In addition to the specific positions listed below, ISSP members are always encouraged to get involved with any of the existing ISSP committees.  Involvement in a committee allows you to meet other ISSP members and contribute to the sustainability field.

If you're interested in any of the following positions, just click the volunteer button and fill out our Volunteer Interest Form. If you have any questions, please contact us at volunteers@sustainabilityprofessionals.org.

ISSP-CSP Application Reviewer

  • Only available to current ISSP-CSP credential holders
  • Review applications submitted by candidates for the ISSP Certified Sustainability Professional (ISSP-CSP) credential exam, and determine whether said candidates are eligible. This involves looking over CVs and references, and may on occasion require reaching out to said references
  • Help to clarify and improve our already extant rubric for determining ISSP-CSP eligibility
  • Estimated time commitment: 1hr/application, plus occasional meetings. Application assignments vary based on number of applicants and number of members of the committee, and are flexible to a committee member’s schedule
 

Volunteer Coordinating Committee Member

  • Assist with volunteer recruitment
  • Plan and execute volunteer recognition events
  • Ensure program documentation and website information remains up to date and relevant
  • Estimated Time Commitment - 1-2 hrs/month
 

Credential Maintenance Committee Member

  • Oversee the process for ISSP-SA and ISSP-CSP to maintain their credentials through ongoing professional development opportunities. These professional development opportunities allow ISSP-SAs and ISSP-CSPs to stay current on the skills, knowledge and abilities required of sustainability professionals.
  • Define the requirements for renewing credentials including the criteria required of appropriate educational opportunities for the ISSP credential holders.
  • Estimated time commitment - 3-4 hrs/month
 

ISSP-SA Study Guide Reviewer

Join the ISSP Study Guide Task Force in continuously improving the ISSP-SA Study Guide, designed to assist candidates in preparing to sit for the ISSP-SA credentialing exam. The content of this Guide includes the basic knowledge an employer could reasonably expect a “minimally qualified” candidate to know. Entries briefly summarize information about key sustainability topics with high quality resources that direct readers to further, in-depth reading. We intend this to serve as a refresher of knowledge previously learned through adequate sustainability education.

  • Commitment & Responsibilities: Volunteers will commit approximately five (5) hours to fulfilling their duties.
  • Duties: Perform minor edits to PDF documents, using the “comment” feature.
  • Qualifications: Candidates for this position must have sufficient knowledge of Core Sustainability Concepts—either through education or training—to identify content errors and omissions. Preference will be given to those applicants who hold either the ISSP-CSP or ISSP-SA credential.
 

ISSP-CSP Study Guide Reviewer

Join the ISSP Study Guide Task Force in continuously improving the ISSP Certified Sustainability Professional (ISSP-CSP) Study Guide, designed to assist candidates in preparing to sit for the ISSP-CSP credentialing exam. This Guide provides guidance to credential applicants preparing to sit for the ISSP-CSP credentialing exam. A more advanced publication, than its predecessor—the ISSP-SA Study Guide—this publication provides guidance on how more experienced professionals apply the Core Sustainability Concepts.

  • Commitment & Responsibilities: Volunteers will commit approximately five (5) hours to fulfilling their duties.

  • Duties: Perform minor edits to PDF documents, using the “comment” feature.

  • Qualifications: Candidates for this position should hold the ISSP-SA credential, or equivalent, and have at least 3 years of sustainability-related professional experience within the last 6 years. Preference will be given to those applicants who hold either the ISSP-CSP or ISSP-SA credential.

 

Resources Repository Sub-Committee Co-Chair

Co-Chairs will lead a team of three to five volunteers in building a high-quality repository of resources that supports ISSP Members’ ability to succeed as Sustainability Professionals.

  • Commitment & Responsibilities: Responsible for meeting or exceeding Sub-Committee goals, Co-Chairs will commit approximately ten (10) hours per month to creating and executing a successful action plan.

  • Duties: Oversee three to five (3-5) volunteers; lead the procurement and curation of content; run meetings; and report on progress to ISSP’s Research & Resource Committee Chair.
  • Qualifications: Candidates must be ISSP members in good standing and have a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Sustainability Professional. Preference will be given to those applicants holding the ISSP-CSP credential.
 

Resources Repository Sub-Committee Member

Resources Repository Sub-Committee volunteers will work with a small team of peers to build a high-quality repository of resources that supports ISSP Members’ ability to succeed as Sustainability Professionals.

  • Commitment & Responsibilities: Responsible for actively contributing to the team’s success, volunteers will commit approximately five (5) hours each month to developing and executing the Sub-Committee’s agenda.
  • Duties: Engage with team at monthly meetings; procure and curate content.
  • Qualifications: Candidates must be ISSP members in good standing. Preference will be given to those applicants who hold either the ISSP-CSP or ISSP-SA credential.