From advising on the strategic plan to approving the technical content of STARS, our members play key roles at all levels of AASHE’s work. Contribute your expertise and wisdom by serving as a member of one of our volunteer governance bodies.
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Governance Opportunities

Elections and appointments are typically made each fall and terms begin in January.

  • Board of Directors
    The Board of Directors advises, governs, oversees policy and direction, and assists with the leadership and general promotion of AASHE to support the organization’s mission and needs. Serving as a board member is both a challenging and rewarding volunteer task. While appointment or election to any board is an honor, board members have important legal and fiduciary responsibilities that require a commitment of time, skill and resources. Prospective AASHE board members should make sure they can commit the time needed to participate effectively.

    Term: Three years

    Open Positions: There are no open positions at this time. The call for board applications launches each fall.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be employees or students of current AASHE member organization in good standing.

    Learn more about becoming a Board Member.

  • Advisory Council
    AASHE’s Advisory Council promotes and supports the organization’s growth and development, and advises staff on complex or specialized matters as well as general programmatic goals. The Advisory Council consists of leaders from higher education, business, nonprofit and government sectors.

    Term: Two years

    Open Positions: There are no open positions at this time. The call for applications launches each fall.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be employees or students of current AASHE member organization in good standing.

    Learn more about joining the Advisory Council.

  • STARS Steering Committee
    The STARS Steering Committee is responsible for approving changes to STARS credits, new versions of the system and serves in an advisory role on all matters related to STARS. Steering Committee members should possess a deep understanding of AASHE’s mission and the goals of STARS, familiarity with at least one of the content areas covered in STARS, familiarity with rating systems and sustainability indicators, effective communication skills and the ability to be collaborative and work well on a team.

    Term: Three years

    Open Positions: There are no open positions this year. The call for applications launches each fall.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be employees or students of current AASHE member organization in good standing.

    Learn more about the STARS Steering Committee.

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