Board of Director Nominations

Bring your leadership skills to the CURC Board of Directors


Are you:

-Passionate about campus recycling, waste prevention or composting?
-Interested in leadership opportunities?
-Looking to contribute your skills and time to advance a professional network of campus recycling   practitioners?

If so, nominate yourself to be a board member.


The College & University Recycling Coalition (CURC) is a 501c3 non-profit organization governed by an all-volunteer 12-member Board. Currently, there are up to four (4) vacancies to serve 3-year terms each to begin in July 2016. Individuals from a variety of higher ed institutions including community colleges and small, nontraditional schools are encouraged to seek nomination.

In addition to organizational governance, board members set the strategic direction for the organization, and work with a program management team from our partner, Keep America Beautiful, to oversee the development and implementation of programs such as the webinar series and periodic workshops.

Board members are expected to attend regular conference calls and participate on subcommittees.

Desired Skill Sets

CURC is specifically looking to recruit board members with experience in key areas:

-Non-profit board governance
-Financial management
-Organizational management
-Communications & marketing
-Strategic planning

Responsibilities of  Board Members

-Attend and participate in regular meetings/conference calls
-Understanding and supporting the work, mission and goals of CURC
-Being familiar with bylaws and organizational procedures
-Serving on at least one of the 4 standing committees: (Programs; Finance & Sponsorship; Organizational     Visibility; and/or Board Development.)
-Representing CURC as an active ambassador in promoting its programs and mission
-Being prepared for meetings, reading and reviewing materials in advance, and responding to fellow board/committee members in a timely manner.

Time Commitment

Board members typically put in between 5 to 10 hours per month on board-related business. Board members are not compensated for their time or service. Board members are expected to attend an in-person annual planning retreat (exact 2016 dates and location TBD). Board members are expected to cover their own travel expenses. Support for some or all expenses may be available where a member is not able to cover travel costs.

Board Terms

Board members will be appointed to serve 3-year terms extending from July 2016 and to June 2019. Board members are eligible to serve a second 3-year term.

Application Process and Deadline

Click to submit an online nomination form

CURC members will have the opportunity to vote on a slate of nominees in an advisory election following the close of nominations. Final selection of candidates to fill vacancies will be made by the current board following the advisory election.

Thanks for your interest!  If you have any questions, please contact Erica Spiegel, CURC Nominations Committee Chair,