ELECTIVE POSITIONS

Note: The co-manager is a two-year position. The others are one-year positions. The year runs from January 1 to December 31. These elections are for 2010. We will elect one co-manager every year for two years so that there will always be an experienced co-manager at the helm.

Co-Manager

As a Society-level SIG manager, you are responsible to SIG members, the Society office, and the STC board of directors. As a SIG manager, you are responsible for fostering the following activities:
  • responding to members' needs, offering them opportunities to volunteer, network, and gain leadership experience
  • planning a successful program of activities that promote professional development
  • keeping members informed of SIG activities
  • publishing a newsletter
  • maintaining a Web site that contains SIG information
  • providing an online forum and discussion group
  • communicating with chapter-level SIGs and serving as a resource for them
  • communicating with STC officials and committees
  • submitting status reports to the Society
  • reviewing your SIG's mission statement annually and setting goals for the year
  • facilitating or providing for discussions for the following activities at the annual STC conference: the SIG networking and the progression session, luncheon, and the annual SIG business meeting
  • submitting a budget proposal and conducting, SIG activities within the approved budget

Term: Two years
Time Commitment: Varies based on the time of year and the number of additional volunteers signed up to help you achieve all these goals.

    • Jeffrey Japp, former SIG treasurer, has received a nomination for the co-manager position.

Treasurer

As treasurer, you are responsible for the following activities:
  • managing the SIG budget
  • coordinating with the Society office regarding financial matters
  • tracking expenditures
  • completing additional treasurer duties as assigned by the SIG co-managers

Term: One year
Time Commitment: a few hours per month

Secretary

As secretary, you are responsible for the following activities:
  • taking minutes at the quarterly membership meetings and at the monthly volunteer meetings
  • posting these minutes to the Web
  • completing additional secretarial duties if necessary as assigned by the SIG co-managers

Term: One year
Time Commitment: a few hours per month

Membership Manager

As membership manager, you are responsible for the following activities:
  • downloading the monthly membership report from stc.org
  • sending by e-mail a welcome letter to new or reinstated members
  • updating the announcement e-mail list subscription list, which sends e-mail to every member of the SIG
  • administering the e-mail discussion list, which sends e-mail discussions to every member who subscribes. The membership manager works with members and with the software to ensure that a subscribed member receives the e-mails properly.
  • completing additional membership duties as necessary as assigned by the SIG co-managers

Term: One year
Time Commitment: a few hours per month



Best regards,
Vanessa Wilburn, PMP

Co-Manager, STC Technical Editing SIG
http://www.stc-techedit.org(external link)