The Foundation for Tacoma Students is the backbone nonprofit and staff dedicated to supporting the Graduate Tacoma community-wide movement. We are guided by our values, commitment to equity, and the core belief that working together is key to realize a Tacoma where every child succeeds, cradle to career

We’re Hiring

Open positions.

The Senior Director of Fundraising and Development is a strategic leader, fearless fundraiser, and community and relationship builder. In collaboration with the Executive Director, leadership and development teams, the Senior Director of Fundraising and Development will create and implement fundraising strategies to build, strengthen, and deepen existing and new supporter and donor relationships. The ideal candidate embraces the opportunity to lead and drive the adoption and implementation of Community-Centric Fundraising practices, ethical storytelling, and integrated advocacy. With a passionate and authentic voice, they will be a strong advocate in regional and state-wide conversations regarding education, equity, and career pathways.


The Foundation for Tacoma Students boasts a $4.5 million-dollar operating budget and receives significant government, foundation, venture, corporate and individual support. The Director of Finance is vital to FFTS’s success as we continue to provide quality programming, expand community development, and build capacity. We seek a Director of Finance who will oversee all finance, accounting, grant data, and reporting activities. This position reports directly to the Executive Director and will be a strategic thought partner and vital leadership team member. The ideal candidate is fiscally responsible and, has an aptitude for numbers, organizational chops, accounting acumen, and can see the big picture and track exacting details.



The Foundation for Tacoma Students seeks to contract with an experienced data systems and Information Technology consultant to help guide development of our systems capacity as we expand our geographic and programmatic footprint. The consultant will work with our team to identify systems and process needs, design FERPA and HIPAA-appropriate internal and external data governance protocols, elevate opportunities for organization-wide systems integration, recommend vendors and platforms, assist with bids, and potentially facilitate staff training.