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Volunteer Overview


  • Much of this work is new. Board Member candidates need to be willing to learn about applicable laws and non profit best practices and develop new processes and systems.
  • Must serve on at least two board committees – Policy Committee, Development Committee, Finance Committee.
  • May serve one additional role or be on one team in operations.
  • Cannot be a Department Head (large role in operations).
  • Cannot be Executive Director (large role in operations).
  • Given that 2/3s of their time will be spent on policy, finance or development, this work should excite board candidates.
  • About 1/2 of the board members will need to hold a position (President, Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair, Secretary, Policy Committee Chair, Development Committee Chair), so consider your willingness to run for 1 of these positions or step into a role if needed.
  • Terms for 2021 elections will be 1 or 2 years, with a maximum of four 2-year terms selected

Policy Committee

  • Review and develop governing documents for consistency with applicable laws and organizational practices.
  • Ability to communicate complex / technical / legal concepts in plain English.
  • Enjoy analytical debates of what others might consider a boring topic.

Development Committee

  • Develop KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) for the organization.
  • Research other non-profit best practices, attend non-profit seminars / conferences.
  • Develop and implement a year-round recruitment strategy.

 Finance Committee

  • Ability to read financial statements (income statements, balance sheets, cash flow statements) or willingness to learn.
  • Knowledge or willingness to learn about 501 3c non-profit laws and develop fundraising / sponsorship processes that fit within applicable laws.
  • Officers and Committee Chairs are authorized to appoint additional Advisors at any time to help with Board projects on a case by case basis. If there is a specific project, committee, or new initiative related to NAIGC Governance that you would like to contribute to, please fill out this Application.

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  • This is the established work that we’ve been doing for years. Roles and processes are mostly defined and documented. Roles within Operations cover a broader range of topics.
  • Must serve within at least one department.
  • May work on multiple departments within Operations.
  • An Executive Director and four Department Heads will oversee Operations. People interested in these positions should apply for a role as an operations specialist.
  • Roles and teams within each Department are outlined below.

Events Department

  • Nationals Coordinator – Coordinate planning of Nationals with convention centers, hotels, equipment vendors, and NTS.
  • Nationals Team – Leader and members – Organize internal logistics of Nationals (admissions, set up / tear down, banquet, awards presentations, equipment layout).
  • Rules Team – Coordinator and members – Determine competition rules, Nationals format, safety and equipment standards; create Nationals competition schedule and book judges.
  • Event Sanctioning – Leader and members – Oversee sanctioning program.
  • Healthcare Coordinator – Organize healthcare providers at NAIGC events; ensures local healthcare provider laws are followed and appropriate licenses are obtained.

Marketing Department

  • Design Coordinator – Owns brand standards; provides direction and approval for all artistic content; designs branded merchandise.
  • Fundraising Team – Leader and members – Identify and pursue leads and close opportunities for sponsorships and grants.
  • Public Relations Coordinator – Provide strategic direction and content for social media; write press releases; coordinator media requests at events.
  • Nationals Merchandise Coordinator – Coordinate storage, shipping and sales of merchandise at Nationals.
  • Growth and Outreach Team – Leader and members – Improve NAIGC awareness; develop and distribute resources for new clubs; grow current clubs.

Membership Department

  • Communication Team – Leader and members – Facilitate 2-way communication between the NAIGC and its members.
  • Survey Coordinator – Develop and analyze surveys to get information from the NAIGC membership or greater gymnastics community.
  • Human Resources Team – Leader and members – Recruit and onboard new operations specialists; ensure implementation of mentorship program and Code of Conduct.
  • Scholarship Team – Leader and members – Administer and promote the scholarship program.
  • Regions Team – Leader, Regional Coordinators, Regional Representatives – Coordinate planning of Regionals; facilitate communication between clubs in a region and between clubs and the organization; generally represent and bring concerns of a region to the board.

Technology Department

  • IT Team – Leader and members – Responsible for IT support tasks for the organization to run efficiently and effectively.
  • Software Development Team – Leader and members – Develop and maintain software and ensure software is available for use.
  • Webmaster – Manage wordpress website (updates, user permissions, errors, plugins, layout).
  • Engineering and Fabrication Team – Leader and members – Design, maintain, and build physical assets related to IT resources.

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