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COYOTE Board of Directors Opportunity

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The Board of Directors supports the work of Coyote and provides mission-based strategic governance. Board support is essential to achieving Coyote’s mission and maintaining the organization’s financial and administrative health.


  • Serve as an engaged and informed advisor to the Executive Director, which requires familiarizing yourself with monthly updates, quarterly financial reports, annual reports, and any governance issues as they arise)
  • Serve on at least one board committee or task force (Finance, Equity & Inclusion, Board Development, etc.)
  • Represent Coyote to stakeholders and act as an ambassador for the organization, including soliciting donations on behalf of Coyote
  • Review and approve Coyote’s annual budget and work plan, ensuring that Coyote meets all legal and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Work to ensure that Coyote’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is carried out
  • Contribute a monetary or in-kind donation each year that is personally significant, ideally through monthly giving; also set a personal goal each year for bringing in individual gifts from others.


  • A commitment to Coyote’s mission and values
  • Experience or expertise in a field relevant to Coyote’s mission and/or governance (i.e. legal, finance, art, community outreach, youth education, organization logistics, development, etc.)


  • Coyote’s board members serve a three-year term and are eligible for re-appointment for at least one additional 3-year term
  • Ten board meetings are held each year (no meetings in August and December)
  • Committees and task forces usually meet 5-10 time per year
  • Special events are held throughout the year, including the annual auction fundraiser in November, summer BBQ in June, bi-monthly guest chef dinners, art showcases/openings, and other community-building events. Although not required, board members make an effort to attend as many of these events as possible. The annual auction and community BBQ are important events for board members to attend.
  • Outside of events and regular meetings, board members can expect to spend at least 2 hours per month engaging with Coyote

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Mission Statement

MISSION: Coyote sparks creativity in young people, putting tools in their hands to build skills and forge their futures. VISION: An equitable world powered by curiosity, creativity, and collaboration. COMMITMENT TO EQUITY: Coyote strives to lead with equity in everything we do. We acknowledge that our communities have been adversely affected by longstanding white supremacy and privilege, creating barriers in access to creative opportunities for low-income communities, immigrant and refugee communities, and communities of color. We aim to dismantle these barriers by engaging diverse voices in our decision-making processes and continually pursuing new knowledge about equity. We start with a racial equity lens but also address inequity in income, gender identity, culture, language, ability, and any other oppression that our community might experience.


Since its founding in 1986, Coyote Central has built the creativity and self-awareness of over 14,000 middle-school youth of diverse races, economic backgrounds, family situations, and neighborhoods. Coyote is unique among Seattle non-profits in focusing exclusively on early adolescence, when kids are first starting to figure out who they are and what they want to do in the world. Coyote provides opportunities for them to try their hands at any creative discipline they’re intrigued by, from animation to glassblowing to playwriting. As they learn the skills and tools of the medium, they realize their own capabilities and passions. The adult mentors they work with at Coyote model the dedication and perseverance of their professions, and give youth a sense of what it means to make a career of creativity.

Coyote also encourages social awareness, asking teens to reflect on their cultural identity and their role in the social fabric of their community. Working in teams with youth of different backgrounds builds their cultural competence and respect for the values of people different from themselves. Creating public art and other projects for their community gives Coyote youth a sense of being community builders.


Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Community


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Seattle, WA 98101



  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Legal (General)
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Fundraising
  • STEM




  • Orientation or Training
  • Three-year term; 10 board meetings per year; special events throughout the year; 1-2 hours each month outside meetings and events.

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