Concerned about climate change? Board Member Oppty!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1402 3rd Ave.Suite 901Seattle, WA 98101



to apply: Please send a brief letter of interest and a resume or short bio, to: , subject: Board of Directors

Spark Northwest, formerly Northwest SEED, is a non-profit organization that creates communities powered by locally controlled clean energy. Spark Northwest envisions a region where every resident, regardless of income or race, has access to clean, affordable energy. We welcome all backgrounds and strive to have a staff and board that reflects the diverse communities we serve. To inform our work, we are seeking board members who are representative of minority and low-income communities. In addition, we are seeking individuals that have professional experience with communications & PR, nonprofit finance, and policy.


  • Board Members serve an initial term of 2 years, without remuneration
  • Board Members ensure prudent use of all assets, including facility, people, and good will; and provide oversight for all activities that advance Spark Northwest’s effectiveness and sustainability
  • Board Members exercise prudence with the control and transfer of funds. Board Members faithfully read and understand the organization’s financial statements and otherwise help the board fulfill its fiduciary responsibility.
  • With the realization of the leadership role the board plays, Spark Northwest has a 100% board giving goal. Board Members are expected to make an annual gift according to personal means.
  • Board Members stay alert to community concerns and constituent needs and look for opportunities that can be addressed by Spark Northwest’s mission and programs
  • Board Members promote diversity, inclusion and equity in the clean energy movement and are committed to increasing individual and organizational cultural competency.


  • Serve as an ambassador of Spark Northwest to the public and promote Spark Northwest’s mission and programs to the community
  • Provide strategic direction and help implement Spark Northwest’s strategic plan. Review and evaluate key performance indicators and organizational outcomes.
  • Participate in board meetings, held six times a year: Feb, Apr, Jun, Sep, Oct, Dec
  • Participate in the annual board retreat and/or any special sessions of the board
  • Provide oversight of organization policies, procedures and programs
  • Review financial statements and approve annual budget and audit
  • Actively participate in fundraising and special events held throughout the year
  • Serve on at least one standing committee: leadership, fundraising, finance or personnel
  • Serve on task forces as available
  • Assist with identifying and recruiting other board members

Want to learn more? Please send a brief letter of interest and a resume or short bio, to: , subject: Board of Directors


  • Financial Auditing
  • Fundraising
  • Accounting
  • Networking
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Relationship Building

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • BOD meet 6x a year; committee meetings monthly
  • 2 year term for BOD

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