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Open Board Positions

Available Board Positions

We are actively seeking passionate individuals to join our board, bringing their dedication to human services and a genuine commitment to the well-being of our community members. Beyond the standard board member roles, our team actively serves as advocates and ambassadors, by identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary to advance BISNF’s mission and facilitate organizational growth.


By joining our board, you will be part of a dynamic team actively shaping the future of BISNF, contributing to the well-being of individuals with developmental disabilities and fostering a more inclusive community. We welcome dedicated individuals to apply for these volunteer positions and join us in making a meaningful impact.

Position Posting Date: February 1, 2024

Desired Start Date: As soon as possible

About us: 

Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation (BISNF) is a 501(c)(3) community-based organization dedicated to providing transformative activities for individuals with developmental disabilities, including but not limited to intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, and Down syndrome. Our mission centers on guiding these individuals toward meaningful relationships within the community while supporting their unique strengths. Committed to enriching the lives of individuals with disabilities, BISNF plays a vital role in fostering inclusivity within our community.


Our organization operates within the human services sector, focusing specifically on adults with developmental disabilities through our daily activity program. This program provides respite care and community engagement to 17 families spanning Kitsap County.

Available Board Positions:

1. Human Resources Expertise:

We seek an individual with HR experience to manage crucial aspects such as payroll, workplace policies, annual evaluations, training, onboarding, and overseeing the hiring process in collaboration with the Executive Director.

2. Legal Expertise:

BISNF is in search of an individual with legal experience, preferably in a non-profit setting, to provide vital support by writing policies aligned with Washington state laws, overseeing contracts, and offering legal perspectives during board meetings.

3. Fundraising Expertise:

We are looking for an individual, or multiple individuals, to lead the fundraising committee on our board. This passionate individual will play a pivotal role in developing annual fundraising plans, overseeing plan implementation, and identifying external resources of support, such as grants and sponsorships. Additionally, they will recruit key volunteers to assist with fundraising efforts.

4. Community Outreach

Individuals with a passion for connecting the community with our program are invited to fill this role. Responsibilities include identifying events where BISNF can raise awareness about our organization and mission.

5. PR and Marketing

BISNF is seeking an individual with PR and marketing expertise to support the organization by disseminating information about fundraising events, our program, and other relevant activities. Duties include assisting BISNF staff with social media, designing fundraising materials, and connecting with local vendors to enhance event promotion.

How to Apply:

To apply to any of these positions, please send an email to Board President and Vice President and specify the position in which you are interested in along with a resume.


We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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