The Networking Event Facilitator provides organizes and runs different types of networking events for the chapter, such as networking lunches and evening networking meetings.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Schedule, invite, and facilitate one or more networking events for technical communicators on a regular basis.
  • Maintain a distribution list of attendees for the purpose of disseminating shared information and job leads.
  • Announce relevant professional meetings and training and volunteer opportunities in the community.

General Responsibilities

  • If needed, work with the Admin Council to prepare the budget.
  • If applicable, acknowledge committee volunteers for their work.
  • If applicable, give the volunteer manager information about your committee’s volunteers for recognition, Society awards and nominations, and for future chapter officer candidates. If you can, assist in the write-up of recognition articles and award and nomination forms.
  • Keep a record of attendees at the networking events.
  • Complete an end-of-year report (with input from all of the Admin Council) that includes an updated list of vendors, list of chapter software, and other chapter information that the incoming President will need to know.

Optional Responsibilities

  • Line up recruiters to speak to the group about local hiring trends, resume writing, interviewing techniques, etc.
  • Identify topics of discussion related to technical communication and moderate the discussions.
  • Speak to other organizations, such as college classes, about résumé writing and the job search, as requested. If you can, assist the chapter in staffing STC booths at job fairs.
  • Write newsletter articles about networking events, including notices of upcoming events and reviews of the events.

Resources Needed

  • A computer with Internet access for emailing attendees, companies, and the newsletter editor.
  • Where possible, committee members for newsletter articles, planning, and invitations within and outside of the chapter.

Meeting Availability

  • As many regular program meetings as possible
  • Admin Council meetings (or communicate via email) whenever the agenda includes topics relating to your committee
  • Leadership Transition meeting, especially if transitioning out of position