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New Board Nominations

’20-’21 Board Nomination

To apply for the 2020-2021 Austin Alliance for Women in Media board, please fill out the form below.
Then, email it to [email protected] no later than February 28, 2020. 

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Austin Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) is a 501C3 non-profit, professional organization of women and men who work in the media and allied fields. With nearly 10,000 community members, the Austin Alliance for Women in Media is proud to represent men and women engaged in all aspects of creating high-quality media and related services.

Board of Directors Position Descriptions 

President

  • preside at all meetings of the affiliate, Executive Committee and Board of Directors, except as indicated in Article IV, Section 4, Part (B), 4.
  • recommend to the Board such measures as deemed necessary for the best interests of the affiliate, and shall see that all decisions of the Board are faithfully execut
  • have the authority to execute such agreements on behalf of the affiliate as are authorized by a vote of the membership and/or the Executive Committee and/or Board of Director
  • shall appoint special committees as needed with the approval of the Executive Committ
  • shall be an ex-officio member of all standing committees and special committees, except Nominating Committ

Vice President

  • perform such duties as the President or the Executive Committee may request or designate and shall preside at meetings in the absence of the Presiden
  • be an ex-officio member of all standing committees and special committees, except Nominating Committ
  • conduct one meeting of the Board of Directors and conduct one luncheon meetings during her/his term. Dates for such meetings to be determined by the Presiden
  • mentor under the President in order to succeed the President if they so choose when the President’s term has expir 
  • shall be a resource to help facilitate the Development Committees as needed, managing timelines. This position will assist the event chairs helping ensure responsibilities for the event are fulfilled in a timely manner.

Secretary/National Affairs

  • record and distribute to the Board in a timely manner the minutes of all meetings of the Board of Director
  • be responsible for correspondence designated by the Executive Committee and or Board of Directors upon requests
  • Liaison with national board for Alliance for Women in Media and relay any national information to the local
  • be custodian of the affiliate bylaws and as such, should have a clear understanding of both local and national bylaws and shall be responsible for regular review and amending procedures.
  • be responsible for setting up the location of monthly board meetings and sending out notice to all board members.

Treasurer

  • receive all funds and make all disbursements as authorized by the Executive Committee
  • present a financial report at each monthly meeting of the Board of Directors and at the annual meeting of the affiliate or as requested by Executive Committee.
  • be responsible for maintaining all income and expenses for Battle, Spirts and Gala Committees.
  • be responsible for the distribution for any student scholarship funds.

Programming Chair (2)

  • shall work in cooperation with the Board of Directors in arranging programs assigned to the committee as their specific responsibility.
  • Provide advanced notification of upcoming programs as well as recapping programs for the Affiliate’s members.

Membership Chair (1)

  • shall be responsible for finding qualified professionals for membership in AWM and the
  • shall notify the Treasurer and keep an accurate membership roster.
  • shall also be responsible for encouraging the prompt renewal of eligible members of the affiliate.

Communications Chair (3)

  • Includes Newsletter, Press releases, Website, Social Media/Historian
  • shall be responsible for the Newsletter and responsible for all press releases for the affiliate.
  • publicize all affiliate activities within the affiliate to the Media community as well as increasing and improving awareness and appreciation of AWM and each of its events in the marke
  • responsible for maintaining and updating the affiliate’s website with current news and information.
  • shall work in cooperation with the Board of Directors for all social media posts via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. marketing all events and news of the affiliate.
  • responsible for photographing all Austin AWM events.

Scholarship Chair (2)

  • shall solicit applications for affiliate scholarships that are granted each year.
  • shall also research member education opportunities. Funding is provided from various predetermined events.

Hospitality Chair (2)

  • shall approve menus, collect fees for meals, and welcome attendee
  • shall also be responsible for the Committee to notify and secure attendance of members for meetings/gatherings and for communication with the responsible parties at the meeting plac
  • shall maintain the guest list for each event, have credit card processing authority and will provide a financial recap to the Treasurer after each event.

Event Chairs (Various)

  • Committee Chairs include 3 AWM events: Battle, Spirits, & Gala. Each event is to facilitate industry awareness of AWM. The events will be for the following: to raise money for philanthropy, scholarship, or to recognize industry leader
  • Each committee will facilitate events as needed, managing timelines, communication, budgets, sub-committees, etc.
  • Each committee will work with all board positions in developing new ideas for making the affiliate stronger.
  • Each committee Chair must have served a minimum of 1 year term on the respective committee or board for prior knowledge.

*Bold represents Executive Committee, minimum 1 year served on AWM Board previously

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