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Pride Foundation seeks an experienced and motivated Regional Organizer in Central and Eastern Washington. This is a fast-paced and pivotal position for a creative and dynamic team player who wants to use their skills and experiences to positively affect change for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people and their families across the Northwest.

About Pride Foundation

Pride Foundation is a regional community foundation that inspires giving to expand opportunities and advance full equality for LGBTQ people across the Northwest, including Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Through grants, scholarships, and initiatives, Pride Foundation has invested over $60 million in hundreds of nonprofit organizations, local leaders, and student scholars since our founding in 1985.

Pride Foundation has a $3.0 million operating budget with 15 full-time employees and several student interns. It is governed by a Board of Directors with 22 members from across the five-state region with diverse professional and personal backgrounds.

Primary Responsibilities

The Regional Development Organizer is responsible for expanding and deepening Pride Foundation’s regional work throughout Central and Eastern Washington, through fostering local relationships with constituents, including current and prospective donors, grantees, scholars, community members, and volunteers.

The Regional Development Organizer is a work-in-home/work-in-place position. Pride Foundation is looking for someone who lives in and/or is familiar with Central and Eastern Washington, with a preference for someone based in Yakima or Tri-Cities area. The RDO will report to the CEO.

The Regional Development Organizer has responsibilities across all facets of Pride Foundation’s work and works as an integral part of each of our teams, including: programs (including grants, scholarships, and initiatives), donor engagement and stewardship, regional organizing, and communications.

Ongoing Responsibilities

Programs: Build Connections

  • Collaborate with Pride Foundation’s program staff to implement community grants programs and scholarship program and coordinate local review process for each.
  • Support a portfolio of organizations and students in applying for funding from Pride Foundation.
  • Recruit, facilitate, and support a team of volunteer reviewers for grants and scholarships.
  • Review and evaluate grant applications and conduct site visits.
  • Communicate Pride Foundation’s funding priorities throughout the state.
  • Support applicant and recipient communications.
  • Coordinate at least two regional events/year to promote grantee and scholar recognition.

Community Engagement: Foster Relationships

  • Support Pride Foundation development staff in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of current and prospective donors.
  • Work with development staff to carry out all fundraising events and activities, including event planning and production.

Community Organizing: Support and Develop Local Leadership

  • Manage, grow, and support a local advisory team of diverse volunteers, stakeholders, and community leaders
  • Identify opportunities for Pride Foundation to deepen our relationships, increase visibility of our work, and build a statewide network of support for our programs and fund development efforts
  • Identify, cultivate, and support community members and groups for long-term engagement with Pride Foundation’s local work.
  • As opportunities emerge, contribute to, support, and engage in local community-building activities related to LGBTQ equality.
  • Participate in local and regional coalition building groups, sometimes serving as a convener and facilitator of these groups.

Communications: Raise Awareness

  • Be a spokesperson for and represent Pride Foundation at local community and social events, with media, at city council hearings, and other opportunities that emerge.
  • Support communications team in generating articles, blog posts, media releases, letters, emails, speeches, and other communications sharing details of Pride Foundation’s work throughout the region.
  • Raise visibility of Pride Foundation’s work through outreach, tabling, media connections, and other avenues
  • Maintain and cultivate relationships with LGBTQ and allied organizations and leaders throughout the region.
  • Increase Pride Foundation’s understanding of the landscape and key issues communities face across the region by engaging the individuals who are impacted by them most, enabling us to make more informed investments and identify opportunities for support.

Qualifications

  • Commitment to and passion for Pride Foundation’s vision, mission, and programs.
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.
  • Strong commitment to LGBTQ equality.
  • Knowledge of LGBTQ issues and issues related to racial, gender, economic, and reproductive justice, and working in rural communities.
  • Observant, service-oriented team player with the ability to work autonomously and develop quality relationships with all Pride Foundation constituents.
  • Creative problem-solver with the ability to anticipate the needs of team members and to translate those needs into practical data solutions.
  • Ability to travel regularly, work a flexible schedule that includes occasional evenings and weekends, and have dependable transportation.

Required Skills

  • At least three years of professional experience.
  • Outstanding organizational skills—ability to maintain accuracy and attention to precise details in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and experience giving public presentations and workshops.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work well under pressure with high-level volunteers, board members, donors, and staff as a team leader, team player, and project manager.
  • Well organized, detail-oriented, and able to prioritize and manage multiple assignments and tasks in a timely manner in a fast-paced environment.
  • Fluency with MS Office suite and Outlook.
  • Ability to gracefully manage multiple priorities and competing deadlines.
  • Strong track record providing timely, responsive, and reliable service.

Preferred Skills

  • Experience working with, in or for communities disproportionately impacted by injustice, including communities of color, trans communities, indigenous communities and tribal nations, immigrant communities, rural communities, etc.
  • Bilingual (English & Spanish) speaking preferred.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is dependent on experience. The annual compensation for this full-time (40 hours/week) position includes a generous benefits package.

Salary is competitive. Pride Foundation determines its staff salaries using the Washington Nonprofit Wage & Benefit Annual Survey. Each salary is based on the average of similar positions in organizations of comparable size. For this position, the salary minimum is $42,000.

Excellent employer-paid benefits: medical (includes coverage of gender-confirming health services and procedures), dental, and vision coverage along with disability insurance, employer retirement account contribution after first year, and option for employee to invest in an individual retirement account.

To Apply

Pride Foundation is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, inclusive work environment. People of color, people with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual orientations, gender expressions and identities are encouraged to apply.

Send letter of interest and resume to: Kris Hermanns at Kris@PrideFoundation.org. Please include “Regional Development Organizer” in the subject line of your email.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their applications by Friday, July 15, 2016. The position is available immediately. All applications will be reviewed and acted upon as they are received. The position will be filled as soon as the appropriate candidate is found.

For more information about Pride Foundation, please visit our website: www.PrideFoundation.org.