Top global development employers in Seattle

By Liana Barcia 20 October 2015

The Seattle skyline. The city is home to some of the world’s biggest foundations and nonprofits operating in the global health sector, as well as satellite offices and subchapters of leading global development organizations. Photo by: Bala Sivakumar / CC BY-NC-ND

The international development community in Seattle is home to some of the world’s biggest foundations and nonprofits operating in the global health sector, such as PATH and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Emerald City also hosts the headquarters of Health Alliance International and Sightlife, while Malaria No More just recently moved in from New York City.    

Seattle’s thriving community of global development professionals also benefits from a number of satellite offices and subchapters of leading global development organizations, such as Mercy Corps, CARE, International Rescue Committee, American Red Cross, Peace Corps and the United Nations Association of the United States of America.

While the city’s scene has a clear health sector skew, Seattle foundations also focus on education, land rights, disaster relief, economic development, poverty eradication and microfinance.

Devex took a closer look at some of the biggest global development employers headquartered in Seattle, as well as in nearby Federal Way. Be sure to check out the Devex jobs board as well for the latest openings in the city.

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Liana Barcia

Liana is a Manila-based reporter at Devex focusing on education, development finance and public-private partnerships and contributing a wide range of content featured in the Development Insider, Money Matters and Doing Good newsletters. She draws from her experience in business reporting and advertising to generate coverage that is engaging, insightful and relevant to the Devex community.


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