State Program Vice President Position Description

The state program vice president works with state officers and branches to advocate for women and girls through the development and implementation of programs and other projects that promote education and equity.

Responsibilities of Each Member of the State Board

  • Align the strategic direction of AAUW affiliates in your state with each other and AAUW national
  • Identify and connect branches with resources, opportunities, and training that will empower branches to meet their goals most effectively
  • Create and maintain structures that facilitate interbranch and branch-to-state communication and collaboration

Specific Responsibilities of the State Program Vice President

Responsibilities to Your State

  • Assemble and convene a state program committee to plan and implement AAUW programs or other state programs and projects
  • Evaluate previous program efforts and assess state program needs
  • With your committee, develop a program or project action plan with specific and measurable goals and objectives; adapt programs as needed to fit your state’s strengths and resources
  • Ensure that AAUW priorities are included in your state’s strategic plan
  • Appoint committee members to spearhead the various components of your state’s programs and to serve as liaisons to branches
  • Work with other state officers and committees to integrate program goals with other state priorities, including membership, diversity, public policy and voter education, the AAUW Fund, the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund, fellowships and grants, leadership, and visibility
  • Participate in coalitions that will help promote AAUWʼs program agenda
  • Take the lead in planning your state convention or assign a committee member to do so
  • Develop and oversee the program and state convention budgets in your state

Responsibilities to Branches in Your State

  • Regularly communicate with branch program vice presidents
  • Share successful programs among branches

Responsibilities to AAUW

  • Disseminate program information received from AAUW to your state board, branches, and community
  • Keep the national office informed about branch and state program activities
  • Encourage members to complete the every-member survey to help set AAUW’s program priorities

Leadership Skills Helpful to the Position

A good candidate will have experience in strategic planning and goal setting, program planning and development, communications, team building, coalition building, mentoring, public speaking, consensus building, intercultural sensitivity and understanding, media relations, and fundraising.

Time Commitment

Approximate time required for this position is 10 hours per month. Attendance at state board meetings and state conventions is required. Attendance at the AAUW National Convention is strongly encouraged.

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