Government Affairs Committee Volunteers
Reports to Chair of the Government Affairs Committee under the management of the Vice President for the Programming Division
Chair of the Government Affairs Committee under the management of the Vice President for the Programming Division
Government Affairs Committee:
WCNY’s Government Affairs Committee fosters events and projects in the public interest by engaging members of the public policy, public administration, business, and political communities and those affected by them.
Responsibilities: lead the planning and execution of “Innovation in Public Policy” panel events (~2 or 3 per year); seek input from fellow volunteers to select a panel theme* and leverage their network to nominate/contact potential panelists and moderators and gather bios; based on existing templates, draft event description for club approval & marketing materials and draft panelist/moderator guide; reconfirm panelist/moderator participation and host an introductory call; coordinate with WCNY’s administrator to: select potential dates, arrange a venue, room setup, and A/V requirements, market the event, monitor number of registered attendees, and create name badges; if permitted by the venue, arrange light refreshments. *A recent event in June 2014 focused on Public-Private Partnerships; other potential themes could include Technology, Developing Countries, Energy, Economic Development Agencies, Criminal Justice, etc.
Approximately 1-2 hours per week. Note that you must have access to email which you can monitor on a daily basis, as much of the coordination among the volunteer team is conducted via email. Being easy to reach and responsive will make the job much easier to manage.
All volunteers must be supporting (dues paying) members of the Wharton Club of New York.
Interested volunteers should complete the volunteer application and submit a resume to Gabriela Sanchez, the Club’s Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once the submission is received, the applicant will be contacted by one of the Club’s volunteers. The Club expects that each selected volunteer will treat this volunteer "job" as seriously as a professional job and recognize that it is an extension of his or her professional world.