Virtual Events Co-Chair

The Virtual Events Co-Chair is a volunteer Officer position on the OWCA Executive Board.


Position Details

  • Length of term: 2 years (January 2023 to December 2024)
  • Time commitment: 5-10 hours per month (includes synchronous and asynchronous work)
  • Renewable?: No
  • Elected by: OWCA membership

Qualifications

We welcome your application regardless of your prior experience with virtual event planning. The Executive Board will support you as a new Board member and help you to implement your ideas. 

You should apply for this position if you:

  • Would like to develop/hone skills in planning, organizing, and executing virtual events programming.
  • Would enjoy collaborating with presenters to provide dynamic events for the online writing center community. 
  • Have ideas for developing new kinds of virtual events.

Responsibilities

If elected, you would serve 1 year as Virtual Events Co-Chair, followed by 1 year as Virtual Events Chair.

Year 1: Virtual Events Co-Chair

As Virtual Events Co-Chair, you would do the following within your monthly time commitment:

  • Work closely with the Virtual Events Chair and receive mentoring as needed
  • Attend Virtual Events Committee meetings and lead the meetings when the Virtual Events Chair is not available
  • Coordinate with the Virtual Events Chair on the tasks and deadlines of the Virtual Events Committee.
  • Help work with the Diversity & Social Justice Committee to recruit presenters, with the Accessibility Committee to implement accessible presentations, and with the Website Coordinators to advertise events throughout the year.
  • Attend monthly Executive Board meetings to help report on your committee’s progress, review items that need Board feedback/approval, and vote on Board and committee projects

Year 2: Virtual Events Chair

As Virtual Events Chair, you would do the following within your monthly time commitment:

  • Work closely with the incoming Virtual Events Co-Chair and mentor them as needed
  • Chair the Virtual Events Committee, which involves scheduling and leading committee meetings, delegating tasks to committee members for both synchronous and asynchronous collaboration, and organizing committee files
  • Lead the recruitment of presenters for virtual events.
  • Work with the Diversity & Social Justice Committee to recruit presenters, with the Accessibility Committee to implement accessible presentations, and with the Website Coordinators to advertise events throughout the year.
  • Attend monthly Executive Board meetings to report on your committee’s progress, review items that need Board feedback/approval, and vote on Board and committee projects

The Virtual Events Committee

In the past, the Virtual Events Committee has worked synchronously and asynchronously to accomplish the following:

  • Brainstormed and researched ideas for new events.
  • Recruited presenters for multiple virtual events in conjunction with the Diversity & Social Justice Committee.
  • Worked with presenters to develop dynamic, accessible presentations.
  • Launched a virtual Reading Club to provide a venue to discuss writing center scholarship and network with other writing center professionals.
  • Collaborated with other professional organizations to execute co-sponsored events.
  • Created a Post-Event Accessibility Task Force to increase the accessibility of recorded presentation materials posted to the OWCA website.
  • Drafted a Call for Presenters for future Webinars.

Learn More

To learn more about this position and the OWCA, you can attend an Informational Session.

You can also review the following pages on our website:

If you have questions, please email election@onlinewritingcenters.org.


How to Apply

Please create ONE of the following: 

  • written statement (200-300 words) OR
  • video statement (2-3 minutes). Video statements should be uploaded to YouTube and include edited closed captions for accessibility (please review the OWCA Guide for Video Applications for assistance).

Your statement will be shared with OWCA members for voting. In your statement, please answer the following questions:

  • Why do you want to be more involved with the OWCA and to serve as Virtual Events Co-Chair?
  • What values and/or experiences would inform your approach to planning, organizing, and executing virtual events?
  • What kinds of webinars and events would you potentially develop in collaboration with committee members?

Submit

Applications for this election are due October 31 (by end of the day).

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