A few hours per week
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
Engineers for a Sustainable World, ESW,is a growing collection of technically-minded people looking to make the world a better place. Most of ESW's impact comes from projects done by its 50 college-based chapters.
Our work includes everything from a self-contained living unit and design studio for mobile deployment in disaster relief areas, to a solar charging station on campus for student and faculty use, to a hydroponic system for a local food pantry to produce low-cost food for the community.
ESW is run by a team of passionate volunteers who care deeply about building a better world.
Our general requirements, regardless of position, are as follows:
- You need to be passionate about sustainability, and agree with our mission, vision, and values.
- You do need to be able to commit time to the organization, including regular conference calls. We find that in order to be effective, most positions require 5-10hrs/week on average, fluctuating by season.
- Self-motivation is important for the digital environment that we work in.
- You don't have to be familiar with ESW-HQ - we're friendly people, and we'd love to meet you.
About working with ESW
We accept applicants from all over the country. ESW volunteers work in a digital environment. We use Slack, Google Suite, and Zoom to communicate with each other. If you aren't familiar with these technologies, no worries! We'd love to teach you.
The Events Co-Chair works closely with the other Events Co-Chair to plan our organization's largest event: the Annual Conference. This position entails working to ensure effective communication and collaboration between the chapter hosting the annual conference and the Leadership Team. The Events
Co-Chair will assist in choosing speakers, workshop leaders, and theme for the ESW Annual
Conference, outreach about events, and logistical planning. They work with the chapter’s
conference chair to find means of supporting chapters in their event planning endeavors.
Beyond planning, the Events Co-Chair is responsible for documenting planning processes,
best practices, and actual events. They will also help to plan retreats, create additional physical
programs that enhance ESW's mission, and identify external events that offer potential
opportunities for ESW.
- Editing and creating conference-related documents
- Planning future ESW conferences and events
- Documenting events and best planning practices for future use
- Plan social events for the students and Assist with external events such as the design challenge
- Help find speakers, develop conference theme and workshops/sessions
- Assist with other logistical planning
Desired skills and qualifications:
- Excellent communication and writing skills
- Previous event-planning experience
- Able to work well both independently and as part of a team
- General knowledge of the breadth of sustainability topics
- Prior experience with an ESW chapter as a project or chapter leader is preferred