Board of Directors
Program Associate – Northwest Program Coordinator
Robert Veitch, Chair
Bill Cotton, Vice Chair
The Northwest Program Coordinator is a half-time, year-round position based in Seattle, WA.
Dave Portman, Treasurer 80% of time will be spent on program management, 10% will be spent on administrative
Sue Hibbs, Secretary duties, and 10% will be spent on resource development to grow SOS’ programs serving
Mike Carey Washington and Oregon Youth. The position will average 20 hours a week over a 12-month
Dan Gibbs term, although it is expected that the coordinator will work more hours in the fall and winter
Sarah Jardis and fewer in the spring and summer. This position is a 12-month opportunity funded through
AmeriCorps and Coach Across America.
Kristin Kenney-Williams Work with Program Manager to manage all program logistics for Learn to Ride and SOS
Robert Marcovitch University programs in Washington and Oregon including:
Juan Martinez o Recruiting partner youth agencies
Judge Tom Moorhead o Recruiting and training of volunteers
Dr. Gil Noam
o Recruiting and training of seasonal staff
Chris Ryman o Transportation
Brook Shinsky o On-hill program days
Rick Smith Gear Distribution
Pete Sonntag Circle of Love Implementation
August Tarantino Ski and Snowboard Coaching
Direct Mentorship with participants
o Scheduling service days
o Collecting and recording releases and waivers
o Program Graduations
o Snowsports Equipment Inventory
Manage database administration for Washington and Oregon programs including:
o Staff and volunteer management
o Fee for Service
o Pre and Post Evaluations
Support SOS Outreach programs, events, awareness days, and fundraisers involving
organization of volunteers for preparation, execution, and clean-up. All events will support
local program development through direct cash and in-kind donations.
Aid in community development and marketing across the organization to support program
expansion in Washington and Oregon through social networking, contact management,
press releases and collaborative exploration.
Assist in resource development to support program expansion in Washington and Oregon
through grant applications, individual donor solicitations, fundraising events and snowsport
manufacturers. The Coach will be focused on in-kind donations of equipment that will
support program expansion as well as funding to support program scholarship
Schedule with Northwest Program Manager, to ensure SOS Seattle office hours will be
All other AmeriCorps appropriate duties as assigned.
Experience, comfort, and passion in working with disadvantaged and low-income youth
Awareness of factors impacting the lives of urban and native youth
Willingness to learn about privilege, racism, and oppression and how these social
constructions impact students and staff
Ability to ski or snowboard at an intermediate level
Interest in outdoor based sports and activities such as: skiing, snowboarding, camping,
rock climbing, kayaking and backpacking
Valid driver’s license
Compensation and Benefits
All Americorps members receive a modest stipend, and upon successful completion of service, receive an education award.
Additionally, candidates will receive an unlimited pass to the Summit at Snoqualmie and Alpental, and may be eligible for
student loan forbearance.