The Minnesota Association for Environmental Education is seeking to fill seats on our Board of Directors. MAEE is looking for board members who are passionate about supporting and advancing environmental education. In addition, we are looking for people with any of the following experience: nonprofit management, fundraising, EE legislation and policy, marketing, social media and website management, accounting, event and conference planning, or any forms of EE (formal, non-formal) not currently represented on the board.
The MAEE Board of Directors is made up of 10-12 directors. Board members must be volunteers and 18 years of age. Board terms are two years, with no more than three consecutive terms. Though workloads will vary depending on the season and assigned duties, current board members estimate that an average of 5 hours/week is needed to complete their board duties. Duties of a board member include, but are not limited to, the following:
Prepare for and attend board meetings, held once every other month, plus one, two-day board retreat in the beginning of the year.
Attend the annual conference and contribute a silent auction item.
Be willing to learn and use technology such as Google Drive for document retention, Slack for board communications, as well as social media applications.
Help with the annual fund and make a small, personal donation to MAEE
Complete committee work in a timely fashion. Committees include Communications, Events, Advocacy, Awards and Scholarships, and Fundraising.
Help to recruit new board members based on the current needs of the board.
Advocate for MAEE and support our mission:
“MAEE supports and advances environmental education (EE) throughout the state to strengthen the role of education as a solution to our pressing environmental and societal challenges.”
Benefits of joining the MAEE board include:
(1) making an impact on environmental education in the state of Minnesota;
(2) increasing your professional network; and
(3) developing skills and talents within your area of interest on the board.
Successful candidates will be self-starters working mostly on their own, while cooperating with other board members and volunteers to complete tasks on a regular basis. The Minnesota Association of Environmental Education encourages candidates of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to apply.
Interested candidates should send the following information to MAEE, at email@example.com, no later than Thursday, October 31st.
Employer and profession
One paragraph with personal/professional background information and any contributions to EE
One paragraph stating why you want to be on the MAEE Board of Directors and the qualifications you have to fulfill the specific job description as stated above.
Thank you for your consideration!