What is Executive Board Really All About?

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What is Executive Board Really All About?

Serving as an Executive Board member for PRSSA is a great way to gain leadership skills, become more connected with your Chapter and other Chapters throughout the state and challenge yourself as a young PR professional. If you are considering running for 2014-2015 Executive Board but still aren’t sure what position is the right fit for you, our current Executive Board shares what the duties of each position are and what skills are required for you to be a success in that role

President

The President is responsible for managing the executive board, overseeing the Chapter, and communicating with National PRSSA. The President should have regularly scheduled meetings with the executive board. The President must have a passion and initiative to help the Chapter and Chapter members continue to grow.

Duties may include the following:

  • Overseeing the entire executive board
  • Host all executive board meetings
  • Serve as the liaison between GV PRSSA and National PRSSA
  • Host bi-weekly general assembly meetings
  • Update and maintain Chapter mentor program
  • Maintain Alumni Relations


Skills necessary for this position:

  • Communication/ Organization- communicate with National PRSSA, campus organizations, the Chapter, and advisors effectively
  • Commitment- assist any executive board members with their positions or duties, attend as many Chapter and National events as possible.


If you are interested in running for this position and would like more information feel free to email me at hartgesa@mail.gvsu.edu or connect with me on Twitter @AudraHartges


Vice President of Public Relations: 

The Vice President of Public Relations is responsible for establishing and maintaining positive relationships and overall positive image among the campus and community. The Vice President of Public Relations must have a passion and initiative to help the Chapter and Chapter members continue to grow.

Duties may include the following:

  • Create and execute a plan for Campus Life Night and member recruitment
  • Update the GV PRSSA website on a regular basis
  • Create all press materials for the Chapter including news releases submitted to Grand Valley media and PRSSA National surrounding important events, fundraisers, community service, etc. 
  • Manage the blogging committee: Ask members to write guest blogs, write blog posts about Agency Tours, Fundraisers, other events, etc.
  • Maintain an online presence through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram 
  • Update the PRSSA bulletin board in Lake Superior Hall

Skills necessary for this position:

  • Understanding of various social media platforms and knowledge of how to create engagement among members
  • Strong writing skills – ability to effectively write and edit blogs, new releases, flyers 
  • Website management – basic knowledge of how to post and edit content 

If you are interested in running for this position and would like more information feel free to email Jessica at hinesje@mail.gvsu.edu or connect with her on Twitter @JessicaHines3


Vice President of Professional Development

The Vice President of Professional Development is responsible for maintaining a relationship with WMPRSA and other PR or related professionals in the area. It is the Vice President of Professional Development’s job to connect GV PRSSA members with educational and networking opportunities. The Vice President of Professional Development must have a passion and initiative to help the Chapter and Chapter members continue to grow.

Duties may include the following:

  • Serve as the liaison between GVSU PRSSA and WMPRSA
  • Attend the WMPRSA monthly board meetings, these are usually Wednesdays at 8:30 AM and in Grand Rapids. It is important that you do not schedule classes during this time. 
  • Attain 2 PRSSA volunteers to work registration tables at WMPRSA luncheons, this is usually pretty simple. WMPRSA offers these volunteer opportunities in exchange for a killer networking experience. 
  • Plan agency tours: Begin planning agency tours this summer and remain in constant contact with professionals in Grand Rapids, Lansing, Detroit, and Chicago. It is important to start with your own network and ask for suggestions from professors and your peers. 

Skills necessary for this position: 

  • Networking – ability to connect and build relations with professionals in the industry
  • Planning – ability to plan itineraries for all agency tours and organize rides, hotels, transportation, etc. 

If you are interested in applying for this position or have further questions, contact Kelsey Manas at manask@mail.gvsu.edu or on Twitter at @KA_Manas 


Vice President of Member Services

The Vice President of Member Services is the keeper of all the paperwork. The Vice President of Member Services is responsible for keeping the members informed on all events as well as keeping track of Chapter funds. The Vice President of Member Services must have a passion and initiative to help the Chapter and Chapter members continue to grow.

Duties may include the following:

  • Secretarial duties: Weekly emails, meeting minutes, meeting newsletters, attendance
  • Keeper of member information: Points system, Member of the Month, birthdays
  • Keeper of all the GV PRSSA paperwork: Member contact information/email addresses, mail, National Dues paperwork, etc.
  • Frequently check the mailbox in Lake Superior Hall 
  • Purchasing all meeting supplies: Food, speaker gifts, Member of the Month/Birthday gifts
  • Financial responsibilities: Members dues, annual budget, bank account management 

Skills necessary for this position:

  • Financial Skills: Ability to collect and organize large quantities of money, understanding of how to budget and delegate money
  • Writing skills for newsletter and emails
  • Organization: This role requires a ton since VP of Member Services is the keeper of all PRSSA paperwork and money!

If you are interested in running for this position and would like more information email Jessica Yakima at yakimaj@mail.gvsu.edu or connect with her on Twitter @JessicaYakima


Vice President of Programming

The Vice President of Programming is responsible for planning and executing general assembly meetings and Chapter socials. The Vice President of Programming must have a passion and initiative to help the Chapter and Chapter members continue to grow.

Duties may include the following:

  • Plan chapter socials
  • Plan bi-weekly general assembly meetings
  • Work with Vice President of Public Relations to promote the Chapter throughout the semester
  • Work with Vice President of Chapter Development to correlate fundraiser and social events 


Skills necessary for this position:

  • An outgoing and approachable personality
  • Able to keep members engaged
  • Willing to reach out to professionals in the industry
  • Adapt to change easily and calmly
  • Represent GV PRSSA in a professional manner

If you are interested in this position or have any further questions, contact Alica Arnold at arnolda@mail.gvsu.edu or on Twitter at @Alica_Arnold


Vice President of Chapter Development

The Vice President of Chapter Development is responsible for membership recruitment, leading fundraising efforts, and providing philanthropy opportunities. The Vice President of Chapter Development must have a passion and initiative to help the Chapter and Chapter members continue to grow.

Duties may include the following:

  • Fundraising: Plan & implement fundraisers, recruit sponsorship funding
  • Member recruitment: E-mail professors at the beginning of each semester, plan classroom visits, create fliers & pluggers to hand out on campus, create a plan for chalking & writing on whiteboards
  • Develop potential charity work opportunities

Skills necessary for this position:

  • Leadership: Ability to oversee and manage the fundraising committee
  • Project Management: Oversee all aspects of fundraising and member recruitment campaigns

If you are interested in applying for this position or have any questions contact Leah Mitchell at mitcleah@mail.gvsu.edu or on Twitter at @LeahCMitchell


CEO of GrandPR

The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for managing all the firm’s operations and serves on the Chapter’s executive board to maintain communication between the firm and the Chapter. The CEO should have regularly scheduled meetings with staff and weekly meetings with officers. The CEO must have a passion and initiative to help the Chapter and Chapter members continue to grow.

Duties may include the following: 

  • Selects staff with the help of the VP of Operations 
  • Maintains on-going contact with the firm, faculty and professional advisers 
  • Review/approves writing pieces and proposals from Account Executives 
  • Conducts leadership and general assembly meetings 
  • Oversee and approve client recruitment. 
  • Meet with clients to discuss objectives and sign contracts
  • Establish communication between the firm and the rest of the PRSSA Chapter 
  • Maintain contact with clients and account executives to ensure satisfactory progress 
  • Makes sure the firm meets national standards 


Skills necessary for this position:

  • Leadership: Must be able to make sound decisions that will benefit the staff as a whole. Must be available to provide appropriate advice and insight to other staff members
  • Time management: Requires additional time to be spent meeting and working with clients 


If you are interested in running for this position and would like more information feel free to email me at myingst@gmail.com or connect with me on Twitter @morganyingst

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