Times of day
A few hours per week
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE:
The Chapter President keeps the chapter focused on establishing and maintaining its goals. The President is responsible for overseeing chapter officers and committees and encourages teamwork among chapter leaders. The President is also responsible for maintaining the operations of the chapter and ensuring that all necessary tasks are completed.
- Presides over the Chapter Executive Committee and all chapter meetings; monitors progress of chapter goals and objectives; enforces chapter bylaws; sets board meeting agendas.
- Acts as an official voice for the chapter in all public matters, and represents the AMIGOS organization in the chapter’s geographic area.
- Communicates any questions or concerns to the National Office staff.
- Actively recruits new people interested in assisting or serving on the chapter board.
- Answers questions raised by parents and participants about the nature of AMIGOS programs.
- Assists in the development of chapter budget, succession, fundraising, and recruitment plan.
- Year around responsibilities that change depending on the time of year
- Fall: Oversee recruiting and communicate with potential participants and parents as needed.
- Winter: Oversee fundraising and training and respond to parent concerns as needed.
- Spring: Respond to parent questions which peak during the spring prior to the Volunteers’ departure.
- Summer: Organize planning session for the following year and communicate with parents as needed regarding current participants in the field.
Knowledge of AMIGOS; leadership skills; ability to communicate and delegate effectively; knowledge of chapter bylaws; must have served at least one term in another chapter leader position; ability to work well with others and remain organized; and public speaking abilities.
Gain experience in working with youth leadership development; play a key role in shaping chapter’s future; opportunity to network on different levels with various AMIGOS stakeholders; improve meeting management skills; and act as a role model to new participants.
- Training Provided