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Director of Development [Volunteer Position]

Mission of GeekGirlCon

GeekGirlCon celebrates and honors the legacy of women contributing to science and technology; comics, arts, and literature; and game play and game design by connecting geeky women worldwide and creating community to foster continued growth of women in geek culture through events. GeekGirlCon values being a Welcoming Community, Empowerment, Diversity and Inclusion.

Reports To

Director of Internal Operations

Positions Reporting To This One

Individual Sponsorship Manager
Corporate Sponsorship Manager

Job Summary

Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director (ED), the Development Director (Director) will spearhead development efforts as GeekGirlCon continues to grow. A new position in the organization, the Director will have the opportunity to build the development function.


  • Work with Individual Sponsorship Manager and Corporate Sponsorship Manager to develop and execute GeekGirlCon’s annual fundraising plan
  • Set annual departmental sub-budget in coordination with Director of Internal Operations; review expenses and update spending needs annually
  • Keep Board of Directors apprised of annual fundraising goals and donor stewardship activities; work with board to develop specific fundraising opportunities
  • Maintain oversight of individual, foundation/government and corporate fundraising campaigns
  • Lead acquisition and retention activities of organizational donor file
  • Develop and track proposals and reporting for all foundation and government grants
  • Manage the implementation of donation tracking, gift processing, and donor acknowledgement
  • Create comprehensive stewardship plan for individual and corporate sponsors with input from development team members
  • Attend meetings with prospects and current donors to secure gifts and provide organizational updates
  • Represent GeekGirlCon at various networking and community fundraising events
  • Coordinate with other departments to include fundraising opportunities when appropriate as well as donor recognition


  • Previous fundraising or development experience required; experience in all facets of fundraising a plus
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team as well as drive your own work load
  • Working proficiency of MS Excel and Google Groups, preferred

Other Directions

When applying, please provide a resume.

What It Means to Volunteer as GeekGirlCon Staff

  • Minimum 12 month commitment to this volunteer position.
  • GeekGirlCon staff positions are all volunteer, non-paid positions.
  • Attendance in-person or remotely for staff and departmental meetings is required.
  • Must maintain prompt and professional correspondence.
  • Most work is conducted over email and with in-person meetings in the Seattle area.
  • Between 10-15 hours per week of work is required for this role (including meetings, etc).
  • The staff is a team of highly dedicated, geeky, and passionate volunteers; it’s a lot of hard work, but an amazing experience with lots of opportunity to help build GeekGirlCon for the future!


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