Knox Pride Board Positions

Please contact Knox Pride if you are interested in any of the positions listed below. Nominations are due by the September 10th with elections taking place on October 8th.  Application deadline is Oct 1st.

Note: 

Board positions require a commitment of one public and one working meeting per month in addition to attendance at all fundraising events for 3 years.  Officer positions also require attendance at Executive Board meetings. Positions are all volunteer, non-paid roles open to the LGBTQ+ community and our Allies. Please submit a resume and references to info@knoxpride.com.

Perks:

  • Supporting the local and surrounding LGBTQ+ community

  • 2 VIP Tickets to Pridefest

  • Merchandise

  • Board Outings

Treasurer

VP, Festival Coordinator

As an Officer of the Board, the Festival Coordinator oversees the organization's annual festival and parade. 

Duties:

  • Review potential festival sites and present pros, cons and costs to board

  • Work with vendor partners to organize festival and parade needs

  • Meet with city officials and file required forms

  • Attend monthly City of Knoxville Special Events meetings

  • Present budget to Executive Board for review

  • Obtain invoices and provide to Treasurer for vendor payment and record keeping

  • Build committee to assist with planning and execution of festival and parade

  • Review budgets presented by Committee Chairs/Event Coordinators and make recommendation to Executive Board

Board Position

Secretary

As an Officer of the Board, the Secretary maintains agendas, meeting minutes, emails and forms.

Duties:

  • Create and publish monthly meeting agenda

  • Announce quorum at start of all meetings

  • Maintain meeting minutes according to Roberts Rules of Order

  • Provide meeting notes to all board members within 5 business days

  • Create and publish organizational forms

  • Assist President with designated tasks

Board Position

Development Coordinator

The Development Coordinator will oversee fundraising goals (capital campaign and sustainability campaign) and assist with public outreach opportunities.

Duties:

  • Review prior fiscal year’s fundraising and set annual goals

  • Conduct research and propose opportunities for local donor engagement

  • Organize and maintain CRM database, preferably Salesforce non-profit platform

  • Assist with long term strategic planning of organization goals and grassroots fundraising

  • Develop and cultivate donor relationships through presentations and proposal materials

  • Local grassroots fundraising, regional opportunities, and corporate sponsorship growth

Board Position

Adventures with Pride and Dine Out Committee Chair

This Committee Chair position oversees Knox Pride's Adventures with Pride and Dine Out series. you are responsible for coordinating these events and making sure other board members are signed up for the events to there is always a few Knox Pride representatives at each event.

Event Descriptions:

  • Adventures with Pride - This series is a monthly event designed to offer the LGBTQ+ and Ally communities of all ages an opportunity to meet others with like interests. i.e. - Bowling, hiking, etc.

  • Dine Out with Pride - This is a series of nights hosted by local restaurants in support of Knox Pride.

Duties:

  • Coordinate and represent Knox Pride at all Adventures with Pride events

  • Organize all Dine Out with Pride events with local restaurants

  • Schedule board members for each event and maintain list

  • Issue reminders of events and assigned board members via Slack

  • Consult with Marketing Committee on event announcements and calendar updates

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Volunteer Coordinator

The Volunteer Coordinator position oversees organization of volunteers for all Knox Pride events and quarterly partnership opportunities.

Duties:

  • Recruit volunteers throughout the year via social media, website and in-person engagement

  • Attend major events from set-up through tear-down

  • Schedule all volunteers needed for each event

  • Research and present selection of community partnership events - one each quarter

  • Ability to multitask, maintain volunteer database and speak in public

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General Board Member

General Board Members will be assigned duties based on skill set.

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Special Events Coordinator

The Special Events Coordinator will oversee all fundraising events except Pridefest. Coordinator will assist Pridefest Chair in planning and execution of event.

Duties:

  • Coordinate all facets of each event

  • Determine marketing needs of each event and coordinating with Marketing Chair

  • Maintain vendor relationships - i.e. venue, catering, etc.

  • Assess volunteer needs and provide to Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer Position

Technical Writer/Editor

The Technical Writer will work with the Marketing Committee and Secretary to ensure all public relations and promotional material verbiage is with scope for Knox Pride's brand. 

Duties:

  • Review and edit Knox Pride's Sponsorship Packet

  • Review and edit Knox Pride's annual Pridebook

  • Proofread all event marketing materials

  • Assist with public relations announcements

Volunteer Position

Graphic Designer

The Graphic Designer will work hand in hand with the Marketing Committee to promote Knox Pride's image and brand.

Duties: 

  • Create content for social media and marketing

  • Create marketing materials for each event

  • Manage vendor relationship for merchandise and promotional materials

  • Brainstorm with Marketing Committee and Merchandiser on new promotional merchandise

  • Submit design suggestions to the Board for annual Knox Pride T-shirt

  • Manage design process for annual Pridebook and consult with Board

Volunteer Position

Marketing Committee Member (3 needed)

Marketing Committee Members will work with the Marketing Committee Chair on assigned tasks.

Duties:

  • Live stream events

  • Create and publish social media posts

  • Assist with managing all marketing channels

  • Assignments as determined by Marketing Committee Chair

  • Research new marketing options

Please select the "Apply" button to submit an inquiry form.