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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


More positions coming soon!



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.



Professional Membership Department


Director, Professional Membership

The professional membership department is the main connection between ESW-HQ and professional members, who want to participate in our sustainability efforts. The Director, Professional Membership is responsible for building and managing our Professional Membership team. This individual will work closely with the Professional Membership team to build a strategy for recruiting professional members, developing and engaging professional members in ESW's programs and events.

View the full position description here.



MarComm (Marketing + Communications) Department


More positions coming soon!



Programming Department


More positions coming soon!




More Positions coming soon:


- NationBuilder Administrator

- Brand Coordinator

- Events Coordinator

- Corporate Sponsorship Manager

- Conference Chair 

- Major Donor Manager


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