YPI Board Application

Want to join our team of forward thinkers and doers in NWLA?

Our Executive Committee is the backbone of our organization. They are the people who bring all of our events to life. They plan all the details for our events and then follow through to make the events a success. If you are looking to build your leadership skills, starting out on this team can help you.
The goal of the committee is to organize events that appeal to a wide range of interests both within, and externally, to our membership and ensure that we are representing YPI, the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce and the Bossier Chamber of Commerce in a positive and professional manner.
​All positions on the YPI Executive Committee are volunteer positions and will serve for at least one calendar year.

The following positions comprise the YPI Executive Committee:

Chairman will lead all meetings; assist all Chair positions with leadership duties; design goals and agendas for the year with assistance from all Chairs; oversee all events and activities implemented for the organization; execute special projects as deemed necessary by Executive Committee; train Chairman Elect for upcoming service year; work closely with Chamber liaison and GSCOC Board of Directors to ensure that YPI program is successful. At the term’s end, will orient the incoming chairman The chairman is a voting committee member. Must serve 2 years on the Executive Committee/Board before being elected to this role.

Chairman Elect will lead all meetings and fill in for the Chairman as needed; assist all Co-Chair positions with leadership duties; design goals and agendas for the upcoming year with assistance from all Co-Chairs; work closely with President to ensure that YPI program is successful. The Chair Elect will take minutes at every meeting. At the term’s end, will orient the new Chair Elect. The Chair Elect is a voting committee member. Must serve 2 years on the Executive Committee/Board before being elected to this role.

40 Under 40 Chair will plan, promote, and execute all activities for the annual 40 Under 40 Awards Gala. This will include, but is not limited to, overseeing the application and selection process, obtaining sponsorships, booking venues, coordinating decorations, graphic designing and all other aspects of the events leading up to the gala. In the planning of this, the Chair will do all of the above in compliance with the approved budget. The 40 Under 40 Chair is a voting committee member. Must serve 2 years on the Executive Committee/Board before being elected to this role.

Communications Chair organizes press releases, newsletters, e-mail blasts, and all other media from the organization. The monthly newsletter will include all of our upcoming events, as well as events going on in and around Northwest Louisiana. The newsletter should showcase young professionals’ achievements in the area. Volunteer activities and job opportunities should also be included. Support of the YPI Philanthropy of the Year non-profit organization should be shared. Graphic design for any YPI event or project is to be designed and/or approved by the Communications Chair. Communications Chair will work with the Communications Co-Chair for social media activity. All information shared on behalf of YPI should be professional, positive and engaging. The Communications Chair is a voting committee member. Must serve 1 year on the Executive Committee before being elected to this role.

Communications Co-Chair is responsible for all social media outlets and posts, to include, but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. All outgoing media should include upcoming all of YPI’s upcoming events, as well as events going on in and around Northwest Louisiana. It should showcase young professionals’ achievements in the area. Volunteer activities and job opportunities should also be included. Support of the YPI Philanthropy of the Year non-profit organization should be shared. All information shared on behalf of YPI should be professional, positive and engaging. The Communications Co-Chair is a non-voting committee member. Must be an active member of the Young Professional Initiative to serve in this role.

Community Outreach Chair connects members with organizations and charities that promote the growth of the city through community involvement and volunteer opportunities. The main objective of the Community Outreach Chair is the implementation of the Philanthropy of the Year Program. Community Outreach Chair will be responsible for the outgoing and incoming of all applications for this program and creating and promoting events to bring awareness to the Philanthropy of the Year by engaging our members in community involvement. The Community Outreach Chair will also work closely with the 40 Under 40 Chair to plan a fundraising opportunity at the 40 Under 40 gala for the following year’s Philanthropy of the Year grant. The Community Outreach Chair is a voting committee member. Must serve 1 year on the Executive Committee before being elected to this role.

Community Outreach Co-Chair will assist the Community Outreach Chair connect members with organizations and charities that promote the growth of the city through community involvement and volunteer opportunities, the implementation of the Philanthropy of the Year process, and creating and promoting events to bring awareness to the Philanthropy of the Year by engaging our members in community involvement. They will also work closely with the 40 Under 40 committee to implement a fundraising opportunity at the 40 Under 40 gala for the following year’s Philanthropy of the Year grant. The Community Outreach Co-Chair is a non-voting committee member. Must be an active member of the Young Professional Initiative to serve in this role.

Secretary Chair will take minutes at each YPI meeting. The Secretary Chair is a voting member of the YPI Executive Committee. One must serve 1 year on the YPI Executive Committee before being selected to serve as the Secretary Chair.

Secretary Co‐chair will take minutes in the absence of the Secretary Chair. The Secretary Co‐chair is a voting member of the YPI Executive Committee. One must be an active member of YPI to be selected to serve in this role. The Co‐chair is slated to assume the Chair position in the following year.

Professional Development Chair is responsible for the planning and implementation of the quarterly Lunch and Learn series. The lunch and learn series will feature a guest speaker or panel on a topic that is engaging to members of the Young Professional Initiative. The Chair is responsible for booking the venue, scheduling a speaker, graphic designing of invitation, agenda, and other items pertaining to the events. The Chair will do all of the above in compliance with the approved budget. The Professional Development Chair is a voting committee member. Must serve 1 year on the Executive Committee before being elected to this role.

Professional Development Co-Chair will assist the Professional Development Chair in the planning and implementation of the quarterly Lunch and Learn series. The lunch and learn series will feature a guest speaker or panel on a topic that is engaging to members of the Young Professional Initiative. The Co-Chair is responsible assisting for booking the venue, scheduling a speaker, graphic designing of invitation, agenda, and other items pertaining to the events. The Co-Chair will do all of the above in compliance with the approved budget. The Professional Development Co-Chair is a non-voting committee member. Must be an active member of the Young Professional Initiative to serve in this role.

Social Chair is responsible for the planning and implementation of the monthly networking after hours social. The Chair is responsible for booking the venue, coordinating happy hour specials with the venue, and other items pertaining to the events. During the event, the Social Chair will be responsible for the sign-in sheets and any logistic issues of the events. The Chair will do all of the above in compliance with the approved budget. The Social Chair is a voting committee member. Must serve 1 year on the Executive Committee/Board before being elected to this role.

Social Co-Chair will assist the Social Chair in the planning and implementation of the monthly networking after hours social. They will assist the Chair in booking the venue, coordinating happy hour specials with the venue, and other items pertaining to the events. During the event, the Social Co-Chair will be responsible for assisting the Social Chair with the sign-in sheets and any logistic issues of the events. The Co-Chair will do all of the above in compliance with the approved budget. The Social Co-Chair is a non-voting committee member. Must be an active member of the Young Professional Initiative to serve in this role.

Member-at-large will assist in membership development and retention, sponsorship attainment and fulfillment, volunteer opportunity fulfillment, and assist the committee with any events and or other scheduled functions as needed. One must be an active member of YPI to be selected to serve as the Member at Large. The Member at Large is a voting member of the YPI Executive Committee.

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