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Seattle Pride Seeks Board Member Candidates

Jun 22, 2022 | Seattle Pride

Updated August 2, 2022

Seattle Pride (Seattle Out and Proud) is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization dedicated to creating unity, honoring diversity, and achieving equal human rights throughout our region and the world. We are working to build a diverse organization representing the communities we serve, and we are seeking candidates to serve on our volunteer Board of Directors.

In addition to the standard roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit board, our board members are advocates and representatives for the organization. Seattle Pride believes the best way to serve our community is to ensure our community is represented in our organization. Those who reflect the diversity of the region's LGBTQIA+ community are especially encouraged to apply, including those for which English is not their primary language; Black, Indigenous, other People of Color, and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders; people with disabilities; and transgender, non-binary, and gender expansive folks.

Position

Board of Director Volunteer

Description of roles and responsibilities

Time Commitment

  • Monthly board meetings, typically lasting 3 hours in duration

  • Monthly committee meetings (either Governance or Finance), typically lasting 1.5 hours in duration

  • Annual strategic planning session, typically lasting one weekend

  • Attendance of significant events, such as Pride in the Park (annually in June), Seattle Pride Parade (annually in June), Pride Speaks (quarterly), etc.

Resource Commitment

  • Life experience
  • Community relationships and connections

  • Passion, creativity, and fearlessness

  • Volunteer time

Board term:

Four (4) years

Maximum number of consecutive terms:

Two (2)

Residency

There is no requirement to live Seattle in order to be considered for Board membership. However, eligible candidates must be able to attend monthly in-person Board meetings held in downtown Seattle and various in-person community events (primarily held in Seattle).

To Apply

To apply, please send the following either in writing or via video to board.recruitment@seattlepride.org:

  • Name, pronouns, email address, and phone number

  • Resume or summary of background and skills

  • Statement of interest for Board membership

  • Statement of how your representation on the Board would help to reflect the diversity of the region’s LGBTQIA+ community

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. A subgroup of the Board will hold a first round of in-person interviews in mid-to-late August/early September. Interviewed candidates will also be expected to attend the in-person Board meeting on September 7th at 6:00 pm at the Seattle Pride offices in order to meet current Board members. In order to ensure consideration for this first round, please submit application materials by 5:00 pm on August 15th. Submittals after this date will be considered as part of the next round in September and/or October.

Seattle Pride will work to provide appropriate training to prepare new board members when they join the organization. The organization will attempt to make accommodations for those who speak other languages and/or have variations in other abilities. Please be patient if we need additional time for translations.



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