The new executive director of Susan G. Komen Puget Sound (Komen Puget Sound) will be taking the reins of a leading Komen affiliate with a track record of program innovation that serves as a model for other affiliates nationwide. Known for their support of breakthrough research ($33 million since 1994), Komen Puget Sound is also actively working toward creating health equity across Washington state; investing in community partners that provide breast health and breast cancer services to residents in its 16-county service area; advocating to support access to healthcare; and, hosting the first-ever Northwest Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference (now in its third year).
Responsible for the success and sustainability of Komen Puget Sound, the new executive director will report to and work in close partnership with the board of directors. They will play a critical external leadership role by shining a light on the affiliate’s vision, energizing relationships, and generating the necessary financial resources to achieve the affiliate’s goals.
Komen Puget Sound is anchored by a staff, board, volunteers, community partners, and donors who are driven by a shared passion for the mission and a deep belief that breast cancer can be cured. A leader who is inspired by this work and has the natural ability to inspire others will be rewarded by the opportunity to grow the affiliate to a new level of excellence and impact.
Internally, the executive director will set the tone for the daily operations of the affiliate, overseeing the finance, development, communications, grants, advocacy and education functions. They will establish effective systems to track progress, evaluate programs and measure success. The executive director will establish a regular cadence of communicating results to the board, funders, and other constituents.