JOB: Washington's Lottery 'Deputy Director'


$114,161.00 - $155,000.00 Annually


Thurston County – Olympia, WA

Job Type


Remote Employment


Job Number



Washington's Lottery

Opening Date


Closing Date

10/8/2023 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana


Deputy Director description image
We make Imagination happen. Not often does an opportunity come around where every single day at work you get to inspire dreams, have fun and do good. But that's exactly what we're all about. For more than 40 years, we've been enriching the imaginations of Washingtonians by helping them imagine all the possibilities of what they could do if they won. We've also been giving back to the state in more ways than you may realize. From the student who receives a college grant, to the convenience store owner supporting their family, to the fans who cheer for their favorite team at the state’s premier stadium and exhibition center; we've given billions to players and beneficiaries across the state over the years.

When it comes right down to it, we don't just sell amazing games that give people a chance to dream, we also do good. Because doing good is good to do.

Be a part of the fun by joining Washington's Lottery.

Benefits that matter:

  • We support a powerful mission - to offer games of chance with integrity and imagination to maximize beneficiary contributions.
  • Work in an organization unlike any other in state government where creativity, ideas, fun, and passion are the order of the day.
  • Work in an organization that is committed to embedding the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all aspects of our work.
  • Work-Life Balance - We have flexible hours that let you put in a good day's work, while still giving you time for your life outside of this awesome job.
  • Supported growth and development opportunities.
  • You will have the opportunity to make important impacts across all parts of the organization.
  • A modernized workplace that promotes efficiency, utilizes new technology, and encourages collaboration.
  • Always an awesome time - You'll get to help out at selling events like the Seahawks Playoffs and Seattle Kraken celebrations. And, you'll always have fun when you take part in the big jackpot winner celebrations and game launch events that happen throughout the year.
Washington's Lottery also offers:
  • 12 paid holidays per calendar year
  • 14-25 days of paid vacation per calendar year, depending on the length of employment, and one day of sick leave each month.
  • A great total compensation and benefits package
  • The opportunity to apply for duties that earn special pay: events ($35 per hour or overtime) and drawing duty ($51.59 per hour)
  • Supported growth and development opportunities
  • Some positions may include flexible work schedules, teleworking, and an Infants in the Workplace Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program



Are you an experienced leader wanting to make a positive impact on public? Is your passion for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging driving you to create more equitable and inclusive workplaces? Look no further. We're not your ordinary government organization; we're a nimble, forward-thinking agency committed to doing what's right and leaving a lasting mark on everyone we serve. If this resonates with you, apply now.

The Deputy Director oversees sales and marketing; finance; human resources, warehousing and ticket distribution, fleet operations, procurement and purchasing, and prize payments; information services; and internal audit and enterprise risk management.

The position's primary responsibilities include:

  • providing executive level leadership, supervision, and management in accomplishing the mission of the agency.
  • developing and executing strategic planning.
  • leading the Lottery biennial strategic planning process.
  • leading the formulation of agency policies and in determining organizational structure.
  • providing leadership in budget development and business planning.
  • being a representative of the Lottery before legislative work groups; government agencies; boards, commissions, and associations; and citizen groups.



We are looking for someone who has:

  • A college degree in business or public administration or equivalent, and at least 10 years of professional work experience in public policy settings.   
  • Experience in implementing state or federal level public policy.
  • Executive-level administrative experience in managing a multifunctional organization with direct financial accountability.
  • Experience with the legislative process. 
  • Experience working with labor organizations
  • Demonstrated experience interacting with senior leaders, senior staff, the Legislature, media, stakeholders and community organizations.
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging 
    • At least five years of experience working in a position that demonstrated commitment to proactive equity and anti-racism/social justice practice. Experience may be in government, education, social justice programs, public outreach, or engagement. 
    • Demonstrated success in leading multicultural/diverse groups and individuals in an organization.
    • Experience as leader and active ally working with marginalized, discriminated, and underrepresented groups. 
The ideal candidate will also have the following competencies:
  • Ability to develop strategies and effectively communicate recommendations to diverse audiences, including legislators and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to develop and monitor indicators of organizational culture and engage employees and agency leaders to create organizational change.
  • Innovative strategic thinking and problem solving. Ability to apply advanced management principles in a diverse and complex state government organization. 
  • Proven business savvy, cultural competence, political understanding, and sensitivity with the ability to think ahead, anticipate issues, and proactively develop plans.
  • Strong ability to organize, analyze, interpret, and evaluate information and relate it to policy.
  • Knowledge of dispute resolution and mediation
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging 
    • Commitment to creating and fostering an inclusive workplace. Interact with diverse teams, groups, and stakeholders to appreciate and acknowledge all perspectives and foster belonging. 
    • A deep commitment to equity and an ability to engage with diverse staff and leadership to promote trust, collaboration, and partnership across the agency. Understand equity and social justice, and recognize the role that institutional racism, ableism, otherism and oppression play in inequitable outcomes.


Supplemental Information

How to Apply

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  • Please attach a Cover Letter to your on-line application (through the Add Attachment(s)field). A resume will not substitute for the "work experience" section of the application.
  • Applications with comments such as "see attachments" in the supplemental question responses will be considered incomplete.
Application review will begin immediately. We reserve the right and may exercise the option to make a hiring decision at any time. It will be to the applicant's advantage to submit materials as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or need further information, please call (360) 890-5610.
  • Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
  • Employees of the Lottery and their family members who reside in the same household are precluded by law from participating in the Lottery games. In addition, family members who live in the employee's household may not be employed by a Lottery vendor.
  • Washington's Lottery Headquarters building is a chemical-free/scent-free environment. Employees are expected to refrain from the use of scented products when at Headquarters.
We value diversity and inclusion and are committed to providing equal employment opportunities. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, disability, use of a guide dog or trained service animal due to a disability, familial status, marital status, honorably discharged veteran and military status, or status as a breastfeeding mother. Persons needing accommodation in the application/testing process or this announcement in an alternative format may call Human Resources at (360) 890-5610. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (360) 810-2849.



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