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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Get involved! Ad Fed MN Open Volunteer Positions

The Advertising Federation of Minnesota (Ad Fed) has open volunteer positions on its Communications Committee. These volunteer positions offer excellent professional development opportunities for qualified, committed Ad Fed MN and Ad2 members who thrive in a team environment and want to learn new skills.

Communications Committee: Social Media Chair
The Ad Fed Communications Committee is in need of a Social Media Chair. This volunteer will be responsible for the following:

  • Is the day-to-day owner of Ad Fed's social media presence. Proven experience with successfully and autonomously managing a professional social media marketing campaign is a must.
  • Responsible for monitoring and posting content to Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and other applicable channels on a daily basis.
  • Assists other Ad Fed members with posting content or rewriting information.
  • Actively works to maintain Ad Fed brand standards on social channels. This includes working to remove unrelated content from the LinkedIn group or Facebook page, and ensuring that all outbound communications are free of typos or other errors.
  • Responsible for recruiting and grooming an assistant (someone who could eventually fill your shoes).
If interested, contact Brian Haugen at

Communications Committee: Club Achievement Project Manager
The Ad Fed Communications Committee is in need of a Club Achievement Project Manager. This volunteer will be responsible for the following:
  • The Communications Committee's submission to the annual Club Achievement Awards. During the 2009 - 2010 year, the entry is due the first week in April.
  • Ensures that there is adequate documentation for all committee initiatives and their results, and holds the central archive of documentation (event postcards, invitations, news releases, e-mail blasts/Ad Fed Updates, photos, etcetera) throughout the 2010 - 2011 year.
  • Synthesizes documentation and results into a format that can be used by the rest of the Ad Fed Club Achievement team.
  • Gathers items needed for the entry (including 3-ring binder notebook). Coordinates this with Nonprofit Solutions if it will make the system work more efficiently.
  • Attends meetings of the Communications Committee as needed and schedules meetings as needed for committee members to attend and work on the submission together, avoiding last-minute rushing.
  • Is knowledgeable of the Club Achievement rules; this will be highly useful as the Communications Committee's entry is being produced.
  • Works with Nonprofit Solutions on the submission process (including filling out the entry form, arranging shipping and making arrangements for payment of the entry).
This position requires great attention to detail, exemplary organization skills and will have a safe and secure location to keep the central archive of documentation.
If interested, contact Brian Haugen at

Communications Committee: Communications Scheduler
The Ad Fed Communications Committee is in need of a communications scheduler. This individual will be responsible for the following:

  • Meeting with Communications Committee co-chairs, and the brand manager, to go over the project and what it entails.
    Producing a communications schedule for all Ad Fed events and programs (breakfast/luncheon presentations, membership drive, holiday party, Golferoo, etcetera) on a spreadsheet. The schedule will include due dates for items to be completed (completed communications brief to Ad Fed Brand Manager, content for web site, save the date e-mail, news release distribution date to media, posting information via social media, last chance e-mail, etcetera). The communications scheduler can begin working on this project on Aug. 20, 2010 or shortly thereafter. Note: The 2009 - 2010 communications schedule will be provided and can be used as a template; some additions/adjustments will need to be made.
  • Communicating with Ad Fed committee project managers and others as needed while producing the communications schedule.
  • Completing the communications schedule no later than August 30. The completed schedule will be sent to Communications Committee co-chairs who will review the schedule, make any needed adjustments and then forward it ASAP to Conor, Ad Fed Chapter President. The communications schedule will be distributed to the Ad Fed Board in a timely manner in September.
  • Securing a volunteer to assist in the process of producing the schedule. This is also an opportunity for someone without project management experience to learn new skills from a veteran.
This position requires great attention to detail and exemplary organizational skills. Project management skills are required.

If interested, contact Brian Haugen at

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