Join Our Board

Join Our Board

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Help build a more just and equitable Washington state.
oin our Board of Directors.

The Washington State Budget & Policy Center is a nonpartisan research organization that promotes common-sense policies to advance the well-being of Washingtonians. Th­rough sound research, strategic communications, and broad community partnerships, we push for public investments in the building blocks of a strong economy–including excellent schools, living-wage jobs, and healthy communities.

In the midst of the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Budget & Policy Center is working on a proactive policy agenda to fund economic stimulus and preserve public services, as much more is needed to support people’s economic security and well-being in the coming months and years.

The board of directors is seeking new members who are:

  • Passionate about the Budget & Policy Center’s mission of advancing the well-being of Washington communities and improving the economic security and social opportunity of all in the state;
  • Excited to join a dynamic team with a collaborative, transparent, and inclusive organizational culture;
  • Committed to integrating racial equity in policy decisions;
  • Willing to help with fundraising and to build a culture of philanthropy; and
  • Ready to engage in this important work.

We are especially interested in candidates who:

  • Are Washingtonians living outside the Puget Sound area;
  • Come from diverse backgrounds, particularly from communities historically marginalized in state budget decisions (e.g. immigrant, disabled, lived experience of living in poverty, foster care, etc.); and/or
  • Have business experience or strong financial expertise.

Board members from outside the region or who have transportation or scheduling challenges have the opportunity to attend board meetings remotely.

Next Steps

The Budget & Policy Center is looking to bring on four new board members to serve three-year terms beginning in July 2020.

Please email a brief letter of interest (1 page or less) explaining why you are interested in joining the Budget & Policy Center board and your resume to [email protected].

If you have any questions, please contact Executive Director Misha Werschkul at [email protected].

NEW application deadline: May 31, 2020.