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JOIN OUR TEAM!

UPDATED: 08/04/2022

As a team that strives to represent and serve our community, we also need a community of people behind the scenes to make our goals and vision a reality! There are always ways to help via volunteering or paid positions. See below for open opportunities!

Want to lend your skills to the Wild but don't see an opportunity that fits below? Reach out to us!

 

The Wild is an equal opportunity organization and welcomes people of all identities to join our team. It is our policy not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation or disability. Applicants of color, women, non-binary, and trans people, individuals with disabilities, applicants from low-income backgrounds, and LGBTQIA+ applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. We know that BIPOC people as well as people of marginalized gender identities tend to not apply for roles unless they meet 100% of qualifications or experiences. If you are passionate about helping our organization and are open to learning together, we’d love for you to apply.

BOARD POSITIONS

Utah Wild Board Member

Volunteer Position - Two Year Term, 2-4 hrs/week - Remote - Rolling Applications

Priority for Hiring

Description:

  • Serve on the Utah Wild board of directors and help guide the strategic vision of the organization, as well as oversee all other employees and volunteers.

  • Duties will vary. Whether you have big ideas and big dreams or love diving into the nitty gritty details, this role can be for you. All board members are expected to attend bi-weekly, 90 minute board meetings and make decisions around topics including but not limited to: hiring, strategic vision, mission, big-picture logistics, budgeting, etc. Additionally, seeking board members to fill these particular roles:

    • Treasurer: manages the financial health of the Utah Wild organization. Involved in filing taxes, proposing budgets, monitoring spending, and creating financial reports as required. Should have some experience with financial management, bonus if experienced in financial management of nonprofits.

    • Nonprofit Specialist: responsible for monitoring our application to be a 501c3 nonprofit with the IRS, ensuring that the Utah Wild is compliant to the requirements of being a 501c3 nonprofit. Should have some experience or willingness to learn about nonprofit operation and regulations.

    • Secretary: manages administrative operation of the Board, includes coordinating meeting agendas, updating the Utah Wild calendars, recording and posting meeting minutes, and other administrative tasks. No experience required.

  • Compensation: Board positions are not paid positions, as is standard in non-profits. With budget expansion in future years, there may be the opportunity for financial compensation.

  • Experience: No experience required (outside of any experience recommended for specific roles above). Helpful experience may include experience with project management, nonprofits, strategic planning or thinking, Google Drive and other organizational platforms, budgeting and fundraising, etc.

  • Time Commitment: Two year term, 2-4 hours per week, transition activities may start as soon as you are able, term starts Jan 1, 2023.

  • Express Interest Here: Interviews with candidates and 1-3 members of the Board will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interviews will be approximately 30 minutes and questions will be provided in advance of the interview.

WHY JOIN THE UTAH WILD BOARD?

A position on the board comes with a lot of responsibility as well as significant power to impact the direction of the organization at large. How do you know if you're ready or fit for this role? The 2022 board has put together some thoughts on this question.

Why We Do It:

  • Help improve equity in the Ultimate community and change your corner of the world!

    • By building relationships we are able to give back to our community, build up women and non binary athletes, and grow ​women's Ultimate across four states where there is not currently equal access and opportunity for athletes of all genders.

    • Everyone has the power to make change through collective action, and change is required in communities of all sizes to reach an equitable society. This is our corner of the world and we can help make it great.

  • Pay past mentorship forward and be a supportive community member for the next generation!​

    • Many of us have been fortunate to have strong role models and mentors come before us in our local Ultimate communities. It is with great pride that we take on this responsibility and work to help move this community forward.

    • Everyone has a skill to contribute and can help give back!​

  • Work with a value-aligned group!​

    • It's not often you get to work with a group of individuals with a strong set of shared values. If you value community, inclusion and equity, leadership, being dynamic, environmentalism, and growth then this is the place for you to find like-minded individuals.

    • Bonus: we're fun!​

  • Grow existing skills and learn new skills!​

    • There are many ways to contribute to the Wild board, you can pick areas that interest you or play to your strengths to focus your energy. Passionate about growing youth ultimate? Focus on our outreach efforts. Pursuing a degree in finance? Focus on our budgeting and accounting processes. ​

    • In addition to playing to your strengths, you'll be exposed to a variety of other aspects of the organization just by being on the board so that you can learn new skills.​

What We Have Learned:

  • This work is about more than just Ultimate

    • Sports have the ability to teach valuable, lifelong skills and they positively benefit people's lives everyday. While we may start with Ultimate, the work we do has the ability to reach far beyond the field. ​

  • Self-confidence ​

    • This work has helped us find our voices in the community and feel empowered to speak up for what we believe in. ​

  • This work is hard, it takes time, and it's worth investing in​

    • We're three years in and still just getting started. There is so much room for growth but even at this phase the outcomes we've seen have been worth every tough choice, every dollar raised, and every hour spent. ​

Western Ultimate League Board Member

Volunteer Position - One Year Term, 0-3 hrs/week - Remote - Rolling Applications

Description:

  • A volunteer position that serves on the Western Ultimate League (WUL) board of directors as a representative of the Utah Wild.

  • Who/What They're Looking For:

    • The most important factor is alignment with the mission of the organization: a strong commitment to the cause of furthering professional sports for traditionally underrepresented groups and dismantling the aspects of white supremacy present in individuals and organizations.

    • We believe that a diverse set of people and experiences push us to be our best. We strive to build a board such that different perspectives can collaborate and feel included. We hope every individual can push our league to grow in a way that’s conscientious and intentional in defining and living our mission, as well as staying true to the people who we serve. We are implementing a consensus decision making model to foster discussion and distribute voting power more equally.

    • Additionally, this person is expected to provide (minimum) bi-weekly updates on the status of the league to the Utah Wild board via slack or email. They should be available to answer questions and, as needed, attend Wild board meetings in order to understand the needs of the Wild so that they can advocate for those needs to the league.

Experience: No experience is required, the following may be helpful possible skills or interests.

  • Professional experience that will enhance our league’s growth, including but not limited to: business strategy, marketing, equity, sponsorships, fundraising, legal, finance, media creation, and community outreach.

  • We’re interested in people who not only bring a unique skill set, but also possess passion and determination to work with a group of similarly committed individuals to build our league.

  • You do not have to play ultimate or be an active member of the ultimate community to be on our board! We’d love to have some outside perspectives.

Compensation: Board positions are not paid positions, as is standard in non-profits. With budget expansion in future years, there may be the opportunity for financial compensation.

 

Time Commitment:

  • We anticipate that the WUL board will meet every other week, and working committees will meet approximately each two weeks. Depending on the items on the agenda and time of year, board meetings may last multiple hours, and committee meetings are expected to be closer to one hour.

  • All board members will be on at least one working committee, to be determined after the board is determined. Officers of the board will be elected once the board is determined.

  • Working committees include but are not limited to: Governance; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Finance; League Development; and Marketing/Media

  • Terms are either one or two years, with preference for two years.

 

Express Interest Here: Interviews with candidates and 1-3 members of the Board will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interviews will be approximately 30 minutes and questions will be provided in advance of the interview.

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

Conduct Liaison

Volunteer Position - Flexible Time Commitment - Remote - Rolling Applications

Priority for Hiring
  • Description: Per the Utah Wild Code of Conduct, volunteer position(s) that may receive reports of violations to the Utah Wild Code of Conduct. This person is expected to act impartially and gather information from the person reporting the violation in order to present the case to the Board or proper authorities. 

  • Compensation: Utah Wild merchandise + discounts

  • Experience: No experience required. Training will be provided in the following areas: bystander intervention, racial sensitivity and/or unconscious bias, and restorative justice practices. 

  • Time Commitment: Varies, may be little to no time or up to several hours per violation reported depending on the frequency and nature of the reports. 

  • Express Interest Here: Interviews with candidates and 1-3 members of the Board will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interviews will be approximately 30 minutes and questions will be provided in advance of the interview.

Clinic Organizer

Volunteer Position - Flexible Time Commitment - Flexible Location - Rolling Applications

  • Description: Volunteer position(s) that help organize youth Ultimate clinic initiatives on weekends when the Utah Wild has professional home games (three weekends between March and May). This may include coordinating field space, scheduling volunteers, and assisting with promotion. We are particularly interested in people local to Salt Lake Valley, Provo, Ogden, Logan, Boise, Bozeman, Missoula, or Denver. 

  • Compensation: Utah Wild merchandise + discounts

  • Experience: Should have some experience planning events (may be limited) and have strong organization and communication skills. 

  • Time Commitment: ~15-20 hours throughout February-May

  • Express Interest Here: No Interviews Required

Website Manager

Volunteer Position - Flexible Time Commitment - Remote - Rolling Applications

  • Description: The website manager will help to keep the website up to date throughout the season with events, results, announcements, and blog posts. 

  • Experience: Preferred experience includes use of Wix or other online website editors and/or experience with design. Should have strong grasp of the English language and strong communication skills to gather necessary information from the board. 

  • Compensation: Utah Wild merchandise + discounts

  • Time Commitment: 0-2 hours per week, must be available to make updates on short timelines as needed (for example, publishing game results within 24 hours of games).

  • Express Interest Here: Interviews with candidates and 1-3 members of the Board or Coaching staff will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interviews will be approximately 30 minutes and questions will be provided in advance of the interview.

Blog Writers

Volunteer Position - Flexible Time Commitment - Remote - Rolling Applications

  • Description: Volunteer position(s) that help create written or video blog content to be published on the Utah Wild website to tell the stories of our community, to our community. Each writer can author as many posts as they are interested in (as few as only one post) and has autonomy to choose their topic of interest, subject to approval by the Utah Wild Communications Lead.

    • Possible topics include: quarterly team updates, games/practice recaps, biographies or anecdotes of women and nonbinary players in sports (Ultimate or not-Ultimate), outreach and community event recaps, personal anecdotes and background stories, etc.

  • Compensation: Free publication and editing

  • Experience: No experience required. Editing support can be provided by other members of the Utah Wild organization.

  • Time Commitment: Varies based on writing/production speed and quantity of posts committed to. Choose your own adventure.

  • Express Interest Here: No Interviews Required

PAID POSITIONS

Fundraising Coordinator

Paid Position - One+ Year contract, 2-4 hrs/week - Remote - Rolling Applications

Priority for Hiring
  • Description: A paid position that works with the Utah Wild Board Fundraising Chair to develop and implement a fundraising strategy and engage the Fundraising Committee throughout the season. This individual(s) will be responsible for identifying, reaching out to, and developing relationships with potential sponsors and donors as well as helping to maintain existing relationships with previous supporters. This individual(s) will also work with the Fundraising Chair to coordinate the Fundraising Committee (which includes Grant Writer(s) and Sponsor Liaison(s)), track and maintain professional correspondence with existing and new contacts, and develop or refine sponsorship materials as needed. Must gain thorough understanding of the Utah Wild mission and programs properly portray the partner to potential sponsors.

  • Experience: Must feel comfortable establishing new contacts, and communicating in a professional manner with potential sponsors, and have strong organizational skills. Training will be provided by the Utah Wild Board Fundraising Chair.

  • Compensation: $15-20/hr

  • Time Commitment: 2-4 hours per week, starting September 2022 through June, 2023 with the option to extend

  • Express Interest Here: Interviews with candidates and 1-3 members of the Board will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interviews will be approximately 30 minutes and questions will be provided in advance of the interview.

Home Game Day Operations Lead

Paid Position - December 2022 - May 2023, 0-2 hrs/week - Local to Utah - Rolling Applications

Priority for Hiring
  • Description: A paid position(s) that works with 1-2 other Operations Leads to handle all logistics and personnel needed for game day. This includes all components of facility set-up (e.g. venue, videographers), coordinating medical and volunteer personnel, and ensuring all necessary equipment is present (e.g. scoreboards, water, tables). 

  • Experience: Must have strong organizational and communication skills, and should have experience in event planning or organization. Ideally, local to Utah. 

  • Compensation: The coaching intern will be provided a stipend, likely $500-700 and be considered a contract employee of the Utah Wild. Other occasional perks such as coaching attire, travel reimbursement, or merchandise will be available to this person.

  • Time Commitment: On average, 0-2 hours per week. Time commitment will spike on days with home games, where attendance is required for this position.

  • Express Interest Here: Interviews with candidates and 1-3 members of the Board will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interviews will be approximately 30 minutes and questions will be provided in advance of the interview.

Coaching Intern

Paid Position - October 2022 - June 2023, 0-2 hrs/week - Flexible Location - Rolling Applications

Priority for Hiring
  • Testimony from our 2021-2022 Coaching Intern, Aaron Liu

    • "The simplest thing I can say is that working as a coaching intern fundamentally changed the way I approach ultimate. I gave me an entirely different lens to see the sport through and that was incredibly valuable to me."

  • Description: The Utah Wild is in search of an individual to work with the coaching staff (Tania Reitz, Michael Aguilar, and Johnny Merrill) on various coaching activities throughout the 2023 WUL season on a part-time basis. Responsibilities may vary based on the interest of the intern - we want this to be tailored to the needs of of the intern - they may include but are not limited to:

    • Learn from experienced Ultimate coaches on how to successfully coach elite level ultimate.

    • Meet regularly (primarily virtually) with Wild coaching staff to discuss team strategy, plan practices, and set goals for pods.

    • Attend local pod practices (potential locations include Salt Lake City, Boise, Bozeman, Fort Collins, Denver, or others), full team practice weekends in Salt Lake City, and assist other coaches with instruction.

    • Attend 2023 Tryouts, assist the selection committee with assessing tryout attendees, and help select a 2023 roster.

    • Schedule and Funding Permitting: attend as many 2023 games as possible to act as a sideline coach, with instruction and guidance from the rest of the coaching staff.

    • Help build out a digital/virtual/video playbook and practice resources, and help prepare game-day scouting reports and video analysis.

    • Develop Ultimate analysis, instructional, and leadership skills in order to feel prepared to coach Ultimate at elite levels in the future.

  • Experience: This is a developmental position, no prior coaching experience required, experience with the sport of Ultimate highly recommended. This role would be perfect for someone who does not want to be or is not able to be on the playing field, but is still interested in contributing to the Mountain West Ultimate community! 

  • Compensation: The coaching intern will be provided a stipend, likely $100-150 and be considered a contract employee of the Utah Wild. Other occasional perks such as coaching attire, travel reimbursement, or merchandise will be available to this person.

  • Time Commitment: On average, 0-2 hours per week. Additional time commitments during practice weekends, game weekends, and during tryouts. 

  • Express Interest Here: Interviews with candidates and 1-3 members of the Board or Coaching staff will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interviews will be approximately 30 minutes and questions will be provided in advance of the interview.

Sponsorship Intern

Paid Position - Flexible Time Commitment - Remote - Rolling Applications

  • Description: A paid by commission position that works underneath the Fundraising Coordinator to develop relationships with business sponsors. This individual(s) will be responsible for coordinating meetings with interested sponsors, presenting the Utah Wild slide deck, closing sponsorship deals, and maintaining positive relationships with potential and confirmed sponsors. Must gain thorough understanding of the Utah Wild Purposeful Partnership program and have completed training (provided by the Wild or partners) to support this effort and properly portray the partner to potential sponsors.

  • Experience: No experience required, must have strong communication skills. 

  • Compensation: 5-10% of value of sponsorships attained with minimum commission of $20 per sponsorship won

  • Time Commitment: 1-3 hours per week

  • Express Interest Here: No interview required. Interested parties will have the opportunity to meet with members of the Board to discuss the position and duties in advance of starting.

Media Intern

Paid Position - Flexible Time Commitment - Remote - Rolling Applications

  • Description: This person will gain experience in social and/or traditional media based on their desired role. Realistically, we are looking for several Media Interns to fill a variety of media-related roles. Duties may include but are not limited to: managing Wild Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, or other social media; reaching out to local news organizations to set up interviews and news stories; or clipping and editing highlights from game footage and making short or long form videos. 

  • Experience: No experience required, must have strong communication skills. Possible beneficial areas of experience include experience with social media, iMovie or video-editing software, or knowledge of branding and marketing. 

  • Compensation: The media intern(s) will be provided a stipend, likely $100-150 and be considered a contract employee of the Utah Wild. Other occasional perks such as merchandise will be available to this person. They will also have the option to publish under their name to build a repository of online work. 

  • Time Commitment: 0-2 hours per week

  • Express Interest Here: Interviews with candidates and 1-3 members of the Board or Coaching staff will be conducted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. Interviews will be approximately 30 minutes and questions will be provided in advance of the interview.

Accounting Intern

Paid Position - Flexible Time Commitment - Remote - Rolling Applications

  • Description: This role will assist the Treasurer of the board with monthly accounting reports, basic budgeting, and ensuring that Utah Wild organization stays within good financial standing. This would be a great position for anyone pursing a degree in finance or anyone interested in learning about non profit finance. 

  • Experience: Experience with QuickBooks or interest in learning QuickBooks required. Knowledge of non profit regulations would be a plus. 

  • Compensation: The accounting intern will be provided a stipend, likely $50-100 and be considered a contract employee of the Utah Wild. Other occasional perks such as merchandise will be available to this person. 

  • Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month

  • Express Interest Here: Interviews with candidates and 1-3 members of the Board or Coaching staff will be conducted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. Interviews will be approximately 30 minutes and questions will be provided in advance of the interview.

League Operator

Paid Position - Flexible Time Commitment - Salt Lake or Utah County Preferred - Rolling Applications

  • Description: This position would be an on the ground presence running the various leagues that are put on by the Utah Wild. This may include goaltimate and ultimate leagues which are primarily operated in the spring and fall. Using existing templates and reference guides created by the Wild, this person would help craft schedules, set up fields, check in people, and keep track of time during games. They should not be someone who plans to participate in the league.

  • Experience: No experience required, must have strong communication skills. Helpful experience includes experience with Google Sheets. 

  • Compensation: This position will be paid $100-150 per league that they operate. 

  • Time Commitment: 0-3 hours per week, most labor in Fall or Spring

  • Express Interest Here: Interviews with candidates and 1-3 members of the Board or Coaching staff will be conducted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. Interviews will be approximately 30 minutes and questions will be provided in advance of the interview.

Grant Writer

Paid Position - Flexible Time Commitment - Remote - Rolling Applications

  • Description: A paid by commission position that takes the lead on researching, identifying and applying to grants. Should have some experience writing grants or applications, and some knowledge of the nonprofit industrial complex. Applications will be subject to review by the Utah Wild board before being submitted. Must gain thorough understanding of the Utah Wild Purposeful Partnership program and have completed training (provided by the Wild or partners) to support this effort and properly portray the partner to potential funders.

  • Experience: No experience required. Helpful experience includes experience writing formal applications for funding or knowledge of grants or nonprofits.

  • Compensation: 5-10% of value of grant attained with minimum commission of $25 per grant awarded

  • Time Commitment: Minimum 1 hour per week researching grants, time varies for grant writing and applications

  • Express Interest Here: No interview required. Interested parties will have the opportunity to meet with members of the Board to discuss the position and duties in advance of starting.