Event Planning Committee Member

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:Saturday Academy
position summary:

Saturday Academy seeks committee members for a new, fun event, the Academic Decathlon! Saturday Academy is a nonprofit organization that provides fun educational enrichment programs for kids in 2nd-12th grades (www.saturdayacademy.org). We strive to encourage kids' natural joy of learning and insatiable curiosity through hands-on experiences in unique and challenging subjects across the curriculum... robotics, astronomy, graphic design, medicine, engineering, creative writing, glass blowing, game design and computer programming... anything you can imagine!

We are launching a new event where adults will get to take part in the fun. The event will be an “Academic Decathlon” in which people will form teams to compete in a variety of subjects. We’re targeting the 20’s and 30’s demographic and looking to inspire giving through a fun and inexpensive event. We are striving to engage this younger audience in philanthropy, while giving them information about the great programs that SA has to offer.

The Academic Decathlon will be held some time next fall and the committee will be free to take the event in the direction they find best. A member of our Board of Directors will be chairing, there will be staff lead, and we are looking to fill the committee with enthusiastic members if the community.

The first committee meeting will be on Thursday, January 8th at 5:00 PM at Saturday Academy: 830 SW 10th Ave, Suite 200, Portland, Oregon 97205. The meeting schedule moving forward will be established by members present at that first meeting and will occur on a monthly basis.

Please call Courtney Francis at 503-200-5853 or email [email protected] with any questions or if you plan to attend.

Thank you for your interest in inspiring curiosity amongst our community's youth!

Salary / Pay Rate:Volunteer Position
Required Skills and Abilities:All skill sets are welcome: event planning, fund-raising, graphic design, trivia wiz, community activist, student seeking nonprofit experience, etc
Qualifications:Interested in education, our community, nonprofit experience and/or event planning!
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer
website link:www.saturdayacademy.org