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Thank you for your interest in

joining the Seattle SHRM Chapter Board!


An association is only as strong as the volunteers who help lead it. We encourage you to consider taking a leadership role in Seattle SHRM so that we can continue to serve the HR professionals in our community. Please see the information below as there are some general requirements that should be considered before deciding to volunteer for a board role.


UPDATE: Please see these informational slides from our July 8 coffee talk for more information on becoming a board member and the benefits of doing so. 

General Board Responsibilities and Duties

  • All board members must commit to attend at least 80% of all Chapter Meetings (3rd Thursday of every month unless otherwise noted in communications and calendar of events)

  • All board members must commit to attend at least 80% of all Board Meetings (1st Thursday of every month unless otherwise noted by Chapter President)

  • Each role has a specific position description, and responsibilities vary between roles. Please review individual role outlines to get a better understanding of the specific time commitment and requirements.

    • Monthly chapter and board meetings (on average 2-4 hours monthly)

    • Quarterly participation in chapter networking events (on average 1-4 hours per quarter)

    • Annual strategy meeting (occurs on either Saturday or Sunday, 6 hours)

    • Commitment to contribute to the mission, Board initiatives and goals (role specific, on average 1-4 hours per month)

    • Any additional support for the Board as needed

Some of the great benefits of being a Seattle SHRM board member include:

  • The opportunity to work closely and network with other HR leaders and professionals in the local community

  • Stay current on trends and best practices within our profession

  • Participate as a leader within the Chapter to set the strategy and next evolution of who we are and what we are set out to accomplish in our mission that links to National SHRM’s mission.

  • Help us continue to grow our succession pipeline and you'll get exposure into the inner workings of the Chapter, and what it's about to truly be a member

  • Participate and help lead our Board’s annual SHAPE (SHRM Affiliate Program for Excellence) strategic planning and goal setting for the year

  • Opportunity to earn up to 20 FREE recertification credits for attending our chapter meetings and volunteer contributions

  • Most importantly: you can help give back to the HR profession and support our awesome business community’s needs!

Open Roles for the January 2021-December 2022 Term
All of the following roles are accepting applications for the upcoming term. 

Please see the position descriptions for more in-depth information on the role and how it supports the board and the chapter. Any questions about the roles, the board, or the chapter can be directed to


These roles are currently filled and will be open for the 2022-2024 term:


  • President
  • Treasurer
  • Workforce Readiness Director
  • Website Director
  • College Relations Director
  • Partnerships Director
  • Job Board Director 
  • VP Communication
  • VP Outreach
  • Diversity Director


How to Apply

The Application process will be open from July 1-31. If you are interested in applying for one of the open Board roles, you will need to submit the Candidate Consideration Form with a copy of your current resume or a link to your LinkedIn profile. Please submit your completed consideration form to If you have any questions or concerns about the application process or requirements, we are more than happy to discuss those with you. 


Our Leadership Selection Committee, comprised of the President, President Elect, and Past President, will review all of the Candidate Consideration Forms submitted for Board roles that are both currently vacant and those that will become vacant in the following calendar year. The Leadership Selection Committee will review submissions at the end of the submission period. Candidates will move through a recruitment process that will involve some sort of interview process with the Leadership Selection Committee and other current board members.


Thank you for considering this opportunity – we look forward to getting to know you! 


P.O. Box 58530, Seattle, WA 98138-1530

(206) 623-8632


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