Washington State Conference CenterSeattle, WA98101
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.
Work with Individual Sponsorship Manager and Corporate Sponsorship Manager to develop and execute GeekGirlCon's annual fundraising plan
Set annual departmental sub-budget in coordination with Director of Internal Operations; review expenses and update spending needs annually
Keep Board of Directors apprised of annual fundraising goals and donor stewardship activities; work with Board to develop specific fundraising opportunities
Maintain oversight of individual, foundation/government and corporate fundraising campaigns
Lead acquisition and retention activities of organizational donor file
Develop and track proposals and reporting for all foundation and government grants
Manage the implementation of donation tracking, gift processing, and donor acknowledgement
Create comprehensive stewardship plan for individual and corporate sponsors with input from development team members
Attend meetings with prospects and current donors to secure gifts and provide organizational updates
Represent GeekGirlCon at various networking and community fundraising events
Coordinate with other departments to include fundraising opportunities when appropriate as well as donor recognition
Previous fundraising experience required; experience in all facets of fundraising a plus
Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
Ability to work in a team as well as drive your own workload
Working proficiency of MS Excel and Google Suite 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..
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!