Local Events Team (Seattle, WA)

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


614 20th AvenueSeattle, WA 98122


Position Summary:

The Local Events Team will be responsible for planning and executing CEN's events. We are planning a number of small and medium sized events in the Seattle area, and are looking for individuals who are willing to help organize and run the events. Some events we're planning on holding during 2014 include:

  • Small-scale fundraising events at local restuarants and bars
  • "Liquid Arts" (local beer, whine, cider and coffee) festival
  • Art sale
  • Fun run
  • Scavanger hunt
  • And we're looking for more ideas!
  • We are looking for someone who lives in or near Seattle, WA

** Attention spouses of H1B Visa holders - This position is a great way for you to keep your skills up to date and gain additional experience while you’re working for a good cause. **

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Help plan and execute CEN fundraising and entertainment events;
  • Help come up with innovative and fun ideas for planning events;
  • Work with the team to plan the events;
  • Work logistics to successfully execute the event;
  • Publicize event (hanging posters, distributing flyers);
  • Create and set up decorations;
  • Help out during events; and
  • Work closely with fundraising lead and the rest of events team;

KSAs (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities) Needed:

  • Creative, resourceful, responsible;
  • Be friendly, outgoing, and enjoy interacting with people;
  • Work well in team environment;
  • Experience putting on events is desirable, but not strictly required; and
  • Reliable.
Althoug h this is a virtual team opportunity which you may perform from your home or other location, we would like this candidate to be located in the Seattle, WA - area in order to be able to work closely with the rest of the team.

Community Empowerment Network's (CEN's) operations are nearly entirely driven by the efforts of a community of volunteers. We are staffed along the lines of the Open Source development community. We have several (currently eight) Working Groups, each with its own lead who manages a number of Project Leads. These Project Leads are responsible for building and managing teams of volunteers to execute specific projects. We're a small organization and so lines of responsibility become a little blurred at time, but this provides a terrific opportunity to take on a variety of responsibilities and to expand your skills.

Check out our website endruralpoverty.org to learn more about us!

If you are interested, please send your resume and cover note to our volunteer coordinator


  • Event Management
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Public Relations
  • Event Design & Planning

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • 10 hour/mo

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