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President-Elect 2018


Opportunity Overview

The President-Elect contributes to the strategic direction of the Chapter as a member of the Board of Directors.

What you will be doing as a volunteer:

You will prepare for your year as President by learning in-depth the needs, operations, concerns, and problems of the Chapter and by developing other leaders. You will work with the Board and other Chapter leaders to achieve Chapter goals and recruit/orient new Board members.

Desired Strengths/Interests

  • Knowledge of ATD.
  • Previously held Board position, extremely helpful.
  • General knowledge of associations.
  • Management and leadership experience.
  • Strategic planning ability to visualize current and future organizational needs and to create strategies to solve problems and accomplish goals.
  • Member of Local and National ATD.
  • Ability to recruit and motivate volunteers.
  • Time available to fully participate in chapter and board meetings, and represent the chapter regionally and nationally


Time Commitment

  • 4 hours annually for planning.
  • 1 - 2 hours monthly for Board of Directors meetings.
  • 5 – 10 hours per month to perform specific duties of this area and to lead volunteers.


VP Finance


Opportunity Overview

The Vice President of Finance manages the operational finances of the chapter. 

What you will be doing as a volunteer

You will coordinate the budget and operational issues with other board members, as well as administrative services. You will assure that chapter operations are in compliance with ATD's Chapter Affiliation Requirements (CARE). This position oversees the volunteers for Treasurer, Sponsorship, and the chapter website.


Desired Strengths/Interests of volunteer

  • Member of ATD and chapter
  • 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


Time Commitment

  • 4 hours annually for planning.
  • 1 - 2 hours monthly for Board of Directors meetings.
  • Conducting internal review with committee: 6 hours (one-time annually)
  • Conducting external review with CPA firm: 6 hours (bi-annually)
  • Communicating with administrative office about routine issues: 1 hour monthly
  • Record keeping and financial book upkeep: 2 hours monthly

Sponsorship


Opportunity Overview

Critical need for a Sponsorship Committee Chair!

  • Secure organizational sponsorships for monthly local Chapter, E-Sig, and CM-Sig meetings, as well as the web-site and newsletter
  • Obtain sponsors for the annual ATD Conference

What you will be doing as a volunteer

  • Identify potential sponsors who would be interested in the opportunity to showcase their businesses to professionals who make training, learning & development, and HR purchasing decisions.
  • Reach out to potential sponsors via phone calls and emails.
  • This is a relationship building opportunity, so occasional follow up may be necessary to nurture the relationship building cycle.

Desired Strengths/Interests of volunteer

  • Personable
  • Organized
  • Likes to have fun while contributing to the greater good

Time Commitment

  • Average 2-3 hours per month.
  • May need additional assistance the week of the ATD Conference

Additional Information

  • We have 2-3 positions available. 
  • We have contact information, templates and files from prior years to help us find and communicate with potential sponsors.
What’s in it for you to volunteer?
  • Connect with other ATD members and network
  • Meet people in organizations and corporations in the Jacksonville community
  • Build your communication and networking skills

CPLP Committee


Opportunity Overview
The CPLP Committee promotes local awareness and support for the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) credential. Our committee provides regularly scheduled awareness sessions for those interested in gaining information on the CPLP. We strive to support CPLP candidates through the sharing of resources, training material, and the formation of study groups.

What you will be doing as a volunteer
Volunteers may provide support to the CPLP Chair by assisting with quarterly CPLP Awareness Sessions, constructing or supporting CPLP study groups, or gathering resource information to support the program.

Additionally, we are looking for CPLP credential holders to support our quarterly awareness sessions by speaking with the interest group about the CPLP and answer questions.

Desired Strengths/Interests of volunteer

  • Knowledge of the CPLP credential; willingness to learn more
  • Ability to gather resources and organize material
  • Coordination abilities
  • Interest in the CPLP

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Time Commitment

  • Volunteers: 2-4 hours per month
  • CPLP Credential Holders: 1 hour per quarter


What’s in it for you to volunteer?
This position will allow you to:

  • Gain knowledge surrounding the CPLP
  • Meet candidates and CPLP holders
  • Share learning expertise with the study group

Member Involvement Committee


Opportunity Overview
Engage current ATD NEFL members that are interested in being more involved in the Chapter.

What you will be doing as a volunteer
This committee welcomes participants attending Chapter Events; solicits volunteers for volunteer openings on committees, special projects and event teams; conducts icebreakers as needed; plans and manages the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event; manages the Chapter Ambassadors; interacts with ATD NEFL Board Members to keep volunteer postings and communications to Chapter Members current; connects the Chapter to Community Involvement Opportunities.

Desired Strengths/Interests of volunteer
Good communication and social skills, enjoys meeting new people and engaging in conversations with others, friendly, dependable, meets deadlines and commitments, ability/willingness to speak in front of groups, self-starter, takes initiative.

Time Commitment
Average is 2 hours a month in addition to attending a committee meeting every other month, for approximately 90 minutes.

Additional Information
Need 2 additional volunteers to join current committee members.

What’s in it for you to volunteer?
This position will allow you to:

  • Network with other ATD NEFL Chapter members
  • Hone speaking and presentation skills
  • Work closely with Board Members
  • Increase visibility to peers and leaders in your profession

Career Management Group Committee

Opportunity Overview
Help plan, organize and facilitate monthly Career Management meetings.

What you will be doing as a volunteer
This committee is responsible for monthly Career Management meetings. Necessary tasks include determining and securing the topic/speaker, working with event location on logistics, creating the email invite to members, setting up/breaking down for meeting, facilitating parts of the meeting such as the icebreaker, introduction of speaker, etc.

Desired Strengths/Interests of volunteer
Friendly, organized, dependable, meets deadlines and commitments, ability/willingness to speak in front of groups, self-starter, takes initiative.

Time Commitment
Average is 1 hour a month in addition to attending a majority of the monthly CM meetings.

Additional Information
Need 2 additional volunteers to join current committee members.

What’s in it for you to volunteer?
This position will allow you to network with other ATD NEFL Chapter members, hone speaking and presentation skills, increase visibility to peers and leaders in your profession.

Elearning Group Committee

Opportunity Overview
The eSIG committee hosts a monthly breakfast event for members interested in all aspects of learning technology.

What you will be doing as a volunteer

  • Help plan and facilitate the monthly event
  • Proofread the website announcements
  • Prepare PowerPoint presentations
  • Facilitate icebreakers
  • Introduce guest speakers

Time Commitment
Average is 2-4 hours a month including attending a committee meeting as necessary.

What’s in it for you to volunteer?
This position will allow you to:

  • Network with other ATD NEFL Chapter members
  • Hone speaking and presentation skills
  • Work closely with Board Members
  • Increase visibility to peers and leaders in your profession

Desired Strengths/Interests of volunteer
All talents and interests are welcome!

Monthly Programs Committee


Opportunity Overview
This committee plans the location, agenda, speaker for the monthly luncheon meeting. We are in charge of offering quality relevant content to the membership at large.

What you will be doing as a volunteer
We meet only as needed, approximately four times per year. Each member weighs in on their opinions of possible presenters for programs months in advance. There are opportunities to gain exposure by making announcements at the monthly meetings. Each member has one small part that makes up the big picture of each monthly event i.e. booking location, planning agenda, updating slide deck, assimilating feedback forms, etc.

Desired Strengths/Interests of volunteer
Willingness to take a small part of each month’s necessary behind-the-scenes.

Time Commitment
½ – 1 hour per month plus quarterly 1 hour committee meeting.

What’s in it for you to volunteer?
This position will allow you to:

  • Get to know other professionals in the field
  • Be a part of the bigger picture
  • Have the opportunity for exposure to the chapter
  • Be known as someone who is willing to serve!

Additional Information
We are a fun committee that works well together!

VP Marketing & Communications

Opportunity Overview
The Vice President of Marketing & Communications manages the communications and marketing needs of the chapter, including social media, member communications, and community relations.

What you will be doing as a volunteer
 You will set the strategic direction of this function, in alignment with Chapter goals. You will identify the chapter’s communication needs, work with your team to address those needs, and manage a team responsible for social media, member communications and publications, and community and sponsor relationships.

Desired Strengths/Interests of volunteer

  • Member of ATD and chapter
  • Demonstrated experience in marketing and social media
  • Ability to work as a team with other board members
  • Management and leadership experience      
  • Ability to network with high-visibility individuals in the community and acquire support for the chapter
  • Ability to fully participate in chapter and board meetings, and represent the chapter regionally and nationally if possible

Time Commitment 

  • 4 hours annually for planning.
  • 1 - 2 hours monthly for Board of Directors meetings.
  • Providing oversight and direction to committee members: 1 hour monthly
  • Implementing marketing/communication strategy and processes: 1 – 3 hours monthly

Marketing & Communications Committee

 

Opportunity Overview
The Public Relations committee is responsible for promoting the chapter, building community, engaging chapter members and guests, and communicating chapter events and industry updates.

What you will be doing as a volunteer
Help create and implement the chapter marketing plan through various methods. We are looking for committee members to help in any of the following areas:

  • Social media: Update social media sites (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook) based on communications calendar
  • Written media: Write and/or edit newsletter articles, press releases, chapter emails, blog posts, etc.
  • Visual media: Photograph and/or video various chapter events

Desired Strengths/Interests of volunteer

  • Enthusiasm and willingness to share the value of ATD NEFL with others
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Desire to have fun while giving back!

Time Commitment
2-4 hours per month

What’s in it for you to volunteer?
Participation on this committee will enable you to network with chapter members, visitors, guest speakers, and external organizations. Your contributions will help build a stronger sense of community within the chapter.

Chapter Ambassadors


Volunteer Description
We have opportunities to be an ambassador for our chapter.
If you can volunteer to help out at our monthly meetings or special assignments, please contact VP of Membership.


Support Committee


Opportunity Overview
We are responsible for supporting chapter events and activities by making sure the contact information (particularly the email addresses) are current.

What you will be doing as a volunteer
Contact members listed from an Excel spreadsheet (call or try to find them by calling employment number, associates, or use of Social Media). Let them know that the email address is not working and if they would still be interested in receiving emails from ATD NEFL for the chapter events.

Desired Strengths/Interests of volunteer

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Resourcefulness in locating the contact

Time Commitment
2 to 5 hours per month to follow-up on contacts. Disabled email list is initially large due to support committee turnover. After training by Chapter Administrator and resolving the email issues, the amount of time should not exceed 2 hours monthly.

Additional Information
We have openings on this committee for 2 volunteers. Alternating months or use as back-up for conflicting schedules.

What’s in it for you to volunteer?
This position will allow you to:

  • Have contact with other ATD NEFL members which presents networking opportunities
  • Apply communication skills, research skills, and build on your resourcefulness