Branch Program Vice President Position Description
The branch program vice president (or officer) works with branch leaders and members to develop and implement programs and other projects that promote the AAUW mission of AAUW — advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
Responsibilities of each member of the branch board
- Align branch activities with state and national AAUW priorities
- Take an active and collaborative role in leading the branch to plan and implement AAUW activities
- Actively recruit new members and engage existing members in activities
Specific responsibilities of the Branch Program Vice President
Responsibilities to your Branch
- Recruit a branch program team to help plan and implement mission-based programs including AAUW programs or other projects
- With your team, evaluate previous branch program efforts and determine branch and community program needs
- To maximize program effectiveness, develop a program action plan with specific and measurable goals; adapt programs as needed to fit branch and community needs, strengths, and resources
- Ensure that AAUW mission-based program priorities are included in your branch annual plan
- Become familiar with resources on the AAUW and state websites
- Ensure that the branch budget reflects branch program priorities
- Work with other branch officers and committees to integrate programs with other branch priorities, including public policy, membership retention, and recruitment
- Delegate volunteers within your branch to spearhead the various components of your branch programs and projects
- Collaborate with other groups and coalitions that will promote AAUW’s mission
Responsibilities to your State
- Maintain regular contact with your state program vice president or officer to receive and share information about AAUW programs
- Disseminate AAUW program information received from your state program vice president or officer and the national office to your branch board, members, and community
Leadership Skills Helpful to the Position
A good candidate will be skilled in strategic planning and goal setting, program planning and development, resource development, communications, team building, coalition building, mentoring, public speaking, consensus building, intercultural sensitivity and understanding, media relations, and fundraising.
Approximate time required for this position is four to six hours per month. Attendance at state conventions and the AAUW National Convention is encouraged.