Volunteer

Interested in getting more involved in the Division? We would love to hear from you! Express your interest in one of the positions below; suggest your own project; or ask to join our list of Task Masters – people on whom we call when we have short-term tasks and projects to accomplish.

Several of the positions below are proposed as full voting members of the Executive Committee through a Bylaws Amendment to be voted on by the membership. Review our Proposed Bylaws Revision to learn more!

Please contact Division Secretary Patrice Ruffin to express your interest in any of these opportunities.

Director of Communications

The Director of Communications manages all of the Division's external communications, including the Division's website, membership communications, social media, a bi-annual newsletter, and branding management. The Director of Communications works closely with the Newsletter Editor(s) to support the publication of a bi-annual newsletter; provides guidance to the Social Media Committee to ensure message coordination; and manages the Division's eBlasts and social media teams. At the discretion of the Chair, appoint and oversee Committees to execute communications efforts. The Communications Director ensures that Division communications are consistently branded and relevant to members.

The Director of Communications is a voting officer of the Executive Committee. This new position will be appointed by the Division Chair, and will then be held for open election for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2017.

Director of Membership

The Director of Membership manages services to and queries from our membership and advises the Executive Committee on demographics and trends. The Director provides guidance on programs and best practice to improve management and services to members, and coordinates closely with the Director of Communications to develop and manage efforts to increase membership. The Director welcomes new members to the Division, manages the Division's nominations to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners; manages the Division's membership roster; and develops and executes a survey of membership at a minimum of every two years.

The Director of Membership is a voting officer of the Executive Committee. This new position will be appointed by the Division Chair, and will then be held for open election for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2017.

Director of Chapter Engagement

The Director of Chapter Engagement supports the place-based programming of the Division, developing and facilitating programs and events at the Chapter level. The Director chairs and manages a Chapters Liaison Committee comprised of one representative from every APA Chapter, and coordinates closely with other Division programs to engage Chapters in the activities and mission of the Division. The Director establishes minimum and best practices for the Chapters Liaison Committee, and represents this sub-committee on the Executive Committee.

The Director of Chapter Engagement is a voting officer of the Executive Committee. This new position will be appointed by the Division Chair, and will then be held for open election for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2017. The Director cannot represent their own Chapter on the Chapter Liaisons Committee.

Director of Student Engagement

The Director of Student Engagement promotes student involvement in the Division, acts as a liaison to planning schools, and facilitates student events and programs, coordinating closely with other Division programs. The Director chairs a Student Liaison Committee comprised of one representative from every APA-registered Planning Student Organization, and represents this committee on the Executive Committee.

The Director of Student Engagement is a voting officer of the Executive Committee. This new position will be appointed by the Division Chair, and will then be held for open election for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2017. The Director must be a current student or within 3 years of graduation at the start of their elected term, and cannot represent their own Planning Student Organization on the Student Liaisons Committee.

Director of Programs

The Director of Programs helps the Executive Committee manage and host the Division's events and activities, such as mentorship, webinars, conference sessions, and other programs to be developed.

The Director of Programs is a voting officer of the Executive Committee. This new position will be appointed by the Division Chair, and will then be held for open election for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2017.

Newsletter Editor (2)

The Newsletter Editors manage the publication of our twice-a-year membership newsletter, PW Forward. The Newsletter Editor works with the Director of Communications to determine a workable and timely schedule for publication, and to ensure adequate content and support is being provided in advance of each issue. Newsletters are published digitally and submitted to Division members by email and on our website. Check out the most recent issue of PW Forward!

Social Media Committee

The four-person Social Media Committee works together to provide frequent, relevant posts to our social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+. The Committee reports to the Board on user and posting statistics, topic trends and membership reach; and provides guidance on platform efficacy.