Board Nominations

Board nominations are currently open! Please submit a name by Friday, March 15 2024 

The mission of the Hitchcock Center, founded in 1962, is to educate and inspire action for a healthy planet. The Center develops hopeful, creative problem-solvers who can take on the challenges of climate change by helping them reconnect to and learn from nature’s efficient systems and develop a problem-solving mindset. It provides opportunities for people of all ages to develop a relationship with nature; lead sustainable engineering and design challenges for youth; teach communication, organization and leadership skills to teens; convene adults for discourse and civic engagement around climate change and sustainability; and continue to broaden our reach to include communities disproportionately impacted by climate change.

The Center is identifying Board members who can strengthen educational opportunities in climate change, sustainability and environmental justice work in the communities we serve and support.

What We Are Looking For

This is an extraordinary opportunity for individuals who are passionate about the Center’s mission and interested in joining an inspiring group of “thinkers and doers” representing diverse perspectives on addressing the environmental and societal challenges we face. We are seeking people who are willing and able to play an active role, and represent a diversity of perspectives and experiences in terms of gender, age, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic circumstances, and location. We are looking for subject matter expertise needed to support and advance our work in climate and environmental education; representation from the communities we serve and support; and skills in non-profit management including finance, HR, legal, communications, fundraising, strategic planning, DEI, and board experience.

We are seeking individuals to potentially serve in several different roles — as a board member, or as a committee or task force member.

Board Roles and Responsibilities

The Board provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance to support the work of the Center. While day-to-day operations are led by the Executive Director, the Board-ED relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Board Members are expected to:

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