We are looking for just the right person to join our inspiring organization – someone who can continue to help the Foundation carry out its mission of helping the San Juan Island Community thrive through inspired and informed generosity and the Foundation’s trusted stewardship. The Executive Assistant is responsible for ensuring the Foundation operates in an organized, efficient and professional manner. He or she must work effectively with Board members, management, staff, donors and community members to accomplish the strategic goals of the Foundation. Warmth, friendliness and professionalism are critical for this position. This person is someone who inspires trust in every customer.
To be considered for this position, you must have:
- 10 years’ experience providing executive level administrative support.
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in administrative role.
- Excellent communication skills (oral & written).
- Proven ability to anticipate next steps, take initiative, exercise discretion, apply sound judgement, solve problems, meet deadlines & work well independently.
- Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite, QuickBooks & cloud applications.
Salary: Exempt position at $50,000/year
Please submit a cover letter and resume by mail or email no later than April 5, 2017 at 5pm.
San Juan Island Community Foundation
Attn: Personnel Committee
PO Box 1352
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Attn: Personnel Committee
2017 Grant Application Deadline Dates: March 13, June 12, and September 11.
Our process requires a Pre-Application Meeting. Please call us at (360) 378-1001 to schedule a meeting. We would be happy to help you through the process. Thank you!
The Community Foundation was once again gratified by the amazing generosity of islanders last week at the 2016 San Juan County Fair when over $28,000 was donated to eight different projects featured in the matching program. This amount was raised in just the four days of the Fair!
The Foundation, in turn, will match those donations 50 cents on every dollar raised until each project goal is met, thereby allowing $40,000 to be granted to the following projects:
- Animal Protection Society’s New Animal Shelter
- SJICF Women’s Fund Membership Drive
- Family Resource Center’s Emergency Rental Assistance
- Family Resource Center’s Island Neighbors
- Friday Harbor Elementary School’s Inquisitive Children Succeed
- Island Oil Spill Association’s Improved Oil Spill Response Time
- San Juan Historical Museum’s Protection for Vintage Thresher
- San Juan County’s Derelict Vessel Prevention
At the conclusion of the 2016 San Juan County Fair, seven-year-old, Ava Bennett from Lopez Island, reached into the glass jar that held names of all 98 contributors at the Community Foundation’s booth – and drew out the name of Louise Dustrude. That gave Louise the opportunity to select the nonprofit beneficiary of a bonus $1,000 from the Foundation. She chose the Family Resource Center’s Emergency Rental Assistance Project to be the lucky recipient.
The Community Foundation extends its deepest gratitude to all who made this annual event so enjoyable – and so successful. Thank you!
Eleven graduating seniors from Friday Harbor High School’s Class of 2016 were awarded scholarships for the 2016/2017 academic year from three different funds held at the San Juan Island Community Foundation.
Inskeep Legacy Scholarship Fund
Uma Hu, University of Victoria, $2,000
Jesse Kolowitz, Pacific Lutheran University, $7,000
Mary McPadden, University of Colorado, $5,000
Madeline Schroeder, Seattle University, $5,000
Luke Stromberg, University of Dayton, $5,000
Thomas Synoground, Washington State University, $8,000
Taylor Turnbull, San Diego State, $5,000
Echo Wood, University of Washington, $4,000
Total New Applicants: $41,000
The Inskeep Legacy Scholarship Fund was established by a generous donation made by the late Jerry Inskeep who deeply appreciated the helping hand that he received enabling him to attend college. He left a legacy through the San Juan Island Community Foundation that will provide a permanent source of funds for the education of our island’s students.
SJICF Scholarship Fund
Janelle Wood, Edmonds Community College, $2,500
Rainah Sandstrom, American College Dublin, $10,000
The SJICF Scholarship Fund was established through generous donations to the San Juan Island Community Foundation to provide San Juan Island residents scholarships for community college, two-year college, four-year college or university, graduate school programs, or vocational/career programs.
John Volk Memorial Scholarship Fund
Nicholas Armstrong, $3,000
Grace Willows, $3,000
The John Volk Memorial Scholarship Fund was established and is administered by the San Juan Island Pilots Association and honors one of our finest citizens who served us all through his tireless volunteer service, both on the ground and in the air.
Inskeep Legacy Scholarship Renewals
In addition to 2016 graduating seniors, the following students were previous recipients of Inskeep Legacy Scholarships and have been awarded another one-year scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Emma Brand, University of Washington, $2,000
Amanda Brast, Seattle Pacific University, $10,000
Otis Cooper-West, University of Washington, $2,000
Melanie Cope, University of Washington, $5,000
Sophia Dillery, Seattle University, $5,000
Kate Fenley, University of Washington, $10,000
Sam Gabler-Brown, Western Washington Univ, $4,000
Isabel Gabriel, University of Washington, $5,000
Genevieve Gislason, Western Washington University, $4,000
Emily Guard, Baylor University, $5,000
Gavin Guard, Whitman College, $5,000
Madeline Marinkovich, University of Washington, $5,000
Sophia Marinkovich, Western Washington University, $5,000
Emma McMain, Pacific University, $4,000
Miranda McPadden, Washington State University, $5,000
Brett Paul, Gonzaga University, $6,000
Isabel Place, University of Washington, $2,000
Samantha Pluff, University of Washington, $5,000
Alaina Scheffer, Western Washington University, $5,000
Madden Shanks, Washington State University, $6,000
Matthew Stepita, Western Washington University, $4,000
Sam Stewart, Gonzaga University, $4,000
Ashton Timmons, Gonzaga University, $4,000
Sierra Truesdale, Western Washington University, $12,000
Ellery Von Dassow, Western Washington University, $4,000
Total Reapplicants: $128,000
If you would like information about the Foundation’s scholarship funds or would like to contribute to the support of them, you can call the Foundation office at 360-378-1001.
The San Juan Island Community Foundation serves as a non-profit philanthropic umbrella organization helping donors, non-profits and public organizations to achieve their goals through direct grants, organizational assistance and philanthropic resource management. For further information about the Community Foundation, call 378-1001, log on to www.sjicf.org, write to PO Box 1352, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 or, visit the office located at 640 Mullis St. Suite 104.
The Community Foundation was once again gratified by the amazing generosity of islanders last week at the 2015 San Juan County Fair when over $32,000 was donated to eight different projects featured in the matching program. This amount was raised in just the four days of the Fair!
The Foundation, in turn, will match those donations up to 50% of the project’s goal amount, thereby allowing almost $46,000 to be granted to the following projects:
- Animal Protection Society’s new shelter
- Family Resource Center’s senior household essentials program
- SJICF Women’s Fund membership drive
- Friday Harbor Elementary School’s young scholars enrichment program
- San Juan Preservation Trust for Mount Grant accessibility
- Spring Street International School scholarships for local middle school students
- PIMC Cancer Care support programs
- Friday Harbor Athletic Association for trails at the ball fields
Sixteen graduating seniors from Friday Harbor High School’s Class of 2015 were awarded scholarships for the 2015/2016 academic year from three different funds held at the San Juan Island Community Foundation. Read More