Volunteer for AWIS-San Francisco
Volunteering for AWIS-SF enables you to make valuable connections with other women in science and an opportunity to lead or assist with AWIS-SF events. Volunteer as a Board Member or a Committee Member. For committees, Click on the committee to fill out a contact form and an AWIS-SF board member will contact you about upcoming opportunities. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on board member positions.
sfAWIS Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing chapter committees and programming, representing the San Francisco chapter at Northern California Chapter (NCC) AWIS meetings and events, and attending chapter events. Board members serve 1 year terms, beginning in October. For 2017, election will be held in May with terms completing in October 2018.
All board members must be members of AWIS.
There are 5 positions on the board:
President - Convenes board meetings, oversees all chapter events and finances, represents the SF chapter at NCC-AWIS board meetings
Past President- Immediate past president serves 1 year commitment to help transition new board members
Vice President - Oversees programs committee, manages event communication, serves as back up to President
Secretary - Manages social media presence and marketing committee, takes minutes for all board meetings, assists with event communication
Treasurer- Manages chapter finances, assists with event execution
sfAWIS Programs Committee
Programs is a core committee that plans, organizes, and facilitates the monthly Chapter Meetings. As a member of the Programs Committee, you guide AWIS-SF programming by selecting speakers or suggesting events/workshops. On behalf of AWIS-SF, you interact directly with speakers and venue sponsors, gain experience organizing nonprofit events, and develop your network. Participants are often individuals with strong interests in networking with established professionals in our industry.
The mission of the marketing committee is to promote the AWIS-SF chapter to both companies and research organizations as well as members and potential members. Marketing committee members advertise events, expand the AWIS-SF social media presence, and engage local biotech and technology companies, research organizations and service providers, and to provide them the opportunity to support women in the local scientific community through the sponsorship of AWIS-SF events. Members interact directly with human resources departments, diversity affairs, and service representatives to establish and maintain relationships that are mutually beneficial for AWIS-SF members and the corporate organization.
The core of AWIS-SF is our membership base. The mission of the membership committee is to cultivate a broad membership base that represents the diverse community of women in STEM fields. To achieve this goal, membership committee members recruit new members while maintaining relationships with current and former AWIS-SF members. Committee members also interact with the national AWIS organization to fully support our members.
The outreach committee serves a two-fold mission; to promote and support science education in our community and to raise awareness about the many career opportunities in science. Members will cultivate relationships with teachers, academic institutions, and other non-profit organizations to support this mission. Opportunities may include career day speaking engagements, science fair judging, and hands-on demonstration of scientific principles.