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Join the Board or Advisory Committee.

We are currently recruiting volunteers who believe in providing an equitable education for all West Seattle public elementary school students,and who understand the complex, systemic racist practices that have created our current educational disparities. We are committed to fostering a board that represents and embodies the diverse communities we serve. Our board members come from all over West Seattle and bring a balanced set of assets to amplify our mission. We value authenticity, thoughtful engagement, critical thinking and curiosity, a sense of humor, and a commitment to the greater whole, in pursuit of personal and community growth. 


WSPSEF seeks individuals who are passionate about more than just doing the work--we are building and tending to the trusting, authentic relationships that create a culture of community care and healing. Our Board and Advisory Committee Members are interested in sharing knowledge, power and resources equitably, knowing their neighbors, and furthering their own personal and community equity journeys.

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Board Members

We’re looking for community members across our West Seattle neighborhood who possess experience in any of the following areas:  

  • Finance/Accounting 

  • Fundraising 

  • Legal 

  • Education

  • District wide equity issues/practices

Board Expectations

  • Possess an ongoing commitment to be a steward/advocate/champion for racial, economic and gender equity within all levels of education

  • Champion and build awareness of WSPSEF’s mission within your network 

  • Participate in obtaining contributions from WS schools (PTA presentations and meetings with individual school leadership)

  • In the event that additional funding is needed to support organizational costs, develop fundraising strategies and host community donor events, develop fundraising strategies and host community donor events.

  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the Advisory Board (and any future paid staff)

  • Be prepared for, attend, and participate regularly in Board and committee meetings

  • Participate in annual DEI retreat(s) and continue individual and organizational work to implement equity learnings

  • Approve annual budget, audit reports, material business decisions, and be informed of and meet all legal and fiduciary responsibilities 

  • Contribute to an annual evaluation of the organization  

  • Partner with other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out 

  • Identify and recruit other Board Members 

  • Cultivate board health through succession planning and the nomination and onboarding of new board members

Advisory Committee

We’re looking for community members in the West Seattle neighborhoods representing each participating public elementary and K8 schools:

Advisory Committee Expectations

  • Develop and implement fund allocation guidelines and practices
     

  • Distribute funds and update previously developed allocation guidelines
     

  • Champion and build awareness of WSPSEF’s mission within your network 

​People of color, LGBTQ individuals, and marginalized genders are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to having a board representing diverse identities and backgrounds, representative of the communities we serve. We celebrate an organization where all employees and volunteers are equally included, valued, and supported. 

Questions or interest?