Become an EWB-DC Officer!
WE NEED NEW OFFICERS!
Our chapter is looking for new officers, as current terms end Sept 30th. In particular, we are in need of a President and Vice President as both positions will be vacated, however if you are interested in the Treasurer or Secretary position please let us know at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The president spearheads the chapter leadership committee in its vision to expand the capacity of the chapter to deliver impactful and sustainable projects and to provide the opportunity for the professional, educational, and personal growth of EWB-DC members. The president facilitates the leadership committee in ensuring strong and balanced financial support for each of our programs, in vetting new project opportunities, and in ensuring effective leadership continuity on project teams. The role provides a great opportunity to connect with EWB-DC members across projects, with regional chapters, with EWB staff at headquarters and with the DC area engineering and non-profit community. The position offers the opportunity to hone leadership and public speaking skills that are an invaluable career asset.
The position involves a very varied time commitment from week to week based on meeting schedules and events. An average of about one to six hours per week is typical.
The EWB-DC Vice President has the responsibility of ensuring each project in the chapter has access to the resources it needs to be successful. He/she does this by corresponding with project leads, attending project meetings, and building relationships with each of the project teams to gain a high-level understanding of each project. As Vice President, you’ll be building lines of communication between projects and truly have your finger on the pulse of the chapter.
Weekly time requirement: 2-3 hours max
The EWB-DC Secretary currently enjoys acting as the chapter social media manager. Facebook updates are sent ahead of each team’s weekly or bi-weekly meetings to allow followers to stay updated on activity. Pictures from trips, fundraisers, and happy hours are posted periodically. Emails to the chapter are designed and sent via MailChimp and duties require 2-4 emails each month, most of which are updated templates. The chapter Secretary attends monthly chapter meetings as well as individual teams meetings whenever possible. The secretary position has been extremely beneficial to my professional development. Having a leadership role in an international engineering organization has generated many enticing conversations from industry professionals and leaders alike.
Weekly time requirement: 1-3 hours
As treasurer, primary monthly duties include reviewing and circulating financial statements received from the national office, and helping to reconcile inquiries that chapter members may have about expenses and/or grants and donations reflected on the statements. In addition, the treasurer must periodically (quarterly or biannually) run donation reports and reconcile any unclaimed donations with the various projects. The treasurer should attend monthly chapter meetings as well as quarterly chapter officer/project lead meetings. As a chapter office, the treasurer also has the opportunity to become involved in strategic decision making at the chapter level and spearhead new initiatives to benefit the chapter (ex. spearheading redesign of chapter website) and can become involved in other projects as desired (ex. annual gala planning).
Estimated time commitment per month: 3-4 hours.