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Executive Board Position Descriptions

The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors (the Executive Board) is elected by the chapter members and serves a fifteen-month term. The President-Elect serves one-year as president-elect, one-year as President, and 15 months as Past-President.

The ATDChi Constitution establishes and outlines the responsibilities of these positions.

Executive Board Position

Responsibilities 
(not all inclusive; represents major responsibilities)

Commitment
(Approximate Time Per Month)

 President

  • Serve as chief executive officer of the Chapter
  • Preside at all business meetings of the Chapter and of the Board of Directors. 
  • Appoint all Standing Committee Directors and all temporary committees
  • Appoint Directors of Standing Committees 
  • Serve as an ex-officio member of all committees.
27 months/ 
30 - 50 hours per month

President-Elect

  • Performs all the duties of the President in the absence of the President. 
  • Other duties as assigned by the President.
  • Assumes the President’s responsibilities if the President is unable to serve. 
  • The President-elect automatically becomes the chapter’s President in the following year.

Note:  To apply for President-elect, you must have served on the board, currently or previously.

39 months/
20 – 40 hours per month

Vice-President of Membership

  • Develops strategies to increase and retain membership. 
  • Periodically assesses chapter members’ needs and satisfaction levels, recommending appropriate changes.
  • Invites chapter members to participate fully in the chapter.
  • Annually, or more frequently, surveys membership about their needs and chapter services.
  • Provides leadership and support for director-level positions associated with membership functions and as assigned by the President.

15 months/
15 – 20 hours per month

Vice-President of Programming

  • Working with the President, President-Elect and other chapter VPs, determines the chapter’s programming focus.
  • Identifies topics and speakers for chapter programming events.
  • Aligns topics with ATD’s Competency Model to ensure cohesiveness.
  • Plans, coordinates and oversees all chapter programming events.
  • Negotiates contracts with external speakers and meeting venues. 
  • Provides leadership and support for director-level positions associated with programming and as assigned by the President.

15 months /
15 – 20 hours per month

Vice-President of
Marketing & Communications

  • Serves as the official correspondent of the chapter. 
  • Records and disseminates accurate notes and attendance at all board of director’s meetings.
  • With the VP Marketing, oversees the chapter website content.
  • With the VP Finance, oversees legal business of the chapter.
  • Provides leadership support for director-level positions associated with the communications functions of the chapter and as assigned by the President.
  • Provides leadership support for director-level positions associated with the communications and marketing functions of the chapter and as assigned by the President.
  • Develops overall marketing plan for chapter and for its various programs and activities.

15 month /
15 – 20 hours per month

Vice-President Finance

  • Working with the chapter’s bookkeeper, maintains the chapters’ books, including the receipt, disbursement and maintenance of all chapter monies. 
  • Analyses and reports the chapter’s financial condition at board meetings.
  • With the chapter's virtual assistant and president oversees legal business of the chapter.
  • Provides leadership and support for director-level positions associated with the finance function and as assigned by the President.

15 months /
15 – 20 hours per month

The following is a partial list of expectations for all board members:

  • Be an ATDChi Power Member, i.e., member of both ATDChi & ATD (Note: ATDChi board members get a discounted ATD membership fee.)
  • Attend Board Meetings (in person or virtually) and notify the President if not able to attend
  • Provide information to the entire board on activities in their area of responsibility
  • Document their activities, processes and resources for future board use
  • Attend ATDChi events to the greatest extent possible (board members get a reduced event registration fee)
  • Contribute to board activities as an active team member
  • Review chapter financial reports monthly and verify expenses and income are properly included for your area responsibility and are correct and in accordance with the approved annual chapter budget
  • Submit expense reports and income received within 30 days
  • Identify people who can take your position in the future
  • Assist the Director of Volunteers to recruit and manage volunteers
  • Monitor the ATDChi.org website and any pages related to their area of responsibility
  • Read ATDChi publications:  Training Today, Chatter, and chapter emails

If you would like to serve your chapter as a member of the Executive Board in the future, start by Volunteering

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