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 the 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
In order to ensure that the Society finds the best people to join the NSS Leadership
Team, the NSS Executive Committee has established a 2012 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):
Superior candidates will also be considered for the following Officer positions (click
links for descriptions):
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
by Tuesday, September 4 to be considered for nomination by the NSS Executive Committee;
else by Monday, September 24 to be considered for alternative nomination by members of
the NSS Board of Directors.
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 the 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 2012 Leadership Search Committee
*Note: NSS Directors have three weeks to review Officer nominations
made by the Executive Committee, and to nominate any alternate Officer candidates.
Once the Officer Elections are completed in October, 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
attend the NSS Fall Meeting, to be held in Houston, Texas in early November.