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Seeking: Paid Positions, Board Members, Volunteers

Updated: Oct 21

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No matter your skill set, the Wild could use your help! We're looking to fill a variety of positions to support 2021 and 2022 operations. Please read through below and fill out the application form to express interest! It is critical to the future of the organization that we fill these positions. Please reach out to us with any questions via utahwildultimate@gmail.com.


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.


Summary:


Board Member Positions

Utah Wild Board Member: Multiple Positions Available

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, 2022.

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.

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WUL Board Representative for the Utah Wild

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.

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.

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Volunteer Positions

Outreach Clinic Tester(s): Multiple Positions Available

Description: Volunteer position(s) that pilot tests Utah Wild’s Ultimate frisbee clinic manual. As part of this role, individuals will be asked to follow clinic manual instructions, host an in-person Ultimate clinic, and provide feedback regarding implementation and improvements.

Compensation: None expected

Experience: No experience required organizing, should have experience with Ultimate and willingness to learn and provide feedback. Do not need to be in Utah.

Time Commitment: ~10 hours over approximately one month leading up to the event

Express Interest Here: No Interviews Required

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Blog Writer(s): Multiple Positions Available

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

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Paid Positions

Team/General Manager (FILLED FOR 2021-2022)

Description: A paid position that assists with season logistics surrounding the team. Responsibilities include coordinating dates and scheduling fields for practice weekends, booking travel plans and accommodations for away games, and helping build and communicate practice or game weekend agendas to the team.

Experience: No experience required. Should have strong organizational and communication skills.

Compensation: $15-20/hr

Time Commitment: ~30-40 total hours between January - May 2022 (time will vary by week)

If willing and able, can be hired to help with Winter Cup preparations starting as early as October 2021, 10-15 hours of time expected between October-December.

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.

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Home Game Day Operator: One Position Remaining

Description: A paid position(s) that works under our Home Game Day Ops Manager 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: $15-20/hour

Time Commitment: ~15-20 total hours between January 2021 - May 2022 (time will vary by week)

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.

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Fundraising Coordinator

Description: A paid position that works to develop a fundraising strategy, monitors benchmarks, and supervises 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 maintaining existing relationships with previous supporters. This individual(s) will also manage 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. This person will also work with the Board as a representative of the Utah Wild to our Purposeful Partnership organization. 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: Must have some experience with or knowledge of fundraising, feel comfortable establishing new contacts, and communicating in a professional manner with potential sponsors, and have strong organizational skills. Transition training will be provided by the current Utah Wild Fundraising Coordinator.

Compensation: $15-20/hr

Time Commitment: 2-4 hours per week, starting ASAP through June, 2022 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.

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Sponsor Liaison(s): Multiple Positions Available

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. Helpful experience includes knowledge of Hubspot.

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.

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Grant Writer(s): Multiple Positions Available

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.

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