly meeting and other agency meetings as needed
  • Back up advocates who are unable to cover shifts due to illness, vacation, or other absences
  • Actively participate in individual supervision
  • Other duties as assigned

Technical Functions 

  • Ability to use Word, Access based database system, Outlook
  • Keyboarding skills
  • Ability to use a standard telephone

Personal Competencies

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated skills communicating with people in crisis
  • Excellent decision-making skills
  • Excellent professional judgment
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated active listening skills
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated empathic skills
  • Knowledge of sexual assault victimization and the healing process
  • Ability to work with independence
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team setting
  • Ability to work with initiative and assertiveness
  • Ability to educate callers on sexual assault trauma, offender traits and behaviors
  • Understanding of cultural differences
  • Ability to organize and prioritize competing work demands
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to build rapport quickly
  • Ability to read, write and speak English
  • Accept and work in accordance with the Guiding Principles of KCSARC

To apply for the Resource Line Advocate position, click HERE

Development Coordinator

As Development Coordinator, you will support the work of the External Relations staff in building deep relationships with our funders and reaching our $2.3-million private fundraising goal.

In this pivotal role, you will assist with correspondence, prepping materials for donor and board meetings, and provide excellent customer service.

The ability to accurately set and meet deadlines, collaborate with program staff, leadership staff, and key volunteers is critical.

We are seeking someone who demonstrates individual initiative, as well as the ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a team.

Hours: Full-time; may occasionally include evenings and weekends

Status: Non-Exempt

Reports to: Chief External Relations Officer

Compensation: $60,000 – $66,000/year

Essential Functions:

  • Assist the ER team to advance fundraising and communication goals.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of donor communications.
  • Work with the CEO and Chief External Relations Officer to communicate with Board members including preparing and sending out Board Packets and other Board information.
  • Create surveys and report on results.
  • Contribute to the execution of fundraising events and activities intended to keep current and prospective donors informed and engaged.
  • Coordinate External Relations volunteers as needed.
  • Conduct donor prospect research and support.
  • Help with calendaring donor meetings and gathering all necessary materials.
  • Provide excellent customer service to all stakeholders.
  • Create and maintains an expeditious flow of thank you and solicitation mailings to donors.
  • Work with ER staff to personalize thank you and solicitation mailings.
  • Send out tax receipts as requested.
  • Create donor pledge forms as requested.
  • Take credit card donations over the phone through USA-ePay or Classy
  • Be the lead administrator and take notes at in-person and virtual meetings for the Fundraising Committee, Board Development Committee, Honorary Advisory Committee and Board of Directors meetings.
  • Manage and maintain up-to-date Board of Directors information and documents.

Agency and team participation:

  • Acquire and actively employ sound knowledge and understanding of the organization, its work, and its and collaborative environment.
  • Actively participate in the External Relations team’s planning and collaboration tools and processes.

Experience: Minimum of two years of experience with similar responsibilities is required; 3-5 years of experience is preferred.

This includes:

  • Administrative support experience.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals of varying backgrounds and positions within the agency and the community.
  • Strong track record in exercising sound, timely judgment meeting deadlines.
  • Competency in using data to inform decisions as well as creativity in problem solving.
  • Outstanding verbal communications skills and ability to write clearly and persuasively.
  • A high degree of initiative.
  • Superb attention to follow-through.
  • Proficiency in MS Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Familiarity with Salesforce or ability to learn quickly.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English.
  • Accept and work in accordance with the Guiding Principles of KCSARC.
  • Bilingual Spanish language skills a plus.

To apply for the Development Coordinator position, click HERE

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