Director of Development

Cause Areas


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


Washington State Conference CenterSeattle, WA 98101


In 2015, GeekGirlCon received 501(c)3 charitable status from the IRS. The Director of Development will be responsible for overseeing the general fundraising program for the organization including major gifts, grant writing, sponsorships, and in-kind donations.

Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director (ED), the Development Director (Director) will spearhead development efforts as GeekGirlCon continues to grow. A new position in the organization, the Director will have the opportunity to build the development function.


Develop and execute GeekGirlCon’s annual fundraising plan

Coordinate with Board of Directors on fundraising goals and donor outreach

Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations

Manage the implementation of donation tracking, gift processing, and donor acknowledgement

Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors

Create and execute a strategy to grow a sustained base of annual individual donors

Coordinate with other departments to include fundraising opportunities when appropriate

Develop and track proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising

Work with PR and Marketing to roll out campaigns and appeals

Oversee volunteers


Previous fundraising or development experience required

Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills

Ability to work in a team as well as drive your own workload

Working high proficiency of MS Excel and Google Groups, preferred

What It Means to Volunteer as GeekGirlCon Staff
  • Minimum commitment to this volunteer position is two Convention cycles
  • With the exception of the Executive Director, GeekGirlCon staff positions are all volunteer, non-paid positions.
  • Attendance in-person or remotely for staff and departmental meetings is required.
  • Attendance in-person or remotely for staff and departmental meetings is required.
  • Must maintain prompt and professional correspondence.
  • Most work is conducted over email and with in-person meetings in the Seattle area.
  • Between 10-15 hours per week of work is required for this role (including meetings, etc).
  • The staff is a team of highly dedicated, geeky, and passionate volunteers; it’s a lot of hard work, but an amazing experience with lots of opportunity to help build GeekGirlCon for the future!

Please apply here:


  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Public Relations
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-10 Hours Weekly
  • Monthly Sunday staff meetings; Attendance at 2017 annual convention 9/31 & 10/1

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