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We are Hiring a Washington Chapter Manager!

Updated: Feb 21, 2022

Hey you!

Uh, hello?

Do you want to do something awesome?

I guess, what is it?

Outdoor Asian Washington is hiring for a ✨new chapter manager✨ and it could be you!

Wow! Tell me more plz~

Well friend, this is a part-time, paid position managing our Washington chapter. If you're looking to grow your professional skills while making the outdoors a safer and more friendly place, this might be your calling :)

Whoa, I don't know if I qualify for that... but I'll try!

Coolio, catchya on the trails ; )

Outdoor Asian Washington is hiring for a ✨new chapter manager

This role is part-time and paid. If you or someone you know is passionate about building API community in the outdoors and has experience in leading with equity, community organizing, and program & volunteer management, send them our way! 🏕

Application deadline is February 27th.

For all details, see below!


About Outdoor Asian

Outdoor Asian is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to create a diverse and inclusive community of Asian & Pacific Islanders (API) in the outdoors. You can find us through our website, on Facebook, and on Instagram. Outdoor Asian hosts multiple city/state chapters whose members also present workshops and serve on panels to advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the outdoors.

About Outdoor Asian Washington

The Outdoor Asian WA (OAWA) chapter began offering events to members in the fall of 2018. Through partnerships with local organizations, volunteers planned events where people could build a culturally relevant outdoor community. We prioritize offering activities that are suited to beginners and also families, in-person and virtually. We also work with a number of partners to

provide a wide range of activities that relate to the outdoors, API cultural connections and community wellbeing.

Outdoor Asian Washington Chapter Manager

JOB TITLE: Washington Chapter Manager (10-15 hrs/month; 12-month commitment minimum) COMPENSATION: $35 per hour for up to 15 hours per month

This part-time, contract role with a minimum one year commitment and opportunity to renew. The contract manager will work remotely and collaboratively with lead volunteers to ensure the chapter is fulfilling its mission and vision. The chapter manager takes care of day-to-day operations of the chapter including:

Administration and finance (25%): creating and managing annual budgets, ensuring information systems (Google account, Slack) are operating and organized well, and managing data for volunteers and event participants; ensuring funds are disbursed to event coordinators and external vendors monthly.

Grant Writing and reporting (25%): assuming primary grant writing responsibilities including finding relevant grants and being the main point of contact in coordination with Seattle Parks Foundation; collecting the necessary information to submit reports to funders and building relationships with current and potential funders.

● Internal coordination (20%): collaborating with chapter leadership team and national team to ensure chapter programming is in alignment with organizational mission and is highlighted or marketed via our social media channels and website. Also seeks out capacity building opportunities, such as hiring a DEI consultant, WFA/WFR training, etc.

Fiscal sponsor (15%): liaising with Outdoor Asian Washington's fiscal sponsor, Seattle Parks Foundation. This includes email correspondence and attending quarterly check-ins.

HR (10%): collaborating with program leads to recruit and onboard new volunteers depending on where capacity is needed.

External communication (5%): regularly monitoring and using to communicate both internally and externally.

The above task percentages are estimates only and may shift from month-to-month or year-to-year. Expect to have an Outdoor Asian WA related meeting 1-2 times per week.

Desired experience and skills:

● Deep knowledge of and experience with working in Asian Pacific Islander communities ● Ability to lead with antiracist values, operationalize equity, and work in a highly collaborative and flexible environment

● Familiarity with outdoor-oriented programming and activities

● Background in community organizing, volunteer recruitment and management, program management, and/or organizational development

● Familiarity or interest in collaborating without a government and non-profit partners ● Adept at grant writing and communicating with the public


● Have reliable internet access

● Have a laptop or computer to fulfill responsibilities

● Be able to work approximately 10-15 hours per month

● Use Slack and Google Workspace for internal and external communication

Compensation: This is a contract position without benefits.

● Hourly compensation is $35/hour for up to 15 hours per month

● One-time office supply stipend: $100

● Access to industry discounts (typically 30-40% off retail)

● Potential media exposure and paid speaking opportunities

● Reimbursement for getting certified or recertified as a WFA/WFR if needed for organizing events

HOW TO APPLY: Send a statement of interest towashington@outdoorasian.comand include either your resume or LinkedIn profile.

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