Job Descriptions

Board of Directors
Overall Responsibilities:
Assure the delivery of quality programming and services to members to support Human Resources professional development, facilitate networking among members, and promote SHRM of Greater St. Louis as a community resource for expertise in human resources.

  • Attend Chapter and Board of Director meetings and participate actively.
  • Assure the continuity of the chapter through prudent financial oversight and stewardship.
  • Evaluate proposed activities against the mission of the chapter and the brand promise.
  • Communicate committee recommendations to the Board of Directors and vice versa.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the chairs of committees.
  • Identify and cultivate future SHRM St. Louisleaders.
  • Promote membership in SHRM St. Louis.
  • Refrain from committing the Board of Directors or SHRM St. Louis to co-sponsorships, financial obligations, or other agreements without its knowledge or permission, and counsel committee chairs and members likewise.
  • Professionally represent the organization to members, their employers, the business community at large, and the general public.
  • Propose annually and track a budget of financial and support resources for the committees represented.

President
Provide leadership to the Chapter and to the Board of Directors of the organization.

 

  • Facilitate monthly Chapter and Board of Director and Executive Committee meetings.
  • Serve as liaison with SHRM and State Council.
  • Oversee administrative functions of Chapter in conjunction with VP Administration.
  • Serve as contact with individuals or organizations outside SHRM St. Louis as well with members on issues and inquiries. As appropriate, designate contacts with other Board members.
  • Review checks and invoices, initial for payment, and sign checks.
  • Perform other duties normally within the scope of the organization President.
  • Review position descriptions annually and submit revisions as needed.
  • Develop and maintain strategic direction for organization, including review of Chapter by-laws, and, and strategic plans as needed.
  • Act as media spokesperson in the absence of the VP Communication, or designate another officer to respond.

President-Elect
Provide leadership to the Chapter and to the Board of Directors of the organization.

  • Oversee the Foundation Committee and serve as its liaison with the Board of Directors. Conduct at least one fundraiser for Chapter Foundation contribution.
  • Facilitate monthly Chapter or Executive Committee meetings in the absence of the President.
  • Develop succession plan for organization including identification of next President-Elect and any other Board of Directors positions available for the following program year, conferring with President and others regarding those choices and following nominating procedures as outlined in the Bylaws. Approve open Committee Chair placements.
  • Review checks and invoices, initial for payment, and sign checks.
  • Assist in all other functions of the President, including acting as auxiliary media spokesperson.  

Vice President-Membership
Manage all aspects of membership function and plan various social events.

  • Develop and oversee the Membership Committee for the purpose of attracting and retaining members and encouraging member involvement in the chapter. Act as liaison between the committee and the Board of Directors. Committee responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Attainment of 3% net annual growth in membership.
    • Holding a minimum of two new member orientation events annually.
    • Recruitment of SHRM-at-large members to the chapter.
    • Design and administration of member referral and incentive programs.
    • Attain at least 1-3% growth in chapter members who are also SHRM members
    • Develop and maintain 50% level of SHRM members in relation to chapter members
  • Provide to Board of Directors a roster of individuals who have applied for membership along with clarifications about their interest in the HR field.
  • Collaborate as needed with Chapter Administrator on management of response to prospective member inquiries, roster development, mailings, and related activities.
  • Follow up on any membership issues that arise.
  • Perform other duties normally within the scope of the Vice President-Membership.

Vice President-Programs
Direct and administer all aspects of monthly program meetings, and seminars not organized by another committee.

  • Lead the Program Committee in researching, selecting program topics, and arranging presenters for monthly meetings and seminars.
  • Act as liaison between the Program Committee and the Board of Directors with regards to budget, proposed programs, and speaker guidelines.
  • Establish and act as liaison for other special functions or committees such as Special Programs and Program Pre-Certification for HRCI credits.
  • Periodically review program evaluation forms and provide regular feedback to the Board of Directors from the results of evaluations.
  • Develop additional surveys as needed to identify member program preferences.
  • Perform other duties normally within the scope of Vice President-Programs.

Vice President- Development
Direct functions related to individual professional development.

  • Develop and oversee committees focused on professional HR certification, university relations, scholarship, and mentoring; acting as their liaison to the Board of Directors.
  • Collaborate with the Communications Committee with regards to internal and external marketing of these services to members. Propose new services or initiatives to enhance member professional development.
  • Collaborate with Programs Committee to sponsor programs that relate to mentoring, university relations and professional certification.
  • Perform other duties normally within the scope of the Vice President-Development.

Vice President-Administration
Direct all administrative functions, including those relating to finances of the organization.

  • Oversee the paid administrative functions of the organization, verifying billings and making recommendations to the Board of Directors.
  • Develop and oversee the Business Partner relations function; serve as liaison between the committee and the Board of Directors.  
  • Oversee the position listing service on the chapter web site and make recommendations to the board regarding its administration.  
  • Coordinate the financial reports with the Chapter Administrator; present reports to the Board of Directors.
  • Review any audits or financial reports prepared internally or externally for the organization.
  • Review checks and invoices, initial for payment, and sign checks.
  • Participate in an annual review of the incumbent Chapter Administrator; participate in contract renewals or the bid process if the Board of Directors decides to request bids on any or all contracted services.
  • Perform other duties normally within the scope of the Vice President-Administration.

Vice President-Communications
Direct the internal and external communication functions of the organization, including legislative affairs.

  • Develop and oversee a communications committee and act as its liaison to the Board of Directors, with primary responsibility in conjunction with the Chapter Administrator for
    • the content, functionality, and format of the newsletter and chapter web site
    • promotion of the use of social media, to include LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter to the membership
    • external public relations for the chapter, including press releases
    • marketing communications for membership, in cooperation with the membership committee.
  • Serve as primary public spokesperson to the media or designate other officers or active members to respond to requests for interviews within the scope of their experience.
  • Promote public recognition of SHRM St. Louis as an authoritative source on HR subjects.
  • Perform other duties normally within the scope of the Vice President-Communications.

Vice President- Workforce Readiness and Diversity
Direct the chapter functions and initiatives related to workforce readiness and diversity.

  • Develop and oversee committees for workforce readiness and diversity, and act as their liaison to the chapter Board of Directors in regards to
    • recommendations on chapter programs, activities, or special events on the topics of  workforce readiness and diversity.
    • organization and implementation of programs in conjunction with other community or professional organizations, as approved by the Board of Directors.
    • create resources for chapter members to use in their organizations to promote workforce readiness and diversity.
  • Perform other duties normally within the scope of the Vice President-Workforce Readiness and Diversity.
  • Collaborate with Programs Committee to sponsor programs that relate to workforce readiness and diversity.

Immediate Past President

  • Serve as auxiliary media spokesperson in the absence of the VP Communication, President, President Elect or as requested.
  • Assist with development of strategic plans, policies, and Bylaws review as requested by the President or Board of Directors.
  • With assistance from the President-Elect, oversee compliance with the SHAPE program and lead efforts to attain chosen goals.
  • Facilitate and prepare annual SHAPE submission.
  • Oversee the Past President’s Council