Job Descriptions for Chapter Directors

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The four Denver Senior Coalition Chapters are networking organizations with members ranging from senior housing, home health industry, health and medical services, referral agencies, professional services such as legal and financial and other community based service organizations. Members include both individuals and companies and for-profit, non-profit and government agencies. Each Chapter has its own Board of Directors with Officers ranging from President, Vice-President, Membership Director, Location Director and Speaker-Presentation Director. The duties of these positions are explained below.

President Job Description

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OVERVIEW: The Denver Senior Coalition Chapter Presidents oversee their Chapters and their Chapter’s Directors ensuring that the Chapter performs to the expectations of the paid members. In general, the Presidents attend and run most of the Chapter meetings, however if they are not available then their Vice President can run a Chapter meeting. Presidents need to be prepared to take criticism, and compliments from members. It is suggested that the President hold some Chapter Director organizational meetings to promote communication between their Chapter’s Directors and their paid members.

Presidents are also expected to attend the quarterly Denver Senior Coalition Executive Board Meetings. This is a meeting of all Presidents and Vice Presidents of all Chapters along with coalition members who wish to volunteer their time. It is currently held on the first Tuesday of the month of the first month of the quarter (January, April, July, October). See the About web page for more details on this meeting:

Vice President Job Description

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OVERVIEW: The Denver Senior Coalition Chapter Vice Presidents assist and support the President at monthly chapter meetings, as well as running a meeting in their absence. Each Chapter VP is also in charge of a “Committee”: Membership Committee; Speaker-Presentation Committee, Locations Committee, or JCAF Committee. As the VP over that committee, you are requested to meet with your Chapter Directors at the beginning of the year and offer oversight and coordination for making the committee run efficiently during the year. For example, for the Speaker-Presentation Committee you would bring your Chapter Speaker-Presentation Directors together to discuss how to find the best presentations for that year’s joint meetings. As a VP over a “Committee”, you also offer training to new Directors and assistance if they are not handling their duties. VP’s are also backups for the Chapter Directors in case of a family emergency. Vice Presidents can also move up to the Chapter President position if there is an opening.

Membership Director Job Description

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OVERVIEW: The Denver Senior Coalition Membership Director attends the Chapter meetings for their chapter and runs the check-in table for the event welcoming paid members and guests. You are given a copy of the master membership list which you print out and bring to the meeting along with blank name tags for guests. You also send follow up emails to guests to encourage them to join and are available to answer questions about membership. Your contact information is posted on the website.

Location Director Job Description

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OVERVIEW: The Denver Senior Coalition Chapter Location Director books the meeting locations for their Chapter for the year. This involves personally visiting a location to make sure the space is appropriate for a meeting and maintaining a list the meeting locations for that Chapter for the year. Their meeting location list is sent to coalition officers once a month. In particular the Speaker Director of your Chapter needs to know locations in advance so they can book speakers. The Location Director also needs to send reminders to locations they have booked in advance to verify the location is still available. Often the Location Director will have meeting locations booked in advance for the entire year. Your contact information is posted on the website.

Speaker-Presentation Director Job Description

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OVERVIEW: The Denver Senior Coalition Speaker-Presentation Director arranges for engaging speakers and presentations for their chapter’s meetings. Topics and speakers should be educational and/or general high interest to our members. Topics can range from government to non-profit to authors to other topics of interest to our members. It is important that the speaker be a vetted and strong speaker.

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