MPRC Volunteer Opportunities

Have you been wondering how to be a part of all the things happening with MPRC? MPRC's committee structure is vital to the success of the organization. Countless hard-working members devote time and energy to each committee.

Why volunteer?

  • Enhanced reputation on the job - participation in the leadership of a professional organization tells your supervisor, co-workers and clients that you take your profession and your responsibilities seriously.
  • Accelerated leadership expertise - strengthen skills and abilities, including new leadership techniques. Develop hidden skills you might not get a chance to cultivate on the job.
  • Expand your network - meet and share with practitioners who work in different industries and sectors.
  • Shape MPRC - influence future programming and other offerings.

Below are the areas we are currently seeking volunteers for. If you'd like to get involved or have questions, please contact MPRC Administrative Director Dan Marois at info@meprcouncil.org or (207) 402-4048.

 

MPRC VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Governing Board Officer Positions

  • Vice President
    The Vice President will generally assist the President and perform other duties assigned by the Governing Board. This position is for a one-three year term. This individual will be expected to attend monthly Governing Board meetings, either in person or by phone.
     
  • Treasurer
    Working closely with MPRC's Administrative Director, the Treasurer oversees the management and reporting of MPRC's finances. Duties include: bank account maintenance, financial transaction oversight, budgets and monthly reports for Governing Board meetings. This position is for a one-three year term and includes training by current Treasurer and Administrative Director. This individual will be expected to attend monthly Governing Board meetings, either in person or by phone.

Governing Board Committee Chair Positions

  • Annual Conference
    This individual will oversee the annual conference committee which will be responsible for developing the agenda and securing speakers for MPRC's Annual Conference held in October. This person will also oversee vendor contracts and logistics. Other responsibilities include working closely with MPRC's communication committee to provide members with conference updates and registration information. This individual will be expected to attend monthly Governing Board meetings, either in person or by phone.
  • Membership Co-Chairs
    These individuals will work closely with the Administrative Director to process new and renewing membership applications and to maintain accurate member records as well as manage the annual membership renewal drive and membership recruitment. Responsibilities include sending welcome letters to new members, processing membership inquiries, maintain membership documentation and membership recruitment through MPRC's social media accounts as well as assisting in coordinating networking events. These individuals will be expected to attend monthly Governing Board meetings, either in person or by phone.
  • Nominating Committee
    MPRC is seeking three individuals to form the 2017 Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee is responsible for nominating candidates for all offices and ensures that each candidate has been contacted and agrees to serve if elected. While the time commitment for this role is minimal, it is a very important part of the oversight of the organization. Involvement in other areas of the board is encouraged for the individuals assuming these positions.
  • Awards Chair
    This individual will oversee the submissions, judging and award ceremony event for MPRC's annual Golden Arrow Awards. This person will work closely with the communications committee to ensure that members receive necessary information pertaining to the awards process and events. This individual will be expected to attend monthly Governing Board meetings, either in person or by phone.

Committee Work Volunteer Opportunities

  • Professional Development Committee
    At the direction of the Professional Development co-chairs, this committee will assist with the planning and promotion of a minimum of six professional development programs and networking events in locations throughout the state. Responsibilities include coordinating meeting space, scheduling speakers and panelists and planning for future programming topics. Responsibilities include making all advance arrangements with speakers, obtain biographical information for introductions, and promoting and publicizing events. This committee will also assist the Annual Conference Chair in producing the yearly conference in October.
  • Annual Conference Committee
    At the direction of the Annual Conference Chair, this committee will be responsible for developing the agenda and securing speakers for MPRC's Annual Conference held in October. Other responsibilities include working closely with MPRC's communication committee to provide members with conference updates and registration information.
  • Communications Committee

    Social Media:
    At the direction of the Communications Chair and with the support of the Committee, this group of individuals will be responsible for developing strategy behind the organization's LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter pages. In addition, the individual(s) will be responsible for executing this strategy, which includes scheduling out posts across the channels, as well as live-posting at select events.

    Blog/Newsletter: At the direction of the Communications Chair and with the support of the Committee and with the support of the Committee, this individual or group of individuals will be responsible for coordinating and/or drafting blog posts for the organization's website and newsletters. The individual(s) will be tasked with creating an editorial calendar for a regular blog schedule. They will be tasked with drafting blog posts, along with coordinating any guest blog posts from members of the board and/or other experts. This will also include compiling and sending out the general firm newsletters on a regular basis.

    Creative: At the direction of the Communications Chair and with the support of the Committee and with the support of the Committee, this individual or group of individuals will be tasked with creating graphics for use in e-newsletters and social media. For example, the individual(s) will create headers for the professional development sessions and annual conference. This also includes compiling the e-blast promotions for these events, using copy created by the Professional Development Committee, Annual Conference Committee and Communications Committee Chairs.