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Board Members Wanted!

MEES is currently growing our board! In an effort to better represent the diversity of the Environmental Education (EE) community in Massachusetts we seek applications from people of all ages, backgrounds, identities, and experience levels to join our board. Our highest priority is creating an inclusive space. Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for leadership positions. We encourage you to apply, even if you have a less traditional background or don’t believe your work falls within the scope of environmental education. 

Role of the MEES Board:

  • Set and review vision, mission, and strategic goals
  • Work to ensure equitable participation in environmental education across Massachusetts
  • Serve as a support network for environmental education organizations and practitioners
  • Work collaboratively with other state affiliates, regional networks, and the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)
  • Ensure legal and financial compliance of the organization
  • Coordinate with staff, volunteers, contractors, and advisors to run operations

Board Member Responsibilities:

  • Serve a two year term after election (may serve three consecutive terms for a total of six years)
  • Attend monthly board meetings (board members are expected to miss no more than two meetings per year). The board meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, in rare cases this may be rescheduled
  • Serve as a working member of at least one officer position (currently president, vice president, clerk, treasurer) or action team (currently conference, strategic action, fundraising, and governance)
  • Attend the MEES Annual Conference (currently held in early March)
  • Contribute as needed to other tasks or projects required for MEES to run smoothly
  • Act as a representative of MEES and promote MEES interests within your networks and experience areas

Application Process

Please complete an application using this google form. The application should include your reasons for wanting to get involved and information about your background. This could be provided in traditional ways such as a resume/CV or non-traditional ways such as a list of experiences, personal video, recorded audio, or other creative forms of expression. If you are selected to move forward, you will be contacted for an interview. You may also be invited to attend a board or action team meeting.

The goal of MEES is to create a more diverse board based on the characteristics of sector, identity, and geography. In addition to professional background and individual skills, nominations will consider these factors.

Applications are due by January 31st, 2024 and a decision will be made about who to nominate to the board by February 15th, 2024. All applicants are encouraged to attend the MEES Annual Conference on March 6th, 2024, at which the official vote of new members will take place.

If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback please contact info@massmees.org

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