Leadership Opportunities

Posted on
July 11, 2024

Chair of Community Development

Role & Responsibilities

Take a leading role in creating programming that convenes and educates members and the Pensacola community on Economic Development, Government Affairs, and Community Development news and opportunities including organizing and promoting candidate forums prior to elections. Identify additional, tangible economic development and political projects to execute and identify opportunities to survey membership and take an active stance on an advocacy issue. Helps identify sponsors and partners for Community Impact events and activities. Reports to the Vice President of Community Impact and serves on the Community Impact Committee. 

Responsibilities of Chairs as Members of the Leadership Team

The mission of Pensacola Young Professionals is to develop, retain, and connect young professionals to the community and each other. Chair positions are a part of the leadership team, but are not voting members of the Board of Directors. Chair positions are entry-level positions designed to provide members with opportunities to get involved in the organization and learn more about the organization. 

Each Chair is expected to:

  • Know the organization’s mission, policies, programs, and needs
  • Participate fully in their committee and provides support for other organizational activities and events
  • Serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and assist with identifying financial resources, sponsorship opportunities, and partnerships necessary for the organization to advance its mission
  • Help identify personal connections that can benefit the organization’s fundraising and reputational standing
  • Communicate with PYP members—new and established—to solicit their ideas and help them become/remain actively engaged in the organization
  • Raise any general membership matters at committee meetings or to the President or President-Elect when necessary
  • Evaluate each event and program at its conclusion and provide feedback for improvement. 

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Check our leadership opportunities page for open positions or check back soon! Typically, positions open in Jan/Feb with roles beginning Mar/Apr. From time to time, roles may open mid-year.

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Selection Process

  • Submit Your Application
    Submit your application by the deadline to be considered for any of our positions. We’ll follow up to schedule your peer interview once applications close.
  • Peer Interview
    We’ll conduct peer interviews with a panel comprised of PYP leaders and members. This is an opportunity for us to get to know you as much as it is for you to get to know us.
  • Decisions
    Once the panel makes a decision you’ll receive a call with the results. If you’re offered a position, we invite you to join us at our next board meeting where we’ll vote to make it official.
  • Board Meeting
    The board will vote to accept your nomination. After this meeting, we’ll reach out with next steps on your transition. We can’t wait to get started with you!