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Open 2017 ATD-GTC Board of Directors Positions


2017 Board Recruitment Positions

For the 2017 Board year, we are recruiting for the following:

     ~ Director of Member Engagement (two year term)


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President

Position Summary

The role of the President is to oversee the general operations of the chapter, help determine its direction and align board members’ efforts toward chapter goals. The President acts as an ambassador to the chapter, attending chapter events, and being visible and accessible to the membershi

Term: Three Years

Estimated Time Requirements per month:

  • Attending board meetings: 2 hours plus travel time
  • Attending Executive committee meetings: 2.5 hours (virtual)
  • Support committee meetings: 2-3 hours plus travel time
  • Attending monthly chapter meetings: 2.25 hours plus travel time
  • Communicating with administrative office and other Directors about routine issues: 2-4 hours
  • Planning Board Meetings: 1 hour
  • Planning Board Retreat: 8 hours (one time event)
  • Regional Conference: 1-2 days
  • Board Retreat: 1 day

Deliverables

  • Strategic plan and planning process for the chapter
  • Yearly operations plans and planning process for the chapter
  • Measurement system to coincide with the strategic and operations plans
  • Performance management system for board (position descriptions, goals, and budgets)

Primary Responsibilities

  • Board retreats
  • Monthly board meetings
  • Chapter planning
  • Performance management of board (position descriptions, goals, and budgets)
  • Provide a framework and support systems to coach and support board members in reaching their goals
  • Create and manage the chapter budget
  • Recruit and develop a successor
  • Support committees

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Board staffing (Past President primary)
  • Identify, recruit, coach and transition successor
  • Executive committee
  • Board members


Past President

Position Summary:
The role of the Past President is to advise the Board regarding Chapter business history, best practices, philosophy, and leadership. The Past President is involved with recruitment, selection, and recommending new Board members. The Past President helps establish and cultivate relationships with the local and national business community. Overview of the scholarship award, and act as an ambassador to the chapter are other responsibilities.

Term: Three Years

Estimated Time Requirements per month:

  • Attending board meetings: 2 hours plus travel time
  • Attending Executive committee meetings: 2.5 hours (virtual)
  • Support committee meetings: 2-3 hours plus travel time
  • Attending monthly chapter meetings: 2.25 hours plus travel time
  • Communicating with administrative office and other Directors about routine issues: 2-4 hours
  • Regional Conference: 1-2 days
  • Board Retreat: 1 day

Deliverables

  • Mentor to the President and President Elect
  • Create, administer and evaluate recruitment process of new Board members
  • Oversee Nomination Committee to recommend slate of officers for Board and chapter approval
  • Oversee Ana Alvarez-Holmberg Scholarship process

Primary Responsibilities

  • Advising President and Board
  • Staffing of the Board

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Building relationships among local and national WLP communities (President primary)
  • Chapter Planning (President primary)
  • Performance management of the Board (President primary)
  • Ambassador to chapter at large

President Elect

Position Summary

The role of the President Elect is to prepare to take on the role of the President the following year. This may include developing plans, resources, and gaining commitments to ideas that will be implemented in the following year. Primary role includes acting as a liaison with the chapter’s management association, ATD National, board development, and succession planning.

Term: Three Years

Estimated Time Requirements per month:

  • Attending board meetings: 2 hours plus travel time
  • Attending Executive committee meetings: 2.5 hours (virtual)
  • Support committee meetings: 2-3 hours plus travel time
  • Attending monthly chapter meetings: 2.25 hours plus travel time
  • Communicating with administrative office and other Directors about routine issues: 2-4 hours
  • • Regional Conference: 1-2 days
  • • Board Retreat: 1 day
Deliverables
  • CORE certification
  • Report evaluating and measuring the management association performance
  • Orientation meeting with new board members
  • Report defining ATD-GTC’s relationship with ATD National
  • Updated board handbook
  • Project plan
Primary Responsibilities
  • Support chapter events and members, including board members and chairs, as needed
  • Act as a liaison with the chapter’s management association
  • Interface with ATD national
  • Backup and support current President
  • Outreach with ATD sister organizations
  • Conduct new board member orientation
  • Recruit and develop successor
Secondary Responsibilities
  • Support committees (Professional Development, Conference, Marketing)
  • Participate in Executive Committee meetings
  • Co-plan board meetings and other board events with President
  • Assist President with chapter planning (President primary)
  • Evaluate performance of the board (President primary)
  • Assist on special projects

 

Director of Technology

Position Summary:
The Director of Technology is an elected officer of the Chapter who is responsible to identify, implement and maintain website content and features and other technologies including Social Media that will support board goals and improve member services.

Term: Two Years

Estimated Time Requirements per month:

  • Attending board meetings: 2 hours plus travel time
  • Attending committee meetings: 1-2 hours plus travel time
  • Attending monthly chapter meetings: 2.25 hours plus travel time
  • Communicating with administrative office and other Directors about routine issues: 2-4 hours
  • Board Retreat: 1 day
  • Conference: 1-2 days


Deliverables:

  • Collaborate with administrative services partner to support board and chapter functions by providing web pages, publishing interface, surveys, discussions, webinars, online-forms, e-commerce and other features as appropriate.
  • Provide guidance on the Technology initiative of the Chapter.
  • Work with administrative services partner to maintain Home page and update as needed
  • Provide assistance and support to chapter members in accessing and navigating website and other ATD-GTC related technology.
  • Act as point of contact and liaison with website host
  • Oversee annual budget for Technology function; audit income/expenses monthly to ensure chapter's sound financial status.
  • Research, develop and facilitate the sourcing of new ideas and concepts for using technological innovation to deliver enhanced services to members.
  • Attend all monthly board meetings and the annual leadership conference
  • May be asked to write articles for newsletter/blog

Board Participation:

  • Partners with other committees (marketing, programs) to highlight the value to becoming a member
  • Develop a committee of technology ambassadors to help grow the eCommunities of ATD-GTC
  • Attends and participates in all monthly board meetings and chapter programs.
  • Participates in other chapter events, committee meetings, and conferences as available
  • Represents chapter professionally and ethically in all business functions/organizational activities

Qualifications:

  • Solid information technology expertise and social media skills
  • Skilled in written and verbal communication, personal interaction and problem-solving
  • Ability to plan, organize and execute activities as required by the position
  • Ability to complete projects within established timeframes
  • Ability to delegate tasks and monitor follow-through
  • Time available to fully participate in chapter programs and board meetings
  • Has a willingness to advocate the chapter
  • Ability to seek others out as volunteers
  • National member of ATD and a member in good standing with the local chapter


Director of Finance

Position Summary

The Director of Finance manages the operational finances of the chapter. The Director of Finance coordinates the budget and operational issues with other board members, as well as administrative services. The Director leads a committee that assesses the financial position of the chapter on a monthly basis and reports the financial status of each functional area to the Board of Directors. The Director of Finance assures that chapter operations are in compliance with ATD's Chapter Operating Requirements (CORE).

Term: Two Years

Estimated Time Requirements per month:

  • Attending board meetings: 2 hours plus travel time
  • Attending Executive committee meetings: 2.5 hours (virtual)
  • Attending committee meetings: 1-2 hours plus travel time
  • Attending monthly chapter meetings: 2.25 hours plus travel time
  • Communicating with administrative office and other Directors about routine issues: 2-4 hours
  • Regional Conference: 1-2 days
  • Board Retreat: 1 day

Deliverables:
• Create an annual operating budget
• Monthly financial report to Board of Directors
• Produce risk analysis, break even analysis, forecasts and other ad hoc financial information as needed

Primary Responsibilities
• Creates and monitors annual operating budget and makes it accessible to members
• Audits income/expenses and cash-flow on a monthly basis to ensure chapter's sound financial status
• Reports all income and expenses to the board on a regular basis
• Reports on financial status of chapter each January at membership meeting and each month at board meetings
• Ensures compliance with CORE
• Ensures chapter is in compliance with state and federal reporting requirements
• Recruits and trains incoming Director of Finance
• Recruits and trains volunteers to support audit functions
• Oversees Sponsorship team

Secondary Responsibilities
• Oversees operations and finance for the chapter
• Reconciles chapter bank accounts on a regular basis
• Oversees the accuracy of record-keeping and reporting
• Issues payment for invoices in a timely manner
• Maintains chapter tax-exempt non-profit status
• Ensures that the chapter maintains adequate insurance coverage

Qualifications:
• Demonstrated experience in budget design, fiscal responsibility and accounting practices
• Good understanding of operations and finance
• Ability to work with administrative services
• Time available to fully participate in chapter and board meetings, and represent the chapter regionally and nationally
• National member of ATD and a member in good standing with the local chapter



Director of Membership

Position Summary:

The role of the Director of Membership is to strategize and oversee initiatives related to recruitment, orientation, retention and recognition of new and current ATD-GTC members, to consult with other board members on incorporating membership -boosting strategies, and act as an Ambassador to the chapter.

Term: Two Years

Estimated Time Requirements per month:

  • Attending board meetings: 2 hours plus travel time
  • Attending committee meetings: 1-2 hours plus travel time
  • Attending monthly chapter meetings: 2.25 hours plus travel time
  • Communicating with administrative office and other Directors about routine issues: 2-4 hours
  • Board Retreat: 1 day
  • Conference: 1-2 days

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Recruits and coordinates efforts and initiatives of Membership Committee
  • Plans and administers budget and membership strategy, particularly around recruitment and retention for:
    1. Outreach to students
    2. Outreach to corporations
    3. Outreach to individual members
  • Write Membership Satisfaction survey
  • Recruits and develops successor

Requirements and qualifications:

  • A member in good standing of the local chapter and, upon election, National ATD
  • Either prior ATD-GTC committee work or related assignment - volunteer or otherwise
  • Experience with budget planning and fiscal management
  • Ability to recruit and enable volunteers and scope project work structures
  • Flexible and adaptable, with the ability to both give and receive feedback for the greater good of the organization


Director of Member Engagement

Position Summary:

The Director of Member Engagement oversees the chapter’s volunteer recruiting efforts, manages the matching of volunteers to volunteer opportunities, and guides the chapter’s succession planning efforts to ensure that all volunteer needs are met. They work to ensure the needs of the chapter are being met by aligning interested volunteers with volunteer opportunities.

Term: Two years

Estimated Time Requirements per month:

  • Attending board meetings: 2 hours plus travel time
  • Attending monthly chapter meetings: 2 hours plus travel time
  • Managing all volunteer-related issues: 3-6 hours
  • Conference: 1-2 days
  • Board Retreat: 1 day

Responsibilities:

Chapter Support

  • Develop annual Volunteer goals
  • Research other professional organizations for ideas on how they approach managing volunteers
  • Create an "intake checklist” (i.e. a list of skills & interests, available time, etc.) for volunteers to complete
  • Monitor the database of volunteer and volunteer needs demographic data to ensure effective use of volunteers (e.g., name, contact details, volunteer interests, volunteer need & requirements, etc.)
  • Develop end-to-end process from attracting volunteers through volunteers being matched with volunteer needs
  • Monitor database for tracking volunteer involvement
  • Create or maintain a chapter leader succession plan and ensure the chapter is following the plan

 

Board Participation

  • Provide a report on volunteer activities at monthly Board meeting
  • Maintain and update records relevant to position for benefit of successor
  • Train successor in duties for this position during transition period prior to successor’s term of office
  • Participate in Board special task force activities
  • Support and promote chapter operating requirements (CORE), and the strategic goals and action plans of the chapter
  • Represent the chapter professionally and ethically in all business functions/organizational activities
  • Attend and participate in all board and chapter meetings
  • Participate in other chapter events, committee meetings, and regional conferences as available

Qualifications:

  • Skilled in written and verbal communication, personal interaction, and problem-solving
  • Ability to plan, organize, and execute activities as required by the position
  • Ability to complete projects within established timeframes
  • Ability to delegate tasks and monitor follow-through
  • Strong analytical and networking skills
  • Ability to fully participate in chapter programs and board meetings
  • Has a willingness to advocate the chapter
  • Ability to seek others out as volunteers
  • National member of ATD and a member in good standing with the local chapter

 



Director of Conference and Special Events

Position Summary

The  Director of Conference and Special Events executes a successful regional conference or large event during the current year. The conference should meet the financial goals of the chapter and serve the needs of our ATD community. This position also provides support to the Upcoming Year Conference Director to assist in the success of the conference the following year. This is a strategic one year position with responsibility to oversee the work of teams and serve as a member of the ATD-GTC Board of Directors.

Term: One Year

Estimated Time Requirements per month:

  • Attending board meetings: 2 hours plus travel time
  • Attending committee meetings: 2-3 hours plus travel time
  • Attending monthly chapter meetings: 2.25 hours plus travel time
  • Communicating with administrative office and other Directors about routine issues: 4-6 hours
  • Board Retreat: 1 day
  • Conference: 1-2 days
  • Note: Event planning may have months with higher or lower amounts of hours
Deliverables
  • Conference theme for the current year
  • Conference project plan for current year
  • Annual conference budget for current year
  • Conference and pre-conference events
Primary Responsibilities
  • Partner with Upcoming Year Conference Director to accomplish the following:
    • Develop the conference project plan, team roles, and responsibilities
    • Establish and monitor conference budget to ensure fiscal responsibility
    • Implement conference project plan
    • Collaborate with Sponsorship chair to ensure Conference budget needs are met through sponsorship activities
    • Partner with Director of Finance to ensure signoff of all conference contracts for speakers and exhibitors
    • Recruit, develop, and establish accountability for Team Chairs
    • Assist in formation of teams and monitor their progress
    • Facilitate conference planning meetings
    • Provide direction for Team Chairs to ensure accountability of all team roles
  • Interact with all Directors to assure strategic alignment of conference activities with chapter goals
  • Evaluates Regional Conference outcomes and provides recommendations for upcoming year
  • Actively participate on the ATD-GTC Board of Directors and serve as conference liaison to the ATD-GTC Board of Directors
Requirements and qualifications
  • Familiarity with interests and needs of ATD-GTC members
  • Attendance at a previous ATD-GTC Regional conference
  • A member in good standing of the Chapter and, upon election, National ASTD
  • Previous service with ATD-GTC as a leader within the conference committee, or proven experience in this field
  • Excellent project management, financial planning, communication, teambuilding, motivational, and problem-solving skills preferred
  • Ability to partner in a leadership role
  • Desire and ability to develop/coach others
  • Ability to delegate and hold individuals accountable
  • Previous experience in conference or convention planning and execution is desired
  • Recruit and develop successor

 


Director of Professional Development

Position Summary

The Director of Professional Development co-leads a committee to plan and implement quality programs and other professional development opportunities to meet member needs. ATD-GTC professional development opportunities provide chapter members a gateway to acquire knowledge, practice skills, share experiences for learning, and become involved within the chapter, as well as the opportunity to interact with other training and development professionals. This is a strategic position, which oversees the work of teams and serves as a member of the ATD-GTC Board of Directors.

Term: Two Years

Estimated Time Requirements per month:

  • Attending board meetings: 2 hours plus travel time
  • Attending committee meetings: 1-2 hours plus travel time
  • Attending monthly chapter meetings: 2.25 hours plus travel time
  • Support SIG meetings: 1-2 hours plus travel time
  • Communicating with administrative office and other Directors about routine issues: 4-6 hours
  • Board Retreat: 1 day
  • Conference: 1-2 days
Deliverables
  • Annual professional development budget
  • Event location contracts
  • Program calendar
  • Speakers and promotional materials
  • Strategic plan for all events
  • Marketing materials
  • Membership survey for topic and speaker preferences
  • Program evaluations
  • Program Spectrum teaser and articles
  • Committee meeting notes
  • Project plan
Primary Responsibilities
  • Familiarity with interests and needs of ATD-GTC members
  • Foster positive relationships with sister organizations to schedule events
  • Coordinates and communicates timing of all events and coordinates a master e-calendar
  • Ensure fiscal responsibility for ATD-GTC finances
  • Manages Professional Development budget – program expenses, mailings, rewards and recognition, etc
  • Negotiates fees for speakers or initiates Pro Bono arrangements
  • Recruit and develop successor
  • Sets the strategy for all Professional Development activities and learning events
  • Conduct regular evaluation of pricing policies as compared to market offerings
  • Ensures appropriate level of program evaluation
  • Oversees implementation of all current year Professional Development events
  • Builds strong leaders through recruitment, coaching and mentoring leaders for each function as needed to support planned events
  • Coaching/partnership definition; prepare partner for lead role
  • Ensures communication of committee activities to the Board of Directors and Chapter members in a timely fashion
  • Leads committee chairs and is ultimately responsible for all committee deliverables
Requirements and qualifications
  • A member in good standing of the Chapter and, upon election, National ATD
  • Advanced management, financial planning, communication, teambuilding, motivational, and problem-solving skills. Ability to delegate and hold individuals accountable
  • Previous experience in event or conference, planning and execution is desirable

 



Director of Sponsorship

Position Summary:

The Director of Sponsorship oversees the chapter’s sponsor recruiting efforts, develops sponsorship programs that are beneficial to both the chapter and the sponsor, and manages the chapter’s sponsor relationships to ensure that all sponsors’ needs are met. They work to ensure the financial needs of the chapter are being met by aligning interested sponsors to projects/programs that need funding.

Term: Two years

 Estimated Time Requirements per month:

  • Attending board meetings: 2 hours plus travel time
  • Attending monthly chapter meetings: 2 hours plus travel time
  • Managing all sponsor-related issues: 3-6 hours
  • Conference: 1-2 days
  • Board Retreat: 1 day

Responsibilities:

Chapter Support

  • Develop annual sponsorship goals (financial) and sponsorship programs that will allow marketing/publicity opportunities for sponsors to interact with chapter members
  • Research other professional organizations for ideas on how they handle sponsorship
  • Create an ongoing list of potential sponsors and past sponsors
  • Contact potential sponsors with available opportunities to get involved with the chapter
  • Develop end-to-end process from attracting sponsors through meeting sponsors’ needs
  • Develop a committee and train committee members in sponsorship recruitment techniques

     Board Participation

  • Provide a report on sponsorship activities at monthly Board meeting
  • Maintain and update records relevant to position for benefit of successor
  • Train successor in duties for this position during transition period prior to successor’s term of office
  • Participate in Board special task force activities
  • Support and promote chapter operating requirements (CORE), and the strategic goals and action plans of the chapter
  • Represent the chapter professionally and ethically in all business functions/organizational activities
  • Attend and participate in all board and chapter meetings
  • Participate in other chapter events, committee meetings, and regional conferences as available

     Qualifications:

  • Skilled in written and verbal communication, personal interaction, and problem-solving
  • Ability to plan, organize, and execute activities as required by the position
  • Ability to complete projects within established timeframes
  • Ability to delegate tasks and monitor follow-through
  • Strong analytical, sales, and networking skills
  • Ability to fully participate in chapter programs and board meetings
  • Has a willingness to advocate the chapter
  • Ability to seek others out as sponsors
  • National member of ATD and a member in good standing with the local chapter

Director of Marketing and Communications

General

The Director of Marketing and Communications creates and implements a plan to expand the number of people who hear about the chapter’s offerings and benefits. The Director of Marketing & Communications leads the Spectrum committee in the creation of the newsletter. The Director is responsible for the accuracy of content appearing on the chapter’s web page. The Director is responsible to link communication messages with the direction of the Board, and to recruit and motivate committee members, and to craft social media messages. The Director works with other board members to provide consistent communication about chapter offerings.

Deliverables

  • List benefits and participation opportunities to members and the marketplace
  • Income through ads, mailing list sales, and job postings to cover email and web page costs
  • Accuracy of the chapter’s web page
  • Lead a committee to publish monthly newsletter
  • Manage chapter communications platforms to ensure current and consistent messaging
  • Ensure close coordination with Marketing and Membership committees

Primary Responsibilities

  • Creates a project plan with timing and tasks for a communications campaign
  • Gathers, maintains, and analyzes potential member data to assure market penetration
  • Ensures quality and consistency of messaging
  • Determine how to leverage social media to increase participation and membership
  • Market additional revenue streams,webinars, lable sales, etc.
  • Coordinates web page and verifies content
  • Lead the Spectrum committee to find contributors, and ensure that roles and responsibilities are clear and consistently followed through each month
  • Ensure the newsletter team and the ATD-GTC office has the information they need by pre-determined deadlines
  • Manage all advertising functions for the Chapter. Work together with committees to ensure advertising consistency.
  • Support committees in developing event communication plans to reach audiences outside of the chapter (press releases, association partnerships, etc).
  • Recruit and develop successor

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Member in good standing of the Chapter and, upon election, National ATD
  • Prior ATD-GTC committee work or related assignment
  • Marketing knowledge

Time Commitment

  • Approximately 15-20 hours per month
  • Monthly Board Meetings
  • Regional Conference
  • Board Retreat
  • Monthly chapter meetings
  • Monthly committee meetings
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