Join the ACMP Board – 2017 Off-Cycle Election!

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As a result of an unexpected vacancy, the ACMP PNW Regional Network Board will be holding an off-cycle special election to fill the vacated Special Projects/Change Connect Director as well as a NEW Sponsorship Director position.

As a Chapter, we are a locally focused, globally inspired network of change practitioners and learners looking to advance the discipline of change through practice, community & thought leadership. As board members, we work together with ACMP Global to create connections for the purpose of increasing the capability and capacity of individuals and organizations to evolve and advance the response to the ever increasing pace of change.


As a Member of the Board you have the opportunity to work with a dynamic team of experienced Change Practitioners to execute against our chapter’s mission and help shape our future! Board service is a great way to gain new experience and skills if you haven’t had the opportunity to serve on a board before – or if you have prior experience, it is a great way to exercise and strengthen those muscles.

We are looking for Chapter Members who actively participate in Chapter Eventsand/or have served the Board in a volunteer capacity. The time commitment on the Board is approximately 10-12 hours per month for a two-year term. Additionally, the Board meets face-to-face at least once a year, for up to two days in either Portland or Seattle.

Are you, or a fellow ACMP Chapter Member, interested in joining the Board?! If so, below are the two open roles we are looking to fill for the next Board Term ending June, 2019.


The Director of Special Projects is responsible for managing internal Special Projects on behalf of the Board throughout the duration of their term. In addition, the Director of Special Projects is responsible for developing and executing the strategy / detailed event plans for our Change Connect conference.

As it relates to Change Connect specifically, the Special Projects Director includes responsibility for the following:

  • Establish and maintain a chapter event strategy and plan
  • Present and review the event strategy to the board for approval
  • Confirm roles each board member will play in support of the event
  • Planning event from start to finish according to requirements, target audience and objectives
  • Coming up with suggestions to enhance the event’s success
  • Preparing budgets and ensuring adherence
  • Source and negotiate with vendors and suppliers
  • Hiring support staff
  • Lead promotional activities for the event
  • Supervise all staff (event coordinators, caterers etc.)
  • Approve all aspects before the day of the event
  • Ensure event is completed smoothly and step up to resolve any problems that might occur
  • Analyze the event’s success and prepare report outs to the Board

In addition to possessing enthusiasm for this role, we are also looking for:

  • Strong project management skills
  • Event planning/management experience
  • Computer savvy; proficient in MS Office
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation ability
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • A knack for problem-solving
  • Customer-service orientation
  • A team player with leadership skills


The Sponsorship Director is a new role of our Board and is responsible for the creation, implementation, and sustainment of a comprehensive sponsorship strategy for the Chapter.

Specifically, responsibilities include:

  • Develop and maintain a sponsorship strategy for the Chapter and events
  • Establish and direct the annual funding and special event funding program, including mailings content
  • Identify, meet, and solicit sponsors at the Chapter and event level
  • Define board member sponsorship solicitations
  • Establish and maintain sponsorship database and tracking system
  • Establish and maintain sponsor appreciation/recognition program
  • Develop and maintain the sponsorship portion of the annual Board operating budget.

In addition to possessing enthusiasm for this role, we are also looking for:

  • Enthusiasm for the mission of the ACMP PNW Chapter
  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills
  • Knowledge and experience in sales, sponsorship development or related fundraising techniques
  • Skills to work with and motivate board members and other volunteers
  • “Self-starter” and goal driven to initiate sponsor communication and solicitation
  • Someone who is organized and exhibits “follow through” on tasks and goals
  • A positive attitude, someone who shows concern for people and community, demonstrates presence, self-confidence, and good listening skills

Between now and November 22nd, nominate yourself or someone you know by emailing Please attach a resume when submitting your nomination.

As to next steps, here are the key date ranges that you need to be aware of for the election process:

  • Wednesday, Nov 8th – Wednesday, Nov 22nd 2017: Call for Nominations
  • Throughout December: Conduct Interviews & Finalize Candidates
  • Early January: Conduct Member Election
  • Mid January: Confirm Election Results & Welcome New Board Members!

Happy nominating over the next two weeks, we look forward to hearing from you!

-Your ACMP PNW Chapter Board

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