Update: YPT International Candidate Statements accepted through September 23

Attention YPT International: we’ve decided to extend the candidate statement submission deadline for the International Board of Directors to accommodate our colleagues experiencing challenges related to Hurricane Florence. Instead of candidate statements being due today at 11:59 pm EDT, we’ll accept statements through September 23, 2018.

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In October 2018, each YPT Chapter will be conducting elections to select their respective Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 term, along with the Board of Directors for YPT International. Please refer to the timeline below for deadlines regarding the election process. Also, stay tuned for our Meet the YPT International Candidates call in early October.

ELECTIONS PROCESS

  • October 2, 2018: All eligible voters will receive the full slate of candidate statements via email (there will also be a local chapter slate sent that day).

  • October 15, 2018:  Election ballots to be sent out by International to eligible voting Members for all Chapter and International elections at 9:00 AM EST.

  • October 26, 2018: Online elections close at 8:00 PM EST. International and Chapter board members and nominees will be notified of election results shortly thereafter.

NOMINATION PROCESS

Nominations for the nine Board of Director positions should be submitted by e-mail to YPT at deputy@yptransportation.org by September 23, 2018, 11:59 PM EST.  Please submit your name, title, organization, contact information, which YPT Chapter you belong to (if applicable), the position(s) for which you are seeking nomination, and a candidate statement (1 page or less) addressing why you would like to serve on the YPT International Board of Directors.  Please submit all of this information in a single PDF file.

BOARD POSITIONS

Chair: The Chair serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the organization and serves as the official face of YPT International. The Chair is responsible for administering monthly board meetings, overseeing day-to-day implementation of the international by-laws, and supervising international board positions.

Deputy Chair: The Deputy Chair assists the Chair in administering the international board, sets up monthly board meetings, and conducts the subsequent year’s election process. In the absence of the Chair, the Deputy Chair acts in the official capacity of the Chair and performs all duties of that office.

Director of Administration: The Director of Administration records minutes for all monthly board meetings, oversees international awards and other major activities, and keeps accurate records of the organization.

Director of Communications: The Director of Communications manages YPT International’s social media pages, updates YPT International’s website, sends official YPT International e-mails, and compiles the annual report.

Director of Finance: The Director of Finance collects individual dues payments and redistributes to chapters, records and maintains accurate financial records, pays organization bills in a timely fashion, manages organization payment systems, seeks opportunities to best utilize existing financial resources, expands revenue streams, develops annual budget, and provides monthly updates to the International Board.

Director of Programs: The Director of Programs plans and oversees events in conjunction with major conferences, supports chapter programming (especially when major conferences are held near chapters), and coordinates events with the Director of Finance and the Director of Membership.

Director of Membership: The Director of Membership monitors YPT membership numbers, grants administration access to the Contact Relationship Management System (CiviCRM), sets up new chapters in database, removes duplicate membership from the membership database, and assists chapters in using CiviCRM.

Director of Chapter Development: The Director of Chapter Development communicates with local chapter leadership, holds monthly chapter calls, supports interested individuals in establishing new YPT chapters, assists chapters with day-to-day chapter management, monitors chapters with low or changing membership numbers, and serves as a liaison between chapter leadership and International Directors.

Director of Sponsorship: The Director of Sponsorship solicits and maintains international sponsors, administers and keeps up-to-date sponsorship levels, and provides accurate sponsorship information to the Director of Finance for budget planning.

If you would like to submit a nomination or if you have questions about the elections process, please do not hesitate to contact Deputy Chair Jaime McKay at deputy@yptransportation.org.

This is your opportunity to get involved in building an organization dedicated to the professional advancement and development of young professionals in the field of transportation.  We need your help and look forward to your participation in the elections and your contributions toward another great year ahead!

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