Chapter Director Duties
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A BYU Chapter Director is a mentor, advocate, and steward for the chapters in their region. Chapter Directors focus on building a strong community of chapter chairs and volunteers. Chapter Directors build a robust and active community with a shared identity aligned with the values of BYU and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a shared purpose extending the spirit of the Y, and a common objective (True Blue). Chapter Directors do this by creating and cultivating relationships with chapter chairs and volunteers and helping them align their passions and interests to support the BYU Alumni Chapter program.
Chapter Directors serve a four-year term for an assigned geographical area.
Responsibilities are as follows:
Create a cohort of chapter chair volunteers who support each other as they strive to become True Blue.
- Personally know the BYU Alumni chapter leaders in their region. Seek to understand why the volunteers want to help BYU and how to best align their passions and interests within the BYU chapter structure.
- Connect the BYU chapter chairs together to form a cohesive, supportive community.
- Regularly (at least quarterly) meet with their team of chapter leaders. Be proactive and thoughtful on how they approach meeting—establishing clear goals and creating a place where people feel safe and motivated.
- Help chapters plan and report a full schedule of events and activities that help them achieve True Blue.
- Understand BYU Alumni resources to help support their chapters (ChapterPedia/ Toolbox).
- Celebrate their chapters’ successes.
- When needed, provide training for their chapters, both as a group and individually.
- Chapter Directors will work with BYU staff and their chapters when planning large-scale regional events (e.g., tailgates, performing arts events).
- Encourage chapters to attend the Quarterly Training, Chapter Leadership Conference, and other events/initiatives.
Proactively help their chapters be fully staffed, increase engagement, and find replacement chapter chairs.
- Help guide their chapters to use available resources to increase engagement (e.g., database, local church and community leaders, professional and social networks, surveys, engaged alumni lists).
- Use BYU data and personal connections to help chapters create a strategy for building their committees and finding replacements.
Be an active BYU Alumni Board member.
- Attend all Board meetings.
- Attend monthly Chapter Director call.
- Attend and provide support for the Chapter Leadership Conference.
- Participate in committees as assigned by alumni executive board.
- Donate annually to BYU.
Chapter Directors expand on the objectives above by becoming a consultant/resource/advocate for BYU Alumni priorities (e.g., tailgates, performing arts events, service, communication & public relations, etc.). Current and potential Chapter Directors meet with the BYU Alumni Board VP of Chapter Directors and Alumni staff to propose and develop a plan for a recommended priority.