Overall Board Expectations
- Serve as ambassadors of the Young Professionals Division and the Jewish Federation of St. Louis in Jewish community; serve as ambassadors at YPD events and programs.
- Make a fair and honest gift to the Annual Campaign.
- Agree to meet for a face to face conversation regarding your pledge to the Annual Campaign.
- Participate in Annual Campaign efforts as a development volunteer in one of the following ways:
- Make calls during at least one (1) phone-a-thon
- Make an introduction for a staff solicitation meeting
- Attend Board meetings
- Attend all events to the best of your ability and encourage other young adults to attend
The Board Chair will preside over the Jewish Federation’s Young Professionals Division (YPD). S/he will be responsible for working with the assigned Federation staff member to run the YPD Board and the overall organization. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Crafting an agenda for regularly scheduled Board meetings
- Running Board meetings
- Write newsletter article each month
- Meeting with Board members individually (meetings will occur based on a predetermined frequency or as needed)
- Assisting all Board members with projects, initiatives, events, etc. organized by the respective Board member
- Working with the Jewish Federation assigned staff member/other staff to advance the goals of the overall organization
- Serving as a liaison for YPD to the Jewish Community
The Board Chair should have a thorough knowledge of YPD and be willing to engage with community members and organizations while also promoting the mission and goals of the Jewish Federation.
The standard term for the Board Chair is two (2) years.
Vice Chair of Philanthropy
The Vice Chair of Philanthropy is responsible for leading the fundraising efforts of the Jewish Federation’s Young Professionals Division (YPD) and overseeing the Young Adult Giving Campaign. These efforts can be specific to the interests of YPD and its members, and should also support the goals of the Jewish Federation. Duties of the Vice Chair of Philanthropy include, bit are not limited to:
- Organizing and promoting the Young Adult Giving Campaign; helping YPD reach its annual giving goal
- Identifying and developing giving opportunities for Young Adults
- Working with the Jewish Federation staff to cultivate and educate new donors to help create a culture of giving at the Young Adult level
- Developing a plan to increase giving amounts as Young Adults progress in their personal and professional lives
The Vice Chair of Philanthropy should have a clear understanding of the Jewish Federation’s fundraising initiatives and efforts and work to build an extensive network of community members.
The standard term for the Vice Chair of Philanthropy is two (2) years.
Vice Chair of Community Service
The Vice Chair of Community Service is responsible for leading all service-based programs and initiatives of the Jewish Federation’s Young Professionals Division (YPD). Responsibilities in this role include, but are not limited to:
- Being knowledgeable about the groups and organizations supported by the Jewish Federation, and building relationships with members of each of these groups
- Identifying and developing service opportunities to benefit community partners
- Establishing consistent volunteer opportunities (i.e. once a month)
- Organizing a day of service event with Jewish Federation staff assistance
- Cultivating new volunteers interested in bettering their community
The Vice Chair of Community should be passionate about helping others and his/her community and developing ways to engage YPD members in innovate service opportunities.
The standard term for the Vice Chair of Community Service is two (2) years.
Vice Chair of Leadership Development
The Vice Chair of Leadership Development is responsible for creating personal and professional development opportunities for members of the Jewish Federation’s Young Professionals Division (YPD). These efforts are intended to help cultivate the next generation of leaders for the St. Louis Jewish community, and the broader St. Louis community overall. Responsibilities in this role include, but are not limited to:
- Building a network of professional and community contacts and leaders
- Working with the Jewish Young Adult community to find out what personal and professional opportunities they are seeking
- Developing and maintain the YPD ambassador program
- Educate the board and committee members and create leadership development opportunities for these meetings.
- Organizing a series of networking opportunities and/or “Speaker Series” for Young Adults to engage with community professionals and leaders
The Vice Chair of Leadership should be invested in the continuous development of the Jewish Young Adult community and serve as a “connector” for these individuals to leaders in the St. Louis Jewish community.
The standard term for the Vice Chair of Leadership Development is two (2) years.
Vice Chair of Engagement
The Vice Chair of Engagement is responsible for creating and maintaining a welcoming and engaging culture for all members of the Jewish Federation’s Young Professionals Division (YPD). Responsibilities in this role include, but are not limited to:
- Serving as a connector for newly engaged young adults
- Create a culture of welcoming individuals at events and develop strategies that engage young adults; liaise with Women’s Philanthropy and Professional society.
The Vice Chair of Engagement should be passionate about creating a culture of inclusivity and engagement for all members of the St. Louis Jewish Young Adult community. S/he should be comfortable meeting and interacting with new people and finding ways to connect individuals.
The standard term for the Vice Chair of Engagement is two (2) years.
Immediate Past Chair
- Provide advice and support to Chair as needed
- Chairing nomination Committee
- Assist board chair and staff member for orientation