Join our Startup Group

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We are recruiting for ongoing volunteers to help in our startup group. We have needs as varied as painting our new building, to helping set up our organizational infrastructure, to fundraising and tabling at events. Volunteering can be as little as 5 hours monthly.

If you have more time to commit, consider joining one of our Working Committees  (Site, PR, and Finance/Legal) to help give input on how we get work done, as well as actually doing similar work as volunteers.

If you want to join our Board of Directors, or apply for Staff positions, we suggest starting out as a Working Committee member to get to know our organization and see how we work together.

Please fill out this application to express interest. Explore the menu below to see what kind of commitments and requirements there are for various positions.

 

Ongoing Volunteers

Commitment:

  • At least 5 hours monthly volunteer work
  • Work one on one with another startup group member

  • Tasks could include:

    • Painting/ fixing up our space
    • Helping move furniture
    • Outdoor/ landscaping work
    • Creating flyers/ graphic design work
    • Tabling at events

Please fill out this application to express interest.

Working Committee Member

Commitment:

  • At least 10 hours monthly volunteer work
  • Attendance at monthly 1.5 hour work meetings (times flexible, usually weekdays) required.

Requirements:

  • Willingness to learn basic understanding of Sociocracy meeting procedures

Valued skill sets:

  • Nonprofit or other organizational experience
  • Accounting and finances
  • Small business experience
  • Contracting/ construction experience
  • Marketing / PR experience
  • Fluency explaining self-directed education

Please fill out this application to express interest.

Board of Directors

Commitment:

  • Annually commit to membership, prefer 2-3 years commitment if possible
  • Continued Membership on a Working Committee
  • Quarterly Board meetings: assume fiduciary responsibility for organization
  • Work on ad hoc committees as needed
  • Consider running for an officer position

Requirements:

  1. Basic understanding of self-directed educational philosophy: have read at least two of these books:
  2. Fundamental respect for the rights of children
  3. Willingess to learn and use Sociocracy meeting procedures.
  4. Willingness to learn and execute responsibilities of a nonprofit board member with ongoing training.

Valued Skill Sets:

  • Prior nonprofit board experience
  • Expertise in areas relevant to Pathfinder
  • Fundraising ability

Please fill out this application to express interest.

Staff

Staff positions with open for hire in May 2018. We're looking for 2 basic skill sets: organizational/ business skills, and skills from working with children in flexible, open-ended environments.

Depending on the qualifications and interests of applicants, the job could be almost entirely administrative, or almost entirely hanging out with kids, or somewhere in-between.

Staff will be hired for summer camp starting in June, and have a trial period over the summer with the possibility of continuing into the fall. We hope to send staff to trainings to help build up our organizational skill set.

Requirements:

  1. Basic understanding of self-directed educational philosophy: have read at least two of these books:
  2. Fundamental respect for the rights of children
  3. Working knowledge (or willingness to learn) facilitation and meeting procedures: Agile Learning Tools and Sociocracy.

Please fill out this application to express interest.