Interested in joining the IABC Waterloo Board of Directors? We’d love to have you! Below are the descriptions for all positions available for the 2018-19 Board. We meet once a month from August-June, have a daylong planning session to start the year and have one or two Board socials throughout the year. All Board members must be IABC members in good standing. We have fun, but we work hard, so we want strategic thinkers who aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves to get work done. If this sounds like something you can commit to, fill out the application form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the position(s) you’re interested in.
Below are the descriptions for all positions available for the 2018-19 Board.
Requirements for all roles:
- Monthly Board meetings from August to June (schedule to be determined by Board once elected)
- Day-long planning retreat
- Attendance at one or more chapter PD events
- One year commitment
- Must be an IABC member in good standing
The application deadline has been extended until June 10th! Please email email@example.com to apply with the filled out application form (below).
Questions about any of these roles or the commitment? Contact Vice President, Mackenzie Clement at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please note we may offer you a different role depending on demand for certain roles.)
This position involves a four-year commitment, automatically succeed to vice president after one year, president the following year, and then past president in year four. The vice president elect role involves a myriad of activities vital to the success of any president. This person reviews and updates IABC Waterloo bylaws, policies and handbook, as needed; assists in training and orientation of new board members. The vice-president elect presides over board meetings in the vice president’s and president’s absence and provides back-up support to special projects. And, as the chapter’s ethics officer, promote IABC’s Code of Ethics and provide oversight of the chapter’s practices to ensure they follow the highest professional and ethical standards..
Professional Development and Events Directors (2 individuals)
When some people think of event planning, they think about the Party Planning Committee from The Office. When you think of events, you think about meeting new people, learning something new and all of the logistics. We’re looking for a fantastic set of Professional Development and Events Directors to lead our PD program for the year. Once the Board decides on what our members want for the year (using survey data and one-on-one feedback), you’ll set out to bring those desires to life. Everything from speakers to venue and food to promotion will fall under your purview. Our event schedule usually has 4-5 events throughout the year, so it’s demanding, but your event planning portfolio will thank you in the end. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, email us at email@example.com with Professional Development and Event Director in the subject line.
In March 2017, IABC Waterloo hosted our very first Break Through Communications Conference and it was a sell-out hit. For the 2018-19 Board year, we want to bring in a Conference Director to take the lead on this event. As our premiere event of the year, we want to start planning early. You’ll be tasked with taking the lead on putting together the conference, plan every detail from speakers to sponsors. Other members of the Board will also be available for support. We have a good base to work with from the 2017 and 2018 conferences, but we want to take it to the next level in 2019. Previous event planning experience would be great, but isn’t necessary. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with Conference Director in the subject line.
Social Media Director
You’re a social media junkie. Maybe social media is part of your job, maybe it’s just a personal passion. Maybe you live your life in 280 characters or maybe you let pictures do the talking. We need someone to promote everything from local chapter events to international webinars via our social channels, engaging members and non-members to keep them up-to-date on what we have planned. Live social chatter for all of our events is pretty essential. You’ll work closely with the Digital Communications Director to make sure all our online messaging is cohesive. You’ll know all our metrics and will be responsible for setting up the content calendar by pulling content from other portfolios, International and anywhere else you find info our members might want to know. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, email us at email@example.com with Social Media Director in the subject line.
Every good team has someone who keeps them in order. That’s you. We need someone to organize our monthly meetings, take minutes (and post them) and feed us while we do what we do best. When things get hectic, we might need you to step in and help with other portfolios along with managing the career centre/job board on our website. You’ll get to experience a little of everything this year. You’re likely new to the communications field, so this will be a great learning year for you (and maybe next year you’ll take on a portfolio of your own). If you're a recent grad looking for some Board experience, then we'd love to hear from you for this position. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with Executive Administrator in the subject line.