ESWN Volunteer and Leadership Recruitment 2024

Volunteer for ESWN

The Earth Science Women’s Network is recruiting volunteers to serve in leadership roles and on our committees! If interested, please fill out the below survey by 31 April 2024.

ESWN’s mission is to support the scientists of today and welcome the scientists of tomorrow. ESWN aspires to transform scientific culture and institutions to advance justice, equity, inclusivity, respect and community. Our enduring goals include cultivating community that promotes our values, nurturing careers through access to a range of role models and professional development, empowering ESWN members to grow and strengthen ESWN and its mission, and engaging and supporting relationships across earth science sectors to enhance our community. Membership is free and open to all.

We are looking for volunteers to serve in leadership roles on our Associate Board of Directors, chairing or co-chairing committees for Development & Stewardship, Communications, Professional Development & Networking, and Member Engagement, as well as volunteers for each of these committees. For more information on our activities and the responsibilities of these committees, please look over our strategic plan:

  • Development & Stewardship: Coordinates and lead efforts to raise funds for ESWN and its activities (e.g. silent auction, donor engagement), and strengthens ESWN as a self-sustaining organization.
  • Communications: Facilitate internal and external communications to build awareness of ESWN activities (e.g. website, newsletters, social media) and promote the visibility of women in the earth sciences.
  • Professional Development & Networking: Develops professional development and networking events and activities (e.g. webinars, conference networking receptions), both in-person and online.
  • Member Engagement: Recruits new members and facilitates sustained and meaningful interactions between members (e.g. ESWN discussion group, member spotlights), to grow and sustain ESWN.

Associate Board of Directors can expect to participate in a monthly ABD meeting and additionally chair or co-chair a committee which may involve holding monthly committee meetings, provide collaborative leadership for committee planning, implementing projects and events, and coordinating volunteers. Estimated time commitment for Associate Board of Directors is 5-10 hours a month.
Committee volunteers can expect to participate in a monthly committee meeting, and additional time spent implementing committee projects and events. This may fluctuate based on our activities and your schedule. Estimated time commitment for committee volunteers is 2-5 hours a month.

We strive to empower everyone on the team, and there will be opportunities to develop new events or activities and provide input to ESWN as a whole. Our goal is to create a collaborative environment for us all to work towards our common goals.
If you have questions or thoughts, please reach out to us via: [email protected]