Wanted: Board Member

Position Description

The Carolina Wetlands Association is currently looking for individuals with an interest in serving on our Board of Directors. This is a volunteer position on a working Board, charged with managing the region’s leading wetlands education and advocacy organization. You will join a team of accomplished wetlands scientists, policy analysts, and educators to help pave the way for healthier wetlands systems across the Carolinas. 

We are seeking a diverse, dedicated candidate with a strong interest in promoting wetland ecosystems. Specific wetland or biology experience is not required; rather, we are looking for a candidate with experience or interest in community mobilization, engagement, and organization, among other skills. The Board of Directors meets bimonthly on the third Monday evening of the month, with accommodations for both in-person and remote attendance. Living in North or South Carolina is not a requirement, but it is a plus. People of color, LGBTQ people, and women are strongly encouraged to apply. 

About Us

The Carolina Wetlands Association is a non-partisan, science- based organization advocating for wetlands. Our mission is to promote the understanding, protection, restoration, and enjoyment of North and South Carolina’s wetlands and associated ecosystems through science-based programs, education, and advocacy. We envision a present and future in which the Carolinas’ wetlands are understood, enjoyed, and valued as integral parts of our mountain, piedmont, and coastal ecosystems. They should be healthy, plentiful, and support our states’ ecological, societal, and economic needs. 

The citizens of the Carolinas appreciate, care for, and promote these natural treasures which provide for clean water, fisheries, recreation, habitat, flood control, and protection against rising sea levels. We are a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. 

Responsibilities of Individual Board Members 

Each individual board member is expected to: 

  • know the organization’s mission, policies, programs, and needs 
  • faithfully read and understand the organization’s financial statements 
  • serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for the organization to advance its mission 
  • leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve the organization’s mission 
  • give a meaningful personal financial donation 
  • help identify personal connections that can benefit the organization’s fundraising and reputational standing, and can influence public policy 
  • prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in board meetings (6 per year) 
  • participate fully in one or more committees 

 

Contact Us

If interested, please email Kim Matthews (kim.matthews@carolinawetlands.org), with a statement of interest and include your resume. 

Deadline

August 31, 2022 (or until filled)