Call for Nominations: Regional Director – Western Great Plains

Alpha Kappa Psi is seeking nominations for a volunteer to fill the position of Western Great Plains Regional Director. Due to unforeseen circumstances Ryan Miller, West Virginia State’12, has resigned as regional director.
The regional director is charged with working closely with the chapter educational resource coordinator, regional volunteers, and the vice president to ensure a quality student experience. Through the support of effective chapter operations and the learning and development initiatives of the fraternity, the regional director has a lasting impact on the professional and personal growth of Alpha Kappa Psi students and volunteers. A list of chapters in each region can be found here on akpsi.org.
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Supporting the chapters in the region, including ensuring deadlines are met, and policies are followed;
  • Setting goals for the region which align with and support the Fraternity strategic plan and goals;
  • Evaluating the chapter success plans to ensure chapter sustainability and individual member growth;
  • Recruiting, training and maintaining a Regional Management Team, including chapter advisors, regional managers, and section directors; and,
  • Maintaining communication with the Professional staff, Management Team, and the Western Great Plains region.
Nomination and Application Process:
  • Parties interested in the position must be nominated by a student or alumni chapter, the Fraternity President, or the CEO.
  • A nomination from a student or alumni chapter must be accompanied by the signatures of eight (8) members in good standing, excluding a member of the Fraternity Board of Directors. Eligible candidates must be an alumnus member in good standing.
  • Nominations and all necessary signatures must be submitted, via email to Jason@akpsi.org
  • Those interested in the position must also submit an application via the MyAKPsi Community. Once logged in, navigate to Volunteer Central and click the Vacancy name to submit an application.
  • As a part of the application and review process, you’ll be asked to complete the Volunteer Orientation course (approximately 30 minutes).
Upon nomination, qualified candidates will participate in an interview process with the fraternity Management Team. Upon the recommendation of the vice president, the fraternity president and/or CEO will nominate a candidate to the Fraternity Board of Directors for appointment. The appointed regional director will take office effective immediately.

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