Job Seekers FAQ


Q. How do I learn more about the work the foundation is doing?

A. In addition to our website, please visit our Visitor Center if you are in the Seattle area.

Q. How do I create a search agent to be notified of positions that match my skills and interests?

A. A search agent can be based on factors such as keyword, area of interest, and location. This allows you to be notified via automated email when a position of interest is posted in the future.

  • The first step is to create an online profile and attach your resume.
  • Log into your account through our Jobs page.
  • Go to "search agent manager" to create a new search agent.

Q. I applied for a position online and want to check the status of my submission.

A. We regret that we cannot respond personally to everyone who contacts us. If you don’t hear back from us, please feel free to check the status of your job submission:

  • Log on to your profile.
  • Click the "job submission status" link to view your current status for the position.

Q. I applied for a position but my job submission status does not show that I have applied to any position.

A. Your online profile may not have been saved correctly in the system. Please apply again using the online process. You have successfully completed the profile creation process when you see a confirmation page. And immediately after you apply for a position, your submission will be reflected on the Job Submission Status page.

Q. I cannot remember my password. Will you email it to me?

A. If you've forgotten your password, please click the "Forgot your password?" link in the login area  on the Jobs page.

  • You will receive an automated email allowing you to update your password.
  • Please note: Depending on your email settings, the system-generated email may be filtered to your junk email.
  • Please note that due to security issues, we do not have access to your password.

Q. I cannot remember my login. Will you email it to me?

A. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide your login information. Typically, your login is your email address. If this doesn’t work, you will need to create a new profile and continue with your job search using this profile.

Q. I just submitted my profile but need to make a correction. When I look at my job submission status, it looks like I should be able to withdraw my resume, but the button doesn’t work.

Please check back after two hours and you should be able to make the necessary changes to your profile. There is a delay between the time you apply for a position and the time you are able to manage your profile.

Q. I applied online but would like to follow up with hard copies of my resume and cover letter. Where can I send these?

A. We are unable to accept hard copies of resumes or resumes via email. We make every attempt to review all resumes that are submitted for a specific position, and you may check the status of your submission by visiting our web site. Please see above for instructions on this process.

Q. Will the foundation sponsor visas?

A. Yes, the foundation may sponsor visas where appropriate and required depending on the position and the candidate.

Q. I withdrew my profile for a position and tried to reapply, but am not able to.

Once you have withdrawn your profile, you will need to wait overnight and then resubmit your profile for the position:

  • Log on to your profile.
  • Click “Job submission status.”
  • Click the “Resubmit” button next to the appropriate position.

Q. Do you have closing dates for positions? How do I know how long I have to apply?

A. We do not set a specific closing date. However, we suggest you apply at your earliest convenience to ensure we receive your application in time to consider you for the position.

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