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 Positions:

 

Executive Committee

 

The Executive Committee helps to coordinate the operations of the entire organization and provide financial and fundraising support. In addition to its central staff, it includes the directors of each department.

 

Executive Director

The Executive Director (ED) serves as Engineers for a Sustainable World’s (ESW) most significant fundraiser and prominent external spokesperson. 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 volunteers in the implementation of our strategic plan, and developing a stronger network of business, nonprofit, and academic partners.

 

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Treasurer

The Treasurer manages our finances and bookkeeping. They help to translate our money into our mission. They help to ensure that our spending stays on track with our budget. They process reimbursements and others payments. They work closely with board members responsible for financial oversight to think about how best to leverage ESW's finances.

 

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Development Department

 

Corporate Partnerships Manager

The Corporate Partnerships Manager is responsible for supporting fiscal goals by identifying, cultivating, and stewarding a diverse base of corporate donors and foundations. He/She will lead corporate fundraising in recruiting new corporate members and developing corporate sponsorships to support ESW’s programs. The Corporate Partnerships Manager works across all teams to implement and execute corporate engagement, cultivation, and external donor communications.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Programs Department

 

Chapter Liaison Coordinator

Chapter Liaison Coordinators will be the main connection between the Programs Department and ESW chapter project teams. They will work with program participants to communicate program requirements and content. They will also assist program participants in facilitating connections with community partners and professional and technical mentors. Chapter Liaison Coordinators will be instrumental in setting clear expectations for program participants to ensure chapters have successful project execution.

 

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Programs Coordinator

The Programs Coordinator will manage and improve operations for ongoing program initiatives as well as design new programs that furthers ESW’s mission and strategic goals. This includes managing programs such as the Resilient CommUnity Design Challenge, Build Day and providing project support and mentoring to student chapters.

The Programs Coordinator will also work closely with the other members of the Programs, Chapter Relations, and Professional Relations team to develop and implement new initiatives for chapters, develop project guidance and tracking materials, and develop digital resources for project leaders on the project database.

 

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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.

 

Events Partnership Coordinator

The Events Partnership Coordinator will be responsible for improving the sponsorship brochure with desired sponsorship levels and perks, developing relationships with and procuring funding from national and regional/local companies and organizations, working with the conference team to identify key potential partnerships, and tracking and maintaining sponsors on Nation Builder.

 

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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.

 

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Content Coordinator

The Content Coordinator will be responsible for developing the theme and content structure, finding workshop speakers and keynote speakers, assisting the regional team in planning social events for students and professionals, developing the design challenge for both the 2020 digital conference and the 2021 biennial conference, working with the regional conference team to identify key potential partnerships, and communicating with the Events Department and the Events Director.

 

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Communications Department

 

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. 

 

CommTech Director

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.

 

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Media Coordinator

The 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 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.

 

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Branding Coordinator

The role of the Branding Coordinator is to assist the ESW-HQ in presenting consistently awesome external materials, visually and otherwise. They are responsible for ensuring that the branding guidelines are followed and that all official ESW-HQ documents, social media posts or communications are on-brand. They are also responsible for keeping the external branding guidelines up-to-date. As part of the Communications & Technology team, this person will design front facing content for the website and social media outlets, and make sure that documents produced throughout ESW are polished, on-brand, and portray our organization the way we want to be portrayed.

 

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Production Coordinator

The role of the Production Coordinator is to create digital media in the form of videos, promos, etc. for ESW programs and conferences. They are responsible for communicating with the appropriate parties to gather information, video content and pictures for video production. As part of the Communications & Technology team, this individual is responsible for documenting projects, capturing reactions from participants and creating a narrative. The individual does not necessarily have to own camera equipment or travel to on-site locations. All mandatory travel will be covered.

 

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