2013 WICT Greater Chicago Board of Director Nominations are Now Open

The Greater Chicago Region Chapter of Women in Telecommunicatoins is seeking organized and energetic individuals interested in running for the chapter's 2013 Board.

Candidates interested in developing their leadership skills and raising the visibility of WICT Greater Chicago and the cable and telecommunicatoins industry should nominate themselves or a colleague through this online nomination tool by close of business on October 8, 2012. 

CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE SOMEONE OR NOMINATE YOURSELF FOR 2013 WICT GREATER CHICAGO BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

 

Our open positions for 2013 include:

  • Jr. Treasurer

 •Maintains the accounting and other financial records of the designated chapter.
•Works in unison with the Chapter President to implement the annual budget and strategic plan. 
•Manages all scholarship opportunities for WICT Greater Chicago Members.
•Ensures the review and complete understanding of WICT National’s internal control document.
•Attends the yearly WICT National Financial webinar in February.
•Works in unison with WICT National to ensure timely submissions and document records, as requested.
•Monitors all chapter bank accounts.
•Deposits all income and writes checks in timely fashion.
•Manages all finance-related accounts (pay pal, etc.).
•Provides written monthly financial report in preparation for regular Chapter Board meetings.
•Keeps board members informed as to the chapter's financial status on a regular basis.
•As a member of the Executive Board, participates in Chapter spending decisions.
•Thorough planning, monitoring and working with the board, assures that adequate resources are available to fund chapter programs.
•Participates in Executive Board meetings and/or conference calls, as necessary.
•Works with incoming president and treasurer to assure smooth transition of financial matters.
•Responsible for filing YE financial report, budget and financial summary with WICT National by stated deadline.
•Responsible for overseeing the reporting and revenue generating areas of the chapter.
•Implements shadowing of duties by designating assistant and/or mentor to ensure internal controls and processes are being met and documented.
•Responsible for the implementation of specific section of the MCBP, as assigned.
•Other duties, as specifically outlined by designated chapter.
•Gives attendance at board meetings a very high priority; should attend at least 80% of board meetings and a minimum of 5 events.

  • Secretary

 •Works in collaboration with the Chapter President to prepare and distribute agenda in a timely manner for all Board meetings (including Executive Board meetings).
•Serves as project manager for the chapter. Sends out reminders for projects and keeps everyone accountable to deadlines.
•Maintains, files on WICT Greater Chicago website and Drop Box and distributes minutes of all Board meetings (including Executive Board meetings). *If the secretary cannot be present at any meeting, he/she ensures proxy is able to keep minutes. Asks for motion to read/approve minutes.
•Works in collaboration with the Chapter President to process all/any ad-hoc communications to Chapter members or to Board members as directed by Chapter President.
•Tracks board member attendance at meetings and events and communicates any concerns to President.
•Give attendance at board meetings a very high priority; should attend at least 80% of board meetings and a minimum of 5 events.

  • Programming Director (3)

 Works with Programming Chair as directed on the following:
•Attends regularly scheduled meetings with Programming Chair.
•Plans and executes programs for all members, non-members or prospective members in accordance with WICT’s mission statement and the Chapter Business Plan.
•In partnership with the Membership Team and volunteers manages attendee lists for events and coordinates name tags and check in.
•Responsible for working with the Immediate Past President to recruit volunteers to assist at events.
•With the assistance of the Immediate Past President, responsible for managing volunteers at events.
•Keeps Communications Chair and Webmaster informed of events and what is needed regarding chapter communication, design needs and marketing expectations.
•Plans and executes programs in a fiscally responsible manner.
•Prepares event summary recap after each event in an appropriate time frame and submit to Webmaster to post.
•Surveys attendees on events to gauge level of success as well as opportunities for future improvements.
•Gives attendance at board meetings a very high priority; should attend at least 80% of board meetings and a minimum of 5 events.

  • Communications Director

 Works with Communications Chair as directed on the following:
•Responsible for coordination, compilation, proofing and distribution of e-newsletters to promote Chapter and organizational awareness, member benefits and opportunities.
•Coordinates with Chapter board to ensure accurate distribution of event and Chapter information.
•Responsible for all email correspondence to Chapter membership with regards to programming, events etc.
•Write and monitor all Zoomerang surveys.
•Works with Programming Chair, Treasurer or other to set up event registration, as appropriate.
•Ensures brand continuity by reviewing all communications.
•Works with other Chapter board members to ensure promotional ads for Chapter events are approved by WICT National prior to formal distribution.
•Attends the yearly WICT National Marketing and Communication webinar in February.
•Gives attendance at board meetings a very high priority; should attend at least 80% of board meetings and a minimum of 5 events.

  • Webmaster/Social Media Director

 Works with Communications Chair as directed on the following:
•Responsible for overall coordination and updating of all website content, information and functionality.
•Maintains and continually improves the chapter website, Facebook page and Twitter feed
•Ensures that content on Website, Twitter and Facebook are branded within the guidelines set by WICT National.
•Scouts new ways of distributing and housing content on website i.e. video, audio, etc.
•Gives attendance at board meetings a very high priority; should attend at least 80% of board meetings and a minimum of 5 events.

  • Sponsorship Chair

 •Manages the Chapter sponsorship efforts which provide the primary source of funding for all Chapter activities.
•Responsible for creating, keeping and updating target/actual sponsor lists/database with contacts and annual sponsorship amounts and submits to  WICT National.
•Adheres to consistent brand messaging and guidelines as outlined by WICT National and the Model Chapter Business Plan.
•Responsible for obtaining sponsorships and coordinating benefits with other members of the Chapter board.
•Responsible for ensuring best in class sponsor relations.
•Develops new and innovative sponsorship opportunities to ensure the financial success of the events and Chapter.
•Cultivates and pursues sponsorship leads.
•Ensures timely collection of pledged sponsorship monies.
•Ensures that sponsorship commitments are met by working with Programming Chair, Communications team and the Treasurers.
•Works closely with the Chapter Treasurer to ensure proper invoicing and payment procedures are met.
•Gives attendance at board meetings a very high priority; should attend at least 80% of board meetings and a minimum of 5 events.

  • Chapter Advisor

 •Facilitator, advocate, counselor, and coach for the local WICT Chapter.
•Member of the Succession Planning Committee with the Immediate Past President
•VP or SVP level at respective company is (preferable) yet not mandatory.
•Primary liaison and “voice” to Senior Executives at participating companies.
•Able to “open doors” and “champion” efforts at Chapter events.
•“Hands” on mentor and advisor to Chapter President and Chapter board.
•Maintains an effective working relationship with Chapter President and Chapter board.
•Maintains an effective working relationship with WICT National and the National Board of Directors.
•Able to assist Chapter President in removing “non-performers” in certain Chapter positions, as needed, or assign “non-performers” to the alumni committee, if available.
•Participates in, at least, five conference calls with WICT National (with option of ad-hoc conference call or webinars TBD) of various substantive topics of interest to the chapters (e.g. setting expectations, membership, programming, succession planning, orientation and transition).
•Attends as many Chapter Board meetings (at least 4 or as applicable to your Chapter) in the calendar year (in person or via phone) and attend as many local Chapter events as you can.
•Be available for conference calls, read minutes and be on chapter mailing lists. Review and comment on materials you receive from chapters.
•Reviews monthly and/or quarterly statistics from National to ascertain chapter progress with the Model Chapter Business Plan and membership goals.
•Reviews and respond to regular correspondence and emails as sent by the Director of Chapter Services at WICT National throughout the year.
•The Chapter Advisor is, at least, a one-year commitment by calendar year yet, in order to provide as much consistency to the Chapter President and Chapter Board as possible, a two-year commitment. Two + year terms are acceptable and encouraged in some cases. 

 

  

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