Board 101 


Join our board of directors!

Thank you for your interest in becoming a board member of the Vermont Education & Environmental Network!We are seeking to fill several vacancies on our volunteer Board of Directors from among our members! If you aren’t a member yet, you can join anytime. You can learn more about who our current board members are, and the organizations they represent, on the Board of Directors page


Board 101, How to Apply, FAQs: 

Any Vermont Education & Environment Network member interested in driving our work forward around the state is encouraged to apply! Previous experience as a board member in any organization is not required. We are especially interested in board member applicants who bring diverse lived experience and or experience with social and racial justice. Collaboration is the foundation of our network, and we’re looking for board members from around the state, especially outside Chittenden County who represent a variety of education and environmental sectors. We welcome applicants in any stage of their career! Board members can be actively employed, in school, or retired. Possible board members might be or represent these individuals or industries: classroom teachers, outdoor educators, education administrators, program directors, natural resources, private or public education and or environment organizations, undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate students, after school professionals, summer camp professionals, education or environmental executives, and more! 

How to Apply 

We ask for prospective board members to complete an application that highlights their areas of interest of expertise that could contribute to our current board. 

  1. Complete this simple and quick application 

  2. Attach your CV/resume to the form

We will review applications on a rolling basis. We will respond to all interested individuals about next steps by March 15, 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why join a board of directors?

  • Leadership and steering committee experience
  • Helping to move the state forward in environmental issues and education work! 
  • Excellent opportunities to network with industry professionals and leaders in the state and region
  • Highlighting your board membership can be a great resume booster!
What are the responsibilities and time commitment?

    Board members serve a 2 year-term, in that time board members are required to:

    • Attend at least 9 out of our 12 monthly board meetings, which are virtual for now. Approximately 1 hour/month
    • Join one of the subcommittees, and tend to the work of that committee - approximately 2 hours month
    • Attend and represent the board at  our monthly webinars approximately 1 hour/month
    • Attend annual board retreats approximate time/year varies based on amount of in-state travel required, and timing of retreat. Typically this is a 1-2 day overnight event. 
    • Represent Vermont Education & Environment Network board at annual or biannual state or regional conferences. Approximate time per year varies based on whether or not a conference is offered and where it is located 
    • Help create and submit content to our social media pages with the support of our Administrative Coordinator. Approximately 1 hour/ year
    • Co-host at least 1 webinar during the year with another board member. This entails selecting a theme and organizing the panelists or speakers, This is done with the support of our Administrative Coordinator. Approximately 2 hours of time for each webinar you co-host including attending the webinar
    • Provide at least 1 blog post per year, with the support of our Administrative Coordinator. Approximately 1-2 hours per blog post.

      What are the qualifications to be a board member?

      Any member of the Vermont Education & Environment Network! If you aren’t a member, apply now! Here are some qualities we are currently seeking in our prospective board members:

      • Interest in the work of the Vermont Education & Environment Network 
      • Awareness or familiarity with North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) and our regional network affiliate New England Environmental Education Alliance (NEEEA)
      • Expertise in a specific area that is beneficial to the board (ex: fundraising, leadership, marketing)
      • Time & energy to devote to board duties such as monthly meetings, seasonal events & tasks outside meetings
      • Interest and experience in connecting with education or environmental professionals and organizations in the state How does the application process work?

      How does the application process work?

      We ask for prospective board members to complete an application that highlights their areas of interest of expertise that could contribute to our current board. 

      1. Complete this simple and quick application 

      2. Attach your CV/resume to the form

      We will review applications on a rolling basis. We will respond to all interested individuals about next steps in April.





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