Volunteer with HQ

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:


  1. You need to be passionate about sustainability and agree with our mission, vision, and values.
  2. 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.
  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 email a position specific resume and cover letter to apply@eswusa.org. 


Available Volunteer Positions:


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.


View the full position description here.


Professional Member Relations Department


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.


View the full position description here.


Events Department


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.


Logistics Coordinator

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.


View the full position description here.