Publicity Committee Manager

Job Description

Committee affiliation: Publicity


The Publicity Committee Manager increases public awareness of our profession, our community, the Society, and recruits new members. The preferred candidate has a marketing or public relations background.

The Publicity Committee produces and distributes monthly posters, press releases and announcements to advertise general meetings; cultivates new PR media channels; fields new member inquiries; establishes liaisons with other communities and branches of other communication organizations; provides promotional material for special events; and provides information for the website.

  • In November or December, develop a budget for planned projects for the year ahead.
  • Guide members of the committee so that all committee duties are fulfilled.
  • Develop and distribute a contact list of committee members and their roles.
  • Publicize chapter members’ professional accomplishments to the blog and social media committees.
  • Work with the Membership committee to create and promote membership drives.
  • Work with the Events and the Competition committees to develop promotional material.
  • Work with the Education and the Employment Outreach committee members to distribute materials and promote presence at local academic institutions. May also
    • Receive list of student award winners to publicize
    • Send notices about the winners to the media
  • Publicize the annual officer elections with the help of the Nominating committee.
  • Work with the Education, Events, and Competition committees to develop ideas to raise funds for the chapter's operating expenses and to get sponsorships for the monthly meetings, competitions, and special evetns.
  • Submit a monthly status report by e-mail 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.

Experience and Skills

  • Ability to lead a team and to work on a team
  • 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
  • Previous experience managing a committee is a plus



Time Commitment

20-40 hours per year.


If you are interested in serving the chapter as a volunteer, please fill in the Volunteer Signup form.

Last modified: February 17, 2016
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