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Development Committee Chair: Board Position -- Parks

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Volunteer Park Trust

Restoring the Park


Hello! We’re looking for a collaborative and creative leader to serve as chair of our Development Committee.

Development Committee Chair- This is a volunteer position.

Time Commitment - Several hours a week.

Location - Remote in Seattle. Work is done from home - we do not have a physical office.

The Organization
Volunteer Park Trust is a nonprofit with the mission to preserve and enhance Seattle’s Volunteer Park. We work year-round to keep the gardens looking beautiful, upgrade existing facilities, and produce free community events in this historic, Olmsted-designed park.

The Position
The chair leads the Development Committee in planning and implementing fundraising, while also collaborating with other volunteers to meet the Trust’s annual operational and long-term sustainability goals.

Benefits
By volunteering with Volunteer Park Trust, you’ll apply your background and expertise to support and protect our historic urban park in one of Seattle’s most prominent neighborhoods. You’ll also have an opportunity to learn new skills in support of your personal and professional development. Join us in preserving Volunteer Park as a historic urban oasis for generations to come!

Desired Skill & Experience

  • Keen interest in the work of Volunteer Park Trust
  • Willingness to reach out to donors and prospects to solicit gifts
  • Must enjoy working in a diverse team environment
  • Some experience with nonprofit development, either as a paid employee or as a volunteer, is desired
General Duties
  • Lead the Development Committee
  • Collaborate with the Development Committee to plan fundraising and meet long-term goals
  • Collaborate with the Administrative Services Manager to maintain accurate data and to ensure donors receive timely thank-you notes
  • Assess outcomes of annual campaigns
  • Guide the overall direction of the Volunteer Park Trust by participating on the VPT Steering Committee
Schedule
  • Expect to spend up to several hours per week. Varies throughout the year, with more time commitment during our Fall Campaign (Sept-Nov)
  • Attendance at monthly Steering Committee meeting on Capitol Hill, on the third Thursday of every month at 6:00 pm (currently via Zoom)
  • Attendance at regular Development Committee meeting; schedule to be determined by you in conjunction with the other committee members (currently via Zoom)
How to Apply
Send a resume and letter/email of interest to: Jeff Rinedahl, Administrative Services Manager: jeff@volunteerparktrust.org, 206-353-9148

About Volunteer Park Trust
Centrally located on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, Volunteer Park represents the most complete and well-preserved example of the Olmsted Brothers’ design approach for Seattle city parks. Volunteer Park Trust is a volunteer-led organization that works in partnership with neighbors, Department of Neighborhoods, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Art Museum, the Volunteer Park Conservatory, and others. We operate as a nonprofit under the 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsorship of Seattle Parks Foundation. We are wrapping up a $3.6 million capital campaign to fund construction of a new Amphitheater for Volunteer Park. Website: volunteerparktrust.org

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About Volunteer Park Trust

Location:

1247 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Volunteer Park Trust is to preserve and enhance the city and national landmark of Seattle's Volunteer Park for today and for generations to come.

Description

Volunteer Park Trust works to preserve and enhance Seattle's Volunteer Park though volunteer events, promoting public engagement, generating funds for necessary maintenance and improvement projects, and strategic planning.

Board Development
Community
Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Program Management
  • Public Relations
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21
  • Several hours a week, and attend one meeting a month - 3rd Thursdays of the month from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM.

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