Recruiting Student Board Member 2022-2023

The Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Sustainability Students is looking for you!

Who are we?

The Centre for Sustainability Student Board is a student initiative appointed to be the student extension of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Sustainability. The Centre for Sustainability aims to offer innovative and science-based solutions for the circular economy. Read more about the organisation here.

The CfS student board, CfS Students, consists of 6 students with different backgrounds, representing all three universities. Our common interest is to speed up the transitioning to a circular economy. We want students, researchers, companies and the government to join forces in a field where interdisciplinary collaboration is highly needed. We do this by organising events, like symposiums, lectures and expert panel discussions and thesis markets where students gain interdisciplinary experience and inspiration to do sustainable research projects and meet future employers and co-workers. We, our community, are the next generation of sustainability professionals.

Interested in becoming a part of the board? Send us your CV and a (creative) motivation letter where you tell us about yourself, your relationship with sustainability and your ideas for your time on the board!

Feel free to express your interests for more than one position.

Deadline for applications: Sunday 22 May 23:59

You should be: 

  • Enthusiastic about sustainability
  • Interested in organising events 
  • A student of Delft University or Erasmus University 
  • Proactive and communicative
  • Committed to the board and your work


  • Weekly fixed meetings online or in one of the cities starting in the end of August 2022
  • 1-year commitment: 6 - 10 hrs per week (August 2022 - July 2023)
  • Participation in the Leiden, Delft and Erasmus introweek days (happening in August)

What we offer:

  • A great opportunity for work experience with likeminded people with different knowledge in a team environment
  • A financial compensation
  • Freedom to explore your ambitions and ideas through organising events and containing and expanding a sustainability community
  • Additionally, each member is assigned a specific function that comes with certain responsibilities and flexible tasks.  
  • Fun activities with your board, interesting drinks and meetings with the sustainability community

Function Details

2. Secretary

As the Secretary of the CfS student board, you will take care of administrative tasks, internal and external communication, and correspondence. You will be in charge of the student board’s mailbox by keeping it organised and actively coordinating and answering the emails. You will also assist the chair in smooth meetings by taking minutes, creating the agenda and keeping track of the boards’ to-do tasks. Your main function will be organising and hosting your own inspiring, sustainability events at your university in which you have a lot of freedom. Through the CfS board, you will be part of a fun, sustainable-minded community and have an unforgettable experience! We are looking for someone who has the following qualities:

  • Strong organisational skills
  • Excellent writing skills and articulation
  • Confident and communicative nature
  • Great time-management 
  • Responsible mindset

2. Treasurer

As the Treasurer, you will be responsible for the general financial management and oversight of the yearly budget allocated to the board. You will consult the other board members on budget related questions by reviewing contracts, advising on the most optimal use of the budget during the events and purchasing promotion and gifts. Besides this, you will also be responsible for the ambassador programme and strategy. Your main tasks are recruiting and coordinating our ambassadors, volunteers who help us promote (and organise) our events. Next to this administrative role, you will be given plenty of opportunities to organise, host, and join sustainability events and to expand your knowledge and network in Leiden, Delft, and Erasmus. We are looking for someone with the following qualities:

  • Initiative mindset
  • Well-organised
  • Excel skills for budget record keeping
  • Open-minded and natural networker
  • Management skills

3. Social Media Manager

As the Social Media Manager, you will be in charge of the CfS social media platforms and communication. You will be managing the social media schedule, the promotion of the events and the communication with our followers. This includes creating inspiring texts for your posts and content for the Instagram stories in line with our ethos and mission. You will be working together with the Creative Manager to generate valuable and interesting content to educate people about the world of sustainability. Having previous experience with marketing and copywriting is a big plus! Your main responsibility will be to organise, host and join sustainable events together with your fellow board members. We are looking for someone with the following qualities:

  • Excellent writing skills  
  • Social media knowledge (preferable)
  • Creativity 
  • Well-structured and eye for detail
  • Great communications skills


Questions? Send us an email via We are always happy to help you!

Interested? Submit your CV and (creative) motivations via this form.

Feel free to express your interests for more than one position.

Deadline: Sunday the 22th of May, at 23:59

For successful applicants, interviews will be held (online) between 04-12 June.