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Events Director

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Engineers for a Sustainable World

  • 4 people are interested

Reports to: Executive Committee and Executive Director
Location: Flexible within the U.S. or Canada


The Director of Events will work within the Events Department to support and plan the Events Department. This includes supporting events coordinators, furthering the growth of the department, planning/running meetings, and strengthening the biennial ESW conference (ESWcon), regional conferences and other digital events. The Events Department is composed of the Director and several Events Coordinators who work together closely to ensure that the ESW Events Department is providing engaging content, good logistical planning, and developing partnerships to enhance the student and professional member experience within the organization. Ideally, the Events Director will have some experience in managing budgets, sponsorship and partnership development, and team management. Current ESW events involve the Biennial Conference (ESWcon), ESW TALKS (recurring lecture series), Regional Conferences and Digital Events.

About Engineers for a Sustainable World

Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) is nonprofit dedicated to empowering engineers to tackle sustainability challenges. We believe that engineers, and anyone who loves to solve problems, are key to solving today's biggest sustainability challenges. Founded in 2002, ESW is an international network of over 1,750 members and more than 45 collegiate chapters working to build a more sustainable world through technical hands-on projects. Since its founding, ESW has supported over 300 chapter-led projects in 12 countries and 23 states and Canadian provinces.


The Director of Events will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the Events Coordinators in their efforts
  • Working with other HQ members, leaders and staff to develop new events
  • Overseeing sponsorship and other partnerships related to events
  • Attending, planning, and leading weekly Events Department meetings (meetings are scheduled based on the availability of all volunteers in the department)
  • Communicating with the Events Department, the Executive Committee and other departments within the organization to ensure effective planning of events
  • ESWcon planning - Assist with logistical planning, help find speakers, develop content/structure, create and edit conference-related documents

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and people skills with an ability to balance priorities
  • Experience coordinating and working with a team
  • Experience working on event planning preferred
  • Experience working with sponsors and budgets
  • Experience developing budgets and event logistical budgets
  • Experience using digital tools such as Google Suite, Slack, and video conference (we use Zoom)
  • Able to work well independently, establish and meet deadlines, and prioritize tasks
  • Passion for sustainability and technical problem solving
  • Comfortable working effectively under pressure to meet tight deadlines and goals
  • Comfortable working in a remote, virtual team environment
  • Comfortable working in a dispersed team across multiple time zones

ESW does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, religion, or economic background. Further, we strongly encourage individuals from traditionally underrepresented identities to apply, including identities not explicitly named above. If there are any considerations or qualifications not acknowledged in our job description that you feel are important and relevant to this position, we encourage you to bring them to light in your application .

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About Engineers for a Sustainable World


424 Sapphire Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, US

Mission Statement

To forge innovative, lasting solutions to local and global sustainability challenges.


ESW stands for Engineers for a Sustainable World. We're 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 50college-based chapters. In many ways, ESW-Headquarters's purpose is to connect those chapters, build a community for all members to interact, learn, and share project ideas, and bring in funding and other connections to help projects succeed.

ESW is run by a team of passionate volunteers who care deeply about building a better world. If this sounds like you, we welcome you to apply.



We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Event Design & Planning
  • Event Management
  • Event Planning / Management




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 hours per week

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