Director of Outreach [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.
The Director of Outreach is in charge of engaging community partners and seeking out new, mission-aligned or intersectional partnerships. This position is a supervisory position and requires excellent people management and communication skills. Works closely leadership in the marketing and programming teams.
Positions Reporting to This One
Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager, Public Relations Manager, Event Program Manager, GeekGirlScouts Coordinator
- Cultivates and maintains community partnerships.
- Develops community engagement strategies with diversity and inclusion lenses.
- Evaluates current community engagement efforts and reports out.
- Holds regular team meetings to check the status of community engagement projects.
- Seeks out training and other empowerment opportunities for Community Engagement Team Members.
- Organizes and attends community outreach events.
- Develops community engagement marketing strategies with Public Relations Manager.
- As needed, serve as spokesperson for GirlGirlCon at meetings, special events, and social media.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to devote 15 hours a week to GeekGirlCon tasks.
- Ability to return correspondence in a timely manner, i.e. emails, phone calls, etc.
- Self-motivated; able to work independently and as part of a team.
- Strong leadership skills.
- Flexible and adaptable.
- Previous community engagement experience.
- Previous supervisory and leadership experience.
- Previous nonprofit experience.
What It Means to Volunteer as GeekGirlCon Staff
- GeekGirlCon staff positions are all volunteer, non-paid positions.
- Attendance remotely (or in-person, during non-pandemic times) 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 5-10 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!