The AWC/PS Board of Directors is a great way to become involved. Contributing to an organization is a great way to network, learn new job skills, and help create opportunities to promote women in computing.
The commitment for a board member is for a minimum of one year, beginning when the volunteer accepts the position. We have positions for many skill sets. Recruitment for the board is happening now. Interested? E-mail info (at) awcps.org for details!
Takes the leading role of AWC/PS to provide opportunities for women in the IT field. The president provides leadership to the organization and facilitates the board and general meetings each month, and also represents AWC in the community. Job skills: planning and organization, meeting facilitation, public speaking, people and project management, communication skills.
Creates relationships with the community, local schools, and local businesses. Responsible for marketing AWC/PS, specifically our meetings and job network, to the community and local businesses. Job skills: planning and organization, community involvement, 3rd party vendor/supplier management, communication skills.
Ensures the financial solvency of the Puget Sound Chapter, maintains the relationships with the necessary financial institutions, and reports on the financial status of the organization monthly. Job skills: planning and organization, 3rd party vendor/supplier management, communication skills.
Establishes and implements the communications plan; edits media announcements and press releases. Alerts media and organizational contacts about events and expands those relationships. Updates media contact lists. Collaborates with Webmaster on updating web and eblast content. Job skills: planning and organization, marketing, communication skills, 3rd party vendor/supplier management.
Serves as the primary contact to new and existing members. Provides membership information to potential members, presents membership updates to the board, and is present at general meetings to facilitate the registration process. Maintains the membership database and supports the board with access to this information. Job skills: database skills.
Represents AWC/PS on the national board and communicates to the membership the activities of national and other chapters. Job skills: 3rd party vendor/supplier management, communication skills.
Establishes and maintains the relationships with the organizations where we have our monthly general meeting. Determines the menu and provides for the special needs for the speakers' presentations and is present at the general meetings. Records, distributes, and maintains the board meeting minutes. Job skills: planning and organization, meeting facilitation, 3rd party vendor/ supplier management.
Establishes the programs schedule for the year, contacts and books speakers for the programs, introduces the speakers at the meeting. Distributes press releases. Job skills: planning and organization, communication skills.
Markets the AWC/PS Scholarhip by sending out scholarship application and information to local universities and follows up to ensure large submission of applications for scholarship. Organizes the fundraising for the AWC/PS scholarship fund. Job skills: planning and organization, community involvement, people/project management.
Maintains and updates the AWC/PS website. Assists other board members in the full use and direction concerning the website. Manages job postings and membership lists. Prepares content for and sends out e-blasts and announcements to members. Job skills: planning and organization, web skills, communication skills, 3rd party vendor/supplier management.