Volunteer Positions

ECCL Advocacy Council Advisors

Reports To: President

An Advocacy Council Advisor (ACA) is a senior leader entrusted with counseling and supporting selected ECCL Advocacy Council Chairpersons. Acting as a mentor to Council Chairpersons, this rewarding, satisfying, and gratifying position oversees plans and activities, providing advice, counsel, and support. ECCL Councils currently include Safety, Health, Environment, Educational, Community/Economic Progress, and Culture & Recreation.

Supported by the ECCL Executive Management Team (EMT), the ACA provides information and recommendations to the EMT on the performance and activities of Councils,’ learned through regular meetings with Council Chairpersons.


  • Collaborates closely with the president and EMT, complimenting the EMT’s talents and capabilities.
  • Serves as a Servant Leader providing empathetic leadership to Council Chairpersons, maintaining an open-door policy supporting volunteer activity.
  • Functions as a coach encouraging self-motivation to accomplish tasks and goals.
  • Leads the performance management process that measures and evaluates progress against goals.
  • Participates in leadership planning and attracting, retaining, and developing interested volunteers.
  • Guides Council Chairpersons to secure resources needed for Council activity.
  • Guides Council Chairpersons regarding EMT activity requests.
  • Cultivates mutually beneficial relationships with local officials, business representatives, and civic leadership.
  • Provides reports to the president as requested.

Desired Experience and Skills:

  • Executive or C-level business or organization experience
  • Mentoring skills
  • People skills
  • Strategic decision skills
  • Patience and encouragement skills
  • Basic computer skills

The time expended is estimated at 10-12 hours a month.

The ECCL is a 501©3 nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonpolitical, all-volunteer civic advocacy organization (www.esterotoday.com). For more than 20 years, our mission has been to advocate for meaningful change that maintains and improves the high quality of life in the Estero area.

We aspire to make the Estero area the best place to visit, live, work, and play. Our leadership team is comprised of talented and committed residents and businesspersons. To continue to be successful, we need to keep our civic advocacy voice strong to accomplish our mission.