Leadership Team Overview
Engineers for a Sustainable World, ESW, is a growing collection of technically-minded people looking to make the world a better a 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:
- You need to be passionate about sustainability and agree with our mission, vision, and values.
- You do 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.
- Proactiveness is important for the digital environment that we work in.
- 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 email a position specific resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Available Volunteer Positions:
Individual Donations Coordinator
The Individuals Donation Coordinator will play a vital role in shaping ESW’s small donor and monthly giving program. This volunteer will design fundraising programs with the Executive Director and execute them on a regular basis. The Individual Donations Coordinator will maintain and grow a portfolio with a focus on less than $5,000 per donation. While fundraising experience is not required for this position, we are looking for someone eager to get their hands dirty with nonprofit development.
Chapter Relations 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.
Professional Member Relations Department
Professional Member Relations Director
The Professional Member Relations (PMR) Department is the main connection between professional members and ESW-Headquarters. The Director, along with the Professional Relations Coordinators (PRC), communicate with professional members to inform them about ongoing HQ initiatives and track/implement any feedback. They also work with the PRCs to develop and implement new initiatives that support our goals of growing our professional membership across the U.S. while empowering them to solve some of the world’s biggest sustainability challenges. The PMR Director works with the EC and other departments to meet the needs of professional members. Finally, they will occasionally be asked to represent ESW at public events as available and appropriate.
Professional Relations Coordinator
The Professional Relations Coordinator (PRC) is the main connection between professional members and ESW-Headquarters. They communicate with professional members to inform them about ongoing HQ initiatives and track/implement any feedback. They also work with the other PRCs to develop and implement new initiatives that support our goals of growing our professional membership across the U.S. while empowering them to solve some of the world’s biggest sustainability challenges.
The role of the Communications Department is to ensure consistent, regular, and effective communication throughout ESW-HQ and to grow ESW’s network and community and making sure that new information about ESW’s programs is well-written, published across all channels, and is reaching the right audiences.
The Communications Director makes sure that new information about ESW’s programs is well-written, published across all channels, and is reaching the right audiences. They also helps other team members in preparing written materials for both internal and external purposes. Finally, they will occasionally be asked to represent ESW at public events as available and appropriate.
Social Media Coordinator
The Social Media Coordinator spearheads our social media efforts by working with the Executive Director and Communications department to set up an organizational strategy and then executes said strategy on a weekly basis. Using pictures from the organization, resources from chapters and collaborating with the branding coordinator, the Social Media Coordinator is in charge of relaying the information on all ESW-Global media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn). Also someone who can take the time to engage with our network by reblogging, retweeting, and commenting on posts. You will be in charge of setting the tone for ESW’s social media and will be responsible for meeting ESW’s strategic plan goals related to social media.
The Events Department is composed of an Events Director and several Events Coordinators who work together closely to ensure that the chapter hosting the biennial conference is well supported and the digital conference is well structured. The Director and all Coordinators will develop the conference theme; coordinate scheduling and content; handle all logistical planning; gain and maintain partnerships with international, national and regional sponsors; market the events; and communicate effectively and efficiently within HQ and to the ESW network.
The Logistics Coordinator will be responsible for working with the host chapter on logistical needs (catering, room reservations, etc.), communicating with ESW network and Marketing Coordinators to distribute information for various competitions and opportunities (abstract submissions, Outstanding Chapter awards, photo contest, etc.), developing the design challenge for both the 2020 digital conference and the 2021 biennial conference, and keeping detailed records of meetings, logistical needs and scheduling.