Executive Director

Hedgebrook is a global community of powerful female storytellers changing the world.

Nestled on 48 picturesque acres on Whidbey Island, Hedgebrook's ethos is grounded in Radical Hospitality. Hedgebrook's mission is to amplify women's voices by providing an oasis of time, space, and nurturing, enabling each writer to connect deeply with herself, her surroundings, and her work. Hedgebrook brings together women from all over the globe and a broad diversity of backgrounds. Here, they create important and meaningful work, share and deepend essential cultural conversations, and raise awareness around equity, equality, and representation. At Hedgebrook, women are authoring change.

Founded by Seattle philanthropist Nancy Nordhoff in 1988, Hedgebrook's core Writers in Residence Program (WIR) currently attracts upwards of 1800 applications annually for 40 highly sought-after residencies. 75% of participants are women of color and many writers are emerging when they come to Hedgebrook. An impressive number regularly go on to publish bestsellers and many have been recognized with literary prizes including the National Book Award, the Booker Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, MacArthur genius awards, and Toby, Obie and Emmy awards for theatre, film and TV, among others. In addition to its WIR program, Hedgebrook's calendar of events includes writing workshops, masterclasses, salons, festivals, and labs for filmmakers and songwriters. 

Hedgebrook has experienced tremendous growth over the last decade, and at this critical historical moment for women and people of color all over the world, Hedgebrook is seeking an experienced and passionate leader to be its new Executive Director (ED). In collaboration with the Board, staff, and Advisory Council, the ED will ensure the integrity of Hedgebrook's mission, imagine, build, and support robust and vibrant programming, and maintain the financial and operational health of the organization. The new Executive Director will be a proven organizational leader, a natural team and community builder, an inspired and inspiring communicator, and a passionate advocate for amplifying women's voices.

For a full position description, please visit: https://nonprofitprofessionals.com/current-searches-all/hedgebrook-ed.

More information about Hedgebrook can be found at: https://hedgebrook.org/.

This search is being conducted by Carolyn Ho and Catherine Seneviratne of NPAG. To apply, please send applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to: Hedgebrook-ED@Nonprofitprofessionals.com. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your email.

Hedgebrook is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Contact Information

P.O. Box 1231