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Role: Director, Professional Development and Programs

Main role responsibilities

Program Development

      • Ensures a relevant program/event is held on a regular basis (monthly)
      • Administers program events within budget and audit income/expenses monthly to ensure chapter's sound financial status.
      • Provide relevant and engaging programming for members
      • Evaluates membership feedback and survey results to identify program topic interests
      • Uses ATD Competency Model for professional development program planning and assessment
      • Manages Request for Proposal (RFP) process to attract and secure speakers who address the concerns and interests of the membership
      • Secures locations and coordinates logistics for meetings
      • Collects and reports on participant feedback of programs, and uses feedback to plan future events
      • Reports programs metrics to Board, including: participation, feedback, revenue, and expenses
      • Provides meeting details, including speaker’s biography for chapter website and/or newsletter.
      • Contributes to digital content in alignment with programming

    Succession and Recruitment

      • Recruits and trains incoming Director of Programs and events and makes recommendation to him/her regarding future speakers, topics, etc.
      • Recruits and trains Associate Director and volunteers to support program functions.

    Board Participation

      • Attends board meetings, chapter programs, and regular committee meetings.
      • Represents the chapter professionally and ethically
      • Attends ATD International Conference and ATD Chapter Leadership Conference (ALC) whenever possible

    Skills and Qualifications

      • Required: Power Member of ATD (chapter + national)
      • Skilled in written and verbal communication, personal interaction, and problem-solving
      • Ability to plan, organize, and execute activities as required by the position
      • Ability to complete projects within established timeframes
      • Ability to delegate tasks and monitor follow-through
      • Ability to attract and lead committee members
      • Time available to fully participate in chapter events
      • Willingness to advocate for the chapter
      • Ability to seek others out as volunteers

    Responsibilities as Board Member

      • 2 year role
      • Coordinate and attend Chapter programs
      • Attend at least 8 of 10 board meetings annually -- most board meetings are virtual
      • Recruit and train replacement

    Key Collaborators

    You'll work with the Directors of Membership and Volunteers most closely .

    What Your Year Looks Like

    Your year will be tied to the cadence of chapter events: RFP process generally commences in the fall with program program scheduling and logistics organization throughout. Programs should be determined at least one quarter ahead.

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