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Volunteer Events Co-Chair | Women In Cleantech & Sustainability

Position Type: Member of Women in Cleantech (WCS) Board of Directors

This is an unpaid volunteer position as part of a working board.

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP, then candidate will be onboarded

About WCS

Founded in 2011, Women in Cleantech & Sustainability is a nonprofit 501(c)6 organization made up of more than 5,000 professional women and men building the green economy.  Our members range from students and entry-level professionals to Founders, C-Suite executives, and investors.

About the Role

As the events co-chair, you help run the events committee and lead the events plan for WCS. You are a member of the WCS Board and will be influencing the strategic direction of the organization. You work closely with the other events co-chair, committee board members, events volunteers, events director, and coordinators to ensure that WCS hosts amazing events that draw a wide audience and are a benefit to our members. You are also responsible for leading the group of volunteers that are part of the events committee.

Who you are: Skills and Experience 

  • An organized and disciplined individual with experience in event planning 
  • Self-motivated and self-directed, with an ability to work unsupervised, problem-solve on the fly, and manage your own schedule with a fluctuating workload while meeting seasonal deadlines.
  • Have clear and concise communication skills to collaborate with others
  • Part of the annual Strategic Planning process
  • Promote awareness of and participation in DEI goals in your committee 

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Work closely with the other co-chair of events to divide up responsibilities
  • Work closely with the marketing, career development, and entrepreneurship committees to structure a balanced schedule of events for the organization. 
  • Work closely with the events director who is in charge of the deadlines and task management of all events. 
  • Determine the most effective committee structure and help recruit volunteers to organize panels and socials. 
  • Facilitate meetings with volunteers, other board members, and coordinators
  • Coach volunteer committee members 
  • Delegate administrative tasks to the events coordinator as needed 
  • Attend quarterly board meetings and leadership meetings and report on the status of the committee.
  • Work with the board to define and articulate WCS organization & board priorities, vision, and goals
  • Promote awareness of and participation in DEI goals in committee 

Who you are: Skills and Experience 

The below skills are preferred but not required for consideration:

  • Experience in event planning, project management, people management, or similar fields
  • Enjoy meeting new people, facilitating Zoom calls and scheduling events
  • Maintain confidentiality of board issues and volunteer data
  • Passionate about empowering women in the cleantech and sustainability space
  • Industry knowledge and a sense for what makes a great event
  • Experience in managing and leading a group of volunteers

Benefits

  • Build strong network of women in the sustainability field (board members and volunteers)
  • Gain experience being in a nonprofit board setting 
  • Deepen events and interpersonal skills, particularly in leadership, mentorship, and recruitment
  • Gain experience in making and enacting executive-level strategy decisions
  • Attend WCS events for free 
  • Stay informed of trends in the cleantech and sustainability industry 

Time Commitment & Expectations

  • Attend bi-weekly events committee meetings, quarterly leadership meetings and quarterly Board meetings (via video-conference) and annual in-person leadership retreat 
  • 5 hours per week dedicated to WCS 
  • 1 year commitment 
  • Successful candidates will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement
  • Fundraising goal of $2,500 for corporate membership/sponsorship 
  • Annual board dues
  • Volunteered previously for WCS events (3-6 months)

HOW TO APPLY

If interested, send your resume and a 1-paragraph summary of why you are interested in this role to volunteer@womencleantechsustainability.org (300 words max) indicating why you are interested in the role.The deadline for applications is September 15, 2022.

Please email with the heading “Events Co-Chair Application: [Name]” If you require any support applying online, please contact us at volunteer@womencleantechsustainability.org.

Thank you to everyone who takes the time to apply. Only selected applicants will be notified.

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