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    Jayhawk SHRM Leadership/Board of Director Positions & Position Descriptions

    Below is a list of all positions that serve on the Board of Directors (BOD) for the Jayhawk Chapter of SHRM. This team of Human Resource professionals shape the purpose and practices of the Jayhawk Chapter, and influence the local community in HR thought and application through the ever-changing issues pertaining to people in business.

    Board members are elected to their positions during November-December, and serve during the following January-December. Some positions require a SHRM membership or an HR certification, but each position holder is required to be a current member in good standing with the chapter throughout the duration of his/her term of office.

    Board members are expected to attend monthly Board meetings as well as the monthly chapter luncheons. Board meetings are held on Thursday of the first full week of each month from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Meetings can be attended in person, or virtually through conference call or Zoom. Monthly chapter luncheons are held on the Tuesday following the monthly Board meeting.

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    Chapter Leadership Positions

    Chapter President

    This position serves as the Chapter's chief administrative, managerial, and executive officer. The Chapter President provides leadership and assures the smooth operation of Chapter activities. Presidential responsibilities include effective operation of the chapter so that the needs and expectations of the members are met, and that duties as required by the local chapter's bylaws are performed.


    This position assists the Chapter President in overseeing all the activities of the chapter. In the absence, disability, or request of the President, the President-Elect performs all the Presidential responsibilities. The year after serving as President-Elect, this member then serves as Chapter President.

    Vice President (VP) of Membership

    This position serves the chapter by recruiting new members, answering questions about membership, and maintaining accurate membership records. The VP of Membership also keeps member name tags to hand out and re-collect at monthly luncheons, shows hospitality to guests, and guides all membership growth activities.

    VP of Professional Development

    This position manages the process to provide seminars, workshops, and other professional development opportunities for the chapter membership. This includes researching, communicating with, and scheduling speakers, as well as providing their biographical and program specific data for promotional activities.  

    VP of Communications

    This position promotes, educates, and informs interested parties of the Chapter's goals, programs and activities utilizing up-to-date technology. The VP of Communications serves as coordinator of information by collecting information from other BOD members and then creating and sending out emails about upcoming meetings, events, registration reminders, and other Chapter news.

    VP of Finance

    This position serves the Chapter by providing monthly financial information to the BOD, as well as tracking the registration/check-in desk at the monthly luncheons. The VP of Finance is responsible for membership billing and invoicing for dues, and manages all the financial affairs of Jayhawk SHRM including all required filings of forms and information with the IRS.

    Past President

    This position serves as an adviser for the BOD and is responsible for the annual election of Board positions. The Past President acts as an advisor for the current Chapter President and other officers and members of the BOD regarding past practices, general operations, and other matters to assist in the smooth operation of the chapter.

    Committee Chair Positions

    Certification Chair

    This position serves to promote, educate, and inform interested parties in certification through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI). The Certification Chair strives to increase the number of chapter members who are certified as SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR, or SPHR. Responsibilities include establishing certification credit for meetings, and making credit information available to members.

    Diversity Chair

    This position serves the Chapter by monitoring and evaluating, on a continuing basis, local activities concerning diversity issues and then providing regular updates on those issues to the Chapter. The Diversity Chair spearheads the effort to diversify the chapter's membership/leadership, and recognize successful diversity programs in the local community.

    Foundation Activities Chair

    This position serves the Chapter by promoting and representing the interest of the SHRM Foundation and its activities to the local chapter including fund raising, education, and championing the Foundation. The Foundation Activities Chair educates, promotes, and represents the interests of the SHRM Foundation and its activities to the chapter membership.

    Legislative Affairs Chair

    This position serves the Chapter by providing regular information on key legislative issues. The Legislative Affairs Chair monitors and evaluates on a continuing basis pending legislative, regulatory, and legal action at the federal, state, and local level that may have an impact on the management of human resources. Responsibilities include providing a legislative report or update to the BOD to be communicated to the membership.

    Social Media & Recognition Chair

    This position serves to enhance the visibility of the Chapter and further it’s communication efforts by regularly using Facebook, Linkedin, and other forms of social media to promote the Chapter’s activities. The Social Media & Recognition Chair maintains the Chapter’s social media accounts, and capitalizes on opportunities to draw attention to member activities that highlight Chapter involvement.

    Sponsorship Chair

    The position serves by securing corporate sponsorship for Chapter monthly meetings and other events. The Sponsorship Chair makes presentations to potential sponsors and solicits financial support to fund Chapter initiatives in return for recognition of the sponsoring business at monthly meetings and in Chapter postings and communications. Responsibilities include inviting, introducing, and thanking sponsor representatives at monthly meetings, and ensuring promised amenities are provided.

    College Relations Chair

    This position manages college outreach efforts, scholarship programs, and internship programs for the Chapter. The College Relations Chair works closely with the University do Kansas, as well as other local higher education sources, to encourage the involvement of college students in HR education and activities through mentorship with seasoned professionals in the Chapter, as well as volunteer efforts in the community.

    Volunteerism Chair

    This position serves in managing the chapter's community outreach efforts. The Volunteerism Chair seeks out opportunities in the community where Chapter members can actively participate and meet the Chapter’s philanthropic goals.

    Website Administrator

    This position maintains the Chapter web site, and regularly updates it with graphics and text about the Chapter for both members and the general public. The Website Administrator develops, implements, and maintains the visual representation of the Chapter, and is responsible for the professionalism of the Jayhawk Chapter of SHRM within the community through use of available media resources.

    Workforce Development Chair

    This position monitors and evaluates on a continuing basis local activity concerning workforce readiness issues. The workforce Development Chair plans and encourages chapter involvement and activities impacting the workforce readiness arena. Additionally, this position works in cooperation with state-level workforce readiness advocates and serves by coordinating Chapter involvement in major events and activities outside of normal monthly programs.