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Alpha Phi Omega
Section 97

Staff Descriptions

  • Promote and keep chapter up-to-date on APO events in and out of the Section
  • Be a direct resource for the chapter
  • Attend at least 2 chapter events a month, making sure to attend meetings, service events, and fellowship events
  • Help plan and/or attend each Chapter Assessment And Planning Session (CAPS)
  • Report to the Chair on chapter activities
  • Assist the Section Chair in his or her responsibilities
  • Take place of Section Chair in his or her absence
  • Serve as a resource for Chapters
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Section Chair
  • Inform volunteer staff of any staff development training, APO LEADS content training, basic skills and any other alumni focused training available in the area and encourage them to attend
  • Help come up with innovative new ways to train volunteer staff and alumni
  • Locate and request presenters for all volunteer staff and alumni focused workshops that are hosted by the section
  • Be well-versed in issues related to National, Regional, and Sectional Conferences
  • Help promote Sectional, Regional and National Conferences
  • Assit with planning and developing Section 97 Conferences
  • Help promote Sectional, Regional and National Conferences
  • Keep track of conference evaluations
  • Be well versed on national workshops and seminars including but not limited to APO LEADS
  • Be aware of the current schedule of workshops being offered
  • Advise about the planning of other training sessions and leadership workshops as needed
  • Keep track of all trainers and presenters in the section
  • Be aware of trainers and presenters in nearby sections
  • Keep track of all Active Brothers who have completed national workshops
  • Help to promote leadership seminars / workshops
  • Coordinate and develop Section Leadership Education Day (SLED)
  • Keep track of all service completed by chapters
  • Advise chapters on service as needed
  • Be up-to-date on and advise chapters on planning National Service Week and Spring Youth Service Day events
  • Advise host chapters as they plan service for Sectional Conferences
  • Promote APO to local organizations and be a go between for the chapters
  • Advise in planning and promoting three section-wide events (Fall, Spring, Summer)
  • Advise host chapters as they plan fellowship events for Sectional Conferences
  • Advise chapters about how to keep track of all their alumni
  • Coordinate activities within the section with local alumni associations
  • Promote the Youth Service Grant and other programs that encourage service to the youth of our nation
  • Work to promote interaction between chapters/section and scouts
  • Maintain contact sheets for all local BSA, GSUSA, and Camp Fire USA troops
  • Publicize APO to scouts of all ages
  • Promote national recognition and contests, and help to fill out forms
  • Advise chapters in developing their own recognition programs
  • Keep an accurate record of sectional recogniton and awards received
  • Be up-to-date on all APO policies and procedures in regard to membership
  • Advise chapters on how to improve their pledging and retention efforts
  • Be up-to-date on all APO policies and procedures in regard to Extension
  • Make assessments of schools for potential future chapters
  • Advise potential groups until they are given a sponsor
  • Be well versed in Public Relations and Social Media advertising
  • Submit articles to the Torch & Trefoil, other national newsletters and community papers
  • Encourage Chapters to submit articles to the Torch & Trefoil, other national newsletters, local media and on social media outlets and to promote the chapter and its activites
  • Maintain a web-site that informs the public about the Section and allows chapters/alumni to use it as a resource
  • Edit/update the web site as requested by appropriate staff members or chapters, reviewing/editing content as necessary
  • Advise chapters in making improvements in their web sites
  • Be at least one of the people with administrator/owner access to all on-line/computer resources and make sure that the Section Chair (if he or she wants them) and the Region I Webmaster has the access/passwords as well
  • Communicate and work with other webmasters in the region on joint resources (master stylesheet, links, photo galleries, conference registration, etc.)
  • Type up section meeting minutes and post on website
  • Send out notices for meetings
  • Attend, or arrange for someone else to attend, all section events
  • Takes pictures at section events, and keep them safe and logged
  • Collect or write reports of section events
  • Encourage chapters to give copies of major happenings for addition to section history
  • Keep track of section account
  • Keep track of section debts
  • Advise chapters on developing budgets
  • Advise host chapters on developing conference budgets
  • Advise chapters on developing fundraisers
  • Keep track of section scholarships
  • Encourage chapters to pay debts/dues on time
  • Be up-to-date on all APO policies and procedures in regard to rituals
  • Advise chapters of proper planning when it comes to rituals
  • Advise chapters on how to perform all APO rituals properly
  • Coordinate the use of the section robes amongst the chapters within the section
  • Assist chapters with obtaining proper supplies for their rituals
  • Direct and oversee all special projects
  • Assist with other duties and/or projects as deemed necessary by the chair

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