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WEST Summit/Innovation Program Manager

Volunteer opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity posted by: Sustainable Silicon Valley

Posted on: May 29, 2014

Volunteer Opportunity description

About Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV):

SSV is a non-profit organization founded in 2000 that is leading Silicon Valley to a more sustainable future through collaboration with businesses, government agencies, and community organizations to identify and address the highest-priority environmental issues. We do this by creating opportunities for collaboration and innovation and building the capacity for leadership in sustainability and through pilot projects for solution implementation to achieve the vision of a sustainable region, a thriving economy, a healthy environment and socially equitable community.

Job Title: WEST Summit/Innovation Program Manager

Type: Non-Compensated Volunteer Position (Part-time Telecommuting is OK)- 2.5 days a week

Hours: 16-22 hours/week, 6-8 months period

Reports to: Executive Director

About the position:

Sustainable Silicon Valley organizes a yearly full day event and few half day workshops, field trips. These series of events involve a large number of presenters, speakers and sponsors on hot topics in the area of sustainability. To make it highly successful event, we require an efficient project management skills sets and leadership qualities. SSV is also coming up with new Innovation series program . The right candidate is well-organized person with excellent communication and writing skills. Working under the supervision of the HR lead and /or WEST summit Program Director, this volunteer position the candidate should commit to minimum of 8-10 hours per week. It is assumed that the candidate will have his/her own laptop and communications tools.

Job Description:

Lead the various functional teams to manage the annual signature event of the organization.
Support the Executive Director and NASA AMES Research Center in the organization of the annual Sustainable Silicon Valley WEST Summit/Showcase. The summit includes the Call for Solutions competition, Call for sustainability challenges from corporate, speaker liaison, marketing, and fundraising and vendor/donor relations.
Ø Create agenda, project charter for the annual event, including theme, agenda, speakers, fundraising, marketing and event logistics.
Ø Proposed creative idea of including call for sustainability challenges from corporate world in WEST summit to increase the organization engagement with corporate world

  • Ø Coordinate with other departments within SSV and at NASA to help support the WEST Summit/Showcase Program

Qualities and Skills/Experience:

  • Important to have polished writing skills
  • Good communication skills.
  • An eye for creative ideas
  • Well organized person
  • Experience with standard PC or MAC applications and WEB browser

How to apply

Please send your application to:


900 Lafayette Street, Suite 100, Santa Clara, CA, 95050, US

Time Commitment

3 months or longer
Time commitment
A lot (10+ hours/week)
Flexible schedule