Join Associated Recreation Council’s Board of Directors

Open Positions:


Thank you for your interest in learning more about ARC Board service. The next Board recruitment cycle will begin in mid-to-late February 2023. To be notified when the next cycle opens, please email Sonia at [email protected].

About Associated Recreation Council (ARC):

Associated Recreation Council (ARC) has been the 501(c)(3) nonprofit partner of Seattle Parks and Recreation for over 45 years. Our mission is to inspire engagement and participation in equitable, dynamic, culturally relevant, and responsive recreation and lifelong learning programs. It's our vision to bring together all people to build a healthy community.

ARC Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • Defines and supports the mission and vision of ARC.
  • Stewards public trust in ARC through fulfillment of legal, financial and ethical responsibilities.
  • Participates in bi-monthly Board meetings and serves on at least one Board committee.
  • Length of term: Three years, renewable, pending approval of the full Board; two terms maximum.
  • Meetings and Time Commitment: The average time commitment is 2 – 8 hours per month. The ARC Board meets bi-monthly on every third Tuesday from noon – 2 PM. Committees of the board meet 6-12 times per year depending on their work agenda. All meetings are virtual until further notice.


This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about ARC’s mission and commitment. Ideal candidates are driven to serve on a board that promotes the following values:

  • Community Engagement and Participation
  • Equitable Access
  • Mutual Respect
  • Community
  • Accountability
  • Commitment to Race and Social Justice

To Apply:

Reach out to Sonia Doughty at [email protected]. Include a brief introduction, including a statement about your interest in Associated Recreation Council and joining the ARC Board of Directors. Include your resume/CV.