Job Type: Full Time, Permanent, Eligible for Benefits
Organization: Courts for Kids is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization which exists to foster love, compassion, service and an expanding worldview as we take teams to economically disadvantaged areas, partnering with local organizations and community members to build courts which provide kids with the opportunity to play sports. We began our work in 2007 and have completed 35 court building projects. Last year, we took 12 teams made up of 193 individuals, to various destinations in the developing world, partnering with communities in Latin America, Africa and SE Asia. We believe every kid deserves the basic opportunity to play sports and that every American should have an immersion experience in the developing world.
General Position Summary: Courts for Kids seeks a highly motivated, entrepreneurial individual who wants to use his/her talents to make the world a better place. This person will be responsible for expanding the influence of Courts for Kids in the Pacific Northwest (excluding Oregon and SW Washington) with a primary emphasis on Seattle, Spokane and/or Boise. You must have substantial travel and/or living experience in the developing world as well as extensive fundraising experience. This Director will be responsible for recruiting additional groups to participate in CFK projects, and managing each project through to completion. Fundraising responsibilities will include soliciting individual/business contributions, planning fundraising events and grant preparation. The person will need to be an effective communicator with various publics, including business leaders, students as well as international partners. We are looking for someone who embodies the values and ethos of our organization, as well as someone who is highly self-disciplined.
• To recruit additional groups to adopt projects in the developing world.
• To plan the details of each court building project, which includes, but is not limited to:
o Arranging all travel details in collaboration with our in-country partner
o Managing the construction process (do not need previous experience in construction)
o Creating project budgets
o Providing detailed informational packets for all participants
o Tracking financials for each project
o Handling ticketing, visa and wire transfer deadlines
o Performing pre-trip training
o Either leading the group or training a qualified volunteer to lead the group and handle all trip details.
o Providing follow-up details.
• To promote Courts for Kids via presentations, booths, and other marketing venues to solicit financial support, volunteer support and team recruiting.
• To develop a donor base to sustain the position.
• To plan and implement at least one fundraising event.
• To pursue grant opportunities.
• To network in the developing world to identify court project opportunities.
Compensation: Salary: $40,000 +. Health Insurance and retirement plan, flexible hours and paid vacation.
Skills and Specifications:
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to network with a diversity of individuals
• Strong organizational skills
• Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
• Competent computer/software skills
• Should be reliable, hardworking and responsive
• Needs to be a self-motivated individual able to work independently as well as cooperatively.
• Needs to have a philosophy/worldview matching that of the organization
Knowledge and Experience:
• Must have extensive travel and/or living experience in the developing world
• Must have extensive fundraising experience
• BA/S and/or other relevant field or entrepreneurial experience
• Preferably native to the Pacific Northwest
To Apply: Submit resume, cover letter and answers to the following questions by January 25th to:
Courts for Kids
PO Box 873786
Vancouver, WA 98687
Please include the following answers in your cover letter, taking no more than a paragraph for each.
1. What value do immersion experiences in the developing world provide?
2. What are important factors to consider when working with international partners?
3. In your opinion, what is the most effective fundraising strategy?