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Leadership & Placement Ideas

HM Option 3Katherine Fowler, Nominating Chair, sent me a list of a few leadership positions that are still available. Junior League Members should reach out to Katherine if they are interested in serving in these roles – and the deadline is today

Holiday Mart Transportation and Security Chair

This position might be for you if you would like to be involved in Holiday Mart and enjoy logistics and working with outside vendors. This step-up chair is a two-year commitment that involves planning handling all aspects of transportation, which includes parking, shuttles and valet during Holiday Mart. The chair will work with representatives from Kansas City City Hall, Traffic Control, owners of public/private parking lots and shuttle vendors. Securing and managing security and event staffing during Holiday Mart, including security guards, ticket takers, off-duty police and EMT support. Much of the work is done ahead of the Holiday Mart, but additional hours during set up before the show, during the show and during teardown is necessary.

New Member Education Advisors

You would make a great new  member education advisor if you love the League, want to help new members navigate the ins and outs of membership, and have at least three active years of membership. Interviews are being held for this position now, so please email Katherine immediately if you are interested! This position is responsible for assisting a small group of New Members (approximately 10) as they complete their New Member requirements and move onto their first active year. The New Member Advisor is responsible for facilitating several small group activities throughout the year, maintaining regular contact with New Members and answering any questions they may have about the League and their requirements. New Member advisors are also occasionally asked to attend New Member volunteer activities and tours to act as a League liaison with the agencies.

Leadership Education Chair

If planning, training, and membership involvement are in your wheelhouse, you might consider submitting your name for Leadership Education Chair. The Leadership Education Chair will work with the President and President-Elect to plan and organize trainings for the Board of Directors. The Chair is responsible for coordinating the selection process for members who attend ODI (Organizational Development Institute) and is responsible for organizing travel logistics for attendees, when the Director opts to attend.

The Leadership Education Chair is also responsible for planning and executing two Rookie Rally training sessions for first Time League leaders held in June and January/February. The Chair also plans Strategic Symposium for all incoming leaders in June in collaboration with the sitting President. Planning involves the location, food, speakers, and blasts to membership.  In addition, the Chair assists in planning the New Member Advisor Retreat, provides quarterly email communication to all leaders, and authors a Leadership Education segment for the inside scoop when requested. The Chair sits on the Training Council as a voting member.

And beyond leadership positions, we’ve also got many exciting placement options for next year too! Nicole Stephenson, Placement Chair, also wanted to make sure these committees were on your list when you check out the Placement Fair later this month. And be sure to check out the linked posts with amazing highlights from the blog to see some of these groups in action!
• Holiday Mart Action Team
• Avenue of Life Committee (post from the week before)
• A-Team (
• Building a Voice Committee
• LEAP for Kids Committee

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This entry was posted on March 1, 2016 by in Community Impact.
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