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Committee

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The Young Marines Alumni Association is accepting applications for appointed positions. Please see below for duties and responsibilities of each of the appointed positions. 

Applications will be accepted from:

March 11 - March 28 (0900 EST)

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YMAA Committee Positions Application

For additional questions, please email alumni@youngmarines.org or call

800-717-0060 x210.

Committee Chair (CC): Elected Position

Description-

The Committee Chair position is an elected position.  All Adult Volunteers who meet the CC requirements are allowed to submit their name to the Alumni Coordinator to be placed on the voting ballot. The CC shall perform the necessary duties that provide leadership and responsible management of the YMAA with the guidance of Headquarters Young Marines via the Alumni Coordinator. The CC shall assist in planning, organizing, administering, and supporting the YMAA to meet the mission, purpose, and objectives of the Young Marines program. All members with voting rights will be allowed to vote in said election.

Requirements- The Committee Chair must be:

  • A member of the YMAA,

  • Be a former Young Marine,

  • 25 years of age or older,

  • be/ become a registered Adult Volunteer with the Young Marines, and

  • does not hold a Division level billet in the Young Marines program.

Duties and Responsibilities- The Committee Chair shall,

  • appoint all non-elected committee positions with the approval of the Alumni Coordinator,

  • abide by the By-laws and shall follow and enforce all rules and regulations governing the program from Headquarters Young Marines,

  • must be willing to attend in-person events and meetings,

  • submit all requests, LOIs, and proposals to the Alumni Coordinator,

  • preside over YMAA projects and meetings, and

  • perform any other duties as deemed necessary or directed by the Alumni Coordinator for the good of the association.

Committee Vice Chair (CVC): Elected Position

Description-

The Committee Assistant Chair is responsible to the Committee Chair. The CAC advises and, under the direction of the CC, assists in the discharge of the CC’s duties. The CAC is elected by YMAA members with voting rights. All Adult Volunteers who meet the CAC requirements are allowed to submit their name to the Alumni Coordinator to be placed on the voting ballot. 

Requirements- The Committee Chair must be:

  • a member of the YMAA,

  • be a former Young Marine,

  • 25 years of age or older,

  • be/ become a registered Adult Volunteer with the Young Marines, and

  • does not hold a Division level billet in the Young Marines program.

Duties and Responsibilities- The CVC shall perform duties as directed by the CC. At a minimum, the CVC shall:

  • serve as the second to the Committee Chair. In the absence of the Committee Chair, assume all responsibility and perform the duties of the CC, until the CC resumes the post or a new CC is elected per the By- Laws,

  • coordinate and supervise the committee staff to ensure the proper planning, organization, administration, and support of the unit to meet the mission, purpose and objectives of the YMAA and Young Marines program,

  • bring all matters requiring a decision and/or approval to the CC. Advises the Committee Chair on all matters pertaining to Young Marines, Adult Volunteers, management, morale, discipline, and safety, and

  • perform any other duties as deemed necessary or directed by the CC for the good of the association.

Committee Administrator (CA): Appointed Position

Description-​​

 

The Committee Administrator is responsible to the CC for all matters pertaining to the administration of the unit. The CA is appointed by and serves at the direction of the CC. The candidate must be an Adult Volunteer before the appointment.

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Requirements- The Committee Chair must be:

  • a member of the YMAA,

  • does not hold a Division Commander or Assistant Division Commander billet in the Young Marines program, and

  • a former Young Marines.

Duties and Responsibilities- At a minimum, the CA shall:

  • take minutes for all YMAA Committee Meetings,

  • assist in the creating and submission of all LOIs, Proposals, and Special Projects,, and

  • perform any other duties as deemed necessary or directed by the CC for the good of the association.

Committee Treasurer (CT): Appointed Position

Description-​​

 

The CT is responsible to the CC for all matters pertaining to the finances of the unit. The CT is appointed by and serves at the direction of the Committee Chair.  The CT may not be related to or the significant other of the CC or a significant other to anyone related to the CC. They must also not reside with the CC. The candidate must be an Adult Volunteer before the appointment.

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Requirements- The Committee Treasurer must be:

  • a member of the YMAA, and

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  • a former Young Marine.

Duties and Responsibilities- At a minimum, the CT shall:

  • will lead any fundraising initiatives approved by HQYM,

  • does not hold a Division Commander or Assistant Division Commander billet in the Young Marines program

  • will assist in the logistics and tracking of scholarships,

  • submit and keep track of all payment requests submitted to the Alumni Coordinator, and

  • perform any other duties as deemed necessary or directed by the CC for the good of the association.

Committee Public Relations Officer (CPRO):
Appointed Position

Description-​​

 

The CPRO is in charge of YMAA public media relations. They will also oversee any needs from the Esprit Magazine, such as Alumni Spotlights. The candidate must be an Adult Volunteer before the appointment.

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Requirements- The Committee Public Relations Officer must be:

  • a member of the YMAA,

  • does not hold a Division Commander or Assistant Division Commander billet in the Young Marines program, and

  • a former Young Marine.

Duties and Responsibilities- At a minimum, the CPRO shall:

  • run the YMAA social media pages (Linked in, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram),

  • manage the YMAA website and Alumni page on the Young Marines website,

  • create engaging text, image, and video content for print and web needs,

  • draft articles for each edition of the Esprit (four a year), and

  • perform any other duties as deemed necessary or directed by the CC for the good of the association.

Committee Engagement Liaison (CEL):
Appointed Position

Description-​​

 

The CEL must actively seek out community support. This is a continuous process. The community is the bedrock for the success of the UMAA. Alumni support is essential to the success of the Young Marines program. In turn, the alumni provide a vital service for the program (time, donations, etc.).

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Requirements- The Committee Engagement Liaison must be:

  • a member of the YMAA,

  • does not hold a Division Commander or Assistant Division Commander billet in the Young Marines program, and

  • a former Young Marine.

Duties and Responsibilities- At a minimum, the CEL shall:

  • Seek out opportunities to assist units,

  • handles all surveys,

  • Oversees the Committee Division Liaisons,

  • Seek out alumni to join the YMAA,

  • Coordinate YMAA members attached to the Alumni Unit micro-volunteer opportunities and track their hours in the database,

  • Coordinate YMAA members signing up for Higher Headquarters staffing positions (i.e. SPACES and NDSPs), and

  • perform any other duties as deemed necessary or directed by the CC for the good of the association.

Committee Division Liaison (CDL):
Appointed Position

Description-​​

 

The CDL is their perspective divisions liaison with the YMAA. Their job is to assess the needs and interests of their division and alumni and be able to facilitate assistance from the YMAA as needed. There will be one CDL per division.

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Requirements- The Committee Divison Liaison must be:

  • a member of the YMAA,

  • live in the division they are representing,

  • a former Young Marine,

  • a registered Adult Volunteer with the Young Marines, and

  • does not hold a Division level billet in the Young Marines program.

Duties and Responsibilities- At a minimum, the CDL shall:

  • seek out opportunities to assist units,

  • seek out alumni to join the YMAA and units in their division,

  • coordinate YMAA members attached to the Alumni Unit micro-volunteer opportunities in the area,

  • meet with the Division Command Team to stay up to date on events and division needs, and

  • perform any other duties as deemed necessary or directed by the CC for the good of the association.

Committee Staff (CS):
Appointed Position as Needed

Description-​​

 

The YMAA Council may need additional support from time to time. CS are members who will act as support staff to the committee in whatever topic is needed. The candidate must be an Adult Volunteer before the appointment.

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Requirements- The Committee Staff must be:

  • a member of the YMAA,

  • a former Young Marine,