Apply to Join the EPIP New York Steering Committee

Thank you for your interest in joining the EPIP NY Steering Committee! EPIP is a membership-based organization that unites foundation professionals, social entrepreneurs and other change makers who strive for excellence in the practice of philanthropy to drive positive social change.



Our members are young professionals at foundations, government and corporate grant-making entities, and affinity groups. Supported by EPIP’s National Office, EPIP NY is one of 12 chapters across the country in which emerging leaders self-organize to provide each other with opportunities for professional growth and skills-building. We host programs and events, liaise with special interest groups, and create networking and partnership opportunities for our 400+ members in the New York philanthropic space.



Our work is made possible by outstanding volunteers who dedicate their time, resources, and ideas to the steering committee. These individuals share our vision of achieving social justice and equity through community and leadership. They are passionate about bringing their whole selves to their work and about empowering each other to have impact – despite what your work title might say. They each bring a set of skills to the table and embrace the challenge of growing as effective leaders.



Feel inspired? Ready to jump on board and help us in steering the NY chapter? Then check the requirements below and apply now! 


Eligibility & Qualifications:

In order to apply to join the EPIP NY chapter steering committee, you must:

  • Be a current dues-paying EPIP member based in NY;
  • Have at least two years of cumulative experience in the philanthropic space;
  • Be able to commit 3-4 hours per week to steering committee activities and events;
  • Be able to participate at our monthly steering committee meeting (1st Wednesday).


Preferred Qualifications:

There are a few extra things that we encourage you to bring. You should: 

  • Demonstrate firm commitment to EPIP’s values, mission and vision;
  • Enjoy working with volunteers;
  • Contribute a unique skill-set to enrich the chapter;
  • Have some experience in project and/or event management;
  • Be able to develop and manage a diverse team;
  • Be committed to empowering each other in an inclusive, collaborative environment.


Application Process:

There are two ways to apply for the position. (1) Complete the survey format application here or (2) complete the PDF version attached below. Email all supporting documents (and the completed PDF if you choose option 2 above) via email with “Steering Committee Application” in the subject line to

The deadline to apply is July 6, 2016 (11:59pm EST). Please submit the following materials in electronic form (PDF format preferred):

1. Application Form (attached)

2. Resume / CV

3. Endorsement* ( 

*The endorsement should be completed by a peer or other individual who knows you well and can speak to your skills in a professional context. Please send your recommender the above link and ask them to complete the electronic endorsement by the application deadline. You are responsible for ensuring that your recommender completes his or her endorsement in time.


Selection Process:

We will review all completed applications on a rolling basis. All qualified candidates will be invited to an in person interview with a current steering committee member. These conversations will take place the week of July 11th-20th, 2016. Applicants will be notified during the week of August 1st of their status.

NOTE: Steering committee members are elected for one year, with the opportunity to extend their tenure to a total of three years. Chapter co-chairs are elected for a minimum of two years.


We look forward to reading your application! 

-EPIP NY Steering Committee:

Allyson, Carolina, Alexandria, Bianca, Deepti, Ginny, Kathryn, Kristina, and Manuela


PDF Application: