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To Protect and Enjoy— Become a Community Leader

We're Reorganizing! Serve on the Surfrider Foundation Grand Strand Chapter Executive Committee

Calling all coastal conservation leaders! The Surfrider Foundation Grand Strand Chapter is currently in a reorganization phase and is looking for dedicated team members who have the time and passion to organize coastal protection efforts in Grand Strand. We are looking to fill open roles on the Executive Committee as well as other leadership roles. We will continue to provide updates on the status of the chapter, and hope to hold a meeting and actively reorganize by late October or early November.

Open Positions

Executive Committee positions - voting decision-makers for the chapter. Volunteer positions. Roles recruited presently will be interim, with the aim of electing people into the roles for two-year terms in November 2024.

 

  • Chair – Responsible for leading the team, facilitating meetings, serving as local figure-head and primary point of contact with Surfrider Foundation HQ. Keeps chapter organized and moving forward. Lead organizer for chapter general membership meetings and Executive Committee meetings. Time commitment: ~4-6 hrs per week - INTERIM ROLE FILLED!
  • Vice Chair – Supports the Chair and acts as Chair in the absence of the Chair. Leads a chapter mission-based project (i.e. campaign or program as selected by the chapter.) Time commitment: ~4-6 hrs per week
  • Secretary – Responsible for keeping meeting minutes and transmitting those to Executive Committee members, chapter members, and Surfrider Foundation HQ. May assist Beach Cleanup Coordinator with cleanup data entry. Time commitment: ~2 hrs per week - INTERIM ROLE FILLED!
  • Treasurer Responsible for administering the chapter's finances including deposits, disbursement of payments, budgeting, tracking expenses and receipts, and quarterly financial reporting. Time commitment: ~ 2 hrs per week
  • Volunteer Coordinator - Responsible for fielding incoming volunteer inquiries and helping to recruit volunteers for chapter priority projects. Maintains a list of volunteer opportunities on the Golden platform. ~4-6 hrs per week

Other leadership roles

  • Beach Cleanup Coordinator - Leads chapter beach cleanups ~once per month during cleanup season. Secures permission/permits and completes insurance request form. Brings chapter supplies to cleanups and sets up tent and table. Provides orientation to the beach cleanup to volunteers. Guides litter data collection efforts and enters data in beach cleanup database to track trends and impact. ~10 hrs monthly - INTERIM ROLE FILLED!
  • Marketing Coordinator - Leads on chapter marketing efforts via email newsletters (Hubspot), chapter website (Hubspot), social media accounts, and elsewhere if/as needed. Maintains a marketing calendar. Works with project leads and Volunteer Coordinator to identify and coordinate timely marketing needs. Creates or curates written copy and marketing graphics. Time commitment: ~4-6 hrs per week
  • Events / Social Coordinator - Leads on planning and executing chapter events (i.e. membership socials, volunteer recognition/year-end celebration, paddles + pints). ~4hrs per week + additional time on day of events

Interested?

To learn more about a role and let us know you're interested, please email sdamron@surfrider.org.

If you'd like to formally submit your interest in joining the team, please do so here.

We look forward to hearing from you!