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Our Team

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We have a true passion for Seattle.

Our volunteer staff is comprised of awesome individuals that contribute an estimated 8-10 hours per month to making Seattle a fantastic place to live.

Volunteer Staff


Board of Directors

Open Positions

Volunteer Staff member positions require a commitment of only 8-10 hours per month for a minimum of one year. We offer a lot of flexibility in when and how you complete those hours and many of the tasks and responsibilities can be done remotely, working online, at a time that is convenient for you. These positions do require mandatory attendance at a monthly team meeting (usually evenings).

+ Administrative Coordinator

Position

We’re looking for an Administrative Coordinator to join our volunteer staff at The World is Fun! Reporting to and in partnership with the Administrative Director (Director) you will work closely with the team to ensure that our office is ready to accomodate various staff activities and events. This position is a mixture of organizing, making preparations, cleaning, administrative tasks and managing supplies.

Responsibilities

Would include at least one of the following:

  • Ensures that TWIF HQ is tidy, organized and always ready
  • Assists Event Planning Team with in-house events
  • Manages the Ninkasi Better Living Room bookings
  • Assist with streamlining office procedures
  • Maintains supplies
  • Performs random office tasks as the need arises

Qualifications

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and resourceful
  • Awesome, can-do attitude

Time Commitment

This position requires a commitment of 8-10 hours per month for a minimum of one year. We offer a lot of flexibility in when and how you complete those hours and many of the tasks and responsibilities can be done remotely, working online, at a time that is convenient for you. This position does require mandatory attendance at a monthly team meeting usually held the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7pm.

Compensation

This is a volunteer position with no financial compensation.

+ Volunteer Sherpa

Position

Are you a natural leader? Do you want to give back to the community while strengthening your resume? Are you ready to take your volunteering to the next level but don't know where to start? Look no further, we are introducing the TWIF Sherpa training.

What's a Sherpa, you ask? Well, on the trail, the Sherpa is the first to welcome travelers, takes the lead in guiding people, and always has answers to crucial questions. Climbing a mountain may not be your thing, but volunteers--especially first timers--often need the same support as those on an adventure.

That's why TWIF has created our Sherpa training. During this sixth month program, you'll learn the basics of volunteer management, problem solving, working professionally with non-profits, story telling for a cause, and how to engage the community so people keep coming back!

And it isn't all just reading, we send you out monthly to apply what you've learned at a volunteer event of your choice and to test your talking points at some of our social recruitment events. Along the way, you'll have the full support of our Volunteer Coordinator team and staff. At the end, you will be certified to lead (as a Sherpa) TWIF events, get a shiny certificate for your LinkedIn, and have all the knowledge we've learned over years of leading successful events to teach you how to be an awesome leader in all situations.

Are you ready to take your volunteering to Sherpa level?

TWIF covers the cost of the Sherpa Training Program but classes are limited in size and candidates must officially apply. Please mention the starting date you are most interested in and why you want to be a Sherpa in your cover letter.

Classes start every quarter in January, April, July and October.

Time Commitment

This training/position requires a commitment of 8-10 hours per month for six months. We offer a lot of flexibility in when and how you complete those hours and the online learning portion can be done remotely, working online, at a time that is convenient for you. This position does require mandatory attendance at a monthly trainings usually held the 1st Tuesday evening of the month and attending one volunteer event per month.

+ Development Coordinator

Position
Reporting to and in partnership with the Development Director, the Development Coordinator will oversee and implement strategic, sustainable, long-range fundraising roadmap. This role will work closely with different TWIF Teams and community partners to identify and achieve overall goals for the growth of the organization.

Responsibilities

  • Implement strategies to effectively increase donor acquisition and retention
  • Solicit, cultivate and maintain positive relations with Community Partners, event sponsors and donors
  • Collaborate with companies and individuals to assist them in reaching their fundraising goal
  • Maintain the partner database records for reporting all funding activities
  • Develop and implement strategies to effectively increase donor acquisition and retention

Desired Skills and Abilities

  • Comfortable establishing and maintaining relationships in the community
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting
  • Strong computer skills
  • Well organized, resourceful, and detail and action oriented

Time Commitment

This position requires a commitment of 8-10 hours per month for a minimum of one year. We offer a lot of flexibility in when and how you complete those hours and many of the tasks and responsibilities can be done remotely, working online, at a time that is convenient for you. This position does require mandatory attendance at a monthly team meeting usually held the 3rd Monday of each month at 6pm.

Compensation

This is a volunteer position with no financial compensation.

+ Graphic Designer

Position

We’re looking for a talented and driven Graphic Designer to join our volunteer staff at The World is Fun! Reporting to and in partnership with the Creative Director the Graphic Designer will create and update physical and online materials for showcasing The World is Fun's identity and the organization's programs, projects, and events.

Responsibilities

Would include at least one of the following:

  • Design and update materials such as the brochures, newsletters, monthly updates, flyers, banners, posters, invitations, calendars, etc.
  • Work with the website manager to create website assets as needed

Qualifications

  • Advanced and in-depth knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Pays great attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work on more than one project at a time
  • Ability to accept and respond to feedback

Time Commitment

This position requires a commitment of 8-10 hours per month for a minimum of one year. We offer a lot of flexibility in when and how you complete those hours and many of the tasks and responsibilities can be done remotely, working online, at a time that is convenient for you. This position does require mandatory attendance at a monthly team meeting usually held on a Monday evening.

Compensation

This is a volunteer position with no financial compensation.

+ Grant Writer

Position

Reporting to and in partnership with the Grants Director the Grants Writer will spearhead grant writing opportunities as The World is Fun continues to grow. The successful candidate will be responsible for the identification, cultivation, preparation, submission, follow up and monitoring of corporate and foundation grants including management of the foundation grant calendar focusing on detail and timelines; will also maintain foundation correspondence as applicable to the grant process.

Responsibilities

Would include at least one of the following:

  • The grant writer must gain a complete understanding of The World is Fun and the programs for which he or she is requesting funding. To do this, the writer will interview key people in the organization, and perform comprehensive research into the project
  • Perform in-depth research into grant-making organizations
  • Write grant applications that display meticulous grammar and spelling
  • Analyze the feasibility of the project's budget
  • Research each grant-making association's guidelines
  • Strictly adhere to these guidelines
  • After submitting a grant proposal, keep in contact with each grant-making organization to check on the progress
  • If requested, submit progress reports to any grant-making organization that has funded a program

Desired Skills and Abilities

  • Persuasive writing skills: You must be able to make your proposal sound so attractive that the grant-making company will be happy to fulfill your request
  • Analytical skills: A grant writer will need to use both analytical and creative skills. First, he or she will analyze the data. How much money can this project potentially receive? Which grant-making organizations would be most likely to fund this project?
  • Creativity: The next step involves choosing the most creative solution for presenting the grant proposal. Perhaps the writer can use a visual image, such as a potential ad about the project, with the grant-making company's logo at the bottom of the page. To appeal to the auditory senses, the writer could create a mock-radio announcement that advertises the project and, once again, mentions the grant-making company.
  • Problem Solving: Creative problem solving is another talent that characterizes the best grant writers. This is especially important during weak economic times, when grant-making organizations are low on funds, and only the most convincing proposal will win the grant. The grant writer must take a Jedi attitude: "Do or do not. There is no try."
  • Oral and Interpersonal Skills: In many cases, the grant writer job description will include face to face or telephone conversation with the grant-making organization. This requires, charm, charisma and a dynamic personality.
  • Cost Consciousness: The grant writer must be frugal, and have the ability to work within the proposed budget. Ability to prioritize and work well under tight deadlines.
  • Team player: Must be able to coordinate efforts with other departments.

Time Commitment

This position requires a commitment of 8-10 hours per month for a minimum of one year. We offer a lot of flexibility in when and how you complete those hours and many of the tasks and responsibilities can be done remotely, working online, at a time that is convenient for you. This position does require mandatory attendance at a monthly team meeting usually held on a weeknight.

Compensation

This is a volunteer position with no financial compensation.

+ Nonprofit Liaison

Position

Reporting to and in partnership with the Volunteer Director, the Nonprofit Liaison will support The World is Fun’s mission to connect volunteers with nonprofit agencies. The Nonprofit Liaison will consistently have their finger on the pulse of Seattle’s volunteer opportunities and seek out opportunities for our volunteers to participate in.

Responsibilities

Would include at least one of the following:

  • Identify, cultivate and sustain relationships that fit with The World is Fun’s mission.
  • Seek new volunteer opportunities and maintain volunteering calendar. Work closely with the Volunteer Coordinator Team to identify volunteer needs.
  • Find new ways to engage TWIF in the community.
  • Prepare monthly reports on volunteer opportunities.

Desired Skills and Abilities

  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team
  • Excellent verbal and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organization skills
  • Strong commitment to TWIF’s mission and goals

Time Commitment

This position requires a commitment of 8-10 hours per month for a minimum of one year. We offer a lot of flexibility in when and how you complete those hours and many of the tasks and responsibilities can be done remotely, working online, at a time that is convenient for you. This position does require mandatory attendance at a monthly team meeting usually held on a weeknight.

Compensation

This is a volunteer position with no financial compensation.

+ Photographer

Position

Reporting to and in partnership with the Visual Media Director, TWIF Photographers work closely with the team to generate visual content from our events. You will be attending our events (don’t worry, we don’t expect you to be at all of them) and capture the essence of the event in photos. You will be responsible for creating professional and interesting content to help increase awareness about our organization.

Responsibilities

Would include at least one of the following:

  • Attends events as scheduled - you choose the events that work for you
  • Team player available to attend two annual planning meetings

Qualifications

  • Full understanding of photography
  • Ability to capture the moment and feel of our various events
  • Must have your own equipment

Time Commitment

Our photographers choose the events they are available to shoot. We ask that you shoot a minimum of four events a year and attend our two big meetings held the 2nd Tuesday evening in March and October.

Compensation

This is a volunteer position with no financial compensation.

+ Social Media Coordinator

Position

We’re looking for a talented and driven Social Media Marketing Coordinator to join our volunteer staff at The World is Fun! Reporting to and in partnership with the Social Media Director the Social Media Marketing Coordinator will work closely with the Director to develop and implement Social Media strategies for The World is Fun via social networking websites. You will be responsible for creating professional and interesting content to keep our followers engaged and to help increase awareness about our organization.

Responsibilities

Would include at least one of the following:

  • Maintains the official The World is Fun Facebook page and facilitates the Facebook conversations to engage fans and build likes
  • Tweets regularly, engages others on twitter and builds followers of the organization
  • Creates great visual content for Instagram
  • Maintains event posting for events and volunteer opportunities
  • Works as part of a team to curate the social media calendar
  • Tracks statistics monthly

Qualifications

  • Social Media familiarity
  • Familiarity with Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Time Commitment

This position requires a commitment of 8-10 hours per month for a minimum of one year. We offer a lot of flexibility in when and how you complete those hours and many of the tasks and responsibilities can be done remotely, working online, at a time that is convenient for you. This position does require mandatory attendance at a monthly team meeting usually held the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7pm.

Compensation

This is a volunteer position with no financial compensation.

+ Videographer

Position

Reporting to and in partnership with the Visual Media Director, TWIF Videographers work closely with the team to generate visual content from our events. You will be attending our events (don’t worry, we don’t expect you to be at all of them) and capture the essence of the event in video. You will be responsible for editing interesting content to help increase awareness about our organization.

Responsibilities

Would include at least one of the following:

  • Attends events as scheduled - you choose the events that work for you
  • Team player available to attend two annual planning meetings

Qualifications

  • Full understanding of videography and editing
  • Ability to capture the moment and feel of our various events
  • Must have your own equipment

Time Commitment

Our videographers choose the events they are available to shoot. We ask that you shoot a minimum of four events a year and attend our two big meetings held the 2nd Tuesday evening in March and October.

Compensation

This is a volunteer position with no financial compensation.

+ Volunteer Coordinator

Position

Reporting to and in partnership with the Volunteer Director, the Volunteer Coordinator will act as the first point of contact for our volunteers through email and occasionally on the phone.

Responsibilities

Would include at least one of the following:

  • First and foremost: Appreciate our wonderful volunteers and do everything you can to ensure their experience is awesome
  • Answer volunteer questions regarding upcoming volunteer opportunities
  • Assist in efforts to recruit new volunteers
  • Record volunteer hours post volunteer event
  • Communicate volunteer information with the TWIF Lead that will be the point of contact at the event
  • Collaborate with TWIF team members to generate innovative solutions

Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively
  • Excellent time management
  • Personable and friendly
  • Great at returning emails in a timely fashion

Time Commitment

This position requires a commitment of 8-10 hours per month for a minimum of one year. We offer a lot of flexibility in when and how you complete those hours and many of the tasks and responsibilities can be done remotely, working online, at a time that is convenient for you. This position does require mandatory attendance at a monthly team meeting usually held the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm.

Compensation

This is a volunteer position with no financial compensation.