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European Geosciences Union

Director, Board of Directors

Director, Board of Directors

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Geology in the Public Interest

Geology in the Public Interest (GPI) is a 501c3 non-profit headquartered within the United States. Our mission is to strengthen cooperation and catalyse actions that support the global geoscience community in working with others by providing a network that enables collaboration, honors social and cultural contexts, and extends to all an opportunity to partner with others to advance resilience and sustainability.


Organization is based near Seattle, Washington, USA, but applications from all nations are invited., United States of America


Relevant divisions
Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)
Energy, Resources and the Environment (ERE)
Natural Hazards (NH)



This is an unpaid volunteer position.

Preferred education
Undergraduate degree

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

3 May 2021

Job description

Geology in the Public Interest (GPI), a 501c3 nonprofit based near Seattle, Washington, seeks to fill two vacancies on its Board of Directors. This is an unpaid volunteer position that requires an appreciation of the impact of science in advancing resilience and sustainability as well as a desire to fulfill the mission of GPI. You do not have to be a scientist. Directors serve a term of two years unless extended. Board business is currently conducted quarterly via Zoom calls and email communications.

For our Directors, we look for people who have a strong desire to expand the impact of geoscience in the public realm, through advances in education, advocacy, and public service. In particular, we need help with fundraising, grant applications, and expanding our outreach. Service on the Board alone does not require much of a time commitment, as we hold Board meetings only four times a year and business outside of that is limited. However, wider participation in our initiatives is more than welcome, and we would also consider new initiatives that you might propose.

How to apply

If interested, email We will reply with additional information and a short questionnaire regarding your interests and capabilities. A complete application will include your response to the questionnaire and a copy of your résumé or C.V. A follow-up Zoom interview will complete the application process. Deadline for submission of your materials is June 30, 2021. At any time, feel free to ask questions you might have.