Leadership Team Overview
ESW is run by a team of passionate volunteers who care deeply about building a better world. If this sounds like you, we welcome you to apply to any of the positions below!
Please note: While we are often looking for volunteers for specific projects or initiatives (as with annual LT recruitment), inquiries about unavailable or non-specific positions may receive a response -- we'll do our best to find a way for you to help!
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.
- Self-motivation 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.
How to Apply
You can apply to any of the positions below by sending a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Communications and Technology Department
The Technology Coordinator is responsible for maintaining ESW’s website and web resources. ESW’s website runs on Drupal 7 and also uses CiviCRM as a backend. Internally, our team uses Google Apps, Zoom Cloud Meetings, and MailChimp. The Technology Coordinator keeps all of these in line, finds ways to get the most out of these systems, and adds functionality to them–especially for the website. They will also train other team members on their use. The Technology Coordinator must also work with the Branding Coordinator to make sure the website conforms to a consistent visual identity that meets our branding standards. As ESW looks to create a stronger digital community and more robust programs, the Technology Coordinator will have a central role in making things work.
Communications and Technology Coordinator
The Communications Coordinator develops and maintains external communications, ensuring consistent, regular, and effective content reaches outside of the existing ESW network. The Communications Coordinator ensures that new information about ESW’s programs are well-written and are tailored to the right audiences. They also help 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 and act as the public face of ESW for general inquiries.
Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator
The Public Relations and Marketing (PR&M) Coordinator develops and maintains external communications, ensuring consistent, regular, and effective content reaches outside of the existing ESW network. This is a new leadership role; they will be able to shape it as they see fit. The PR&M Coordinator ensures that new information about ESW’s programs is well-written and is tailored to the right audiences. They also help 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 and act as the public face of ESW for general inquiries.
The Development Director manages the Development Team, and is in charge of translating programmatic needs (as defined by the Strategic Plan and Executive Committee) into partners and sponsors. Working with the Projects & Education Director, they help draft formal proposals for new programs, and connects those proposals to new or existing contacts to secure resources for programs and operations. They oversee the duties of the Development Department, making sure that relationships are strong and stable between ESW and its funding sources. Finally, they will work with the Executive Director in translating the Strategic Plan to a budget and Development Plan.
The Development Coordinator assists the Development Director in managing relationships and connecting resource needs with potential partners and sponsors. Each Coordinator works on a specific set of relationships, defined by type and/or region (e.g. alumni and Eastern U.S.), and focuses on building existing connections and identifying new ones. They will assist in writing proposals, tracking ongoing donations, and writing donor-specific publicity material.
The International Development Coordinator works to understand the benefits and challenges of developing new chapters abroad and can communicate effectively to department and our international partners. As ESW grows, we have increasing interest in developing student and professional chapters internationally. We are looking for a team member who can research the logistics of starting chapters in different countries, work with international partners through challenges and communicate with the Networks Department to start new chapters internationally.