The Island Press Board of Directors includes two Student Directors positions who each serve a two-year term. The position is designed to support and nurture students who wish to gain experience within nonprofit environmental organizations and book publishing. Student Directors, who are volunteers and voting members of the Board of Directors, should be prepared actively engage with the Board and staff on the strategies, finances, and governance issues that publishers and nonprofit organizations face and that will shape the future of Island Press.
Student Directors are expected to attend Board Meetings either virtually or in person, and they may be asked to work with the Board of Directors and the senior management on Board committees and special projects.
The Board meets virtually or in-person four times a year and has responsibility for the organization in the following matters:
We will reimburse Student Directors for expenses associated with attending meetings, including travel, lodging and meals.
At the time of application, individuals should be at least twenty (20) years old, a degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student, and be committed to fulfilling the duties of the position for the length of the two-year term. Applicants must be able to affirm that they are currently enrolled students in good academic and disciplinary standing at the time they submit the application.
Applicants should understand and share Island Press’ vision, core values, and core competencies, as well as have the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position. Demonstrated interest in environmental science and issues and non-profit organizations is important.
The responsibilities of Student Directors include:
The Island Press Board of Directors includes two Student Directors positions who each serve a two-year term. The position is designed to support and nurture students who wish to gain experience within nonprofit environmental…
Applications for Student Director-elect are accepted on a rolling basis. Please submit your application and resume electronically to email@example.com or deliver a paper copy to President, Island Press, 700 12th ST NW, STE 700 PMB 95497, Washington, DC 20005-4052.
Please create a Word document including the information below, in addition to your responses to the application questions.
Please answer the follow questions in no more than 200 words each:
Please include at least one letter of recommendation from a faculty member, faculty advisor, or administrator of your college or university and an up-to-date resume with your application.
Applicants for Student Director are invited to submit an application and resume in electronic format to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Nominations and Governance Committee of the Board of Directors will select candidates for personal interviews on a rolling basis.
Following the interviews, the Nominations and Governance Committee will nominate one candidate to the Board for election as Student Director-elect. The election of any person to the Board requires the approval of the entire Board of Directors. Typically, the first meeting of a Student Director will be at the April or the November meetings.
Applications for Student Director-elect are accepted on a rolling basis. Please submit your application and resume electronically to applications…