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Chapter Leadership

The Association for Women in Communications Washington, DC Chapter is seeking dedicated communication professionals ready to refine and shape the future of AWC-DC.

Apply today by completing this quick three-question form!

For more than 100 years, AWC has championed the advancement of women across all communications disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership, and positioning its members for the ever-evolving arena of communications and emerging media.

Why Serve?
When you join the Board of Directors of the Washington, DC Chapter you engage in meaningful work with a dynamic group of women helping women advance in their communication careers. As a leader, you will enhance your expertise, build your skills and resume, and expand your network to include savvy, creative women with a range of experience and connections.

What’s expected of board members?
1) Participation in monthly board calls/meetings (at least six per year)
2) Attendance at a majority of monthly programs
3) Planning at least one professional development program
4) Ongoing participation in decision-making related to program planning and the budget, primarily via email

Chapter President
Oversees chapter activities; provides leadership for board members; manages chapter documentation such as year-end reporting, keeping chapter by-laws updated, etc.

President Elect
Learns the job of President, assists VP Board Members with responsibilities and with coordinating the chapter’s signature events (Annual Tea, Matrix and FOIA event)

VP of Membership
Manages member and potential member outreach. Works with VP of Communications to welcome new members and actively contact prospective members. Suggests and executes recruitment and retention programs. (Suggested committee size: 2-3 people)

VP of Communications
Works with VP Membership and VP Programs to design, develop and distribute member and program materials/notices. Maintains email lists. Manages chapter’s social media initiatives. (Suggested committee size: 3-5 people)

VP of Programs
In consultation with VP Board Members, develops monthly meetings, recruits speakers, researches and reserves venues, and coordinates catering and event information with VP Communications for release of program information Distribute event evaluation sheets and tally responses. (Suggested committee size: 3-5 people)

Secretary
Take notes at board meetings; distribute to board members for approval. Review current by-laws and recommend any needed changes. Process honorary memberships and other forms and generally assist President with all documentation and reports.

Treasurer
Manages chapter budget; processes registration fees for events; writes reimbursement checks for program fees; processes monthly P&L and budget reports; monitors chapter’s fiscal health.

Web Master
Updates awcdc.net website via WordPress platform for each event, chapter update; makes changes to board and committee pages and other updates when needed. Works in close conjunction with the VP Communications.

Matrix Committee Chair
Oversees and drives the annual Matrix Award event, an opportunity to spotlight the outstanding contributions of women to our community. (Suggested committee size: 3-5 people)

If you have any questions, please email: awcdcevents@gmail.com.