Board Nominations

    Call for nominations: 2018/2019 Board of Directors

    Serving on the IABC Dallas Board will help you to develop personally and professionally, to become more valuable to your organization or clients, and to gain greater access to professional resources, communications best practices and enhanced networking experiences.   

    Being an IABC Dallas leader gives you the opportunity to make a positive impact on our chapter and its members. Our leaders make decisions that support the health of the chapter and guide the professional development of our members, the future of IABC and the communications profession. 

    Eligibility 

    IABC members in good standing, based in the DFW area, are eligible for nomination. Non-members are also eligible for nomination provided that they become an IABC member. 

    Nomination Committee 

    Applications will be reviewed by the: 

    • 2016/2017 President

    • 2017/2018 President

    • 2018/2019 President

     Nomination Timeframe 

    • The nomination period opens on April 16; all applications must be received by May 25.

    • Nominees will be notified of their selection by June 1.

    • The Nomination Committee's recommendations for the 2018/19 board will be confirmed by the membership in a slate vote in early June.

    • The newly confirmed 2018/2019 board will shadow the current board during the transition.

    • Board roles commence on July 1, 2018 and last for one year (June 30, 2019).


    Selection Criteria for Nominees 

    A number of criteria will be taken into consideration when evaluating nominations, including: 

    • Previous leadership and management skills and experience or an interest in taking on this type of role.

    • Strategic thinkers who are also keen to roll up their sleeves and deliver.

    • A strong service ethic; this is a working board, not an honorary role.

    • Demonstrated competency as a communications practitioner and an interest in the advancement of the profession.

    • Strong team player.

    • Business acumen – running a chapter is a bit like running a small business.

    Board Roles & Responsibilities 

    • These positions require a commitment for a full year (term runs July 2018 – June 2019)

    • Attend board meetings and participate in programming as your schedule allows

    • Board members will uphold the IABC Code of Ethics and the IABC Dallas Bylaws.

     (You are welcome to apply for more than one position) 

    PRESIDENT-ELECT - OPEN 

    Time commitment: Low 

    • 3-Year Commitment to also hold President and Past President Positions

    • Serve as VP of Finance position in order to understand the chapter’s budget and financing needs. This includes:

    • Monthly reporting at Board meetings (income, expenses, balance, reserves, projections…)

    • Submits annual financial report to HQ

    • Sets annual budget in cooperation with president, accountant and board: forecast chapter revenue and expenses; set realistic targets for year

    • Track income and expenses; look for ways to save money, increase revenue

    • Pays invoices and reimburses board members for chapter expenses

    • Maintains reserves (min. 3-4 months’ worth of year’s budget in the bank)

    • Communicates with banking institution that holds chapter’s money

    • Secure liability insurance

    • Succession Planning: manage nomination process for following year's Board & Director roles

    • Liaison with HQ; attend monthly leadership calls and annual IABC Leadership Institute

    • Provides backup support to the President

    • Oversees special projects, as required

    • Assists Past-President in preparing chapter management awards

    VP PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS - OPEN 

    Time commitment: High 

    • Plan and execute 8-10 chapter educational program lunch events

      • Secure speaker(s) for each event

      • Work with speaker on topic development

      • Coordinate with event venue on day-of logistics

    • Assemble committee members (with assistance from VP, Volunteer Recruitment and Recognition) to assist at events and also serve as back-up if VP is unable to attend

    • Plan and execute other professional development events (breakfasts, for example), if determined a benefit to chapter

    • Work with VP Communication to promote events

    • Serve as Emcee at professional development events; identify a backup as needed

    • Determine ticket costs & budgets with VP Finance

    • Work closely with VP Sponsorships to secure sponsors for meetings

    • Innovate on new programs and PD opportunities

    • Report monthly on revenue, post-event wrap-up, upcoming events

    • Work with VP, Sponsorship to identify sponsors (and help recruit where needed) to make sure finance goals are met for each event

    VP SPONSORSHIPS - OPEN 

    Time commitment: Moderate 

    • Identify companies to sponsor IABC initiatives, programs, etc.

    • Companies that can market to IABC members (mutual benefit)

    • Companies where IABC members work

    • Companies that have competitors sponsoring similar associations

    • Create/update sponsorship packages & levels (in-kind; cash; platinum, gold, silver)

    • Assemble committee members (with assistance from VP, Volunteer Recruitment and Recognition) to assist in program execution and lead programs, where applicable

    • Send sponsor information (logos) and marketing plan to Communications team monthly

    • Research potential sponsors; draft & deliver pitch to potential sponsors

    • Target the person(s) at a corporation who holds the purse strings

    • Build relationships with sponsors; set-up long-term agreements

    • Draft contracts

    • Track metrics: attendance, demographic, industries, job titles, revenue

    • Ensure IABC fulfills its promises to sponsor & vice versa

    • Work closely with board members to secure sponsors as needed for events

    VP SPECIAL PROGRAMS - OPEN 

    Time commitment: Moderate 

    • Assemble committee members (with assistance from VP, Volunteer Recruitment and Recognition) to assist in program execution and lead programs, where applicable

    • Responsible for planning and executing fall conference

      • Works with committee members to plan theme, educational tracks and agenda for conference

      • Identify and recruit speakers and panelist

      • Coordinate with speakers and panelists

      • Work with VP Communications and VP Branding & Engagement to promote event

      • Develop run-of-show for the event and execute according to plan

      • Work closely with VP Sponsorships to identify event sponsors

      • Develop budget and track against it; with the goal of generating revenue for the chapter

    • Evaluate the need and benefit for Special Interest Groups. If determine member and chapter value, launch and execute

    • Work with VP, Sponsorship to identify sponsors (and help recruit where needed) to make sure finance goals are met for each event


    Questions?
    Email Melissa Roberts at melissa.ann.may@gmail.com

     

     

     



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