Leadership Team Application
Calling all leaders!
Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) seeks to identify and develop dedicated students and young professionals who want to advance freedom in a meaningful way. If you want to take on a greater role in the liberty movement, increase your responsibilities, and commit a significant amount of time to our cause, then please apply for a position on YAL's Leadership Team below.
As a Leadership Team member, you will:
- Participate in YAL strategy and the decision-making process
- Lead your state or region as an official representative of YAL
- Expand your personal network within the liberty movement
- Develop your leadership skills and gain grassroots experience
- Build your resume for future employment
- Write for the YAL's magazine, Young American Revolution, and post on YAL's blog
- Receive an official YAL email account and business cards to distribute
There are two available positions on the YAL Leadership Team: Regional Directors (RDs) and State Chairs (SCs). Qualified YAL members who are accepted to the Leadership Team will be assigned a position based on their unique skills and experience. Each position's term lasts for only one semester, but oftentimes RDs and SCs are offered the chance to return, assuming they serve admirably and productively.
The head of YAL's Leadership Team is the National Field Director, Joshua Parrish. Joshua's responsibility is to work, communicate, and support the national network of Regional Directors, State Chairs, YAL chapters, and members. If you are approved to join YAL's Leadership Team, Joshua will contact you soon with more information.
Reporting directly to the National Field Director, seven Regional Directors (RDs) lead YAL's operations in their respective regions. Regional Directors work 20 or more hours each week and earn $1,000 a month.
The ideal candidate for a Regional Director position on the Leadership Team:
- Thoroughly understands and is dedicated to the principles of liberty
- Is capable of committing at least 20 hours each week to YAL
- Responds promptly to phone calls and emails
- Quickly solves problems and motivates himself or herself
- Exhibits strong communication skills, making 20 to 100 phone calls each week and sending an additional 20 to 100 emails to YAL chapters and members
- Adjusts his or her schedule to travel occasionally for important projects or events
- Works well with others and displays an outgoing personality, which helps him or her lead and manage large groups of committed activists
In addition to their monthly salary, every semester each Regional Director receives a $2,000 recruitment and travel budget to accomplish the following objectives:
- Recruit, provide guidance, and support new members
- Start new YAL chapters and grow existing chapters
- Appoint and manage a team of State Chairs
- Communicate frequently by phone and email with members and chapters in your region
- Join regular conference calls with the YAL national staff
- Host regular conference calls with State Chairs
- Help develop and execute nationwide activism projects
- Promote YAL activities on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks.
- Mobilize members to YAL trainings
- Organize statewide and regional conferences and events
- Identify and develop up and coming young leaders
- Represent YAL to other local and state-wide pro-liberty organizations
- In general, follow instructions and come up with creative solutions
If you are the right candidate for the position, please apply below.
Reporting directly to one of the seven Regional Directors, State Chairs (SCs) operate in all 50 states and DC. State Chairs are identified leaders who have proven themselves on campus or in the field. This is a volunteer position to build your resume and move up through the ranks. Five hours of work or more each week is expected for this position.
At least one State Chair is assigned to a state. And starting in 2012, qualified teams of State Chairs will organize and manage state-wide activities. Teams of State Chairs will work together to support YAL's network in their states, grow membership and chapters, and organize activities.
The responsibilities of each State Chairs are similar to those of Regional Directors, but they apply only within their respective states (see above).
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