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Leadership Team Overview


Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) is a growing collection of technically-minded people looking to make the world a better place. The Leadership Team is a team of volunteers from around the country working remotely in a digital environment to run the nonprofit side of ESW.


Our general requirements, regardless of position, are as follows:

  1. You need to be passionate about sustainability and agree with our mission, vision, and values.
  2. You need to be able to commit time to the organization, including regular conference calls. We find that in order to be effective, most positions require 5-10hrs/week on average, fluctuating by season.
  3. Proactiveness is important for the digital environment that we work in.
  4. You don't have to be familiar with ESW-HQ - we're friendly people, and we'd love to meet you.


About working with ESW
We accept applicants from all over the country. ESW volunteers work in a digital environment. We use Slack, Google Suite, and Zoom to communicate with each other. If you aren't familiar with these technologies, no worries! We'd love to teach you.


To apply, please send a position-specific resume to [email protected] Feel free to add a short "Why me" (up to 150 words), as we would love to know you better!



Available Volunteer Positions:


Executive Committee


Executive Director

The Executive Director (ED) serves as Engineers for a Sustainable World’s most significant fundraiser and prominent external spokesperson. The ideal candidate will be passionate about sustainability and dedicated to embedding it within engineering. Candidates should be able to articulate a vision for ESW’s role in a rapidly changing world to stakeholders including members, potential and current donors, corporations, and foundations. As an equal member of the Executive Committee, the Executive Director is responsible for helping to grow the organization’s resources to more effectively tackle large problems, supporting a large decentralized team of staff and mostly volunteers in the implementation of our strategic plan, and developing a stronger network of business, nonprofit, and academic partners.

View the full position description here.



Student Membership Department


Chapter Relations Coordinator

Chapter Relations Coordinators (CRCs) are the main connection between ESW chapters and ESW-HQ. They work with chapter leaders and members to create open communication between the chapter and the rest of the ESW network, make sure chapters know about current ESW-HQ initiatives, help chapter leaders with strategic challenges, and create useful content for student chapters. CRCs also reach out to new schools in target geographical areas to find faculty and students that may be interested in starting new ESW chapters. CRCs are instrumental in onboarding these new chapters and helping them get off to a successful start.

View the full position description here.


Student Recruitment Coordinator

The Student Recruitment Coordinator will work within the Student Membership Department to recruit and onboard new student chapters. This includes researching universities with the potential to become a strong ESW chapter, reaching out and interacting directly with potential student members, supporting and guiding those potential student members in the process of becoming a chapter. This role is crucial in attracting and selecting new members, who are eager to participate and create more sustainability initiatives across the globe. 

View the full position description here.



Professional Membership Department


More positions coming soon!



MarComm (Marketing + Communications) Department


More positions coming soon!



Programming Department


Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator will manage and improve operations for ongoing program initiatives and provide direct project support and mentoring to student chapters. This role will also work closely with other teams to implement new initiatives for chapters, develop project guidance, tracking materials, as well as digital resources for project leaders. 

View the full position description here.




More Positions coming soon:


- NationBuilder Administrator

- HR Manager

- Brand Coordinator

- Corporate Sponsorship Manager

- Major Donor Manager

- Events Coordinator


Are you interested in any of these roles or have some questions? Then don’t hesitate to get in touch via [email protected]