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Board Member

Our boardSouthwest Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children (SWOAEYC) is a State affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) serving 16 counties in southwest Ohio: Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Fayette, Franklin, Green, Hamilton, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, and Warren Counties.SWOAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.Our core values are defined in the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and are deeply rooted in the early childhood profession. In addition, we seek to be a high–performing, inclusive organization that is enriched by and continually grows from our commitment to diversity, as embodied by our core beliefs.
PositionMembership Secretary Charge:  Maintains Southwest Ohio AEYC MembershipsResponsibilities:1.       Chair the Membership Committee with no less than three members.2.       Be active on NAEYC’s Association Management System (AMS) to keep advised about membership numbers, categories, trends and demographics.3.       Advise the Board of Directors about AMS demographics at Board meetings.4.       Develops strategies for member recruitment and retention and provides updates to the Board regularly and included as directed in SWOAEYC’s annual report to NAEYC.5.       Develop and implement outreach services to recruit and retain members.6.       Develop and implement services to welcome new and returning members.7.       Reach out to students in collaboration with the College Symposium members to encourage their membership and involvement in Southwest Ohio AEYC.8.       Lead the Board in addressing the unique needs and talents of Young Professionals, i.e. members under 30 years of age.9.       Plan membership activities in collaboration with the Membership Committee.10.   Post membership activities to the Board calendar on an ongoing basis.11.   Provide outreach to the membership representative on each Chapter term to share and advice regarding membership numbers, statistics, activities and outreach.12.   Serve on the Executive Committee.Responsibilities of the Membership Committee:1.       Represent Southwest Ohio AEYC (SWOAEYC) at events designed to recruit and retain members.2.       Plan and implement at least 4 membership activities per year.3.       Maintain liaison relationships with student groups.4.       Contribute to the annual plan to recruit and retain new members.5.       Communicate with Chapter Leaders to share membership’s activities and plans.
Desired skills
Diversity/Inclusion, Entrepreneurship, Marketing
Where4C for Children offices; MidPointe Library West Chester; other regional locations
Commitment1 to 3 hours/month
DonationWe strive for 100% board giving, but have no strict guidelines around financial contributions.
Requirements1. Maintain active membership in NAEYC and SWOAEYC. 2. Attend all Board meetings. 3. Serve as a liaison between Southwest Ohio AEYC and the community to promote membership and lead as a member advancing the vision, mission and values of the Association 4. Volunteer for at least one Board sponsored activity per year. 5. Follow the Association’s By-laws and Policies and Procedures when conducting Board-related business. 6. Document the work of the office or committee. 7. Upon leaving office, pass on to the incoming new officer or committee chair the work of the office or chair. 8. Annually review the performance of the Board (including its composition, organization and responsibilities) and take steps to improve the Board’s performance. 9. Approve major policies and actions of the Association. 10. Participate in strategic planning. 11. Adhere to the NAEYC Statement of Commitment as a High-Performing, Inclusive organization 12. Share fiduciary responsibility to ensure Southwest Ohio AEYC has a viable financial structure that will support current needs and sustain long term viability. To this end, annually review and approve the Associations’ budget, financial goals and funding plans
On-boardingNewly elected board members are on-boarded through a one-to-one process to learn about board by-laws, governing structure and financial policies, as well as, the organization’s strategic plan, and demographic of membership.
Our missionThe Southwest Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.
Children, Education