Welcome to our Opportunity Corner! This is where you can find lots of opportunities we hear about from community members. These include groups to join, events to attend, paid job experiences, internships, and more. We update this page as much as possible, but apologize if some links are out of date. Please reach out to our Communications Associate, Emma (emma@y-we.org), if you’d like to share any other opportunities.


Jobs Openings at The Mountaineers

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

The Mountaineers is seeking a relationship- and community-oriented Associate Director of Development to strengthen our culture of giving to help accelerate our fundraising and individual donor engagement programs. You’ll join a collaborative and dynamic development team of five to play a key role in achieving the organization’s annual $1.8M fundraising goal. Reporting to the Development Director and working closely with staff across our outdoor programs and publishing divisions, the Board of Directors, and external partners, the Associate Director of Development will cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of Mountaineers donors and prospects to secure major gifts ($2,500+), bequest commitments, and deepen donor engagement with The Mountaineers strategic priorities. This role will also oversee our grant calendar and lead the implementation of an annual plan for institutional grant-making donors at all levels. While all positions on the Development team work closely together on numerous projects, the Associate Director’s primary focus is major gifts, planned giving, and grants. Learn more and Apply.

King County Play Equity Coalition’s Youth Action Team (YAT)

The YAT is a youth leadership group of about 10-12 individuals who are passionate about advancing equity in youth sports and recreation for underserved youth in King County and take on youth-led projects that increase access to physical activity. The bonus is all youth members get paid for their engagement!

Who is invited to apply and what will the team do?
We are looking to recruit youth ages 13-18 who are interested in learning more about play equity, developing their leadership skills, and creating ideas that will help increase access and diversity in the world of sports, outdoor recreation, and physical activity.

Click here to apply!

Youth Advisory Council at Common Sense

The Common Sense Youth Advisory Council will consist of high school students from diverse backgrounds across the country who are passionate about media and technology. Aside from being an exceptional boost to a resume or college application, council members will also receive some great perks including: a $300 Visa gift card, brand new iPad, letter of recommendation, and access to amazing programming.

This initial semester of the council will run from January-June 2023, but members will be encouraged to re-apply for future semesters. Participants are required to commit to a minimum of 2 hours per month to the program. All meetings and projects will be completed 100% remotely via Zoom. If students do not have internet access at home, we will provide it.

The application and more details can be found here: https://forms.gle/yhT5dMD1fRrQ4N6Z8

Job Openings at Seattle Girls’ School

Seattle Girls’ School is hiring! They are looking for a part-time middle school learning specialist to start as soon as possible and hiring faculty (science, language arts, music, and 5th grade) for Fall 2022.  All positions are listed on the website: https://www.seattlegirlsschool.org/about/employment.  Please send application materials and/or questions to apply@seattlegirlsschool.org

#GirlLikeMe Study

Researchers at the University of Minnesota are conducting a study to better understand identity development, mental health, and self-esteem and how these are changed, for better and for worse, through social media engagement for adolescent girls of color. All responses are confidential and participants can receive up to $250.00 throughout the duration of the study. To see if you are eligible to participate, click here: #GirlLikeMe Screener Survey.

Job Openings at Basilica Bio

Basilica Bio is an education minded, community oriented nonprofit at the intersection of biology and social justice. Their modular educational materials support teachers in Washington in incorporating themes of environmental justice into their own curricula and their open community educational events
offer an opportunity to get involved with changing the landscape of Seattle at various urban farms. Basilica aims to promote local food systems, push toward de-pollution, and to improve overall community health. In doing so, Basilica Bio works to make the world a more forward-thinking and equitable place.

We are currently looking for driven individuals to fill the following paid positions. If you are interested, please reach out to us by emailing info@basilicabio.org. You can also reach us @basilicabio on Instagram.

Project Coordinator:
As the Project Coordinator for Basilica Bio, you will be able to work with community partners and stakeholders to better serve the communities we work with. Organization, as well as detailed measurement of impact, of all projects are key components of this role. The Project Coordinator should be timeline driven and detail-oriented to support the many activities Basilica is involved in.

Education Lead:
As an Education Lead for Basilica Bio, you will identify and research topics relating to the core principles of Basilica, create materials that are concise and accessible, and educate about topics with community members over social media, through classroom curricula, and at in-person events. Organization, curiosity, and an ability to conduct thorough research are all skills needed to produce the intersectional materials the role requires. Education Leads also consider how to create an engaging and dynamic
educational experience.

Farming Intern:
As a Farm Intern for Basilica Bio, you will help to maintain the various garden sites which Basilica Bio is associated with and help to lead workshops and event demonstrations. You will also use knowledge of soils, crops, food systems, and environmental hazards to help create educational material and aid with social media postings.

Student Social Media and Outreach Intern Position

OMSFA (Office of Merit Scholarship, Fellowships and Awards at the University of Washington) is looking for an undergraduate intern to support us with our social media and outreach efforts. The application priority date is Wednesday, October 19th. For more information, check out the attachment, visit our website or access the job post via Handshake (Job # 7078740).


Events


Sierra Club Seattle Group Executive Committee members

2 hours a month minimum. More info here!

Viets for Afghans Communications/social media support

Viets for Afghans is a dynamic, fast-growing grassroots coalition mobilizing Vietnamese people and allies to help Afghan refugees. We have a need for support with various communications needs, from writing press releases and marketing materials for our various projects and strategy to creating and publishing content to our social media accounts. If you understand the fundamentals of social media, including optimizing content for the various platforms and increasing engagement, we would love your help. For more info or to help hit up tt@thanhtan.co.

King County Youth Bill of Rights 2022 Task Force

The King County Youth Bill of Rights (KCYBOR) Project is looking for dynamic and driven young people (ages 14-24) to join the KCYBOR Task Force. If you are a young person who has an interest in civics, an interest in promoting youth voice in government policies, AND who has about 6 hours a month to commit to this project, please apply.

Learn more and apply


The Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism (ECFJ) 

A grant-making program that supports artists producing innovative and revelatory journalistic work for major media outlets. Grant support will range from $500 to $5,000. Individual artists, collectives, artist-journalist teams (including journalists on staff at a publication) can apply on a rolling basis. Learn more.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants

Do you have an unanticipated opportunity to present your work? Did you incur an unexpected expense that you didn’t budget for? The Foundation for Contemporary Arts offers Emergency Grants between $200 and $2,500 for visual and performing artists. They review applications once a month, so you can quickly take advantage of momentum or solve any budget errors. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Gottlieb Emergency Grant 

Provides financial assistance to painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen incident, and who lack the resources to meet that situation. It is not intended for lost wages. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

ArtNoir’s Jar of Love Fund

A microgrant initiative intended to provide relief for artists, curators, and cultural workers of color, ArtNoir’s Jar of Love Fund is an unrestricted grant designed to help remove some of the burden of thought and free up mental and spiritual capacity to continue creating and collaborating in strength. Applications accepted on a rolling basis as funds are available. 

Native Americans in Entertainment COVID-19 Relief Fund

Grants for eligible Native American writers, directors, actors and all above the line and below the line workers in the entertainment industry who have experienced loss of employment due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Grants of $2,000 will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis until the program funds have been depleted. The objective of this program is to provide economic relief for American Indians, Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiians impacted by COVID-19 and to provide support for additional unanticipated expenses resulting from the pandemic.

The Actors Fund

Emergency Financial Assistance for members of the performing arts and entertainment industries–not just actors! Emergency financial assistance is available for people who are unable to pay basic living expenses (food/housing/health care). Eligibility varies by program.

Behind the Scenes Basic Needs Grant

Financial assistance to people who have worked for 5+ years in the entertainment technology industry (and their immediate families) who have been hospitalized with COVID-19. Documentation needed!

COVID-19 Musicians’ Emergency Fund

The Jazz Foundation of America has a COVID-19 Musicians’ Emergency Fund that gives jazz and blues musicians direct financial support for basic living expenses.

Seattle Foundation Scholarship Opportunities

Seattle Foundation hosts more than 50 scholarship programs annually. Here is a list of some of the opportunities currently available.

UW Scholarship Opportunities

Product Development/Design and Business Strategy Scholarships

The Fashion Scholarship Fund has opened their case competition for this year. Scholarship awards are $7,500. Students interested in any aspect of the fashion and merchandising industry are encouraged to apply. This year’s case questions focus on digital strategy, brand awareness, and product development aligning with a brand. Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors apply as individuals.

  • Due: October 17

Mary Gates Endowment Leadership and Research Scholarships $5000 awarded over two quarters for students engaged in an ongoing leadership project or academic research at UW. It is open to students of all years and citizenship statuses. Apply online by October 24th (Leadership) or October 31st, 2022 (Research)

Get feedback on your application drafts from either Mary Gates or OMSFA advisors!

Critical Language Scholarships – spend next summer in a fully-funded intensive language study program abroad; 14 languages offered. Apply by November 15th

Carnegie Endowment Gaither Junior Fellowship – apply for an opportunity to work at an international affairs think tank during 2023-24. Deadline for UW nomination: December 5th

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships – one academic year of advanced level, full-time, intensive language study of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, or Khmer at specific universities in East or Southeast Asia. Apply by December 30th

DAAD RISE Program – Research internships in science and engineering in Germany for summer 2023. Database of research opportunities will open Nov. 1!

The Pride Foundation Scholarship – The Pride Foundation awards scholarships to LGBTQ+ and allied students who exhibit leadership potential, demonstrate strong academic abilities, and are actively involved in school and community organizations. Apply by January 6th, 2023


Product Testing: Think of Us Virtual Support Services

For young ppl and caregivers who have lived experience with foster and kinship care: Think of Us (a nonprofit partner to our state DCYF) is working on developing and testing their Virtual Support Services (VSS).  They are going to be testing this product over the next several months and are looking to recruit youth with lived experience to test it out! Selected participants will be compensated for their time from $15-50. More info and a quick form to indicate interest here.

Job Readiness Skill Building

The Seattle Public Library offers Your Next Job one-on-one help for residents in Seattle, King County, and Snohomish/Island County in partnership with King County Library System and Sno-Isle Libraries. We can help job seekers build job readiness skills and navigate unemployment:

  • Build Job Readiness Skills
  • Learn basic digital literacy skills (using email and internet browser, getting a library card, joining a video conference)
  • Access free library programs (including job/life skills and English classes)
  • Navigate Unemployment
  • Find Worksource resources and services

All fliers are available on our Trello page HERE.

To schedule an appointment, go to www.spl.org/yournextjob or call us at 206-386-4636.

Applications Open for The Studio @ 2+U

Skanska and Shunpike are offering a space at 2+U for artists who have had the most difficulty practicing under COVID-19 restrictions, musical and movement artistsSelected musical and movement artists and groups will have the opportunity to use The Studio for one day a week for up to three months, free of charge. It is a space for artists to create, practice, gather, and reflect. Upon the completion of their time in the Studio, artists will be eligible to apply again in six months’ time. Learn more and apply here.

Setup for Your Step-Up

Facilitated by Boston-based arts leader and Bloomberg Arts Internship (BAI) program partner, Muadi Dibinga, this 5-part series and accompanying workbook provides tips and tricks for young people looking to set themselves up for personal and professional success. Check out their YouTube playlist! 

NW Youth Corps

NW Youth Corps offers a variety of outdoor programs for youth and young adults. Click here to learn more about all their offerings!

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