Open Board Positions

The WICT Philadelphia Board has the following open positions available.  The Succession Planning Committee will review all applications and will notify applicants. 

Applications are due by EOD Friday, October 30. 


Tech It Out Co-Director:
  • Partner with another Co-Director
  • 2-year term
  • Responsible for creating and leading an active committee involved in planning and executing Tech It Out event program.
  • Develop event program for members to learn about the latest technologies.
  • Develop outreach events to local universities and schools to educate students on technology within the cable telecommunications industry.
  • Works closely with the chapter Treasurer and the Executive Board to assure that financial objectives with respect to program are met.
  • Communicates with other board members to ensure professional and timely delivery of program and event plans.
  • Prepares event summary recap after each event and assist with all program surveys in an appropriate timeframe.
Programming Director, Philly & Regional:
  • Responsible for creating and leading an active committee involved in planning and executing chapter programs.
  • Works closely with the chapter Treasurer and the Executive Board to assure that financial objectives with respect to particular programs are met.
  • Communicates with other board members to ensure professional and timely delivery of program and event plans.
  • Responsible for ensuring each program is fiscally responsible prior to incurring expenses and approvals for all programs are obtained from the Executive Board before moving forward with an event.
  • Prepares event summary recap after each event and assist with all program surveys in an appropriate timeframe.
Sponsorship Director
  • Sets strategy to achieve the annual sponsorship goal.
  • Acts as main point of contact between the Chapter and the sponsors, ensuring the highest level of customer service to the sponsors.
  • Plans all aspects of the annual Sponsor Reception.
    Works with the Board Administrator to secure volunteers needed for the Sponsor Reception.
  • Notifies the sponsors of upcoming events, including any complimentary tickets they may be entitled to and providing a registration link.
  • Works with Treasurer to ensure sponsor invoices are emailed in a timely manner to the correct contact person and that payment is received.
  • Ensures all communication needs are submitted to the Communications Team on a timely basis.
  • Reviews the annual sponsorship budget with the Finance Director.
  • Partner with Communications team on Sponsor spotlight strategy.
Co-Treasurer:
  • Maintains the accounting and other financial records for the chapter.
  • Works in unison with the chapter president to implement the annual budget and strategic plan.
  • Ensures the review and complete understanding of WICT National’s internal control document.
  • Attends the WICT National Financial webinar held at the beginning of the year.
  • Works in unison with WICT National to ensure timely submissions and document records, as requested.
  • Monitors all chapter bank accounts.
  • Deposits all income and writes checks in timely fashion.
  • Manages all finance-related accounts (pay pal, etc.).
  • Provides written monthly financial report in preparation for regular chapter board meetings.
  • Keeps board members informed as to the chapter’s financial status on a regular basis.
  • As a member of the Executive Board, participates in chapter spending decisions.
  • Thorough planning, monitoring and working with the board, assures that adequate resources are available to fund chapter programs.
  • Participates in Executive Board meetings and/or conference calls, as necessary.
  • Works with incoming president and treasurer to assure smooth transition of financial matters.
  • Responsible for filing YE financial report, budget and financial summary with WICT National by stated deadline.
  • Responsible for overseeing the reporting and revenue generating areas of the chapter.
  • Implements shadowing of duties by designating assistant and/or mentor to ensure internal controls and processes are being met and documented.
  • Ensures thorough understanding of 501(c)(3) status.
  • Responsible for the implementation of specific section of the MCBP, as assigned.
  • Other duties, as specifically outlined by designated chapter.
  • Includes the Operations Jr. Board in projects so they can learn the details of the Board Treasurer position and fill in if needed.

There are four Manager Board Member positions available:
Programming, Chapter Relations, Communications, and Mentoring.
  • Managers work with their team Directors to provide assistance when needed.
  • May be asked to step into one of the Director positions if a vacancy occurs during the year.
  • Communications Manager should have graphic/design experience for creation of social media, email, and web content.
Manager Board Mission:

Mission of the Manager Board is to support the overall mission and activities of WICT Philly by acting as ambassadors and developing leadership skills to become the next generation of Directors.

Why join as a Board Manager?
  • Learn more and support WICT’s critical work in the industry
  • Develop leadership skills and the potential to join the WICT Philly Board of Directors in the future
  • Gain a high quality, organized and focused volunteer experience
  • Learn to collaborate and communicate with people across various levels of management
  • Enhance your professional network
What do Manager Board Members do?
  • Learn how to conduct meetings
  • Membership Outreach
  • Public Speaking
  • Group decision-making
  • Develop project ideas
  • Display an extraordinary commitment to and be enthusiastic for WICT’s mission
  • Attend at least two WICT Philly events annually
  • Attend regularly scheduled Junior Board meetings, and additional committee meetings as needed
  • Pay annual membership dues
  • Actively participate in a Manager Board Committee (TBD)
  • Participate as a volunteer to plan, sell tickets and execute at least 2 major events
  • Volunteer time as available and recruit additional assistance for activities

WICT Philadelphia Board Participation Expectations:
Overall Expectations:
  • Current WICT Member
  • Support of direct manager/organization
  • Own your Position and approach tasks with a can-do attitude.
  • Be respectful of each other and of each other’s time. Lend a hand and assist fellow Board Members whenever necessary.
  • Act as a resource for members, sponsors and potential members and sponsors about the organization.
  • Build a committee of volunteers to assist in accomplishing the goals of the position.
  • Support membership activities by actively soliciting members.
  • Support sponsorship activities by actively soliciting sponsors.
  • Create a supportive and stimulating experience for Board Members.
  • Be prepared to be collaborative and in a team environment.
  • Be proactive in ensuring a positive experience for our membership and sponsors.
Events:
  • Attend at least 2 events
  • Board members do need to register and pay for events.
Monthly Board Meetings:
  • Second Friday of each Month (subject to change), 10-11:30am, Comcast Ctr/Call-In.
  • Board members are expected to participate in at least 9 meetings per year.
  • Board members should inform the President / Vice President in advance of missed attendance.