In 2022, we restructured our UVYP Steering Committee to better meet the needs of our growing community. If you’re interested in how UVYP is run, you can view our new Guiding Principles here.

We’re looking for talented people to join our all-volunteer board! See below for the position descriptions. Scroll down to apply for an open Steering Committee Role. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Current Vacancies:

  • Public Relations Chair
  • Special Projects Chair

Are you interested in getting involved in UVYP leadership a more key way? After the above chair positions are filled, we will be looking for people to join UVYP Subcommittees to help with event planning, professional development, and public relations. Keep an eye out for more information on subcommittees coming this spring!w

Steering Committee Overview

See below for a summary of how the Steering Committee operates. This is just a brief summary for reference, see the UVYP Guiding Principles for a complete description of each role and responsibilities. 

Steering Committee Positions:

  • UVYP Chair
  • Events Chair
  • Operations Chair
  • Professional Development Chair
  • Public Relations Chair
  • Special Projects Chair

Visit Our Team to find out who is currently in these roles.

Questions? Contact us at uppervalleyyoungprofessionals@gmail.com

UVYP Steering Committee Responsibilities

In addition to the role-specific tasks (below), all members of the Steering Committee are expected to do the following things as part of their role:

  • Hold 2-3 committee meetings per quarter (for Events Chair, Professional Development Chair, and Public Relations Chair only)
  • Attend quarterly UVYP Steering Committee meetings
  • Attend at least 2 UVYP events per quarter
  • Be responsive to UVYP messages (especially on Discord)
  • Take initiative and set goals for the role
  • Keep organized records and maintain confidentiality
Each Steering Committee term lasts for 1 year. members are expected to serve in their role for at least 1 year. At the end of each 1-year term, Steering Committee members may opt to stay on for another term if it is mutually agreeable

UVYP Steering Committee Position Descriptions

UVYP Chair

The person in charge of UVYP; manage the Steering committee and other strategic relationships; ensure UVYP grows and improves.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the primary representative of UVYP
  • Schedule and lead quarterly Steering Committee meetings.
  • Provide leadership to the SC and UVYP Ambassadors
  • Additional responsibilities: overall tracking of the organization, representation to partners, organizing meetings, liaising with UVBA, anything else as needed to support the success of the organization
  • Promote inclusivity and adherence to the code of conduct within the Steering Committee and and UVYP as a whole.

Eligibility: Approximately 20-40 years old, live and/or work in the Upper Valley, and serve on the UVYP Steering Committee for at least 6 months within the past 3 years.

Events Chair

Plan and execute fun and inclusive social events on a monthly basis for UVYP members.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Chair the Events Committee
  • Organize at least 2-4+ social events per month
  • Oversee all social event planning details and keep records of event details and contacts
  • Coordinate with the Public Relations Chair on social event promotion
  • Prioritize making social events accessible for all UVYP members to be able to attend

Eligibility: Approximately 20-40 years old, live and/or work in the Upper Valley, and serve on the UVYP Events Committee for at least 6 months.

Operations Chair

Responsible for maintaining the UVYP infrastructure, files, and procedures and supporting the UVYP Chair.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all UVYP records are organized and up to date.
  • Track the UVYP Budget
  • Fill in for SC roles if a position becomes vacant or when the current chair is sick
  • Run engagement programs in Discord
  • Coordinate with the UVYP Chair on key operational priorities

Eligibility: Approximately 20-40 years old, live and/or work in the Upper Valley, and serve on any UVYP committee for at least 6 months. (The committee requirement is waived in 2023 because subcommittees are just starting.)

Professional Development Chair

Responsible for creating professional development opportunities for UVYP members.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Chair the Professional Development Committee
  • Plan at least 2 networking & professional development events for members and community per quarter
  • Plan other professional development opportunities throughout the year in addition to events
  • Cultivate partnerships with community organizations and businesses to strengthen UVYP’s business ties and to generate opportunities for UVYP members
  • Build in accessibility so that all members have the opportunity to participate in professional development events and opportunities

Eligibility: Approximately 20-40 years old, live and/or work in the Upper Valley, and serve on any UVYP committee for at least 6 months. (The committee requirement is waived in 2023 because subcommittees are just starting.)

Public Relations Chair

Manage the public image of UVYP through strategic communications.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Chair the Public Relations Committee
  • Responsible for UVYP social media strategy
  • Promote UVYP events and initiatives
  • Design logos, graphics, and posters
  • Promote accessibility in all UVYP marketing materials

Eligibility: Approximately 20-40 years old, live and/or work in the Upper Valley, and serve on any UVYP committee for at least 6 months. (The committee requirement is waived in 2023 because subcommittees are just starting.)

Special Projects Chair

Actively seek out ways for UVYP to better serve local young professionals and pursue those projects that fall outside of other chair roles.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Chair the Special Projects Committee which may exist on  a temporary or permanent basis as necessary
  • Coordinate at least 1-2 volunteer events per quarter for UVYP members
  • Create and manage exciting projects and opportunities for UVYP
    • Examples of potential projects include: managing The UVYP Insider’s Guide to the Upper Valley, running civic engagement programming, planning singles events, etc 
  • Establish relationships with the business community, local employers, and non-profit organizations for the purposes of advancing UVYP
  • Build in accessibility so that all members have the opportunity to participate in volunteering events and other UVYP special projects

Eligibility: Approximately 20-40 years old, live and/or work in the Upper Valley, and serve on any UVYP committee for at least 6 months. (The committee requirement is waived in 2023 because subcommittees are just starting.)

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