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Committee affiliation: Education
The Education Committee plans, organizes, and executes the annual Austin T. Brown High School Technical Communication Competition and the Shirley G. Carter Memorial Award Competition. Activities include the production and distribution of forms, receipt and judging of entries, production and distribution of letters of award notification, presentation of awards, and disposition of all other entries. The committee also helps respond to inquiries about technical communication educational resources in the Washington, DC area. Committee members may also participate in community educational programs.
In lieu of, or in addition to, the high school competitions, the Education Committee may coordinate judges of high school science fair abstracts.
The Education Committee manager does the following specific tasks:
- In November or December, develop a budget for planned projects for the year ahead (a sample budget is available).
- Guide members of the committee so that all committee duties are fulfilled.
- Develop and distribute a contact list of committee members and their roles.
- Submit a monthly status report by email to the President and Vice-President (or post to the Admin Council Group's monthly status reports files) regarding all current and upcoming committee activities.
- Send letters of congratulations to award winners, teachers, parents, and the Society office.
- Send list of winners from the High School Communication Award to the website manager and Publicity Committee to publicize the awards
- Determine the award amounts and work with the Admin Council to plan a method of distribution and celebration
Experience and Skills
- Knowledge and experience with the local education systems in Maryland, Virginia, and DC is a plus.
- WordPress.org 6.1.1+ Text Editor enough to post announcements
- Experience working with or willing to learn and use online project management tools such as Basecamp
- Ability to post status updates to social meda, the website, or to the administrative council
- Familiarity with Facebook and Twitter use
- Familiarity with LinkedIn and other social media outlets
- Ability to lead a team and to work on a team
- Previous experience managing a committee is a plus
- Good time management
- Strong communication / interpersonal skills
- An outgoing and friendly personality
- Good organizational skills
- Able to meet deadlines and able to identify and report problems with meeting those deadlines; willing to ask for help when needed
- Your own computer with high-speed Internet access
- Browser (Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome)
- Email address (Google is preferred for working with Google calendar, Basecamp, and other tools)
- Word processing software
Optional items that may be helpful:
- HTML / CSS / PHP text editor
- FAX or scanner
- Acrobat Pro
- Adobe PhotoShop
- Adobe Illustrator
8 hours per month
If you are interested in serving the chapter as a volunteer, please fill in the Chapter Volunteer Signup Form.