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Volunteer LA Chapter Lead (Los Angeles Chapter) at Women in Cleantech & Sustainability | Los Angeles

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 and onboarding will begin shortly after

About WCS

Founded in 2011, Women in Cleantech & Sustainability is a nonprofit 501(c)6 organization
made up of nearly 3,000 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:

The LA Chapter organizes virtual and in-person events that cater to people living in the greater
LA metropolitan area. It collaborates with a variety of community organizations, industry leaders
and volunteers to host regular events. In the past the chapter has organized social outing
events such as annual book club events, happy hours, hikes and beach clean ups.

As the Chapter Lead you are a member of the Board of Directors and communicate and
coordinate with other Board Members and oversee the Chapter committee, LA membership and
coordination of bi-weekly committee meetings. You are a self starter who inspires others to work
on your ideas and have passion to build teams.

Role Description

Responsibilities & Duties

● Develop event topics that align with current trends within target industries
● Plan, management and executing multiple events each month
● Partner with outside organizations as co-hosts
● Secure speakers to participate in our events
● Create a platform for our attendees to network and learn
● Facilitate LA biweekly Membership Committee meetings
● Onboard new volunteers with the assistance of the Volunteer Manager
● Delegate and manage administrative tasks to coordinator

Who you are: Skills and Experience

The below skills are preferred but not required for consideration:

● Experience in people management and project management
● Enjoy meeting new people, facilitating Zoom calls and scheduling events
● Protect confidentiality of Board discussions, corporate member and volunteer data
● Passionate about empowering women in the cleantech and sustainability space
● Fundraising experience for non-profit organizations or other
● Deepen interpersonal skills, particularly in leadership, mentorship, and recruitment

Benefits

● Build strong network of women in the sustainability field
● Gain experience being in a nonprofit board setting and executive committee
● Deepen 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 quarterly leadership meetings and quarterly Board meetings (via video-
conference) and annual in-person leadership retreat
● 5 hours per week dedicated to WCS
● 2 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

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). Applications will be
reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please email with the heading “LA Chapter Lead 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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