In Jobs

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


  • 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)


If interested, send your resume and a 1-paragraph summary of why you are interested in this role to (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

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

Recent Posts