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Georgia State Representative

Starts: Jan 10, 2023

Description:

Purpose: The purpose of the State Representative is to create a system in which members of a designated state are provided with resources and networking opportunities, creating a community of support and education among state professionals and camps (both members and non-members).

 

Preferred Knowledge and/or Experience:

  • Experience organizing and implementing educational and networking events and activities for small and large groups.
  • Knowledge of the state (current issues and topics relevant to the areas).
  • Ability to connect and engage local volunteers.
  • Be an active member of ACA

 

Accountable To: Membership Chair

 

General Responsibilities:

  • Serve on the Local Council of Leaders (LCOL). Attend all LCOL and committee meetings and functions (in person, via phone and/or electronically) and be prepared to contribute effectively.
  • Be informed about the organization’s mission, services, policies and programs.
  • Contribute to LCOL annual planning process and implementing of ACA Southeastern Field Office goals.
  • Review agenda and supporting materials prior to LCOL and committee meetings.
  • Serve on committees and offer to take on special assignments as needed.
  • Serve as an ambassador for ACA. Promote camp and the camp profession by sharing ACA resources and membership opportunities with others.
  • Keep up-to-date on developments in the organization’s field.
  • Follow conflict of interest and confidentiality policies.
  • Plan events or state meetings as needed, for purposes of professional development, networking or addressing issues.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Serve as contact for ACA members and camps in your designated state.
  • Serve as the Southeastern Conference Co-Chair when the conference takes place in your designated state.
  • Disseminate information about ACA events and issues to local members/camps.
  • Serve as a liaison and provide 2-way communication between state members/camps and the Field Office – bring information from the members to the office and from the office to the field.
  • Help to organize fall and spring meetings/training/networking events in the state or provide support to already established/organized events.
  • Communicate details and logistics of events with Field Office staff at least 4-6 weeks prior to the date of an event.
  • Provide updates to the Membership Chair as needed (via phone or electronically) between LCOL meetings.
  • Provide assistance to membership and professional development initiatives as needed.
  • Provide nominations for local/state volunteers/camps as applicable for the Awards Process.
  • Submit names of future potential volunteers to the Membership Chair and/or Field Office Staff.
  • Send welcome cards/emails and information to new members as needed per the New Member Process each month.
  • Assist the Field Office with a “Call to Action” as needed re: public policy issues.
  • Share information about ACA with potential new members/camps to ACA.

 
 Essential Functions:

  • Ability to listen, analyze, think clearly and creatively, work well with individual people and groups, balance volunteer tasks with full-time job, manage time and adhere to deadlines

 

  • Willingness to prepare for and attend LCOL and committee meetings, make inquiry for more information, take responsibility, and follow through on a given assignment, create connections in and out of the camp environment, cultivate and recruit potential future LCOL members and other volunteers

 

  • Possess honesty, sensitivity to and tolerance of differing views, a friendly, responsive and patient approach, community-building skills, personal integrity, a dedication to camp and ACA

Qualifications:

ACA Southeastern

Volunteers Needed:

1 (1 open slot)

Experience Required:

No Experience Necessary

Points:

10

Contact:

Vincent Irving


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