YNPN Orlando 2017 Board Application
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday, May 26, 2017

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network - Orlando Leadership Team! YNPN Orlando empowers young nonprofit professionals with the skills and resources to become dynamic community leaders. You can play an important role in helping us to achieve this mission, while also developing valuable professional skills. Our 2017 program year runs from April 1st 2017 – December 31st 2017.

Why Lead?

YNPN Orlando Leadership Team members are part of a national network of engaged, diverse, and talented emerging leaders. The Orlando chapter is growing at an exponential rate and quickly becoming one of the “go-to” organizations in the nonprofit sector. Our Leadership Team enjoys exclusive networking opportunities with emerging and established Central Florida leaders, as well as the chance to provide a valuable and necessary service to your peers. Being a part of a professional organization is always a strong addition to a resume, and can help you establish hard and soft skills you’ll need in your career, especially those you might not be learning in your current job. A position with YNPN can be invaluable in helping you transition into a nonprofit career if you’re a corporate professional looking to break into the sector, or a student about to graduate. In short, if you’re looking for a way to get involved and get ahead – this is it.


Being part of the YNPN Orlando Leadership Team comes with much respect as well as much responsibility, so we do have certain basic expectations of our Board and Committee members. We expect all of our team members to be strong representatives of YNPN Orlando within our respective organizations and the Central Florida community.

Our Leadership Team is structured of seven Board members, who each focus on a specific area of organization success, as well as work collaboratively with one another to achieve our goals.

All Board Members:

• Commit to serving with YNPN Orlando to the best of your ability until December 31, 2017.
• Dedicate up to 10 hours per month to YNPN Orlando-related activities, including attending meetings, planning and attending events, and fulfilling all duties of the position.
• Board member positions must attend a minimum of four YNPN events throughout their term and are highly encouraged to attend as many events as possible.
• Must be on all monthly Board calls and attend quarterly Board meetings – time/date to be decided collaboratively and will accommodate everyone’s schedules. 2 pre-approved absences are allowed per term.
• Work collaboratively with other Board members, and serve on ad hoc committees within the team as assigned by the Board Chair.


Should you have any questions about the application process, position responsibilities or the YNPN Leadership Team, please do not hesitate to contact us. All questions should be referred to Tracey Olaez at Tolaez@hispanicchamber.net or (863) 510-6421.

Please note:

YNPN Orlando is a local chapter of a national movement that serves emerging leaders in the nonprofit sector (please see www.ynpn.org for more information). The Orlando Chapter is not an independent 501 (c) 3 organization - we are convened and assisted by the Rollins College Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership. As such, our board of directors operates under a set of Guiding Principles, not legal bylaws. Board members are not required to make a financial donation to YNPN Orlando.

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List all of your other (currently known) professional commitments from the present date through December 2017:
Please include your work/school status (full-time or part-time), any other volunteer commitments, et cetera. Please also let us know if you have any significant vacation/trips (longer than a week) planned during this time. If none, enter N/A.
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If a current YNPN Leadership Team member recommended you apply, please let us know who.
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Available Positions
You will notice that some positions have "desired" qualifications that an ideal candidate would posses, but they are not strict requirements. All candidates will be considered, regardless of prior experience. The YNPN Leadership Team is a safe space to learn something new and diversify your skill set. All that's required is a willingness to give your time, work collaboratively and learn together.

If you have any questions or want to know more, please don't hesitate to contact Tracey Olaez at Tolaez@hispanicchamber.net or (863) 510-6421.

• Membership Chair.

The Membership Chair is responsible for the growth, development, and retention of our membership base. The Membership Chair develops and executes membership recruitment and engagement strategies. Membership Chair’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to: managing our membership database, recruiting new members, welcoming new members through a personalized email, and ensuring member engagement and attendance at events. In addition Membership Chair will maintain LinkedIn by working with Board chair to approve members and professional growth of LinkedIn membership. Membership Chair will encourage members of YNPN exsiting members to be YNPN Orlando Ambassadors. As well as work with Mentorship to develop partnerships with schools in the Orlando area to improve student engagement and outreach. Goal of Membership Chair is to grow capacity of YNPN Orlando through partnerships and grassroots efforts.

• Mentorship Chair.

The Mentorship Chair is responsible for developing and managing professional mentorship opportunities within YNPN and our partner organizations. The Mentorship Chair will continue building YNPN’s relationship with UCF’s Nonprofit Management Student Association (NMSA) to maintain our current Mentorship Program. The Mentorship Chair will seek opportunities to expand the Mentorship Program through developing relationships with student groups in Central Florida. The Mentorship Chair is also responsible for creating and facilitating Mentorship Events to allow mentees to engage with Board members for mentorship. The Mentorship Chair is also responsible to communicate all accurate details of events to both the Communications Chair and the Media Chair in a timely manner that will be agreed upon by the Board. Goal of Mentorship Chair is to create and develop relationships with nonprofit organizations and student groups to bring awareness to YNPN Orlando.

• Professional Development Chair.

Professional Development Chair is responsible for facilitating a quarterly Professional Development event to increase members’ engagement with community leaders, provide education relevant to the nonprofit sector, and inform members of area resources. Professional Development Events will ideally be held at a local organization or similar facility and will incorporate avenues for growth – this may be through local leaders speaking on a panel, an expert in a specific subject area giving a presentation, or another innovative concept. The Professional Development Chair is also responsible to communicate all accurate details of events to both the Communications Chair and the Media Chair in a timely manner that will be agreed upon by the Board. Goal of Professional Development Chair is to create strategic partnerships in the Orlando nonprofit sector to engage with YNPN Orlando and bring together Nonprofit leaders in the community.

• Networking Chair.

The Social Chair is responsible for creating and hosting events for our members that provide casual and fun atmosphere to network and develop personal relationships. The Social Chair is also responsible to communicate all accurate details of events to both the Communications Chair and the Social Media Chair in a timely manner that will be agreed upon by the Board. The Networking Chair will also work with Professional Chair and Communications Chair to maintain and update calendar of events with planned events or events in progress. Goal of Networking Chair is to create enticing events for members to create and establish professional connections.

• Communications Chair.

The Communications Chair is responsible for creating and implementing a communications plan for our chapter. This includes managing a team of coordinators and maintaining our newsletter and blog communication systems. In addition will update website and maintain website. Ensuring members are properly receiving newsletter and event updates. Communications Chair will also take meeting minutes and distribute meeting updates. Will in addition work with Board Chair to create Agenda for monthly meetings. Goal of Communications Chair is to develop outreach to members to have blog and newsletter content related to our membership for an active engaged membership.

• Technology Chair.

The Technology Chair is responsible for managing social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, and Eventbrite). In addition Chair will work with Communications Chair and Membership Chair to ensure member recognition through Member Spotlights are being promoted on social media sites. Will also maintain develop social media strategies to grow YNPN Orlando's online presence and outreach. Technology Chair will work with Professional Development and Networking Chair to receive event information for sharing with members and social media as well as promoting venue sponsors. Goal of Technology Chair is to maintain online presence with news relevant to the public sector while representing our members in a positive manner.

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Why do you want to be part of the 2017 YNPN Leadership Team?
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What do you feel would be an added benefit that YNPN can provide to our membership, in order to make the Central Florida nonprofit sector more effective? How would you go about creating and instituting this benefit?
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How has your past leadership and volunteer experience prepared you for the position(s) you’re applying for? If this is your first volunteer leadership position, please tell us why you feel you would be a great member of our leadership team. (Past experience is not necessary for any of our leadership roles)
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To complete your application, please select "Submit" below, and then email a copy of your current resume to Tolaez@hispanicchamber.net. BOTH this application and your resume will be required for a complete application.
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