Non-Profit Executive Director:
Irish Heritage Club based in Seattle, WA. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization with no political or religious associations. Our mission is to organize and promote activities of an Irish cultural nature in the Greater Seattle area, and the State of Washington, USA. These activities include performances of Irish music, Irish dancing, Irish language, Irish history, Gaelic games, Irish Genealogy, and cultural exchanges with Seattle’s Sister City of Galway, Ireland. We also sponsor concerts, plays, lectures, movies, world Irish dance competition entry fees, sports events and senior luncheon events and organize the annual Irish week events including the Seattle St Patrick’s Day Parade and the 2-day Irish Festival as well as year-round social events. We invite candidates passionate about Irish culture and traditions to apply. IHC offers this opportunity to graduates, executives, leaders, and enthusiastic advocates who wish to make a lasting difference for the Irish community.
Irish Heritage Club envisions equitable, inclusive communities where all persons, regardless of religion, gender, race, sexual orientation, or nationality, are welcome to volunteer, attend or simply participate at any of the year-round Irish community events. We value lasting and innovative work while striving to understand and meet the needs of our diverse community. We accomplish this by nurturing working relationships with local Seattle city and cultural bodies, the business community, the Irish Consulate Offices in Seattle and San Francisco, the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin, the national Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers and other Seattle-area and US-nationwide Irish organizations. We also nurture and support the programs within Irish Heritage Club: the Seattle Galway Sister City Association, Ceol Cascadia, the Seattle Gaels, and the Tacoma Rangers. We value public input and engagement, recognizing it cultivates vibrant communities and a visible Irish presence in Seattle.
Company Size: Board elected officer positions x 5, board members x 12. All volunteers
Headquarters: Business address but no physical premises.
Report Structure: The Executive Director will report to the officers of the board.
1.1 Work and Benefits
- Contract 1099 position. No Benefits
- 30-40 hours a week, flexible work conditions, work from home options
- Salary Range $46,000 – $60,000 annually, depending on experience and number of hours agreed.
- Estimated Salary: $23 to $30 per hour based on qualifications.
1.2 Administrative Duties:
Responsibilities will include but will not be limited to the following:
- Cultivate and strengthen connections with Irish Consulate offices in Seattle and San Francisco, the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin, the national Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers and other Seattle area and US-nationwide Irish organizations, along with the programs within Irish heritage Club: the Seattle Galway Sister City Association, Ceol Cascadia, the Seattle Gaels and the Tacoma Rangers.
- Strategy Development:
- Facilitate a review of the Irish Heritage Club’s organizational mission and vision.
- Lead in the development of a 2024 Irish Heritage Club strategy document to include a review of the organization’s by-laws and org chart and the development of a governance structure.
- Review, develop and implement consistent operational policies, procedures, goals, and key performance indicators in partnership with the board.
- Facilitate and coordinate board meetings, subcommittee meetings including Irish week planning and any ad hoc program related meetings.
- Create a calendar of events including the Irish Heritage Club’s Board and subcommittee meeting schedule and public events.
- Maintain this calendar and upload it to the website for public viewing.
- Create and circulate a monthly membership newsletter.
- Reports & Data Analysis:
- Prepare reports and present updates to the board monthly.
- Maintain Irish Heritage Club membership databases and newsletter databases in compliance with agreed data protection policy.
- Develop operations-based financial modeling in collaboration with the treasurer and officers of the board.
- Develop and implement consistent accounting policies, procedures, and operational reporting/metrics.
- Coordinate annual budget reviews, monthly and quarterly reviews, and periodic forecast updates in collaboration with the treasurer.
- Grant Writing:
- Source grant application opportunities, establish a robust grant application process with the aim of maintaining and growing revenue income sustainability.
- ESP Emigrant Support Program Grant: Prepare ESP grant application, the 6-month report and the end of year reports in collaboration with the treasurer.
- Monthly Board Reports:
- Prepare accurate and timely expenditure reports in collaboration with the treasurer.
- Prepare accurate and timely grant status updates including grant funds available and expected expenditure.
- Update the board weekly for the first 6 months then monthly, on hours of work completed and outcomes for those hours.
- Resource Utilization: Manage volunteer recruitment, training, and coordination.
- Website and social media platform oversight, maintenance & development
- Monitor and track IHC website and social media platforms for public engagement statistics.
- Monitor comments and ensure questions are answered within board specified timeframes.
- Advertising and Marketing: manage IHC branding, website functionality and social media marketing presence.
- Manage SharePoint and take ownership of IHC newsletter mailing lists.
- Maintain library of IHC digital assets such as logos and stylesheets
- Board Development
- Providing career coaching, growth, and personal development for volunteers and board members
- Continue to spearhead the IHC work on diversity within the Irish Diaspora
- Highlight national wellness resources and support available for the Irish community.
- Expand current community welfare program of events.
The ideal candidate is a mission-focused, collaborative leader who can foster an inclusive culture with board members, communities, and partners.
1.3 Executive Director Qualifications / Skills:
- Leadership and management skills
- Ability to multi-task
- Innovator / takes initiative.
- Motivated, goal driven, works independently.
- Creative problem-solving skills
1.4 Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements
- Associate degree in business administration or related field
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office
- Demonstrated proficiency in both written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to organize, plan, delegate, and prioritize tasks in an effective and professional manner.
- Interpersonal skills: ability to interface and engage with a diverse population including staff, donors, vendors, and volunteers.
- Budget management skills: experience preparing, analyzing, reporting, and managing a budget.
- Excellent personnel management skills, ability to lead in a transparent manner with a high level of integrity.
- Must be a self-starter, highly organized, and possess polished presentation and persuasive interpersonal skills to convey the vision of the Irish Heritage Club to board, volunteers, government and city officials and sponsors.
- Must be able to work and attend various events, including some evenings and weekends, for and on behalf of the organization.
- Bachelor’s Degree or higher in business administration or related field
- 2 years’ experience in a non-profit or other development organization
- Experience with data management systems
If this sounds like you, visit the Irish Heritage Club Website www.irishclub.org to learn more about the organization.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org