GeekGirlCon is Looking for a New Executive Director!

GeekGirlCon has been entirely volunteer-run since its inception in 2011. This past October, year-round volunteer staffers and convention-weekend volunteer Agents worked together to host 11,145 attendees over a too-short and just-drizzly-enough weekend for an intense celebration of geekdom, diversity, and community. In order to sustain this caliber of success and growth, GeekGirlCon is seeking candidates for the newly salaried Executive Director position.

The Executive Director, in short, works to manage and oversee the day-to-day operations of GeekGirlCon, meanwhile ensuring a strict adherence to the organization’s mission. Additionally, the Executive Director functions as a liaison between the organization’s Board and staff. A more comprehensive list of responsibilities can be found here.

For this position, GeekGirlCon is looking for candidates who hold a Bachelor’s degree (in any discipline!) and have strong management, leadership, and collaboration skills. As our current Executive Director, Danielle Gahl, puts it, “We are in a building year. We are looking for someone with a passion for infrastructure and the ability to drive a diverse team with a unifying vision. We’re looking for someone with the ability to think about both the minute particulars and the broad brushstrokes, the creative and the analytical: a professional driver who also inspires community.”

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An Executive Director in her natural habitat

 

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A second sighting!

 

Besides these qualifications, it’s necessary that all applicants would be able to provide their own work equipment (such as a computer) and work from home. Applicants would also need to be able to travel around the Puget Sound area as needed for offsite meetings.

This position will be full-time and salaried (GeekGirlCon’s first paid position ever! Have I mentioned that?!) and include benefits such as sick leave, vacation time, and holidays.

One of GeekGirlCon’s fundamental goals is to provide geeks—especially those of underrepresented identities—opportunities to connect with a community that is rich and thriving, if sometimes overshadowed by its male-dominated, consumer-focused counterparts. By joining our team, you would be entering a community that not only wants and needs your insight and experience, but can also offer you so much in return.

If you have any questions about the position’s requirements, please contact our interim Executive Director at danielle@geekgirlcon.com. Please apply!

 

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