Volunteer

The San Diego County Engineering Council (SDCEC) is a nonprofit umbrella organization of local engineering societies and STEM organizations. Together along with our delegate members-at-large, committees and leaders host the annual San Diego Engineers Week Awards and celebrations. For more info, fill in our volunteer interest form and a board member will get back with you. You can also email info@sandiegoengineers.org

SDCEC Committee Organization Chart

DELEGATES are engineering society chapter members representing their STEM organization: includes chair or an appointed member. Responsible for promoting Engineers Week, Awards Nominations, and Council needs.

MEMBERS-AT-LARGE (MAL) are board approved delegates who have been formally nominated by their chair to have a vote on the council.

OFFICERS include President, Vice President, CIO, Secretary, Treasurer.

HONORARY CHAIRS are the chief advisor to the board responsible for marshaling resources within (1) Industry, (2) Academia, (3) Societies. They perform ceremonial duties and are members on the awards, programs and representative committees.

LEADERSHIP COMMITTEES are comprised of volunteers, society delegates and include:

  1. Awards Committee Chair (Aug - Mar) is responsible for annual awards offerings and publicity

    • Awards Judges (Dec 10 - 20) / Publicity (Jan - Mar) Awards Press Release, Awards Brochure

  2. Communications (Digital Media) Committee Chair is responsible for cross-society and event publicity.

    • Social Media Manager(s), Graphic Artist(s),

    • Newsletter Editor, Website Manager

  3. Programs (Events) Committee Chair - Responsible for council event facilitation (including the Engineers Week Festival)

  4. Festival Program Managers (Aug - Feb):

    • Student Art Contest (works with contest coordinators)

    • Student Engagement (college chapter and student participation)

    • Student Recognitions, Legends Manager

    • On-Demand Speakers (and audio-visual technical support)

    • Sponsorship (managers sponsorship pledges, display tables, raffle prize coordination)

    • Photo Booth (manages social media campaign, photography equipment, props and readiness)

  5. Festival Day-Of Volunteers on Feb 19, 2023 (Feb): Attends dry run and event

    • Photo Booth Attendant, Photographer, Ask An Engineer

    • Social Media Reporters - conduct interviews to promote and advance festival on social media channels

  6. General Partner Volunteers (ad-hoc, as needed)

HONORARY CHAIRS - An Honorary Chair provides advice as requested by the council or in support of committee chairs to advance council initiatives. The ideal Honorary Chair will participate in the respective standing or ad-hoc committee(s), help set the annual leadership goals, attend at least two council meetings annually and participate in the festival.

  • ACADEMIA HONORARY CHAIR is the chief advisor to the council responsible for marshaling resources within academia to advance council initiatives. The ideal candidate will establish and maintain ties with local (engineering) colleges and may suggest areas for improving faculty and student engagement. Typical activities include updates to the academia contact list, soliciting academia for speakers, awards nominations, student and student chapter recognitions, and building academia engagement during the Engineers Week Festival itself. This includes suggestions for festival sponsorship package offerings, an academia sponsor letter, student networking opportunities, and an annual academia meeting with college engineering department representatives.

  • INDUSTRY HONORARY CHAIR is the chief advisor to the council responsible for advancing industry engagement to advance council initiatives. The ideal candidate will establish and maintain ties with local (engineering and technology) companies and may suggest areas for building sponsorship opportunities. Typical activities include soliciting companies for speakers, awards nominations, and sponsoring the Engineers Week Festival. This includes suggestions for updating the sponsorship package, company letter and overall company sponsor recognition on behalf of the council.

  • SOCIETY HONORARY CHAIR is the chief advisor to the council responsible for marshaling the society chapter engagement to advance council initiatives. The ideal candidate will establish and maintain ties with the local (engineering and technology) STEM nonprofit members-at-large (MALs), delegates and may suggest areas for improving membership engagement. Typical activities include annual updates to the membership list, soliciting chapters for individual speakers, awards nominations, and Engineers Week Festival engagement and sponsorship. This includes suggestions for updating the nonprofit sponsorship package, nonprofit letter and overall chapter recognitions on behalf of the council.