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


  • 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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