The primary purpose of the Lead Advocate (LA) positions is to ensure that the organization is accurately and sufficiently representing, serving, and advocating for each of the following focus areas:
The LAs are the organization’s point people for their respective focus areas. The LAs should work or have completed formal education in their respective areas. LAs are volunteers for the organization and report to the Marketing and Public Relations Committee Chair.
LAs are not part of the Leadership Team but are responsible for presenting a 5-10-minute update about their focus area, followed by 5-10 minutes of Q&A, to the Leadership Team once per quarter at their (virtual) Leadership Team meeting.
LAs are responsible for notifying the Leadership Team if the organization is not representing their focus area accurately or if the organization is not giving their focus area adequate attention or energy based on the annual goals, or if none apply, proportionally equal attention (1/5th).
LAs are responsible for submitting an original 500-1,500-word article, or an original infographic with at least three significant pieces of data, to the Marketing and Public Relations Committee Chairman for the blog once a quarter. Up to three articles per quarter may be submitted. All articles are due by the 15th of the 2nd month of each quarter (Quarter 1 = Feb 15th, Quarter 2 = May 15th, Quarter 3 = Aug 15th, Quarter 4 = Nov 15th) and must adhere to the organization’s publishing guidelines. Article topics must be focused on their respective focus areas and must be in one of the following styles: how-to / tutorial, educational (latest trends, recent breakthroughs, history, etc.), lists (resources, professions, educational institutions, tips, etc.), Q&A, interview, highlight (event, member, organization leader, role model, etc.), opinion / controversial stance, review / compare-contrast, or an infographic. The Leadership Team reserves the right to not publish content submitted.
LAs are expected to stay up-to-date on major trends and breakthroughs and act as the primary resource for questions about their respective focus areas.
Expected time commitment is 3-5 hours per month. Additional advocacy work is encouraged but optional.
If you are interested in a LA position, please contact the MPRC Chair.