SMRTY Board Member Descriptions


President

•    Oversee all activities of the TYG and Board
•    Prepare agenda and lead board meetings
•    Guide creation of event calendar keeping balance of social, community service, education, religious programs and fundraising
•    Oversee work and create deadlines for all board members
•    Participate actively in NFTY/attend regional events
•    Foster relationships with neighboring TYG’s for joint events
•    Listen to and support fellow board members
•    Cast vote in the case of a tie at elections and board meetings
•    Delegate responsibilities to all board members regularly
•    Participate actively in NFTY/attend regional events

“To be a good President, you have to be organized, motivating, and the most devoted SMRTYite of all. You’re the public face at events, the one people turn to for help. It’s a lot of responsibility, but it’s also invigorating, fun, and challenging. You are the “Mommy/Daddy” of SMRTY: you nurture board members, encourage SMRTYites to step out of their comfort zone, and make sure everyone has a good time.”


PVP – Programming Vice President

•    Write and oversee all programs at events following NFTY Program Standards  
•    Develop creative and exciting programs that challenge and invigorate participants  
•    Work cooperatively with the Social Action Vice President and Religious and Cultural Vice President
•    Lead board meetings if the President is absent
•    Manage details and deadlines effectively
•    Participate actively in NFTY/attend regional events


“In order to function as a great PVP, you must incorporate education, fun and your own interests into each program.  The best part about this position is the reward of making SMRTY members feel like rock stars during and after each program.”  


SAVP – Social Action Vice President

•    Write and oversee all social action programs at events following NFTY Program Standards
•    Incorporate NFTY social action theme throughout the year
•    Work cooperatively with the Programming Vice President
•    Participate actively in NFTY/attend regional events
•    Keep members informed on social events going on in the world

“The SAVP has the opportunity to bring the values of Tikkun Olam to SMRTY through tzedakah projects and fun programs – whatever you can think of.  This position is vital and hinges upon working with constituencies and agencies both inside and outside of the temple”


RCVP – RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL VICEPresident

•    Create and conduct thoughtful and interesting High Holiday service with the assistance of the Rabbi(s)
•    Write thematic and engaging Havdallah services for appropriate events
•    Develop creative ways to allow participants to deepen their relationship to Judaism
•    Explore aspects of Jewish culture and identity through programs following NFTY Program Standards
•    Participate actively in NFTY/attend regional events


“The position of Religious and Cultural Vice President (RCVP) is one of extreme importance to SMRTY because it focuses on what we as a youth group have in common: Judaism. From putting together and leading the Yom Kippur teen-led service to writing creative Havdallah Services, being RCVP is a truly rewarding experience for anyone who wants to help their friends explore what it means to be Jewish. Plus, being RCVP means you are the Really Cool Vice President, which is always awesome!” 


MVP – MEMBERSHIP VICE President

•    Responsible for membership drive and expansion of SMRTY membership
•    Write mixers/icebreakers to ensure all members are comfortable and included at events
•    Continually focus on building a cohesive SMRTY community
•    Participate actively in NFTY/attend regional events


“A great MVP has to be willing to be silly in front of oodles of people.  This position is all about helping others have fun and making sure that all members are meeting new friends and connecting to others in the group!” 


CVP – COMMUNICATIONS VICE President

•    Create snazzy fliers and use social media to advertize
•    Manage call list and RSVP for events
•    Take notes at board meetings
•    Create and maintain e-mail/phone communication avenues with board and members
•    Coordinates with historian
•    Participate actively in NFTY/attend regional events


“To be a fabulous CVP you have to be super organized and on top of details.  The best part about this job is being creative with the fliers and documenting all of the fun people have at events!” 


FMVP – FUNDRAISING AND MERCHANDISING VICE PRESIDENT

•    Responsible for collecting payments at all events
•    Follow up with payments as needed
•    Generate regular fundraising ideas/events to support scholarships, social action projects and donations to temple
•    Responsible for designing SMRTY merchandise
•    Assist other board members
•    Participate actively in NFTY/attend regional events


“You get to design a cool t-shirt for members.  Also, be prepared to fundraise and keep your $$ in order”   “You have to be really involved in getting your grade psyched about SMRTY!”


bOARD LIASON - GRADE REPRESENTATIVES

•    Be a voice for your grade on SMRTY board
•    Assist other board members
•    Attend board meetings as determined
•    Participate actively in NFTY/attend regional events
•    Not a voting position