“Sometimes my heart feels broken, but actually what I think is that it’s busy building courage.”

~ six-year-old at Jumping Mouse

Seeking Executive Director 

Are you a leader who is passionate about supporting a team of professionals that help transform the lives of children and families?  Jumping Mouse Children’s Center offers unparalleled support to our staff, health benefits, and opportunities for professional growth.  We pride ourselves on carrying reasonable caseloads to encourage a personal/work life balance.

Jumping Mouse Children’s Center is a highly regarded nonprofit in Port Townsend, Washington, and the only organization in our region providing long-term, in-depth mental health therapy to young children.

Our employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Health benefits
  • Retirement plan
  • Discretionary leave policy
  • Professional development funds
  • Relocation assistance

About Jumping Mouse: Located in Port Townsend, Jumping Mouse Children’s Center is a nonprofit founded in 1999 to address the gap in children’s mental health care in our rural area. Our unique therapy model is led by the child’s need and therapy lasts as long as necessary. We also offer education and support for our children’s caregivers, and advocate for children in the schools and wider community. With accessibility is one of our core values, no one is ever turned away for inability to pay.

The Job: The Executive Director oversees and supports all operations and staff, working collaboratively both with the volunteer board as well as paid staff. Applicants should have a minimum of five years’ experience in nonprofit or mission-based work, with at least three of those years in a leadership position. They should be excellent communicators with demonstrated knowledge and performance in fundraising, grant applications, development, marketing, financial management and team management. Work week is approximately 32 hours a week and includes health benefits. Salary range $62,000 – 67,000. See full job description here.

The Location: Jumping Mouse Children’s Center is located in beautiful Port Townsend, Washington, a maritime city renowned for its historic charm and stunning natural setting. With a thriving arts community, vibrant walkable downtown, Victorian seaport heritage, and nearby award-winning organic farms and Olympic National Park, Port Townsend offers numerous activities for everyone.

How to apply: Interested people should email a cover letter, résumé, and list of three references to by Friday, April 23.