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Article VIII - Positions and Duties

Section 8.1- Elected Positions

 a.  President
 
  1. Administer the business of the Alliance
  2. Plan and preside at all meetings of the Alliance
  3. Chair the Executive Board
  4. Facilitate the appointment of Chairs for all standing and ad hoc committees with the advice of the incoming Executive Board
 b.  President Elect
  1. Assist the President in the planning of Executive Board meetings
  2. Serve as Chair in the President's absence at Executive Board meetings
  3. Perform such duties as may be assigned by the President or the Board
 c.  Secretary
 
  1. Record and distribute minutes of all meetings of the Executive Board
  2. Perform secretarial functions as requested by the Executive Board
 d.  Treasurer
  1. Account for all funds, disburse and collect money
  2. Submit a financial report at each meeting
  3. Verify financial transactions of all Alliance events and meetings
  4. Complete and submit government required forms and reports
  5. Maintain an account at a financial institution as directed by the Executive Board
 e.  Vice President - Employers
  1. Serve as a liaison to the Employer Advisory Panel
  2. Provide insight and direction on matters relating to employer issues or concerns
  3. Coordinate special projects as determined by the Executive Board
 f.  Vice President - Higher Education
  1. Provide perspectives reflective of the needs and interests of the collegiate membership
  2. Provide insight and direction on matters relating to Higher Education issues or concerns
  3. Coordinate special projects as determined by the Executive Board
g. Immediate Past President
  1. Serve as special consultant to the President and Executive Board
  2. Serve as Chair of the Nominations/Elections Committee
  3. Administer the election process in the year serving as Immediate Past President
  4. Coordinate special projects as determined by the Executive Board

Section 8.2 - Volunteer or Appointed Positions All volunteer or appointed positions:

  1. Will serve for a minimum of one year
  2. Attend Board meetings and the Annual Conference
  3. Participate in Alliance sponsored activities
  4. Prepare a report for the Alliance newsletter and an annual report for membership


a. Membership Chair
  1. Work with board members in the development and execution of the annual membership drive
  2. Maintain and provide a membership roster
  3. List organizations by region
  4. Provide member information when necessary to conduct the business of the Alliance
b. Marketing Chair
  1. Maintain a high level of awareness regarding the activities of the Alliance and its member organizations
  2. Identifying opportunities for the promotion of the Alliance and its mission
  3. Create and maintain promotional materials that will increase awareness of the Alliance
  4. Maintain and update the Alliance website
c. Conference Chair
  1. Establish a conference planning committee, area and site selection, budget, solicit topics and speakers, and develop a schedule of events
  2. With the help of the committee, plan, coordinate, and implement all facets of the annual conference each year
d. Awards Chair
  1. Coordinate the Alliance's award programs through the preparation of materials for each award including criteria and guidelines
  2. Solicit nominations, distribute collected materials for review, and arrange for distribution and presentation of awards
  3. Present award recipients with award/recognition at annual meeting/conference
Section 8.3 - Regional Representatives
a. The Alliance is comprised of four regions throughout the state of Michigan.
Region One - Northern Michigan and Upper Peninsula
Region Two - Mid Michigan
Region Three - Southeast Michigan
Region Four - West Michigan
b. Coordinate regional events and activities
c. Actively recruit members
d. Report Alliance business and initiatives back to other regional organization members
e. Support the mission and goals of the Alliance by sharing this information with non members
Section 8.4 - Special Interest Liaisons
a. Experiential Learning Representative
  1. Serve as an advocate and promote a greater awareness, understanding, and practice of cooperative education and internships as well as other experiential learning opportunities in the State of Michigan
  2. Develop relationships to build strong experiential programs, educate employers, educators, students, parents and government officials of the academic, career development, and economic benefits of internships and co-op
  3. Assist the membership chair with outreach to Experiential Learning professionals
b. Career Services Representative
  1. Serve as an advocate for Career Services' priorities and needs within the Alliance
  2. Avocate new and innovative approaches to delivering career services to clients; promote career events and job fairs
  3. Assist the membership chair with outreach to Career Services professionals
c. 4-Year Public College/University Representative
  1. Serve as an advocate for the 4-Year College/University priorities and needs within the Alliance
  2. Represent 4-year College/University needs within the Alliance
  3. Advocate new and innovative approaches to connecting with and serving 4-year Colleges/Universities
  4. Assist the membership chair with outreach to the 4-Year College/University professionals
d. 2-Year Public College Representative
  1. Serve as an advocate for the 2-Year College priorities and needs within the Alliance
  2. Represent 2-year College needs within the Alliance
  3. Advocate new and innovative approaches to connecting with and serving 2-year Colleges
  4. Assist the membership chair with outreach to the 2-Year College professionals
e. Private College/University Representative
  1. Serve as an advocate for the Private Colleges priorities and needs within the Alliance
  2. Represent the Private Colleges needs within the Alliance
  3. Advocate new and innovative approaches to connecting with and serving the Private Colleges
  4. Assist the membership chair with outreach to the Private College professionals
f. Auxiliary Group
  1. Serve as an advocate for their organization/institution priorities and needs within the Alliance
  2. Advocate new and innovative approaches to connecting with and serving other organizations/institutions
  3. Assist the membership chair in outreach to organization/institution professionals
Section 8.5 - Employer Panel

  1. Serve as a resource for the Executive Board to receive employer related feedback
  2. Identify specific employer issues or concerns relating to the development of a close working partnership with the Career Placement, Internship, and Cooperative Education Community
  3. Advocate Career Placement, Internships and Cooperative Education in the State of Michigan
  4. Provide input for annual meeting content and other Alliance events
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