Leadership Team Overview
ESW-HQ functions primarily because of our core volunteer team. These dedicated individuals manage day-to-day operations, creation and implementation of new programs, and relations with other organizations. While these positions are unpaid, they offer the opportunity to guide an international organization and create change at an overarching level. All positions will require 5-10 hours of work a week, and transportation costs to HQ events will be covered as appropriate. Participation in the Leadership Team offers the opportunity to engage with fiercely passionate people on a national level, work on new ideas across disciplines and sectors, and implement sustainability. If this sounds exciting, we hope you will join us. We encourage applications from women and underrepresented individuals so that our leadership better represents the diversity of the ESW community!
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 a current ESW member, either through a chapter in good standing or an at-large membership. This is easily accomplished at this page.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Projects and Education Department
Projects and Education Director
The Projects and Education (ProjEd) Director manages the Projects and Education Team in HQ, and is in charge of implementing and managing programmatic objectives (as defined by the Strategic Plan and Executive Committee). The ProjEd Department provides opportunities for member education, support for chapter projects, and resources for chapters to realize their visions.They oversee and manage the ProjEd Coordinators and help shape the vision of the ProjEd Department.
Projects Coordinators manage day-to-day operations for ongoing projects initiatives and work to create new initiatives as well. This includes managing programs such as Small Project Grants and Project Leader Calls. Projects Coordinators also provide assistance to chapters in the form of project guidance and feedback, and also help chapters find local partners for projects. Chapter Relations Coordinators are responsible for connecting chapters with Project Coordinators as needed.
Education Coordinator: Short Courses
Education Coordinators manage day-to-day operations for ongoing education initiatives and work to create new initiatives as well. This mainly involves planning and managing the ESW Short Courses. Education Coordinators may also work with the other members of the Projects and Education department to develop new educational strategies and content, assist with K-12 program development, and develop educational resources for the ESW website.
Chapter Relations Department
Chapter Relations Coordinator
Chapter Relations Coordinators (CRCs) are the main connection between chapters and ESW-HQ. They work closely with chapter leaders to ensure effective communication and collaboration between chapters, make sure that chapters know about current ESW-HQ initiatives, and help chapters deal with strategic challenges. CRCs work together with the CR Director to ensure the Leadership Team (LT) is well-informed and able to connect with chapters regularly and frequently, and that chapters are receiving all appropriate information and updates from the LT. Becoming a CRC is a natural step for chapter leaders that want to move up a level and help share their knowledge with more schools! Since it’s the CRC’s job to maintain consistent and open communication with chapters, we look for sociable candidates to be able to drive that consistent communication.
We are looking for coordinators for the Pacific NW, Pacific SW, Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, and Wild West regions.
International Development Coordinator
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.
The Outreach Coordinator works to build partnerships with external organizations and to increase the visibility of the ESW brand. This position will identify potential partners for events, educational courses, collaboration, etc. that align with the ESW mission. In this role you will be reaching to to people within ESW- HQ’s network and also making new connections for the organization.
Professional Coordinator: Technology
The Professional Coordinator works to ensure effective communication and collaboration between professional members, chapters, and ESW-HQ. We are looking to connect our diverse professional member base both online and locally. We are looking for a Professional Coordinator to develop and manage new ways of inspiring our professional members and chapters to interact online. This position is also responsible for maintaining an up-to-date database of professional members and brainstorming best practices for managing this community of professionals. This role will work closely with the Communications and Technology Department.
Communications and Technology Department
Communications and Technology Director
The role of the Communication and Technology (CommTech) Director is to ensure consistent, regular, and effective communication throughout the organization and its external relations, and to grow ESW’s network and community. The CommTech 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 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 acts as the public face of ESW for general inquiries.
The Events Coordinator works to ensure effective communication and collaboration between chapters hosting events and the ESW-HQ. Each year, ESW chapters host regional conferences as well as our large annual conference. The Events Coordinator will participate in the Events Committee, assisting in logistical planning, event outreach, selecting speakers, workshop leaders, and the theme for the regional and annual conferences. They will work with local event teams as well as ESW-HQ's Development Department to set fundraising goals, identify potential sponsors and partners, and provide general event planning assistance.
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.