The National Space Society (NSS) is an open, democratic, grassroots organization where its members are directly involved in NSS operations and thus help shape the future. You are not only the heart and soul, but the legs and arms, of NSS. Apply now to become an active part of the Space Movement via any of our various committee or officer positions. We want you to be a part of the NSS leadership team. Help make the future happen.
NSS Officers and their operating committees work as necessary with staff, volunteers, Chapters, and contract services to further the Vision, Mission, and Objectives of the Society, as outlined in the Strategic Plan and related corporate documents.
In order to ensure that the Society finds the best people to join the NSS Leadership Team, the NSS Executive Committee has established a 2014 Leadership Search Committee. Its purpose is to seek out, from throughout the community of NSS members and those who share our vision, those individuals with the qualifications, abilities, and desire to serve a two-year term as an Operating Committee member or Chair, or NSS Officer.
This is your chance to join the leadership of NSS and shape the future of space settlement! Our goal is to engage every interested NSS member at some level in Society activities.
The Leadership Search Committee is seeking volunteer candidates with the time, talent, and motivation to serve as a member, Secretary, or Chair on one or more of the following committees (click links for descriptions):
- Awards Committee
- Bylaws and Corporate Policies Committee
- Chapters Committee
- Conferences Committee
- Education and Outreach Committee
- Finance Committee
- Fundraising Committee
- International Committee
- Internet Services Committee
- Membership Committee
- Policy Committee
- Projects Committee
- Public Affairs Committee
- Publications Committee
- Social Networking Committee
- Space Settlement Advocacy Committee
- Strategic Planning Committee
- Web Oversight Committee
Superior candidates will also be considered for the following Officer positions (click links for descriptions):
- Chairman of the Board of Directors
- Chairman of the Board of Governors
- Chairman of the Executive Committee
- Executive Vice President
- Senior Vice President
- Vice President for Chapters
- Vice President for Development
- Vice President for Membership
- Vice President for Public Affairs
- Assistant Secretary
- Assistant Treasurer
NSS Officers and Committee members and Chairs are unpaid, volunteer positions, serving two-year terms. Most positions come with voting privileges. Some out-of-pocket expenses for volunteer leaders may be tax deductible. See IRS Publication 526 for more details.
If you are motivated to become a part of the exciting new developments in space and have the right stuff to help make NSS the premier voice for space advocates and enthusiasts, then now is the time to join the NSS leadership team!
Please send a resume or bio and cover letter or message listing position(s) of interest to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, December 31 to be considered for nomination by the NSS Executive Committee in January.
Note for existing NSS volunteers: Feel free to use this solicitation to supplement the knowledge we have from your years of service to the Society. There is a good chance that you have more skills and interests than we know about, especially if you have an interest in expanding your horizons and serving the Society in a different capacity. What makes NSS great is its ability to help members to grow into leaders of the space movement.
Thank you for all you do to advance the space movement. Ad Astra!
— The NSS 2014 Leadership Search Committee
Once the Officer Elections are completed in February, a follow-up notice will be released that will focus on seeking additional candidates for NSS committee positions.
People interested in serving in a leadership capacity are encouraged to join a local NSS chapter and/or to attend the NSS annual International Space Development Conference (ISDC). ISDC 2015 will be held from May 20 to 24 in Toronto, Ontario.