WT-ATD Board Position, VP Communications

April, 2016

Guidance Document

Position Summary

The Vice President of Communication is an elected officer of the Chapter who is responsible to identify, implement and maintain website content and features and other technologies that will support WT-ATD Board goals and improve member services. The Vice President of Communication works hand-in-hand with our Board’s VP of Marketing. As with all WT-ATD Board members, the Vice President of Communication is a strong advocate for our Chapter and our many activities.

Time Commitment

The service term for this position is 1 year. Generally, the Vice President of Communication can expect to spend perhaps a couple of hours per week updating or procuring content, writing content and/or updating our website; this time estimate can vary significantly with some weeks having no activity and others having a more noticeable voluntary commitment.

Estimated Monthly Time Requirements

  • Attending board meetings: 2 hours;
  • Attending monthly chapter meetings: 3 hours;
  • Communicating with members and/or others: 1–2 hours;
  • Updating website: 3–8 hours 



  • Support WT-ATD Board and Chapter functions by providing web pages, publishing interface, surveys, discussions, webinars, online-forms, e-commerce and other features as appropriate;
  • Maintain Home page;
  • Provide help in accessing and navigating website;
  • Act as a point of contact and liaison with website host;
  • Provide input for annual budget for Communications function;
  • Research, develop and facilitate the sourcing of new ideas and concepts for using technological innovation to deliver enhanced services to members;
  • Attend all monthly WT-ATD Board meetings and considering attending the annual leadership conference;
  • Maintain LinkedIn page and blog;
  • Write articles for newsletter and LinkedIn blog;
  • Re-post all “upcoming events” to all personal social media platforms attempting to drive (a) attendance at these events and (b) WT-ATD and National ATD membership.

Board Participation.

  • Partners with other committees (marketing, programs) to highlight the value of becoming a local West Texas and National “Power” member;
  • Attempts to attend and participates in all monthly WT-ATD Board meetings and Chapter programs;
  • Participates in other Chapter events, committee meetings, and conferences as available;
  • Represents Chapter professionally and ethically in all business functions/organizational activities.
  • Member of WT-ATD and Chapter and will try to also be a National, “Power,” Member.
  • Solid (or quickly develops) information technology understanding and social media expertise and understanding;
  • Skilled in communication (written and verbal), personal interaction and problem-solving;
  • Ability to plan, organize and execute activities as required;
  • Ability to complete projects within established timeframes;
  • Ability to delegate tasks and monitor follow-through;
  • Time available to fully participate in Chapter programs and WT-ATD Board meetings;
  • Has a willingness to advocate for our Chapter;
  • Advocate for other volunteers.

The preceding “highlights” are not intended to minimize or expand a volunteer’s role on our dynamic and exciting WT-ATD Board. Volunteers are asked to give what we can to encouraging the enhancement and advancement of our Chapter. The preceding is a rather simple list of some of the things our Chapter asks the Vice President of Communication to consider being a part of.

Generally, we do request all WT-ATD Board members to (a) consider joint membership, Professional or “Power” membership, with the National organization; (b) attend all WT-ATD Board Meetings and functions (July retreat); and (c) attend all monthly events. The all is italicized because all of us have other responsibilities and realize all may be a stretch at times. Thank you for agreeing to consider a position on our WT-ATD Board and thank you, in advance, for your service, at all levels, to WT-ATD.

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