JCI Indianapolis Board of Directors Position Descriptions
The Local President is charged with being the leader and face of the chapter for the year. It is his or her responsibility to supervise the affairs of the organization and assist the board in carrying out their tasks. The President chairs the Board and membership meetings and is fully involved with the day-to-day affairs of the chapter. The President is also responsible for motivating members and officers and establishing a good working atmosphere for the Board.
Executive Vice President (EVP)
The Executive Vice President has two major responsibilities: to supervise the Area Vice Presidents and to assist the President with administrative and behind-the-scenes tasks. The EVP reports regularly to the President regarding activities of the Area VPs, serving as a link between the President and the other VPs. Additionally, the EVP is responsible for conducting Board meetings in the absence of the President and completing necessary membership paperwork for JCI state, national, and international organizations.
The Secretary gives notice, organizes the agenda, and keeps the minutes of all Board of Directors meetings. The Secretary may also assist the President, EVP and Treasurer with other tasks as needed, and is a member of the Executive Committee.
The Treasurer is responsible for managing the overall budget for the organization and remains in contact with the Area VPs regarding their budgets. The Treasurer establishes financial policies, oversees financial balances, writes checks, and keeps a record of money received and disbursed. The Treasurer is also responsible for ensuring that all appropriate paperwork is filed for the organization’s nonprofit status. The Treasurer is a member of the Executive Committee.
Events Vice President
The Events Vice President is responsible for overseeing and selecting projects that align with the JCI Indianapolis mission of connecting a community of emerging leaders committed to building a better Indianapolis. The Events VP is responsible for recruiting active members to serve on the Events Committee, including the MeetUp Chair, Service Chair, Social Events Chair, and Professional Development Chair. This committee plans activities that develop young professionals as leaders within the community and organization. The Events VP serves as the main link between his/her committee and the Board of Directors and maintains the budget for their area.
Membership Vice President
The Membership Vice President is responsible for overseeing the membership of the local organization. This includes recruitment of new members, prospective member follow up, membership asks, and benefits to the current membership. The Membership VP is responsible for recruiting active members to serve on the Membership Committee. This committee handles such tasks as: orienting new members to the organization and making them feel welcome, managing the member roster, and assisting the EVP with completing membership paperwork for the state, national, and international organizations. The Membership VP serves as the main link between their committee and the Board of Directors and maintains the budget for their area.
Communications Vice President
The Communications Vice President is responsible for managing the organization’s website, press releases, bi-weekly newsletters, promotional materials, social media, and marketing strategy. The Communications VP is responsible for recruiting active members to serve on the Communications Committee, including the Social Media Chair, Website Chair, and Newsletter Chair. The Communications VP is familiar with content management and stays current on upcoming events to publicize to members. The Communications VP serves as the main link between their committee and the Board of Directors and maintains the budget for their area.
Fundraising Vice President
The Fundraising Vice President is responsible for leading fundraising efforts through creating and implementing development and fundraising strategies. The Fundraising VP prospects and cultivates individual donors to secure gifts. The Fundraising VP collaborates with the Civic Engagement VP to build relationships with key community businesses and organizations to secure financial and in-kind support. The Fundraising VP collaborates with the Events VP to build corporate relationships and sponsorships to help fund and drive attendance to JCI’s events. The Fundraising VP serves as the main link between their committee and the Board of Directors and maintains the budget for their area.
Civic Engagement Vice President
The Civic Engagement Vice President is responsible for developing and fostering partnerships with businesses and organizations to further the goals, objectives, and programs of the organization. The Civic Engagement VP is responsible for recruiting active members to serve on the Civic Engagement Committee. The Civic Engagement VP serves as the main link between their committee and the Board of Directors and maintains the budget for their area.
Directors-at-Large (up to 6 positions)
Directors-at-Large represent and are accountable to the general membership of JCI Indianapolis. Directors-at-Large keep the general membership informed about Board activities and are expected to serve on a standing committee. They hold the same voting rights as the Board's officers and are expected to attend Board meetings.