Open Positions

Board Member – Volunteer Position

The EDA is currently looking to fill the volunteer positions of Board Treasurer and Board Secretary to complete our Executive Committee. A Board term consists of three years while Executive Committee positions are voted on once a year. The EDA’s Board meetings take place on the 4th Monday of the Month at 4-5:30 pm.

Board members are expected to attend 9 of the 12 yearly Board meetings and must join one of the four EDA Committees (Organization, Design, Economic Vitality, or Promotion). Executive Committee members are also expected to attend a planning meeting prior to the Board meeting each month. This year, all Board members are expected to attend a strategic planning day set for November 2nd.

Helpful experience for Treasurer:

  • Accounting
  • Non-profit management
  • Business management
  • Prior board experience

The Treasurer specifically will be tasked with meeting on a schedule determined by the Treasurer and Executive Director to go over the EDA’s finances. The Treasurer will deliver the Treasurer’s Report each Board meeting.

Helpful experience for Secretary:

  • Organization skills
  • Must be able to type quickly and efficiently
  • Business management
  • Prior board experience

The Secretary specifically will be tasked with typing notes at each Board meeting and sending the meeting minutes to the Executive Director in a timely manner. This position will also play a role in making sure all appropriate state filings/reports are done on time.

Applicants for the above positions will be required to meet with the Board President and Executive Director to go over experience, expectations, and contract. These positions are also subject to a Board vote.

If you are interested in either one of these positions, please contact Molly Jones-Kerchner at [email protected] or (509) 962-6246.

Organization Committee Chair – Volunteer PositionĀ 

The EDA is seeking a volunteer Chair for our Organization Committee.

The Organization Committee works on planning fundraising events, recruiting and retaining volunteers, and managing our Volunteer of the Month social media program. The Committee meets once a month on the third Thursday from 12-1 pm. Additional tasks outside of the meetings are to be expected. Average time requirement per month: 3-5 hours.

Helpful experience:

  • Working on a team
  • Managing a small group
  • Event planning
  • Networking
  • Understanding of downtown
  • Understanding of the EDA

Expectations:

The Org Committee Chair will sign a contract stating that they will –

  • Commit to a year as Org Chair
  • Attend each Org Committee meeting (or arrange to be absent in advance allowing the staff to fill in)
  • Create meeting agendas
  • Send out meeting reminders (via email) one week in advance
  • Create monthly Committee Report based on what was discussed at the meeting
  • Send the committee report to EDA Staff within a timely manner
  • Be kind, open to the ideas and feedback of your committee, and have FUN!

If you are looking to join a the Organization Committee in a leadership role, please contact Molly Jones-Kerchner at [email protected] or (509) 962-6246.

Committee Member – Volunteer Positions

The EDA is currently looking for volunteers for the following committees:

  • Promotions: responsible for driving traffic downtown through events and promotional campaigns. This committee meets the second Tuesday of the month from 12-1 pm. Average time requirement per month: 2-5 hours
  • Organization: responsible for planning fundraising events, recruiting and retaining volunteers, managing the Volunteer of the Month social media program, and creating EDA promotional campaigns. This committee meets the third Thursday of the month from 12-1 pm. Average time requirement per month: 2-5 hours
  • Design: responsible for the beautification of downtown. This committee manages the downtown planters and street furniture, roofline lighting, pedestrian safety, and events like Downtown Clean Up and Downtown Planter Day. This committee meets the first Monday of the month from 4-5 pm. Average time requirement per month: 2-5 hours

Helpful experience:

  • Working on a team
  • Event planning
  • Networking
  • Understanding of downtown
  • Understanding of the EDA

Expectations:

  • Attend the majority of committee meetings (being proactive about communicating absences)
  • Participating in projects, moving them along in and outside of meetings
  • Be kind, open to other’s ideas and feedback, and have fun!

If you are interested in joining a committee, please contact Taylor Castillo at [email protected] or (509) 962-6246

Committee Member – Dachshunds on Parade

The EDA is currently looking for people who are willing to help with the planning of Dachshunds on Parade. This committee meets once a month from January-June with more frequent meetings leading up to the event. Committee members mustĀ plan on volunteering at DOP 2019. Committee members are expected to attend a majority of the meetings. Meetings will be set based on the committee members availability.

Helpful experience:

  • Event planning
  • Experience with DOP (attending/volunteering)
  • General knowledge of this event, the EDA, and downtown Ellensburg
  • Team player

Expectations:

  • Be kind and open to other’s opinions and ideas
  • Offer help and guidance when needed
  • Volunteer on the day of the event (Saturday, June 15)
  • Help with the promotion of DOP (Share EDA posts over Facebook and/or Instagram, pass out flyers/posters, etc.)
  • Have fun!

If you are interested in joining the Dachshunds on Parade committee, please contact Taylor Castillo at [email protected] or (509) 962-6246

Committee Member – Buskers in the Burg

Buskers Committee. Buskers in the Burg planning committee is responsible for assisting EDA staff in the planning and hosting of Buskers in the Burg, always taking place in the last weekend in September. Committee members help recruit stage acts and approve all busking acts. Members also plan Preview Night, edit/approve the Buskers Publication, and make all major decisions regarding festival layout, vendors, etc.

Helpful experience:

  • Working on a team
  • Event planning
  • General understanding of the event, the EDA, and downtown.

Expectations:

  • Volunteering the day of the event (September 28)
  • Attend the majority of committee meetings
  • Help move the event along in and outside of meeting
  • Be kind, open to other’s ideas and feedback, and have fun!

If you are interested in joining the Buskers in the Burg Committee, please contact Molly Jones-Kerchner at [email protected] or (509) 962-6246

Committee Member – Hometown Holidays

This committee is responsible for assisting EDA staff in the planning of our annual holiday events (Plaid Friday, Cookie Scavenger Hunt, Moments to Remember, and Teddy Bear Tea) and the creation of our annual Hometown Holidays publication. If you love all things merry and bright, this committee is for YOU.

HTH Committee will meet July-December at a time designated by the committee group.

Helpful experience:

  • Working on a team
  • Event planning
  • Understanding of the events, the EDA, and downtown.

Expectations:

  • Attend the majority of the committee meetings
  • Volunteer during at least one of the holiday events
  • Be kind, open to other’s ideas and feedback, and have fun!

If you are interested in joining the Hometown Holidays Committee, please contact Molly Jones-Kerchner at [email protected] or (509) 962-6246